Let’s face it. There’s actually something that rich and successful people do differently than the Average Joe in order to get and stay rich and successful. Now yes, sometimes people are born into money, or they win the lottery, or there is some other extenuating circumstance that puts them ahead of the curve, but the average wealthy and successful person doesn’t come into it through luck.
Over the years, these people that we now deem successful and wealthy have perfected their daily routines. They’ve built habits that set them apart from the crowd. And if you want to join the group of the successful and wealthy, you need to start building these habits too. So, here they are:
They wake up early.
One thing that many successful, rich, and wealthy people have in common is that they wake up early. These people enjoy getting their day started before others. And by started I don’t mean checking emails or scrolling through social media. I mean, they get up, practice good self-care (hint, hint, the next habit), and do something that will help them reach their goals.
They practice good self-care.
Wealthy and successful people always include a good self-care regimen into their daily habits. This includes eating healthy, exercising, and often means practicing yoga or meditating.
They read instead of watching TV.
The average CEO reads upwards of 300 books a year. Do you think they can manage reading that many books, running a successful company, and watching TV? The answer is no. Successful people have almost always exchanged the TV for a book.
They have boundaries.
Wealthy and successful people know when to say NO. They know what their goals are and understand that their time is valuable. If something doesn’t align with their goals, it’s easy for them to say no to it.
They use to-do lists.
Whether on your phone, computer, or a piece of paper, to-do lists are an essential part of a successful person’s daily routine. To-do lists help you know what has to get accomplished each day to help reach your goals.
They set goals.
I bet you could have guessed this one. Successful and wealthy people set goals – and they create to-do lists to help them reach these goals because it helps keep them accountable at the end of each day. Plus, it’s scientifically proven that if you write a goal down you’re more likely to accomplish it.
Have you ever heard the saying, “it’s not what you know it’s who you know?” Well, while this isn’t fully the case, knowing the right people can help you reach your goals. It can also help you surround yourself with like-minded people which can increase your odds of being successful.
So, are you ready to join the club of the successful and wealthy?
Here is a list of books about building habits of success: