Creating wealth is easier said than done. Intelligence, skills and good personality traits are great, but more often than not these aren’t what separate the richest among us from the poorest.
What we do everyday defines our tomorrow. The famous saying “Time is money” is actually very accurate. Truth be told, People who make a lot of money are not fortune tellers or magicians who predict the future; they are ordinary people like you and me. Instead, the differences are in their daily habits. They develop a unique pattern over a given time and discipline their brain into following a fixed pattern that puts them in the first gear to make money. Although there are lots of habits that drive successful people, below is a list of the most common habits of young people who became millionaires.
“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – Warren Buffett
Successful people know that by saying “no” to negative opinions and leisure activities that waste time, they can focus on increasing their productivity level that will help them to remain focused. If they say “yes” to everyone or do everything their friends ask them to, they’ll be too distracted and will not complete the tasks that have to be done. That does not mean not to relax but learn to limit yourself to leisure.
This is a common habit among most successful people around the world. They are interested in everything. Money is made by being actively engaged in the world and at the same time having a desire to understand it. Knowing this, rich people make a serious attempt to learn or understand something new every day even if its basic knowledge. How does this information helps them? They become more intellectual beings and increase their overall intelligence.
According to a study, 67% of wealthy people watch television or spend time on social media for one hour or less per day(unless their work is on social media), while only 23% of poor people limit their TV & social media intake. They also avoid reality shows – only 6% of the rich watch them, compared to 78% of the poor. Rich people simply choose more productive ways to spend their 24 hours. You can watch all the TV you want when you cross 30.
This is also a very common trait among the wealthy. They believe in the importance of self-development and continue to learn and expand their mind, and they typically turn to reading to fulfill these needs. According to survey 86% of wealthy people love reading books as compared to 26% of non-wealthy people.
What they buy at the book store is just as important as how much they read: Their material of choice is nonfiction, usually self-improvement. 88% of the rich spend at least 30 minutes each day reading on that subject. Increase the reading time and you speed up the process to become a successful person. It all depends on you.
Waking up early is also a crucial factor in young people who go on to build successful business empires over the world. How has this contributed to their success? Because early risers are able to start their days ahead of everyone else by responding to others, working out and finding some personal time, early risers also turn out to be happier and are more proactive.
This might seem like a drag but this pays off in the future. You are training your mind to remind you of the tasks that are supposed to be accomplished everyday. And not only do rich people write their detailed to-do list out, but they actually follow through with it as well. To become and stay successful, you have to know what needs to be done and be focused on following through on it everyday. Have an important project or a task? Write it down.
The most common habit in the world that separates the successful people from the unsuccessful. If you craft this skill you can achieve anything you dream about. Before the start of the day, make a list of tasks that need your attention as soon as possible as unimportant tasks can consume much of your precious time. Some work needs to be completed on that day only while other unimportant tasks could be done the next day. In short, prioritize your tasks to focus on those that are more important. Make time for everything. If you want to learn a new skill write it down and learn to take out time for it everyday consistently.
Developing positive habits may take some time but in the end they will transform you into a completely different person which will help you to become successful. Be consistent and don’t let the negativity in your environment weigh you down.
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