Contrary to what many of us have been made to believe, success is very predictable, just as failure is.
You can tell if you’ll be successful or not because success does not happen in a day, it is a build up and product of habits.
There is a formula for success.
No one becomes successful by accident. Everyone who is successful today practiced something over time. Some intentionally practiced it, while others unknowingly practiced it. But they both became successful because a formula gives result regardless of your acknowledgement of the formula.
It is important however to know the formula for success because, it makes you able to repeat and replicate your result multiple times even in the lives of others, but someone who “accidentally” became successful is at risk because they can not replicate it.
When you do things mistakenly and succeed, it is more dangerous than failing because it creates fear in you and complacency. – Apostle Joshua Selman
It’s been quite a long year and we have recorded a lot of successes and failures. Most of the failures stemmed from things we either didn’t know or things we knew and didn’t do.
You a need superior quality of knowledge to do better and greater in 2019.
The things you do daily form your habits and your habits directly translate into your lifestyle.
Bad habits are toxic and lead to a bad lifestyle.
Here are 10 habits successful people practice, supported by quotes from them that are sure to guarantee your success.
1. Are disciplined
Every other point after this is tied to discipline.
In his book “No excuses – The power of self-discipline“, Brian Tracy defined Discipline as self control, self mastery, self denial and delayed gratification.
“With self-discipline, I have built successful businesses in training, consulting, speaking, writing, recording, and distribution. My audio and video programs, books, seminars, and training programs have sold more than $500 million in thirty-six languages and fifty-four countries. Over the years I have consulted for more than 1,000 companies and trained more than 5 million people in live seminars and talks. In every case, the practice of self-discipline has been essential to my success” – Brian Tracy
2. Are ever learning
Successful people are great readers and learners. Two powerful ways to constantly learn is through reading books and relating with intelligent minds.
“Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today.” Mark Zuckerberg
“There is divine beauty in learning…. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps.” ―Elie Wiesel
3. Have mentors and role models
One profound lesson I got from a successful pastor and mentor is to search for the top three most successful people in my field or assignment and study their lives closely.
“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington
Anthony Robbins says, “Success leaves clues”.
4. Develop themselves
Personal development is your duty. There are no limits for a man who invests and develops himself.
“Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.” ―Morihei Ueshiba
5. Have a healthy mindset
“What we think, we become.” – Buddha
“What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill
6. Solve problems
Successful people are problem solvers. When you become the solution to a particular problem in your society, a need is placed on you and it brings reward to the degree to which you solve them.
“Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.” – Robert Kiyosaki
7. Dress well
Dress like it until you become it. This is not to encourage extravagance and unnecessary luxury but to encourage decent and clean dressing that makes you presentable.
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. – Zig Ziglar
8. Are risk takers
If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
– Jim Rohn
9. Network and keep Valuable Relationships
The fastest way to rise to greatness is to master the art of relationships. – Apostle Joshua Selman
10. Don’t Quit
“The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.”
– Walt Disney
“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”
— Steve Jobs
Intentionally plan for 2019 by studying your daily habits and replacing the bad ones.