“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.”
― Colin Powell
Everyone knows that many successful people get up early, exercise regularly, meditate, and read (a lot).
Great. Develop those habits, and you’ll rise to the top. Right? Not necessarily.
I’m not saying those habits aren’t helpful, but I do believe the usual lists are incomplete.
So, without further ado, here are six less known habits of successful people.
Successful people aren’t carefree with their money, but they’re also not afraid to invest in themselves. If they can spend to level up their life, they do it without hesitation.
Wear the same outfit.
Wearing the same outfit simplifies daily decisions and saves time. Who says you need to be unique everytime you leave the house?
Pursue less profitable projects just to prove the doubters wrong.
Let’s face it. A chip on your shoulder can be a great motivator. Successful people don’t yield to their ego all the time, but they regularly use it as a motivator to help them push through. Some of those crazy projects end up big wins.
Ask “stupid” questions.
Do you care about looking smart or being smart? Successful people don’t care what anyone thinks about them.
To be clear, I’m not talking about anything unethical, illigal, or immoral. This is about approaching problems differently, questioning assumptions, and finding shortcuts.
Treat everyone with respect.
It’s unfortunate that some successful people are jerks, but that’s usually a losing formula. Most successful people know they’ll go further with kindness than arrogance.