Five Things Successful People Do

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What does success mean to you? For many people, it’s about achieving an Instagram-worthy lifestyle – with the wardrobe, holidays and bank balance that come with it. For others, it’s about scaling the ladder at work, or creating a dream home. But according to the Oxford English Dictionary, success is ‘simply the accomplishment of an aim or purpose’. We’ve all got different aims in life, but those successful people who achieve their goals – whether it’s starting a new business or getting in shape – typically have a few things in common. Read on for Positive Luxury’s guide to picking up the habits of successful people…

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Find your routine

It doesn’t matter if you’re a night owl or an early riser – but identify the times of day where you feel most alert and productive. Then, shape your day around this period. For example, if you’re super-alert in the late morning, choose that time to focus on your trickiest tasks or your long-term goal. 

Prioritise your health

A well-rested, well-fed person versus an exhausted one equals no contest when it comes to who is most likely to have the energy to achieve their aims. Looking after your body will make you feel far more in control of your life, whether it’s booking in a checkup at the dentist or fitting in a weekend run in the park.

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Dream big, plan small

Don’t limit yourself when it comes to choosing your long-term dreams. But when it comes to setting yourself on the path to achieving them, just focus on doing one small thing a day. All these bite-sized actions soon add up to serious progress – and by working one manageable step at a time, you won’t get overwhelmed by the size of your goals.

Keep learning

Whether it’s keeping on top of trends in your industry at networking events, using a language app like Duolingo on your commute or listening to motivational podcasts, adding a bit of education to your day means you’re constantly refining your skills. 

Embrace failure

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. We’re often expected to project an image of perfect, non-stop success, when in fact the occasional failure or setback can often prove to be deeply valuable, teaching us what works and what doesn’t. In the words of highly successful businesswoman Arianna Huffington: “failure is not the opposite of success, but a stepping stone to success”. 

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