6 Things Successful People Do

Success, as we all know, means the universe to virtually every human being. In our various endeavours in life, ranging from academics to business to skills amidst others, success is always the definitive endpoint. Hence, we cannot overemphasize the place of this topic.

As I’ve often explained in most of my articles, success is not that byproduct thing that rubs off on you by chance, it is a product of careful efforts. These efforts could be habits or better put, they are habits as they are to be consciously practised overtime to lay hold of success.

From widespread observations and personal deductions. These six things are sure habits of success:

1. Reading of books

Show me a successful man, I’ll show you a passionate reader. The saying that readers are leaders is not a cliche perhaps you thought it was. Being successful takes a lot of smart work and reading is a habit that cannot be evaded in this case.

To be successful, the habit and culture of reading are part of the many key prerequisites. The profile of any truly successful person you know or can ever think of is an attestation to this fact.

Reading of books leads you to nations you’ve never been, launches you into realms you can’t imagine and gives you knowledge that’s not readily available around.

It can only get better when you’re engrossed with reading, you’ll keep learning and becoming better. You’ll keep growing and becoming more mentally sophisticated and that surely sets you up for success.

2. Researching

Information is the difference between a smart person and a dull person.

What you don’t know cannot work for you. In a jet age like ours, information is vastly and readily made available on different media. It’ll only you cost you an internet connection and boom, you’re there. This is the time to make use of your device for better and more profitable things.

You can learn virtually anything online, these days. Ranging from skills to business tactics to career development and many more. Go on Google and YouTube, make findings, read the news, take online courses, watch profitable videos, source for relevant information and with consistency, I bet you’re way closer to success than you were, before doing these.

3. Learning new things every day

If you must be successful, you must go to bed wiser than when you woke up in the morning. Success is coherent with dynamism. You have to be flexible with learning.

When you learn what you didn’t know every day, you’re developing yourself and building your character which is your greatest strength.

For example, you could choose to learn a new English word every day or a song in a foreign language. This sophisticates your brain. The goal is that you’re growing and getting better and if you are, you’re moving great inches closer to success.

4. Feeding well

This may seem out of place but you can think of success only when you’re in good health and I doubt I have to start explaining what not feeding well does to your body system. Eat lots of vegetables, take balanced diets and drink plenty of water. Ensure you have a neat eating habit as you first need to be sane before you need to be successful.

{Read: Healthy Food Choices on the Go}

5. Taking enough time to rest

Yes, you need to rest when you should. It’s very easy to get carried away by activities and have sparse time to repose but you can’t always thrive under stress if at all you do. Taking enough time to rest after work not only shows you’re in charge of your life but also enhances your level of activity the next time. Inculcating this habit will go a long way in helping you get closer to success.

6. Getting involved in intellectual discussions

This may not appeal to the generality of people but I believe in partnership.

Productivity is always more colourful in a team.

Get friends who are intelligent or be involved when intelligent people discuss ideas. This way, you get to learn from them and they, in turn, learn from you. Criticism is another benefit that comes with this habit. Constructive criticism stretches us and in a way aids our growth and development to the height of success.

{Read: How to Receive Criticism and Make it Work For You}


These are my views and they may not follow sequence or conventions exactly but I’m open to other suggestions in the comment box.

Cheers to the top!


What are you doing to ensure you lead a successful life?


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