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5 habits of highly successful people

March 18, 2014 13:17 IST

5 habits of highly successful people

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What do high achievers do differently that make them stand out from the rest?

All of us work hard, but only a few of us make it to the top.

What distinguishes high achievers from the crowd? Well, they know when to strike; their timing is just about right when it comes to promoting their achiever tag.

Here are five traits highly successful people demonstrate that make them stand out in the crowd... 

1. They avoid unworthy procrastination

High-achievers follow the Nike way and 'just do it', while the achievers are busy looking for opportunities.

They try to rationalise things.

If you keep thinking, you would never find a way to do it. You would just keep dwelling upon it, without much luck or vigour to complete it.

The go-getter attitude is missing in you and that is something which is heartily present among high-achievers.

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Image: High achievers don't procrastinate; they are go getters.
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2. They create opportunities

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High-achievers create opportunities for themselves. Literally, create them.

One such person is Bill Gates, who went about asserting that there is market for computer software.

He believed, he created and he conquered. That's how stylishly high-achievers do it.

It may seem like a piece of cake but all of this does not come without hard work, which is second nature to high-achievers.

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Image: Successful people identify new markets where they can showcase their talent.
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3. They are regimental and methodical

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The gang of high-achievers comprise people who like to keep their eye on the goal.

They are just too consumed by it and hence make it a life purpose.

The dedication and commitment is substantiated by the regimental quality of the schedule they prepare for themselves to follow regularly, without getting bored of it.

It is all about accepting pain and making it your friend.

In fact, they gratify themselves with smaller, temporary joys to make sure they aren't bored of their routine.

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4. They are minimalistic

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High-achievers prefer minimalistic living.

They are passionate followers of simplicity and perform well in that virtue.

The more uncluttered the space and mind, the better you concentrate.

High-achievers capitalise on their surroundings and their personal belongings are just optimum.

They like de-cluttering and keeping things as simple as possible so that they can concentrate on the bigger project at hand.

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5. They reject rejection

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The breed of high-achievers have a deep belief in what they do.

They learn from their experiences, are inquisitive to know more, and even when they fail they don't succumb to failure.

They get up and redo it again.

Their tenacity and their perseverance is unparalleled.

The idea of chasing your goal and keep going is something that is inherent quality of their soul.

Besides this, they take dark patches and tough people in their stride and make sure they put their best foot forward in each step they take.

Having set the rules too clear, you should now be on your way to become one of the coolest ever high-achievers in the world, shouldn't you? As they say, never stop dreaming!


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