Success is not synonymous with luck, contrary to common opinion.

A successful person is not born.


Many of us feel that success is based on a set of hereditary features since successful people tend to have successful kids.


What is the reason behind this?


It’s because successful individuals nurture their children to think in the same manner they do, which is different from failed people.


The fact is that success is linked to a positive mentality, dedication, and vision.


And these factors have an impact on how one goes about their daily activities.


So, how do individuals achieve their goals?


What is their frame of mind? What are the things that they do differently?


In this piece, I’ll provide you a short list of 33 activities successful individuals do every day to help you answer these concerns.


One of the first things successful individuals do is look at every situation as a chance to improve.
And they always come away with something great from each experience.

They apply big-picture thinking to all they do in life.

For example, they may benefit from something as basic as waiting in traffic since they are aware that traffic might make them more patient.



Even if they haven’t exactly arrived where they want to go, they can plainly see how far they’ve come.
They keep track of their success in life, whether it’s in business, money, relationships, or other areas.
They reward themselves along the road and constantly acknowledge the effort they’ve already accomplished.
You can’t only look forward if you want to be successful.
You must look back on your development and recall your failures and victories along the road.
A thankfulness diary is a terrific method for them to accomplish this.
This diary encourages kids to appreciate and be grateful for all the positive things in their life.



People who do not feel they possess the necessary qualities to be successful are correct.
You may create objectives, learn from your mistakes, and accept criticism.

4. They are really enthusiastic about their work.

“All the expertise in the world won’t take you beyond craft if you don’t have passion,” said dancer Twyla Tharp in her book The Creative Habit. You won’t be inspired to go above and beyond, innovate, or stand out in the job if you don’t like what you’re doing. If you’re enthusiastic about your job, though, it will be a pleasure rather than a duty to devote time and effort to it.



5. They don’t hold themselves or others around them to a standard of perfection.

According to studies, spent time and energy attempting to be “perfect” just leads to dissatisfaction. Successful women understand that they can’t be perfect at everything all of the time. Beating yourself up for your perceived inadequacies will only hurt your professional performance and your emotional health. In an op-ed for Glamour magazine, Barnard president Debora Spar wrote, “We each, if we’re fortunate, will have our time to make our imprint on the world, but we are pushing too hard to be flawless.” “So, instead of emulating Wonder Woman, consider what makes you happy. Then leave the rest behind courageously, audaciously, and gladly.”


6. They often become the boss.

Many successful women have discovered that when you’re in charge, you can make your own rules. At the Third Metric Conference in June, Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles said: “It becomes easier as you rise through the ranks of a firm… The fact is that you get greater power.” And when you’re in charge, you can create a more calm, joyful, and balanced work environment for yourself and your colleagues.


7. They either marry well or don’t marry at all.

Successful women understand the importance of a genuine relationship. “I don’t know of a single woman in a leadership position whose life partner is not entirely — and I mean fully — supportive of her profession,” Sheryl Sandberg wrote in Lean In. Many successful women choose not to marry at all. Despite not being married, Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice, and Diane Keaton seem to be happy.


8. They have faith in their ability to succeed.

Not to go all “If you build it, he will come” on you, but believing in your own success is crucial to accomplishing it, no matter how insane your concept may appear. In a July interview, Kay Koplovitz, the creator of the USA Network, shared this attitude. “You have to feel confident that you can think your way through and execute your way to the intended result,” she added. “I was anticipating a positive outcome.” What’s the bottom line? It’s all about having trust in yourself and having confidence in yourself.


9. They aren’t frightened to try new things.

According to Sheryl Sandberg, every women should ask themselves, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” In order to affect change in your job and beyond, you must be able to quit playing it safe every now and again. Successful women don’t take risks on the spur of the moment, but they do know how to take measured risks. Sandberg followed her own counsel and published the best-selling book Lean In.


10. They understand that failure is a part of success.

Arianna Huffington’s mother, Elli Stassinopoulos, advised her, “Failure is not the inverse of success, but a stepping stone to achievement.” Successful women understand that you can’t achieve perfection all of the time, and that falling down is an unavoidable part of progressing in your job. Twelve publishers, for example, turned down J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter novel. But it didn’t stop her from sending it out again.




