Success. A small word with uncountable meanings. The concept of success is captivating, but it can also be intimidating. Thankfully, there is no single definition of success. You get to determine what success means to you and how you want it to appear in your life.
You might have broad, overarching goals in your definition of success, which is fantastic. But sometimes, while pursuing these goals, you might not know where to begin. What simple yet effective actions can you implement into your daily routine that will breed success in the here and now? How can these actions push you toward your larger goals? We have compiled a list of habits successful people claim were crucial in their endeavors. We hope this list is an encouragement to you. Success is possible now.
In his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey focuses on habits as the keys to success.
Covey states, “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”
Consistent self-check-ins are essential to success. They encourage by showing up-to-date progress, and they also help you spot problems as they arise.
It's the habits you create that will implement lasting, continual progress.
Michael Jankie, Founder of The Natural Patch Co., emphasizes the importance of healthy habits, specifically in your wellness journey.
“Regularly keeping track of your hydration, pH balance, magnesium and cortisol levels, etcetera, is the way to maintain a healthy lifestyle,” Jankie states. “Checking in on your levels once can give you a good idea of what you should be eating and what supplements you should be taking, but it’s only by habitually checking these levels that you will see progress.”
Consistent self-check-ins are essential to success. They encourage by showing up-to-date progress, and they also help you spot problems as they arise. You can find solutions quickly when you develop the habit of self-examination.
Self-examination can also help you determine what other habits you should cultivate that will lead you to success.
Set Your Priorities, Then Your Goals
In The 7 Habits, Covey asserts, “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.”
Your habits should reflect your goals, and your goals should reflect your priorities.
For many of us, there are many things on our to-do list. Hacking away at our to-dos may not be the most efficient way to spend time and energy. First, we must rank the tasks on our list according to our priorities.
Michael Ayjian, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of 7 Wonders, describes the importance of prioritizing in video production.
“We’re all about supporting our clients from start to finish,” says Ayjian. “A lot goes into producing video, and we want our clients included at every stage. We’ve developed a tiered process that begins with assigning our client a Project Lead. Before shooting even begins, the Project Lead and the client develop ideas and strategies for video content. What’s important to the client is where our attention goes. Our production process is arranged around the client’s priorities.”
You can create an effective schedule when your priorities are in order. You can also give attention to the tasks that have the best pay-off.
Daniel Sathyanesan, CEO and Founder of Winden, thinks of priorities based on their return on investment.
Sathyanesan says, “We know that reliable banking resources are essential to our clients. They need to have financial services in place that actively support their endeavors. That’s why we include free transfers and instant payments. Since efficient banking is a need, we’ve made our platform both simple and rewarding. With an easy sign-up, unlimited cashback, and one-on-one coaching, return-on-investment is high for users on our platform.”
After priorities are set, we must take steps to accomplish our goals. One of the most effective habits we can implement when pursuing our goals is effective communication.
Focus on Communication
Communication is always the key to success. Effective communication includes active listening and honesty, and it is crucial to developing healthy relationships, balanced lifestyles, and thriving businesses and careers. Through communication and collaboration, you can build a network of people and resources that will propel you on the path to success.
Chris Bridges, CEO of VITAL, claims community building is an integral part of VITAL.
“One of the unique and profitable aspects of using the VITAL Card is the referral program. Members receive portions of revenue from the company based on the people they encourage to sign up. We wanted to develop a system that supports community building because accountability and communication promote responsible spending,” says Bridges.
In every area of life, it is necessary to provide and ask for feedback and help. When you do, you can admit and address mistakes. You can check in on progress. You can re-evaluate priorities according to changing circumstances, new information, and emerging needs.
Develop a Growth Mindset
One of the best ways you support yourself and move closer to accomplishing your goals is by maximizing time for personal growth. By engaging in activities such as reading and listening to podcasts, you set yourself up for continuous learning and development.
Phillip Akhzar, CEO of Arka, describes how developing a growth mindset includes living more sustainably.
“We all rely on deliveries and shipments,” Akhzar begins. “That requires a lot of packaging, and as many of us know, it produces a lot of waste. Arka produces eco-friendly and sustainably sourced packaging because we know that it’s necessary. We’ve seen the negative impact high waste and single-use materials have on our environment. Research about the environmental crises shows us that change needs to happen now, and companies like Arka are intent on making that change.”
Cultivating a growth mindset is essential for successfully meeting the world’s needs, and it’s also necessary for successfully meeting your needs. One of these needs is a healthy lifestyle. Fostering your health is one of the key habits of successful people.
In Kashif Riaz’s article, 6 Daily Habits of Successful People, published on LinkedIn, he urges readers to “think about your health often.” Energy is essential to success, and to have a fair store of energy you need to place a high value on your nutrition, rest, and physical activity.
Several companies we spoke with promote and improve customers’ health.
My Kind of Mode, Inc. sells all-natural CBD products for various needs.
Jorge Vivar, Creative Director of mode, states, “We offer topical and digestible forms of CBD to alleviate physical pain and offer greater mental clarity. Since we aim to improve each customer's overall quality of life, we ensure that only the highest quality, pesticide- (and THC) free ingredients are used.”
Ubaldo Perez, CEO of Hush, describes how their company promotes health through the tattooing experience.
“At Hush, our goal is to reduce pain and expedite the healing process. Tattooing is an art and a form of self-expression, and we want to ensure that people have the healthiest and most comfortable experiences with it,” Perez states.
Another company we spoke with supports client health through affordable medical care.Flossy offers savings on dental treatments and connections to dentists in Arizona for people without insurance.
Miles Beckett, CEO and Co-Founder of Flossy, states, “Dental care is essential for everyone, and expenses shouldn't prevent anyone from receiving this care. We’ve created an app that allows our users to access discounts, find nearby dentists, and avoid monthly premiums and annual fees. We all have to look after our health, and it’s companies like Flossy that can remove obstacles to quality healthcare.”
Taking care of yourself is essential. However, even at your healthiest, it’s necessary to divide responsibilities to ensure success.
Often, success comes from teamwork. Individuals take on specific responsibilities that capitalize on their strengths rather than taking on all tasks at once. Determine what tasks need to be completed by you and which you can entrust to your team.
Max Schwartzapfel, CMO of the legal firm Fighting for You, discusses how the firm achieves a 99% satisfaction rate from its users by narrowing the focus of its cases.
“Our firm exclusively takes on personal injury and wrongful death cases in New York,” says Schwartzapfel. “By focusing our reach, we can ensure the highest quality of service for our clients.”
Fighting for You also partners with other organizations to provide a broader range of services and aid. It has established scholarships for union members and undergraduate students, and it supports non-profits such as the American Cancer Society and the Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Schwartzapfel claims, “No one can do it all, but by highlighting your specialties and working alongside others with different expertise, you can have a tremendous impact on your community.”
Readers.com, which focuses on providing affordable reading glasses to its customers, utilizes delegation to further its impact.
Fred Gerantabee, Chief Experience Officer of Readers.com, says, “We have a Customer Happiness team dedicated to offering outstanding customer service. We have a Merchandising Team that adds to our selection of reading glasses every month. These teams are focused on supporting our customers. At the same time, we want to reach out to underserved communities, so we partner with organizations like Timmy Global Health and RestoringVision that promote vision correction and eye health. We have to divide these responsibilities to serve others efficiently.”
There’s no one path to success. You chose your path according to your definition of success and what goals you want to achieve. This list gives you a general overview of the beneficial habits of successful people you can implement today.