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3 Key Success Habits You Must Have to Be More Successful in Life

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We all know that habits are important. We are who we are because of what we do on a consistent basis. It is not what we do once in a while that determine the results we get in life, it is what we do on a daily basis that count.

Therefore, if you want to achieve your goals and dreams, and to be more successful you must learn to do the right things that will get you the results you desire.

In other words, you must develop the habits so that you will become more successful.

So, what are the habits that you should develop to help you live better and achieve more? Here are the 3 basic habits you must develop:

1. The habit to exercise

First, it is about improving your physical energy. We all know that exercise is important, but most people don’t make it a habit. This is why the obesity rate is high and a lot of people don’t have the energy to strive for what they want.

Exercise doesn’t just make you healthy, it gives you the energy you need to take action. When you exercise, it trains and strengthens your brain muscle so that you become more creative, focused, and have stronger willpower.

Read the book, What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and you will notice that most successful people exercise before they get to work.

People like Michelle Obama, Richard Branson, Jack Dorsey (CEO of Twitter and Square), Tim Cook, and many more, wake up early to exercise.

In the book, this is what Laura Vanderkam says:

“These are incredibly busy people. If they make time to exercise, it must be important.”

Yes, these are incredibly busy and successful people. And if they make time to exercise the first thing in the morning before they start their day, it means that exercise must be important and something everyone should make it a habit.

So, each morning, start your engine through exercise. Work on your physicality and improve your energy to kickstart your day.

2. The habit to increase creativity and growth

The second habit you should develop is the habit to increase creativity and growth. After you have work on your physicality, you must then also work on your mentality.

Do something to increase your mental power. You can read books, articles, listen to podcasts, watch informative videos, or regularly attend classes and seminars to increase your mental growth.

If you want to stay on top of the game, you must constantly upgrade your skills and knowledge. The better you are at what you do, the more success you can create in your industry.

Successful people are constantly improving themselves. They know that if they don’t upgrade themselves each day, they will become obsolete.

This is why many successful people choose to make it a habit to read every day.

Here’s what says about successful people who read:

  • Warren Buffett spends 5 to 6 hours a day reading different newspapers, combs through 500 pages of financial documents and he also recommends prospective investors to do the same.
  • Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year. And he reads titles from all industries including science, disease, engineering, public health, etc.
  • Oprah Winfrey started her book club since 1996 and has been constantly encouraging her viewers to read. She said, “Books allowed me to see a world beyond the front porch of my grandmother’s shotgun house.”
  • Mark Cuban often reads for 3 hours a day to keep himself updated and to learn more about his industry. He once wrote in his blog, Everything I read was public. Anyone could buy the same books and magazines. The same information was available to anyone who wanted it. Turns out most people didn’t want it.”

So, what are you waiting for? Start reading.

Make it a habit to read each day. Spend at least 30 minutes into reading each day. And if possible, make it an hour.

3. The habit to achieve financial stability

There is no way you can become successful and live a better life if you are constantly worrying about paying the bills and having not enough money to buy foods to feed yourself and your family.

Being financially successful is important. When you are financially stable, you have the freedom to focus on and improve other areas of your life.

Many things we do in our daily life are related to financial. When you have the money, you have more and better choices in life.

I’m not saying that financial success is the only thing in life, but I’m saying that financial stability is an important part of life. So, make it a habit to improve your financial success every day.

You must work on one thing that will bring you more financial success each day.

For example, if you are working full-time during the day, you can spend an hour or two to work on a side business at night. Or learn to invest so that you can have more.

A lot of people get it wrong by thinking that they don’t have much money to invest. Wrong, it is because you don’t have much money, you must invest. It’s like saying you want more fire, but you don’t want to put in the wood. You must put in the wood first, only then you can get bigger fire from it.

So, don’t put the cart before the horse. Make sure you learn to invest to improve your financial stability.

Plus, here’s one more advice from Warren Buffett:

“Do not save what is left after spending; instead spend what is left after saving.”

Yes, make it your priority to save first. Either you save for investment or you save as capital for your business, you must do it first before you spend the money.

It is easier to start a business in today’s world. A lot of people make a side income from the internet these days. Either they sell products or services through the internet, or they build blogs to make some advertising income.

The key is to start somewhere. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what you want. Just start somewhere and the answer will appear.


These are the 3 key habits you must develop if you want to achieve your goals and dreams:

Exercise every day,

Work on your creativity and growth, and

Improve your financial stability.

If you no idea what to do or where you can begin, start with setting goals. And to learn how to set empowering goals that will drive you forward in life, check out Goal Setting Formula.

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