10. They look for their bodily well-being.

Jessica Herrin, creator of Stella and Dot, told The Huffington Post, “My morning run is when my brain is most clear and when I synthesize all of the things that are going on in my thoughts.” Many successful women have emphasized the need of regular exercise, not because they want to lose weight, but because they understand how it reduces stress, produces endorphins, and boosts vitality. “I very likely would have murdered someone at this point in my life if I didn’t run, swim, or lift weights,” Debora Spar wrote.


11. They’re alright with the fact that their to-do lists will never be done.

Accepting that you won’t be able to complete everything might help you be more productive. It might be tough, yet liberating, to let go of some ambitions, duties, and chores. Arianna Huffington has talked about how letting oneself to eventually scratch unachievable objectives off her lifetime “to do” list — in her instance, learning German and becoming an accomplished skier — freed her of a significant load. “It felt so good to be free of the worry of constantly disappointed expectations,” she remarked.

12. They make it a point to set aside time for themselves.

Women prefer household chores such as housekeeping and child care above themselves, according to research. Women who are successful understand the need of scheduling alone time in the same way they arrange meetings, family meals, and networking activities. In March, Mary Kate McGrath, editor in chief of PureWow, told The Daily Muse, “I’ve discovered that until I really put pen to paper (or set a Google calendar appointment) and block out an hour for myself, it never occurs.” “As a result, that’s what I do. I’ve been known to treat myself to manicures or an additional 20 minutes in bed, and I’ve also been known to treat myself to a Manhattan now and again. (I’m a fantastic date.) And I’ve made a new rule: I can’t cancel on myself.”


13. They know how to build and maintain true connections.

It is critical to have a supportive network in order to be successful. Maintaining and making new acquaintances at work makes you happy and benefits your career later on. Diablo Cody told the New York Times in 2009 how important her friendships with other female filmmakers Lorene Scafaria, Dana Fox, and Liz Meriwether were to her career. “They helped me become enthused about things when I was a little shell-shocked,” she said. “They were the ones who had to pull me aside at the premiere of ‘Juno’ and say, ‘This is enjoyable.’ This is something you’ll never forget. Please have fun.'”


14. They show appreciation to others around them.

Success for a woman does not happen in a vacuum. Women who are extraordinarily successful thank people who assist them on a daily basis, both at home and at work. And their graciousness not only makes them better individuals, but it also inspires employee loyalty. Oprah is a strong lady who appreciates the importance of showing gratitude to her staff. She brought her whole crew, together with their families, on a Mediterranean vacation in 2009.

15. Adhere to a dress code.

What do Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama all have in common? They are all entrepreneurs. Aside from being successful, they also dress in a “uniform” every day.

For Mark Zuckerberg, that “uniform” consists of a shirt and a hoodie in a simple color scheme. Steve Jobs wore a black turtleneck under his suit. As for why, it relieves them of having to worry about anything else.

Perhaps the greatest way to express it was by Zuckerberg himself: “I feel like I’m not doing my job if I’m spending any of my efforts on things that are ridiculous or trivial in my life.”



Make a decision on what you’ll wear every day, even if it’s only a white t-shirt and a pair of blue jeans.
Workout in the Morning In her book, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, author Laura Vanderkam profiles three successful men who make it a point to work out first thing in the morning, every day: Rev. Al Sharpton, James Citrin, and Steve Reinemund. These three are not on their own.

16. Exercise

While getting up early to get in a workout isn’t always necessary, getting some exercise in should be. For starters, physical activity not only helps you maintain or enhance your physical health, but it may also have a direct and beneficial influence on your mental health and productivity, both of which are essential for new entrepreneurs to have.



Make it a point to exercise every day, even if it’s only a quick 15-minute jog.

17. Strive for a healthy work-life balance.

The work/life balance author Arianna Huffington says in her book Thrive that “we incorrectly believe that success is determined by the amount of time we put into our jobs rather than the quality of time we put in,” rather than the quantity of time we put in.

Despite the fact that many up-and-coming entrepreneurs think they cannot afford to spend time away from their businesses, Huffington believes that they cannot afford to do so. The trick is to be more effective with the time you do have at work in order to free up more time for the “life” side of things in your schedule.


