No one is born successful. Sure, some people are born with that metaphorical silver spoon in their mouths. But no one is born successful, in their own right. Success, like respect, has to be earned, and like anything worth earning, it takes time and persistence. It takes developing the right habits. There are three habits that most highly successful people have in common.
Early to Rise, Early to Shine
While it’s entirely possible to be successful as a night owl, most highly successful people wake up early and greet the day with a mindset of success.
It’s no secret that being well-rested helps you get things done, and it’s been shown that people who wake up earlier are more likely to have quality rest than those who go to bed later and wake up later. Though they may get the same number of hours of sleep, those who wake up earlier typically enjoy more restful sleep—and therefore experience a productive next day.
Success Means Eliminating Excuses
The most highly successful people in the world didn’t get to where they are now by making excuses. They worked through any obstacles that came their way and didn’t think twice about letting those challenges knock them down.
Truly successful people are the best excuse eliminators.
Highly Successful People Work Well with Others
It’s something that most people learn on the playground: how to play well with others. They learn how to share in the sandbox, but then by the time they reach the business world, they’ve mysteriously forgotten how to get along with their peers.
The truth is: the path to success is paved with collaboration. You can’t get where you’re going without the help of others along the way. Keep that in mind as you’re plotting your trajectory. Be intentional about the company you choose to keep; they’ll ultimately define your success.
Everyone likes a team player, which is why the most highly successful people learned how to play (and work) well with others on the playground, and they never gave that useful habit up. Luckily, it’s not too late to pick it back up for yourself.