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10 Habits of Highly Successful People

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.

Successful people;

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

Related post: Powerful and Practical Ways to Improve Yourself

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

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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.

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#LeaveItIn2017 – 2018 in view.

Happy Friday guys! Compliments of the season.

We’re few days to a new year and scrolling through my social media pages everyone has something to say about the new year.
Isn’t it funny how everyone has something to say about #LeaveItIn2017?
Some posts are just really hilarious while some are sad. We have trends that we want to end in 2017.
We know what we don’t want to continue in the new year and ironically none of those things are about us.
I wonder how many of us have actually sat down to point out things that shouldn’t follow us into the next year.
What habits do you need to learn to make your life better and which should you unlearn and leave in 2017?
It’s high time we started applying the #LeaveItIn2017 to our lives.
It’s painful how we tag every new year “our year” but at the end of the year, we don’t need a magician to tell us it wasn’t our year.
Our lives vary so we have different things to do for the new year but there are major things we all should do in preparation for the new year.
I’ll share some healthy habits (mostly pictures and quotes) to adopt in the new year; what to do and what not to.

Build your mind.

Everything starts from the mind, really. Let your mind take a new and healthy shape.

We move our status not by changing our circumstance or environment but by getting our minds there first. The circumstance will relocate shortly.

Julia Okutepa

Personal development.

Strive to become a better person daily. Improve in all areas of your life by learning from others. The remaining points can all be grouped under personal development.
Everything you do in 2018 should be aimed at making you better.

Be intentional.

Don’t take decisions based on emotions; you must have had a goal and a plan for the year by now (if you don’t, no worries, I’ll make a post next Friday to guide you). Success is science; if you have the conditions, you get the results. You can predict your success by your decisions. Everything you do in 2018 should be aimed at your goal.

Take baby steps.

Little drops of water make a mighty ocean. Put your ideas on paper and execute them little by little. You know that thing called “procrastination”? Please #LeaveItIn2017.

Leave negativity in 2017- become a proton.

“A proton can never lose its positivity as so can’t you! It just gets covered by stress which saps your energy. Staying positive will help you overcome the toughest of challenges while attracting more positivity and opportunities”
Come what may in the new year, be determined to emit only positive energy.

Save more.

Leave extravagance in 2017. Become more prudent. Be conscious of where your money goes; if you didn’t work for it, someone did.

Talk less and do more.

Please leave talk in 2017. Empty vessels make the loudest noise. We make so much noise and produce little results. Be a silent achiever.
Let your Ferrari make the noise.

Wake up early.

Leave unnecessary sleep in 2017. Everything you do is a function of time. Time is a major factor in the school of success. Adopt the habit of being an early waker; it’s what successful people do.

Invest in yourself.

Invest in books that’ll build your mind. Invest in gadgets you need to improve your business, skill etc.
Invest in clothes, yes clothes.

Exercise and eat healthy.

Take jogs in the mornings, no matter how busy you are.
Your physical health is very important.
Eat fruits and drink water.

Smile more

Leave anger in 2017. A smile can fix so many things. Step into the new year with a great smile and laugh.

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What problems can you solve? What will you be rewarded and celebrated for?

If we did all of these things, we wouldn’t have so many prayer requests. God can not do everything for you.
Write down things you know should not go into the new year with you and be determined to drop them.
Adopt new healthy habits and practice them until they become a part of you.

Merry Christmas guys, I love you ???