Make an effort to be more productive during your working hours so that you may maintain a more balanced connection between your personal and professional lives.

18. Seek advice from a mentor.

According to Richard Branson, “every entrepreneur need the guidance of an experienced mentor.” It is important to have someone you can turn to for advise, whether it is a trusted friend, a family member, a fellow entrepreneur, or a hero. This is true in good, bad, and tough times.

When you find a business mentor, they may assist you in seeing things from a new viewpoint, offering advice when the going gets difficult, assisting you in brainstorming ideas, and offering guidance and encouragement when you are having a bad day.



Find a mentor who will be able to help you through your business endeavors.


19. Define your limits.

“Concentrating isn’t about saying yes; focusing is about saying no,” said Steve Jobs at one point in his career. That is why those who are genuinely successful set limits and adhere to those boundaries.

While this does not imply that you should reject everything that comes across your desk or appears in your email, you should be able to say no when you feel you cannot afford the time, money, or danger involved in the situation. And if it’s too difficult, keep in mind that saying no today does not imply that you are saying no forever.


Learn to say “no” and establish limits when you don’t want to or are unable to do a task that has been assigned to you.

20. Be willing to take chances

“When you begin your adventure, the first thing you should do is toss out that store-bought map and start from scratch with a blank piece of paper.” In 2003, Dell Computers CEO Michael Dell delivered these comments to the University of Texas graduating class during his commencement speech.

Many people believe that a genuine entrepreneur must be willing to take risks, and to take chances often, in order to be successful. So what are you waiting for? Get started now! Use your senses to your advantage and discover how far you can go by sketching your own map.


Make yourself comfortable with the concept of taking chances; it won’t be easy, but you’ll need to do so if you want to be successful.

21.Make time to check your email.

We have all had periods of time during which we were unable to keep our inbox under control. Many of us regard monitoring and replying to emails to be a time-consuming task, which might explain this.

Tim Cook, on the other hand, recognizes that responding to emails is a vital element of his job’s communication component, and he schedules time to do so at the same time every day: 4.30 a.m., when he first gets up.

However, although you are under no need to follow suit, there is a distinct advantage to replying to emails at this time: you are unlikely to get an inflow of responses, which means you will have a few hours ahead of you with an empty inbox.



To boost your productivity and organization, set out a certain period each day to respond to emails.
George Ross is credited as stating, “To be successful, you must be able to connect with people.” “They must be happy with your personality before they will be able to conduct business with you and create a relationship based on mutual trust.”

Every day, successful professionals make phone calls and attend events with one goal in mind: to network with other people in their industry. To be sure, it is not simple, and it takes time and effort to execute it well, but it is a necessary component of being an entrepreneur that cannot be avoided.


Establish a schedule for meeting with other professionals in your field.

22. Have a strong sense of purpose.

Andy Sheats, the creator of health.com.au, explains the significance of being enthusiastic about what you do in Issue #21 of Foundr magazine. Sheats believes that if you ask yourself why you are operating a company, you should be able to respond that you are doing it because it is something you like doing or because there is something about it that you enjoy.

Of course, you’re not going to like your business every minute of every day, but you’ll get through it. But, in the end, you must be able to look at your company and realize that there is nothing else you would rather be doing.


Maintaining your passion throughout your business journey is essential to ensuring that you reach the finish line in a successful manner.

23. Make preparations.

“If you fail to prepare, you are intending to fail,” Benjamin Franklin is said to have said. He’s a sharp cookie.

Even though there are many of successful individuals who have achieved success by flying by the seat of their pants, planning – both short- and long-term – are essential for most people.

A list of objectives for the day is commonly created by successful entrepreneurs at the start of each day. The best time to do them is in the morning, immediately before you begin your working day, or the night before. What matters is that you begin by identifying the goals you wish to attain. How would you know where to begin if you don’t have a clear understanding of your objectives?


Make a list of tasks and objectives that you wish to do on a daily basis.

24. Pose a question to the group.

When Matt Mayberry gets out of bed in the morning, he asks himself one key question: “How can I develop today?” Of course, this strategy may be customized to fit your own preferences, but the overall message – how can you advance your life and your career – should stay the same.

