10 Things Every Successful Person Does To Make Their Life Better

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1. They understand the importance of a good attitude.

When you keep a positive attitude regardless of what is going in your life, what you are really attracting is better things than what you are currently dealing with. Your attitude is a choice you get to make and it’s your responsibility to not rely on others or situations to influence how you feel and how you respond to things.

None of us are perfect but if you begin to act like the person you want to become you will start attracting better things in your life.

It’s not just the attitude you have towards yourself and things that happen, it’s your attitude towards others and the way you make them feel. If the words out of your mouth are negative and putting others down your attitude will not only repel people but it will attract worse things happening to you.

Look for positivity in every situation. It’s not easy sometimes. Sometimes situations in life are complete shit but if you can find one small thing to hold onto and try and keep a good attitude as you go through it, something will come of it.

Think about the things you say. Are they negative? If so try and recognize that and alter it. You cannot say negative things and have a good attitude. Remove words like, can’t, won’t, hate, maybe, one day.

Learn to say thank you. Learning to appreciate others and be grateful for the good people in your life will only attract more.

2. They have the right priorities.

When you understand the value of your time you learn not to waste it.

The most important time in your life are the 24 hours you have in front of you and it is up to you on how you spend that time.

Make to-do lists. Get at least 80% of it done. There is a feeling of accomplishment and success in crossing thing off a list.

Have a plan on how you are going to tackle things and go about it. Don’t procrastinate and put things off until tomorrow.

Evaluate things based on what will give you the most in return. Those things and people are what deserve your greatest attention.

Recognize the things you aren’t as good at. You don’t have to be good at everything but know the importance of spending time on the things you are stronger at and areas you can excel in.

The most valuable thing someone can do is step away from areas they are not as strong in. Instead of wasting time trying to do something average find someone who can do it better. Then focus on the thing you are best at.

Successful people aren’t the ones who do everything well but the ones who can look at someone who does it better and let them take the reins without it interfering with their ego.

3. They care about their health and well being.

Health isn’t about looking good. It’s about feeling good and taking care of your body and a self-love that you care about yourself.

Not just physically but emotionally.

Understanding how to deal with stress effectively will lead to a healthier heart, a happier life, and overall better relationships.

So much stress in our lives is manifested from the things we create ourselves.

But if you take a step back and take care of your mentally it’s just as important as physical.

Your body will get you through everything and you owe it to yourself to be in the best shape you can be so you can do things. If you sleep as much as you need to, you’ll be productive throughout the day. If you listen to your body and take a break when you need to, you won’t get sick and call out of work. If you provide the right types of things to fill and fuel your body, you’ll be able to keep going for a long time.

We all have a craving, that’s okay. Sometimes we want to skip the gym and a workout. That’s okay too. But if you understand the relationship you have with food and health and fitness will influence more than just what you look like, we all would be eating healthy and going to the gym and taking a break when we need to.

Health isn’t just about fitness the effect it has is, more confidence, it adds discipline, you better relationships, more success in work, more energy to do things and you build a better relationship with yourself which is the most important relationship you will have in your life.

4. They put their family first.

Regardless of how successful you might be, if you obtain success at the cost of losing your family you have nothing. It’s important to do well but if you aren’t maintaining your relationships within your family it doesn’t matter.

Sometimes parents work to give their kids the best life but more than things they need your time and attention.

5. They understand about making sacrificing and the importance of commitment.

There’s a price to pay for success. And it’s your job to recognize if what you want you’re willing to make the sacrifice to get there.

If you want anything bad enough you’ll figure out a way to do it. But it’ll take work. Talent is important, being naturally skilled is great but most the time success comes to those who work for it and don’t get discouraged when things don’t go their way.

Commitment is more about the choices you make than it is any luck you might have.

What separates people who are successful and those who fail is the ones who give up right before achieving success. But successful people there isn’t failure, there’s just taking a little longer to get there.

6. They understand the importance of their inner circle.

Understanding the importance of the people you keep in your inner circle is key. It not only influences your own happiness but it impacts the success you see in your life. When you associate with people who are high achievers they will push you to keep up.

Negative people gravitate towards each other and they bring each other down.

You will never be a positive person if the people you choose are negative.

Listen to the things they talk about, how they carry themselves, the things they do in their free time and if they gossip or watch silly reality shows. Successful people don’t waste time talking about others and they know who to pull away from.

Instead, they lift others up and point out their best qualities, not their bad ones. You’ll notice these types of people based on a few things:

1. People don’t say anything bad about them behind their back.

2. They don’t say anything bad about others.

3. They constantly lift you up and you walk away feeling better.

4. They don’t have motives with you they just like you for you.

5. They tell you how much you mean to them.

6. They are nice.

7. They know generosity isn’t about money.

Being generous isn’t about how big of a check you can write. Generous is the time you invest in causes you care about. It’s about putting your time towards something greater than you. It’s about knowing the value of your time and using that. It’s giving money but actually doing something gives you an experience that money can’t buy.

People have this limited belief that because of their financial state they can’t give when you don’t have money give time.

Any successful person knows whatever you put into something or someone you get back something much greater than yourself.

At the end of the day, it comes down to what you do for others and if you make someone else’s life better.

8. They know how to push themselves.

Successful people know the importance of striving to better yourself.

It’s about setting concrete goals and actually working towards them. Writing them down so you see them every day. Having both long-term and short-term goals and a plan on how to achieve it.

It’s striving to amount to your full potential and when you wake the thing you look forward to most is taking steps towards achieving just that.

More than pushing yourself to achieve more it’s about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. When you don’t fear change but embrace it you know you are on the right path.

9. They don’t blame others for their problem.

The best people are the ones who take complete responsibility for their life. Even when things are outside their control, they control what they can while letting go of the things they can’t.

Any person who blames others for their problems will also blame others for the failure. The most successful people own both the good and the bad and learn from it.

10. They don’t settle.

They don’t settle in their careers. They don’t settle in their relationships. They know their worth and value and if they are in a place or with someone who doesn’t know it also they aren’t staying there. If someone doesn’t see what they have to offer, they walk away because their job isn’t to convince someone to care about them. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Writer living in Hoboken, NJ with my 2 dogs.

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