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10 habits of ridiculously successful people we can all learn from

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What separates a success story from a miserable failure?

It’s sure as hell not luck…

Actually, it’s the habits you commit to every day. 

Here are the habits that will make you a winner in life and love. 

10 habits of ridiculously successful people we can all learn from

1. Successful people look underneath the hood

Successful people think for themselves and don’t fall for outer appearances. 

They’ll buy a dependable car over a glitzy, overpriced marketing gimmick any day of the week. 

That’s because they aren’t impressed by surface appearances. 

They’re impressed by what’s underneath and how well it runs. 

Even celebrities get lonely, and in fact a surprising amount of stars kill themselves

That’s why true success isn’t about being rich or famous, it’s about inner integrity and motivation. 

It’s about finding a deeper purpose in life than just seeking the praise or approval of others.

Successful people like to earn money and have a platform for what they do. 

But they don’t crave the recognition and approval of others as much as they crave satisfying their burning inner desire to satisfy their curiosity and ambitions. 

One of the most important habits of ridiculously successful people we can all learn from is the habit of not falling for outer appearances or flashy marketing.

2. Successful people take responsibility

We all have excuses we could use in life. Nobody is born with zero challenges. 

Even the son of a rich tycoon born with a silver spoon in his mouth may have trouble making friends, or a health problem that makes his life a pain. 

Even celebrities get lonely, and in fact a surprising amount of stars kill themselves

But successful people don’t make excuses. 

They take the cards they’re dealt and play them to maximum effect. 

They make their dreams come true or learn something from failing. 

Successful people don’t take responsibility because they’re “nice” or a “good person.”

They do it, because taking responsibility is usually the fastest way to resolve a crisis and stop a chain of failure from taking place. 

Excuses take time and usually end up cascading into an avalanche of wasted time and further excuses. 

They take responsibility and make a habit of avoiding excuses like the plague.

3. Successful people have a purpose

There’s a lot of misinformation out there in the self-development community. 

Coaches will tell clients to be more “positive,” work on their “vibrations” or use visualization to create a bright future. 

Honestly, it’s mostly bullshit. 

The truth is that successful people only have one main thing in common:

A burning drive to achieve their purpose. 

“OK,” you might say, “how should I know what the hell my purpose is?”

Well, that’s the thing…

As Ideapod founder Justin Brown found out in a life-changing moment with the Brazilian shaman Rudá Iandê, once we find our purpose everything else begins to fall into place.

The hardships become fuel for the journey, the alienation we can so often feel becomes a chance to fulfill our special mission.

Our creativity gets unleashed as we truly embrace the power and potential we have to be our unique self. 

Finding your purpose is not about trying to improve yourself

In fact, trying to become a “better version of yourself” and similar tactics can actually be highly counterproductive and harmful. 

As Justin Brown explains in this masterclass on the hidden trap of trying to improve yourself, there is a completely different way to change your life by finding your purpose. 

Why not get started today?

4. Successful people use their time effectively

Nobody is perfect and all of us waste time now and then. 

Successful people just do it less. 

They procrastinate less, push themselves harder and use their time more effectively than your average person. 

This sets them apart, because if there’s one thing that sets back the majority of people, it’s not being stupid or bad luck.

It’s putting things off until tomorrow. 

That’s why one of the top habits of ridiculously successful people we can all learn from is the ability to take action and stop procrastinating. 

Elon Musk could just sit in his mansion all day and watch TV. But he’s exploring space and inventing new vehicles. 

He didn’t do that by procrastinating, believe me. 

5. Successful people are brutally honest

One of the key habits of ridiculously successful people we can all learn from is brutal honesty. 

Now I’m not saying to tell your boss at the bank that he’s a jerk when he makes a rude joke. 

You could lose your job

But brutal honesty involves putting the truth above people-pleasing, and this is actually a vital habit. 

A successful person doesn’t hide what they feel and think just to placate those around them. 

If they see something substandard they mention it, or better yet they try to resolve it themselves. 

6. Successful people just ignore the endless drama

Successful people don’t tend to pay much attention to drama. 

They certainly care about the world and important events taking place, but they’re not the type to jump on bandwagons. 

That’s why one of the most important habits of ridiculously successful people we can all learn from is the habit of directed attention.

Successful people focus. 

They don’t let idle chatter, rumors and drama interrupt their flow. 

