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10 Habits of Highly Successful People

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        Why some people are more successful than the others, is it because they copy habits of highly successful people or they do something different?

You see, you don’t decide your future. You decide your habits, and your habits decide your future. No one succeeds overnight, and no one fails overnight. Success is nothing more than the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. In this article, I will share with you the 10 habits of highly successful people that I have learned and developed over the years.

1. Successful people take 100% responsibility for their own life (secret habit)

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I was struggling, I was in my 20s and I had just failed my 4th business. I had started and failed at 4 businesses and back then I was lost. I was blaming myself and also blaming everything else. When I met my first mentor when he sat down with me and he asked me the question, Justice” what’s not working?” I said, “Everything is not working”  I’m not making enough money, I’m in debt, I fail in everything I do, I don’t understand.

Customers are so cheap, the government, I don’t know why. The tax is so high and everything, the economy’s bad. I was just pointing fingers at everyone else. I wasn’t taking responsibility for my own life. My mentor said to me, unless and until you take 100% responsibility for your own life, Justice, you’re not going to be successful. I thought to myself, maybe he’s right, maybe.

At the time, I thought maybe, not 100%, but maybe I’m at fault, he said, not maybe, because you chose to start those businesses, you chose those partners, you chose to spend your time yourself. Every single decision you made it on your own, to the best of your knowledge but still, you chose what happened, you chose and act on it. From then on, I learned to take responsibility.

The buck stops with me. If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me and it’s something that you need to think about because lame people blame people. You can make money or you can produce results, you cannot do both, so that’s one habits of highly successful people. Take 100% responsibility for your own life.

2. They Decide Exactly What They want

Steve Jobs

Most people in life don’t get what they want because they don’t know what they want. My mentor said to me, Well, Justice you need to set a goal. Now up to that point, I haven’t set any goals. He said, I want you to set a goal. What is it that you really want? Now at that time, as a young person, I thought my dream was to buy the RX8 Mazda (Red, rotary engine).

I thought if I could get that car, I have made it. That was my dream that was my only dream! I thought it would be so cool if I could drive that car.

 He said, Good, set that as a goal, that’s what you want to do, I said, Okay great! But I was like am doing all these things and I’m starting all these businesses and I wanted to provide for my mom.  I needed something to motivate myself. I needed something that I could see, that I could feel, that I could just focus on, and the RX8, that was it for me because at that time, I was driving the Mazda, Hatchback Mazda 3, I wanted to upgrade, that was my dream.

So that is second habits of highly successful people, you have to know exactly what you want.

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3. They Believe  That “It Is Possible”

Believe it's possible

That’s it! You just have to believe that it is possible, not just for others but for yourself. Now for me, back then, because I was already driving the Mazda 3, so in my mind, it wasn’t like I was trying to get a Lamborghini or Ferrari. I was like, Okay, it’s an upgrade.  If I could focus, that maybe, just maybe it’s possible for me. So it doesn’t seem like so far-fetched.

It doesn’t seem like you’re not living in the basement with your mom and now you want to buy a 10 million dollar home. It was like, Hey, I’m driving a Hatchback and I could upgrade to a sports car. That was it. So you have to believe it’s possible. It’s possible for you. Napoleon Hill talks about this in Think and Grow Rich; whatever your mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve, and it’s very true. You have to first believe that you can do it. This is one of the most difficult habits of highly successful people for most people to copy, it requires faith and self-discipline.

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4. Highly successful people, they visualize success

Visualize Success

So here’s what I did. Once I know that this is my goal, once I take 100% responsibility that I can make it happen and I believe that I can make it happen, I visualize success. So I cut out a page from a magazine that had the RX8 on it and I put it on my vision board. I would look at it every day and I would visualize what it looks like, I would close my eyes and I could see the interior of the car, I could see my hands are right here, I can see the stick, I can see the whole car, I can see the interior. I can feel the leather seat.

And I would visualize and visualize and visualize it until it becomes so vivid in my mind that I could see it, I could smell it and I could feel it, right? I could feel this, I deserve this, this is what I could do. And I do that every day, visualize my success. So that’s the forth habit, you have to visualize your success.

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5. Successful people act

act now

When I hang out with my friends and we see an RX8 driving by, I would tell them, hey that’s my car right there And they thought, Again? You’re crazy, what are you talking about? That’s not your car. That’s my car. No you drive the Hatchback. No no, that is my car.

Every single time I see the RX8, I was acting as if I wasn’t lying, I wasn’t lying to anybody I was conditioning myself. I was acting as if the result has already been accomplished. So I act and talk in a way that hey, you know what? It’s mine, it’s mine already, it’s done, and it’s a done deal.

Most people, they wait until that they see the result and then they say, oh yeah, they feel that they deserve it. No, first you have to believe that you deserve it first before the result would come along it’s the other way around. Remember if you read all these habits of highly successful people in this article and you don’t implant any of it, you are not acting and is the same thing am talking about it here, just act, act and you act it will be your habit.

