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10 habits of successful people

The key to your success, it appears, lies in the things you do everyday. 

It takes conscious effort to cultivate positive habits that contribute towards success. Some may be simple, while others require more discipline. The Benilde Well-Being Center shares some life-changing habits noted by Jim Probasco, a specialist in personal finance, business, and retirement, in his meetings with global industry leaders. 

Write your to-dos for tomorrow the night before.
Write your to-dos for tomorrow the night before.
Plot your day

Come up with a to-do list every evening to be prepared for the next day. For Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsay, Sunday is the day to organize the tasks for the week to come. 

Rise early

Wake up early to reduce stress levels as mornings may have less distractions. Notable early risers include Disney chief executive officer Robert Iger, former Yahoo! chief executive Marissa Mayer, and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson.

When overwhelmed, relax, take a breath and concentrate on it for 3 to 5 minutes.
When overwhelmed, relax, take a breath and concentrate on it for 3 to 5 minutes. 
Relax

Take a breath and concentrate on it for three to five minutes. Relaxation – whatever form it may be – comes easily and naturally when one is organized.  

Take action

A plan without action is nothing more than a potential. While others are still reconsidering their next moves, successful individuals act quickly. They often and always take the all-important first step.

Build your network

Recognize the importance of collaboration and teamwork. Surround yourself with people who inspire and provide insight.

Collaborate and surround yourself with people who inspire.
Collaborate and surround yourself with people who inspire. 
Do not neglect personal care

Prioritize diet, exercise, and hygiene. A subsection may have complex regimens, but for achievers such as Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk, it can be as simple as showering. The magnate said that it had the most positive impact on his life.

Read

Read for pleasure, and/or to gain inspiration, knowledge, and insight. Author JK Rowling advised, “Read as much as you possibly can; nothing will help you as much as reading.” 

Be frugal

Save more than what you spend. 

Share your time and volunteer for a good cause.
Share your time and volunteer for a good cause.
Share

Donate or volunteer. It does not need big bucks to support noble causes. Well-known benefactors include Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and American celebrity Oprah Winfrey. 

Cultivate positive attitude

Acknowledge and be grateful for blessings. 

Topics: Benilde Well-Being Center , habits , success
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