7 habits of highly successful people.

Manikanta Belde
4 min readMay 27, 2022

Successful people are not born that way; they develop habits over time that help them achieve their goals. There are seven habits that are common among successful people. These habits may seem simple, but they are not easy to do. They require effort and discipline. If you want to be successful, you need to develop these habits in your life.

1 They set goals and create a plan of action to achieve them.

Everybody has goals, but few have plans. Very few among them take action and try with persistence without giving up and these people become successful.

Action and persistence separate normal people from successful people. If you really want to be successful, you need to set goals with a solid plan. You need to break that plan into achievable steps.

You need to allocate a certain amount of fixed time to every step you are going to take. Then you need to monitor your progress on a daily basis. If you fail to complete any step, then find the possible reasons and learn from them.

If you need to polish your skills to succeed at any step, do it. When you polish your skills, it becomes easy to achieve goals fast.

Abraham Lincoln said, “give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

Here, the axe is a skill, and chopping the tree is your goal. Spend more time on improving your skills. This helps you achieve your goals realistically and productively.

2 They are resilient and don’t give up when things get tough.

Normal people give up so fast. They are scared of loss and failure. But successful people never give up on their dreams. Even if the whole world turns its back and curses them mad, they never give up because they believe in their goals or dreams so strongly.

You need to have a strong belief in your dream. If not, never call it a dream. It is just one of your desires. Even if situations get tough, stick to your dream in all situations.

The longer you stick to your dream and take action continuously, the more it is possible to gain great success.

They accept risks and uneven events in the process and try to overcome them with possible solutions instead of giving up. You need to do the same.

3 They focus on their strengths and delegate their weaknesses.

Normal people don’t know what their strengths are and what their weaknesses are. But successful people have a clear picture of what they are good at and what they are bad at. Accordingly, they make decisions, and they try to improve their lives.

You must know your strengths and get better at them every day. You must know your weaknesses and overcome them and find ways to turn them into strengths and this is where the chances of succeeding are huge.

4 They don’t compare themselves to others.

They never compare. They know they are unique. Comparing with others is a trait that inhibits your mental growth. You will not become a better version of yourself if you keep comparing yourself with others. This is also a reason why many people fail in life.

Successful people always try to better themselves than yesterday. In the meantime, they become the best version of themselves who is full of knowledge and wisdom.

This habit of not comparing with others helps them to love themselves and be independent most of the time and make better decisions in life.

5 They are consistent and practice what they preach.

Successful people are disciplined, and they do things in life consistently. They will follow and practice the principles that work for them. Even they preach those rules that work effectively.

They are not just preachers. They are action takers and they never postpone things. They complete things on time. They finish things consistently. They don’t like excuses. They are always focused and goal-oriented.

6 They are highly passionate about what they do.

If you are not passionate about what you do, then it’s not your thing. Successful people are highly passionate about what they do in life. They do it wholeheartedly.

They sacrifice everything for their dream. They live their lives to achieve their goals. Passion helps you love what you do. When you love what you do, there is a high chance of success. Grow love over what you do or do what you love.

7 They are self-confident and have the right mindset.

Confidence is the most important thing. It is the basic factor necessary for success. If you don’t have confidence, you don’t have success. Successful people grow confidence by learning every day. They learn from their experiences, books, courses, and everything they observe.

You need to learn as much as possible. Learn about different things. Pursue new hobbies. This helps you become self-confident.

Self-confidence helps you build the right mindset, which helps you look at things with the right attitude. The right mindset can build your life in the way you want. Grow your strong mindset by removing self-doubt.

These are a few habits that most successful people follow in their everyday life. Share your ideas for success in the comments.



Manikanta Belde

📚 Author: Wrote and published 10+ books 🔥Entrepreneur: Established several online and offline businesses 👨‍💻Life coach: Helped people get better.