When we fail to “check in” with ourselves, it’s easy to lose sight of where we’re going and get engrossed in the routine everyday responsibilities of operating a successful company. Every day, ask yourself the important questions, and you will be more responsible for how you spend your time and money as a result.


Inquire inside yourself about the major questions that will lead you along the road to self-actualization. Personal development should go hand in hand with the expansion of your company.

25. Pay attention to their gut feelings.

Marie Forleo, life coach and entrepreneur, spoke on the importance of listening to your instincts and making the choice that feels right to you in Issue 24 of Foundr magazine.

“If something doesn’t seem right for you, for whatever reason, you have to pay attention to it,” Forleo advises. When I look at individuals that are really successful, that’s exactly what they are able to accomplish.” In the absence of background noise, people are able to tune in to their own intuition, and they are able to deviate from the path they have chosen without feeling guilty about it.”

26. Maintain a regular schedule.

A common characteristic shared by many of the successful persons listed in this article is that they are exceedingly rigorous, with novelist John Grisham arguably being the most stringent of them all, according to Forbes.

A rigorous timetable is adhered to by Grisham when there is a publication deadline to be met. “When I have a deadline for a book, I start each morning at seven a.m. with the same workstation, same cup of coffee, and the same everything,” Grisham explains. “I put in four hours a day. This place is really peaceful and private; there are no phones, faxes, or the Internet.”


Create a working schedule that allows you to concentrate on your task.


27. Delegate 

“You must devote your time and attention to the most essential, mission-critical activities each day and night, and then share, delegate, postpone, or omit the rest,” Jessica Jackley is said to have said.

While delegating may be difficult for many successful individuals, it is one of the most critical things you can do to ensure that you are working as efficiently as possible. Creating a team of individuals who have abilities that you don’t have will allow you to delegate tasks with confidence, knowing that you’re making the greatest option possible for your company when you do so.


Learn how to delegate so that you may have more time to devote to the most critical activities in your business.

28. Consume large quantities of food on a regular basis.

When you are stretched to the limit, it is tempting to go for an energy drink that will provide you with a quick boost without detracting from your daily activities. However, genuinely successful individuals understand that in order to be productive, they must nourish their bodies in the proper manner.

Take the time to study about the meals that are the most beneficial to your energy levels. This has the potential to have a significant influence on your long-term health, and good health is essential for running a successful company.


Eat the greatest sorts of meals you can find, such as lean meats, fruits, and vegetables, rather than relying only on industrial and highly-processed foods that may be found at your local grocery store.


29. Concentrate on doing one activity at a time.

It used to be that being able to multitask was something to be proud of, with many people feeling that the more you could do in a given amount of time, the more successful you were. Research has shown that multitasking has been shown to decrease performance in recent studies.

“Being overwhelmed is frequently as unproductive as doing nothing and is much more unpleasant,” writes author Timothy Ferriss in his best-selling book The 4-Hour Workweek. “Being overwhelmed is often as unproductive as doing nothing and is considerably more unpleasant.” The road of the productive is marked by being selective—doing less. Concentrate on the most critical issues and dismiss the rest.”


Learn about the advantages of single-tasking, which will allow you to have more energy and concentrate on the activities that are most important to you.

30. Give your thoughts a boost.

While it is easy to get caught up in work (and nothing else work) when you are first starting out in company, it is critical to carve out time for your creative pursuits in your spare time.

The most successful individuals understand that not only does your mind need a vacation from work from time to time, but that finding inspiration in your other loves may also encourage you to perform better at work.

Consider the following: Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue magazine, plays tennis every day; Warren Buffett plays ukulele; and Richard Branson enjoys kite surfing (on Necker Island, no doubt).

31. Get up early and stay late.

There is a long line of successful entrepreneurs who are known for rising early in the morning. One might think of names like Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Tim Cook and Richard Branson while thinking about successful businessmen. So, what exactly is it about getting up early that makes such a positive difference?

“I have discovered that if I wake early in the morning, I can do so much more in a day, and consequently in life,” Richard Branson said on his Virgin blog. Of course, everyone is different; for example, Mark Zuckerberg is said to be a night owl. The trick is to identify the time of day when you are most productive and create a schedule around that time.


