• Mike Komara

Habits for Success to Achieve New Heights

Updated: May 16

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” Benjamin Franklin

I am your constant companion.

I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.

I am completely at your command.

Half the things you do you might just as well turn over to me and I will do them quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed – you must be firm with me.

Show me exactly how you want something done and, after a few lessons, I will do it automatically.

I am the servant of all great people; and, alas, of all failures as well.

Those who are great, I have made great.

Those who are failures, I have made failures.

I am not a machine, though I work with all precision of a machine, plus the intelligence of a person.

You may run me for profit or run me for ruin – it makes no difference to me.

Take me, train me, be firm with me, and I will place the world at your feet.

Be easy with me and I will destroy you.

Who am I?


The 3 R’s of Habit Change

1. Reminder (the activity that initiates the behavior)

How to choose your reminder. Create two lists: a) things you do each day without fail – get in the shower, put your shoes on, brush your teeth, flush the toilet, drink morning coffee, etc., and b) things that happen to you each day – you stop at a red light, you get a text message, a commercial comes on tv, a song ends, the sun sets.

These actions can serve as a reminder for new healthy success habits. For example, “After I drink my morning coffee, I read something inspirational.”

2. Routine (the behavior itself; the action you take)

Make your new healthy habits incredibly easy to start. We watch incredible weight loss transformations and think that we need to lose 30 pounds in the next 4 weeks. We see elite athletes on TV and wish we could run faster and jump higher tomorrow. We want to earn more, do more, and be more…right now. It’s important to remember that lasting change is a product of daily habits, not once-in-a-lifetime transformations. “Make it so easy you can’t say no.” Leo Babauta.

To start a new habit and begin living and working healthier and happier, the key is to start small. How small? Stanford Professor BJ Fogg suggests that successful people who want to start flossing, e.g., begin by flossing only one tooth at a time. Just one. In the beginning, performance doesn’t matter. What does matter is becoming the type of person who always sticks to your new success habit.

3. Reward (the benefit you gain from doing the behavior)

We want to continue doing things that make us feel good. That is why it’s especially important that you reward yourself each time you practice your new habit. If you’re working towards a new fitness goal, then at the end of the workout, say to yourself, “Way to go, you made progress today!” Or, buy yourself a smoothie!

Lastly, make sure that the habits you are trying to build are actually important to you. It’s tough to find a reward in something when you’re only doing it because you think other successful people expect it or would appreciate it. It’s your life, so make sure you’re spending your time on things that are important to you.

19 Habits For Successful People

1 - Early Risers

Successful people often get off the bed early. They have confidence in their plans for their everyday activities. During this period they are involved with the exercise and plan the activity throughout the day and in their personal life.

2 - Meditation

Meditation can be helpful for both physical and mental health. Several of us find meditation extremely beneficial in a successful life. Successful people meditate regularly because they can increase memory and provide other benefits. This can be a key component of many daily habits.

3 - Organization

Organizational skills have been recognized by those who are highly successful people. These types of organizations also have plans and goals. Apparently it was the Sunday that helped to prepare Twitter for the remainder of the week.

4 - Keep Focused

Focused thinking is the most altered state in a person's mind as this lets him concentrate on a specific thing by excluding any distractions. Successful people usually keep focusing for about 30 minutes on all things essential such as health relations, business, etc., to be able to examine everything in a better way. Silence can lead to the formation of new cells of the brain responsible for the processing of knowledge and memories. By practicing focused thought your body becomes less stressed at that moment.

5 - Regular exercise

Tell me the easiest way to cope effectively with stress? Currently, seven out of seven American adults are suffering from stress. It is a major reason why successful individuals do exercise everyday as they know they've never been more stressed. Exercise regularly helps improve the memory and mental sharpness and it can increase creativity as well. Morning treadmill workouts can help to get the blood flowing.

6 - Networking

Living around successful people is incredibly important as it keeps your motivation strong. It's a good way for a successful people to build a strong friendship with a good person. Those who succeed try to avoid exposure to negative people in a way that may negatively affect their personalities.

7 - Goal-oriented

Setting your direction, planning tasks and realizing your visions are good habits because they improve your motivation. Sometimes, the app will help clarify a few decision-making tasks like the weekly planning. Almost everyone who makes good life goals sets short-term goals. It helps to create a to do list with these goals. Daily habits are the foundation of strong goals.

8 - Work towards objectives

Successful people tend to believe they can become their boss by getting professional freedom and not having to work 9 to 5 for their dreams. Successful people are not afraid of pursuing their dreams. They have their own goals and try their best at it.

9 - High Self-Standard

Each person should have freedom of self-reflection. Successful people don't compromise. They adhere to high standards because this is essential to achieving success in their work.

10 - Sleep

Sleep is vital to successful life. The brain is sharpened and helps keep your mind alert all day long. It does not just require sleep; it can take more time to sleep in one sitting. A lot of sleep must be done daily and you need to be able to rest when the day comes back.

11 - Multiple sources of income

Successful people constantly strive to create multiple income sources because they know they cannot depend solely on one single source to get financial security. They usually have around 3 to five income sources which means they don’t have time to deal with the financial crisis.

12 - Avoid wasted time

Time is spent by everyone. Successful people know how to effectively manage time; it helps that the time is allocated for the success, and it must be efficiently utilized. Instead of wasting time watching Netflix or Facebook they prefer using time in ways to increase productivity such as week plans and other software to improve business performance.

13 - Keep daily tasks records

The best way is to make things happen in time, which makes it important for a business to achieve success, so it helps to keep an inventory of the activities of each day. It keeps everyone in touch with the most basic tasks they must do.

14 - Start small meaningful tasks

It is best to use how successful people manage daily tasks by classifying the tasks as smaller as big or bigger. When a person starts the morning and completes the necessary tasks, then the motivation is enhanced to perform bigger and complex tasks easily. The impact task allows you to think differently from your perspective.

15 - Treat problems as gifts

Many successful people usually leave after encountering a problem because they cannot deal with the problem. But a successful person has a different story and views this problem with a purpose.

16 - Self-care

A successful person believes the health of the mind and body will improve. This group understands that the food they eat can prevent the success of food. Their dietary needs are balanced to stay active and fit. Positive self talk sounds like it might not work, however you need to be the one to encourage yourself as well.

17 - Instant Actions

Planning and setting priorities are good, but they become useless once you are not taking action when needed or have a reason for not acting. Successful people are not too slow in choosing their career choices compared to successful people with less experience in it — this is an important aspect that helps you to achieve your goals.

18 - Stay Positive

A positive attitude can build trust and help in attaining your objectives. Their successful career is mostly due to a good outlook and the strength to endure in times of difficulties and obstacles.

19 - People Oriented

The relationship between successful people matters primarily because they believe that happiness can be achieved by the way we treat others. They are very active in enhancing patience, compassion, kindness because they understand that makes them amazingly successful people, important for success.


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