6.  They are willing to pay the price

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So it’s one thing to dream, it’s one thing to believe, but at the end of the day, you have to do something, right? You have to be willing to pay the price, and in this case, because it’s simply a car, it’s quite easy to calculate. So I found out exactly and precisely how much it’s going to cost, this car. I thought to myself, Okay, it’s going to cost me this much, down payment it’s going to cost me this much in monthly payment.

Okay, so what I needed to do was to focus on generating enough income to pay for that, and I was willing to pay the price. So when my friends, when they were going to pubs, when they were partying, when they were just wasting time, I was working.

 I was just working, day in, day out, long hours every single day. No break, no time off. I was just focused because I was willing to pay the price. So one of the questions that you have to ask yourself is what price are you willing to pay for success? What are you willing to give up? What are you willing to sacrifice? Because there’s always a tradeoff, master this habits of highly successful people and trust me you will be proud of yourself one day. Whatever goal you wish to achieve, be willing to pay the price to achieve it.

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7. Highly Successful people feel the fear and they do it anyway

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See, a lot of people, think that highly successful people have no fears. We have fears, of course, we have doubts Of course we’re afraid to make a decision sometimes. We’re human beings. The difference is we don’t let the fears stop us.

We don’t let the feat dictate what we are or what we’re not going to do. We feel the fear, you feel the fear, but we do it anyway. I remember I had to pick up the phone; I had to call business owners. I had to call and get clients. Was I afraid? You bet. Was I nervous? You bet. Do I like those rejections? No, of course, but I feel the fear and I do it anyway. I do it anyway, I do it anyway. Just keep at it, keep at it and you keep at it.

8. Successful people seek mentor-ship


You see, unsuccessful people very often, they have a big ego and please listen to me. Your ego is not your amigo. Your ego is not your friend. Your ego will destroy you. See, when I was doing it my way, right? I let my pride, my ego stop me from seeking mentor-ship until I found my first mentor. Now, that may or may not be the answer for everybody, I’m just telling you that was the answer for me.

 Finding my mentor, finding that first mentor changed my life, it turned my life around, seeking mentorship. I don’t have all the answers. I don’t know anything.

 There’s no way someone knows everything, and the more you learn, the more you realize how little that you know. So my mentor was giving me the mindset and the skill set that I needed to achieve my goals, to buy that RX8.

Does that mean I don’t have failures? Of course I have failures. But Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. So know these habits of highly successful people and seek for a mentor to assist you on your journey to success. If you have mentor things work out more easily for you, because for them they already have experience in the position that you want to be in the future.

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9. Successful people have enthusiasm


You notice, high-income people, they have high energy. Low-income people, they have low energy. They can’t get anything done. They’re not productive. They cannot make it happen.

 They lack the vitality, the energy, enthusiasm, the stamina to make things happen. Then how are you going to accomplish anything if you don’t approach anything with passion and enthusiasm? You may not be the best at it right now, but if you are enthusiastic and you believe and you’re passionate, incredibly passionate about what you do, you’re going to make it happen. So that’s a very key habit of highly successful people that make everything work.

10. They commit to constant improvement

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Let me give you an example of this habits of highly successful people about myself;

 You see, after I did all these things, I act as if, I pay the price, I seek mentorship, I kept going and finally I got the car and I was so excited. I went to the dealership and by that time, I had already test drove the car multiple times. I knew exactly what I was getting myself into and I walk into the dealership and the car sales man was telling me he has never sold a car this fast.

 We got the paperwork done. I drove the car off the dealership and what’s fascinating, I thought I was excited. It was great, right? And I was driving the car off the parking lot, and you know how I felt? “Peace”.

I felt that I’ve seen this, I’ve experienced this many times. I felt that, just like, you know what? This is my car, because I visualized it so many times. I was actually incredibly calm. This is how it’s supposed to be and it’s great. It’s like huuumm, that kind of feeling because I’ve seen it in my mind so many times, I acted as if I knew it’s mine, and when it’s mine, okay it’s mine. What’s the big deal, right? And then, I set the next goal, I want to get the next car and I know, at that time I thought car was my thing.

I’m not interested in those things anymore. At that time, I thought I’ll get the next car, the next car, the Mercedes, the Audi R8 and on and on and on, and the Bentley and all those things, right?

 Successful people seek mentor-ship. They also never stop improving. It’s always about becoming better, becoming a better version of yourself. If you want to be healthier, what do you need to do? You will study nutrition; you will study fitness, if you want to be a good cook, you will learn recipes, you will learn from other chefs. You will brainstorm ideas. It’s no different. If you want to be successful, you have to make that a subject that you study. It has to be something that you take seriously. It is something that you put some effort in.

There You go “10 habits of highly successful people you”

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So comment below and share with me which one of these successful habits that you are going to implement. Maybe you won’t implement all of them at once, but what is that one habit that you want to implement today? Comment below and let me know. bit reference on wikihow


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