Discover the advantages of waking up early.

32. Give back 

 Why Helping Others Drives Our Success. Grant highlights how every business has its fair amount of providers and takers in his book.

How givers — individuals who offer to others without expecting anything in return – may achieve great success just by being themselves is the subject of Grant’s book. It’s an intriguing notion, to be sure, and it’s supported by Grant’s own study as well as a large number of case studies.


Always remember to give more to others than you receive from them.

33.Make “it” a reality.

Mashable was founded in Pete Cashmore’s bedroom while he was still a teenager. In his current position, he is the high-flying creator of one of the world’s biggest internet media firms.

Cashmore’s perseverance is the secret to his success. When he initially began working for Mashable, he put in outrageous hours and slept little. Even though he was situated in Scotland, he made adjustments to his working hours so that he could keep up with the pace of Silicon Valley. Clearly, all of our efforts were fruitful.


Keep working on your company, even when you’re just starting started.

34. Let go of the need for perfection.

“It’s not about ideas,” Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance, is cited as stating. It’s about putting ideas into action.”

All of us have the ability to generate an idea and daydream about what may happen if we put the idea into action. Successful individuals, on the other hand, don’t tend to dwell over their ideas; instead, they put them into action. Furthermore, they do not wait for all of the pieces of the jigsaw to come into place or for the necessary financing to be made available to them. They don’t strive for perfection, but rather learn (and adjust) as they go.


Avoid being a perfectionist, and instead err on the side of action when making decisions.

35. Learn from the mistakes of others

Donald Trump has brought his numerous enterprises all the way to the edge of bankruptcy and back again, so he knows a thing or two about failure. What is his advice? “Keep an eye on everything, listen carefully, and take notes.” You will never be able to know everything on your own. “Anyone who believes they do is doomed to mediocrity,” Trump asserts.

When it comes to learning, no matter how successful a person is, there is no such thing as enough, particularly in today’s society when everything moves at such a quick speed.

If Trump isn’t enough to persuade you, consider the words of Mahatma Gandhi, who famously said: “Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.” Learn as though you were going to live for the rest of your life.”


Accept the fact that you will never know everything. Learn from others’ experiences, information, and ideas, regardless of whether they are personal or professional.

36. Take some time to reflect.

Everyone from Russell Simmons to Oprah Winfrey has advocated for meditation in the “successful” community. Because she believed in the benefits of meditation, Winfrey allegedly brought in Transcendental Meditation trainers to impart lectures to her staff at Harpo Productions, Inc.

Furthermore, Winfrey is said to sit in quiet for 20 minutes twice a day, and she is cited as stating, “Only from that place can you produce your greatest work and your best life.”


Start meditating for 10 minutes every day and see how much it helps you to relax and become more aware of your surroundings.

37.Brain dump

There are a slew of great businessmen and entrepreneurs that swear by the time management tactics outlined in David Allen’s Getting Things Done, but the brain dump is the one that always comes up as the most popular.

It works like this: you start with a blank piece of paper and write down every job on your mind, no matter how tiny, until you have fully depleted your mental reservoir of thoughts.

It is important to remember that the aim is to clear your thoughts of all the clutter and give yourself enough room to go through your ideas and organize them into practical goals.


Put all of the chores that you have in mind on a piece of paper (or a productivity app).

38. Give it your all.

If there is one thing that is clear, it is that successful individuals never offer anything less than their all, on a daily basis.

“Always provide more than anticipated,” advises Google co-founder Larry Page, in reference to this practice. Given that Google is largely regarded as the world’s top search engine, it’s easy to argue that Page lives up to the ideals he preaches.

Despite the fact that it is important to get your work out there, it is also critical to release material that you are happy of and that you believe to be your finest work.


Every day, I will offer you my everything.

39. Maintain an optimistic frame of mind.

Zig Ziglar, a motivational speaker, is cited as stating, “Positive thinking will allow you to achieve anything better than negative thinking.”

If you have a good view on life, you don’t need to carry a copy of The Secret about with you to know that it will pay off in the long term. It’s backed up by science.

Positive thoughts, according to research, increase your capacity to learn new abilities and generate resources for future use. What is there to argue with that?


Always have an optimistic frame of mind.