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5 Routine Habits Of Successful People That You Should Pursue

5 Routine Habits Of Successful People That You Should Pursue
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Have you ever wondered why successful people work more productively and smartly than rest of the crowd? How they remain motivated throughout the day and take critical business decisions that otherwise appear quite impossible to others?

If you closely follow successful business leaders like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, etc., you can easily notice a few common traits that all of them pursue in one way or another, which differentiate them from others.

Here are 5 such habits of all the successful people, which you can assimilate and transform your life completely-

Early Birds Catch The Worm

Apple CEO Tim Cook wakes up at 3.45 a.m., Michelle Obama starts her day at 4.30 a.m., Richard Branson leaves his bed at 5.45 a.m., and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi reaches her office by 7 a.m. One thing is clear from these facts, that almost all the successful people prefer to wake up early so that they can make the best use of the morning hours.

Despite having a hectic schedule if they can wake up early, why can't you?

Morning Workout

What better can you do in the morning than spending an hour in the gym? Bill Gates goes to the gym every morning, so does Barak Obama, Warren Buffett, and other successful people. They all consider exercise an integral part of their success in personal and professional lives. Exercise is their way of stealing a few minutes from routine life for themselves and rundown on what they really need. As the saying goes, "Knowledge is power, and knowing what you need can make you successful, smart and resilient."

Need any more reasons to get up and hit the gym in the morning?

Eat That Frog

Brian Tracy, the author of best-selling book "Eat That Frog," says that every minute spent in planning can save up to 10 minutes in execution. Successful people can't afford to beat around the bush; therefore, they eat the frog (most important task) right in the morning so that nothing worse can happen the rest of the day. This practice increases their efficiency and enables them to stay on top of their game.

Here's how you can eat your frog-

  1. At the end of each day, write down all the tasks you need to finish tomorrow.
  2. Follow 80/20 rule. If you have 10 tasks to finish in a particular day, two will be more important than rest of them put together. Keep those two tasks (frogs) for the morning hours.
  3. Take a close look at the list when you start the day.
  4. Execute all the tasks based on their priorities.

You can increase your efficiency up to 50% by following "Eat That Frog" approach. 

Read Books

What's common in Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk except their billionaire status? Well, the answer is their reading habits. They all are avid readers. Warren Buffett reads through more than 500 pages of stock reports, newspapers, magazines, etc. on daily basis, Bill Gates reads over 50 books every year, Mark Zuckerberg reads at least one new book every two weeks, Oprah Winfrey selects a new book every month and discusses with her book club members, and Elon Musk has been an avid reader since his childhood days.

This list can go on and on. The point is all successful people know the value of books and owe their success to them. If these billionaires and hundreds of others like them can find time to read books on a daily basis, why can't you?

Balanced Lifestyle

All the successful people focus on maintaining a balanced lifestyle, which allows them to work towards expanding their businesses as well as spending time with families and having fun. Success is pointless without a proper balance in life. As Don Corleone would say, " A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man."

After all, it's not the money that you need to master to be successful, but the life. Learn this art and you will not fail again.


Edition: August 2017

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