There are quite a few high performance habits that will make you successful! You just need to develop them (if you haven't mastered them already) and I’m sure you will reach all your goals and fulfill all your dreams, no matter how impossible or crazy they might seem sometimes. Just like Justin Sua says, “You can’t expect to get the results high performers do, if you don’t adopt the habits high performers have.” Success does require a lot of hard work, a lot of sacrifices and also, a lot of time spent doing things you don’t particularly enjoy. Don’t be afraid of failure because failure can actually be the best teacher you’ll ever have! In order to achieve all your goals and to develop a new and improved you, here are a few high performance habits that you’ll need to develop if you want to be successful:
1. Don’t Be Motivated by the Wrong Things!
If your goal is to be successful, then make sure you are not motivated by the wrong things. Be passionate about everything that you do and don’t let people or things influence your decisions! Let's say, for example, that you don’t really like what you are doing (I’m talking about your career) but the thing that motivates you to keep going is the fact that you make a lot of money. In the long term, you will lose interest and all that money won’t bring you the same satisfaction, so this attitude can be counter-productive and you might even sabotage your own happiness this way. Try to measure success in happiness rather than wealth, since this is one of those high performance habits that will help you reach all your goals.
2. Get up Early
This is another thing successful people do that you should start doing too, if you are not a morning person. By getting up early every day, you’ll have more time to do those things you think you never have enough time for, because they are the things that will help you be more successful. You could read a few pages of your favorite book or you could even make a schedule, so you’ll know what you need to do during that day. Wake up with purpose on purpose every day, and win the morning!
3. Do Hard Things
I’m sure you all know those things that seem so hard to do that you don’t even have the courage to start working on them. Well, just accept the challenge and do hard things, even if at first, they make you feel uncomfortable or even make you doubt your abilities. The road to success is never easy, so assume responsibility for your actions and don’t be afraid to fail! This is the perfect way to learn how to overcome difficult challenges, how to develop different skills, how to boost your self-confidence and how to increase your self-esteem.
4. Listen to Other People’s Opinions
Always listen to other people’s opinions, especially if those people are your loved ones, since they only want what’s best for you. I’m not saying you should follow their advice no matter what, just don’t ignore it. Listen to constructive criticism and embrace feedback, even if it’s negative, because everyone has certain things they need to improve about themselves. By discovering your weak points, you will be able to work on improving those areas, so they won’t be a problem for you later.
5. Have Patience
Have patience, because you can’t become successful overnight. You need to work hard to achieve this goal, you must make a lot of sacrifices and you shouldn’t hurry, because success comes after years of hard work. Just keep your eyes on the prize, focus your attention on reaching your goals, be patient and I’m sure you’ll be able to fulfill all your dreams if you are willing to work hard enough.
6. Maintain a Healthy Attitude
Try to always look at things in a positive way and maintain a healthy attitude. Don’t let every little setback bring you down, since everyone has to face failure at certain points in their life. Learn from your mistakes and move on! Take control of your own outlook and don’t be afraid of failure! Bill Cosby once said that, “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure,” and he couldn’t be more right!
7. Surround Yourself with Positive People
Surround yourself with positive people who will offer you the support you need to achieve all your dreams and to reach all your goals. They will be there for you when you need them and they will motivate you to keep going when you are exhausted. They will always encourage you and they will show you that you need to work hard, harder than your competition if you want to be successful.
In order to be successful, you need to make some lifestyle changes and you need to adopt a few new habits, so you’ll be able to fulfill all your dreams. Do you know any other high performance habits that will make you successful that you should develop (if you haven’t done it already)? Please tell us about them in the comments section!