They keep right on going and immediately pass everyone else who’s standing around pointing and laughing. 

7. Successful people look after their body and mind

Successful people care about their purpose and know what it is, as I mentioned. 

But they also pay attention to their own wellbeing. 

They respect themselves and have a habit of eating healthy, exercising and respecting their own emotional and psychological boundaries. 

They don’t let others drag them into anything they don’t want, and they make a point of ensuring that they get plenty of rest and can focus fully on their task at hand. 

8. Successful people care about connecting with others

Many highly successful people are not necessarily social butterflies. 

Some may even consider them odd or as a “tortured artist” or “mad scientist” type. 

But they have one skill in common:

They know the value of networking. 

Even the brightest minds can get much further ahead by working with others who share their vision. 

That’s why ridiculously successful people know the power of partnering up. 

9. Successful people don’t let others control their happiness

Some ridiculously successful people are lucky in love, others are not. 

One thing they have in common, however, is that they never let others control their happiness. 

They never let the natural desire for love overshadow their own feeling of self-worth and their drive to accomplish and fulfill their goals. 

Successful people make a habit of valuing themselves. 

And we could all learn a lot from that!

The truth is, most of us overlook an incredibly important element in our lives:

The relationship we have with ourselves. 

I learned about this from the shaman Rudá Iandê. In his genuine, free video on cultivating healthy relationships, he gives you the tools to plant yourself at the center of your world.

He covers some of the major mistakes most of us make in our relationships, such as codependency habits and unhealthy expectations. Mistakes most of us make without even realizing it. 

So why am I recommending Rudá’s life-changing advice? 

Well, he uses techniques derived from ancient shamanic teachings, but he puts his own modern-day twist on them. He may be a shaman, but his experiences in love weren’t much different to yours and mine. 

Until he found a way to overcome these common issues. And that’s what he wants to share with you. 

So if you’re ready to make that change today and cultivate healthy, loving relationships, relationships you know you deserve, check out his simple, genuine advice. 

Click here to watch the free video

10. Successful people don’t box themselves in

Successful people come in all shapes and sizes. 

One of their topic habits is to remain versatile for life. 

They don’t restrict themselves to one field or just one interest. They generally are very curious people who maintain a lifelong wonder and questioning spirit. 

They want to know how everything works and they keep asking questions when other people have already gone home. 

Successful people aren’t interested in labels or being boxed in. 

They are more interested in seeing what they can accomplish and find out by testing the boundaries and pursuing their interests and purpose to wherever it leads. 

Hitting home runs

We can’t hit home runs all the time

But the truth is that once you learn that striking out isn’t the end of the game, you’re halfway to winning. 

The truth is that winning is about endurance, not quick bursts and surprise wins. 

All the easy wins are easy for a reason:

They’re short-lived and they don’t mean much. 

All the success that sticks around and defines your life is hard for a reason:

It’s long-lived and means a lot!

So keep putting one foot in front of the other and remember you’re never out of the fight. 

Putting yourself first

Hey, Lachlan from Hack Spirit here.

What’s your number one goal at the moment?

Is it to buy that car you’ve been saving up for?

To finally start that side-hustle that’ll hopefully help you quit your 9-5 one day?

Or to take the leap and finally ask your partner to move in?

Whatever it is, you’re not going to get there, unless you’ve got a plan.

And even then…plans fail.

But I didn’t write this to you to be the voice of doom and gloom…

No, I’m writing this because I want to help you achieve the goals you’ve set.

I’ve recently been taking part in a workshop called Life Journal created by teacher and career coach Jeanette Brown.

Covering all the basics and more on what’s needed to reach your goals, Jeannette tackles everything from creating habits and new behavior patterns to putting your plans into action.

She doesn’t mess around – this workshop will require effort on your part but that’s the beauty of it – Jeanette has carefully designed it to put YOU in the driving seat of your life.

Click here to find out more about Life Journal.

So…think back to that important goal I asked about at the start of this message.

How much do you want it?

Are you willing to put the effort in to get there?

If so, check out the workshop here.

If you do take part, I’d love to hear how your Life Journey goes!

All the best,
Lachlan

Written by Paul Brian

I’m a multimedia journalist with experience in print, photography, video, and online. My passion is reporting on individuals, faiths, nations, and situations that impact us all on the journey of life.

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