Life-changing habits of successful people

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

Most of the successful people do not achieve success overnight, rather it’s their commitment to positive and life-changing habits. Be it Sundar Pichai or be it Elon Musk, all the successful people have one thing in common - Good habits that keep them going.

“Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.” ― Horace Mann

If you think that you are not what you were supposed to be or maybe you are not satisfied with yourself, it’s time for you to adopt some life-changing habits. Maybe it won’t yield perfect results but it’ll always lead you to a better situation in life. So let’s get started by looking into some life-changing rules of successful people!

Waking up early

Most of the successful people follow a morning routine in which they usually wake up early and plan out their day. Waking up early in the morning is a difficult task for most people but it is actually life-changing. Waking up in the morning gives you extra time to plan out your day and have a perfect routine. Imagine yourself getting up at 10 am and running late for your work.

Will you get any time to plan out a perfect schedule? Definitely Not.


We are not living in the old times when we had a relatively less hectic schedule. Human Brain is now bombarded with a series of complex emotions - anxiety, frustration, anger, negative and positive thoughts, etc. Therefore it is important for the brain to relax so as to keep your emotions under control. The best way of doing this is by meditating. A lot of successful people take time off their busy schedules just to calm their minds

Meditating helps you to boost productivity, manage stress and anxiety, encourage positive thoughts and keeps you well on track.

Reading Books

Books are undoubtedly our good friends. Everyone knows Bill Gates. He once used to be the richest man on the planet. One of his most powerful habits is to read books. Bill always carries books no matter where he is going. He is one of the most well known avid readers on the planet.

So why is reading books a good habit?

Books help you in increasing focus and encourage you to learn new things in life. Different books are like different experiences of people. They take you in a totally different world. Many people find it difficult but in order to build a habit of book reading, you could start with 10 mins a day.


Networking is really important for someone who wants to be successful. Most of the CEOs network a lot and are constantly adding talented people to their team. When you network with people around you often get to know a lot of new ideas and get to know how different people think about the same topic.

Networking creates opportunities for people to discuss and discover the various aspects of one topic.

Short Goals for the day

A lot of successful people do not chase long term goals but rather short term goals. To make your future perfect, you have to make use of your present. So to begin with, take a notepad and plan out what small goals you are going to aim at. These goals are like building blocks of your biggest goals. They will lead you to the right path and boost confidence in you.

Social Media distancing

Social Media is both - a boon and a bane. It totally depends on you how you choose to effectively utilize it. Well, researchers have shown that if you use more of social media, you lose out on productivity and you often become more stressed and anxious. Limit your Social Media usage and focus on what’s real. Rather than scrolling your Instagram feed and stalking others, you can maybe go out and play with your friends or maybe water a plant.

Maintain a Journal

At the end of the day, you could take 5 mins off and write down about your day. You could use journals to jot down your shortcomings or good things that happened on that particular day. This works wonders for some people. Sometimes you live the most amazing days of your life and some days are just okayish.

With the help of journals, you can revisit the same good old days and relive the moment by just reading a few lines of your journals.

It helps you to analyze where you were before and where you are now. Seems like a great idea, doesn’t it?

Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is important for your productivity. Researchers have shown that adults do require 7-8 hours of sleep every day. However, even if we get back to your bed, some of us limitlessly scroll our phones.

Most of the successful people keep their phones out of their bedrooms.

So make your bed a device-free zone so as to have a healthy and peaceful sleep.

Above listed are some of the life-changing habits. They can help you change your life for the better. Always sticking to habits is hard but worth it. Adopt them today to start seeing some amazing changes!

Have you established any of the habits on this list?

Do write your views on the comments below.

By: Aishna Mishra

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