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Successful Habits Make Successful People

“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.”

I believe there are two things in life: results and excuses for not achieving results. As a society, we’ve become really good at giving excuses and readily accepting them. We’ve all known some very dedicated, talented people who have not been able to achieve the results they should have. It wasn’t for lack of trying; it was lack of good habits. Your habits and patterns determine the direction of your life, so it should come as no surprise that successful people have successful habits.

“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.”

– Brian Tracy

The business trend right now is toward flexible schedules, but while you’re in bed sleeping, someone else is out working. The old saying “the early bird gets the worm” came about for a reason. The people who are up and doing are the people who seize the opportunities first, so get up out of bed and put in the extra time and effort it takes to chase success. It’s not going to wait around for you.

What you do today greatly affects whether or not you will achieve your future dreams. You have to intentionally design each and every day in a way that leads to getting things done that will maximize your results. That means knowing what is important and focusing on those things. Ask yourself what you must get done each day that will produce the most results and only work on those things. Make setting those goals a daily habit.

Focus on what’s important now. Successful people always know what is important in the moment, they are relentless in getting it done, and they don’t get distracted by unimportant stuff. They have the ability to stay focused when other people are unfocused. If you want to be successful, you’ve got to develop the discipline not to let anything take your focus off the important things that will get results.

There is a scoreboard in life and business, and establishing repetitive habits that lead to effective performance is the key to winning results—and results are what matters.