Fifty Habits of the Highly Successful

The newly renamed Step­case Life­hack has put up a great art­icle suc­cinctly describ­ing 50 habits that you can start to make your­self more suc­cess­ful and – I think – happy.

Great advice, simply explained. Fol­low these and you can­’t fail but improve your gen­er­al well-being and pro­ductiv­ity. Words of wis­dom abound in Fifty Habits of Highly Suc­cess­ful People.

These are some I strive to live by every day:

7. They rarely com­plain (waste of energy). All com­plain­ing does is put the com­plain­er in a neg­at­ive and unpro­duct­ive state.

8. They don’t blame (what’s the point?). They take com­plete respons­ib­il­ity for their actions and out­comes (or lack there­of).

12. They are ambi­tious; they want amaz­ing – and why shouldn’t they? They con­sciously choose to live their best life rather than spend­ing it on auto-pilot.

13. They have clar­ity and cer­tainty about what they want (and don’t want) for their life. They actu­ally visu­al­ise and plan their best real­ity while oth­ers are merely spec­tat­ors of life.

25. They have a plan for their life and they work meth­od­ic­ally at turn­ing that plan into a real­ity. Their life is not a clumsy series of unplanned events and out­comes.

27. While many people are pleas­ure junkies and avoid pain and dis­com­fort at all costs, suc­cess­ful people under­stand the value and bene­fits of work­ing through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

28. They have iden­ti­fied their core val­ues (what is import­ant to them) and they do their best to live a life which is reflect­ive of those val­ues.

30. They under­stand the import­ance of dis­cip­line and self-con­trol. They are strong. They are happy to take the road less trav­elled.

31. They are secure. They do not derive their sense of worth of self from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

41. They don’t need con­stant approv­al.

45. They have an off switch. They know how to relax, enjoy what they have in their life and to have fun.