5 Secrets to Thriving and Succeeding in Life

What do you picture when you think of success?

Is it living a picture-perfect Instagram life full of fancy vacations, designer clothes, and six-pack abs? So much of what we see online only shows us the good, it does not show the hard work, the insecurities, and fear.

What if you could make changes to your life so that you were happy and filled with purpose?

To me, success comes from the inside. It is about feeling good about who you are and what you are accomplishing in life which I believe everyone has the power to achieve.

Successful people like Michael Hyatt, Ray Dalio, Sheryl Sandberg, and many other high achievers share traits that help in their life to find balance and achieve amazing goals.

5 Traits That Successful People Have

1. Growth Mindset – Someone with a growth mindset believes that they can learn and develop new skills. They are currently looking for new ways to learn and improve. They welcome failure as a form of being able to improve.

2. Constantly Learning – They desire to learn something new, whether it’s a new hobby or skill that will help them in their work or just for fun. Successful people are always curious and excited about learning.

3. Purpose Driven - The one thing that you will find with successful people is that they are purpose-driven. They have clear goals, values, and priorities. They understand that the work that they are doing is important, but so are their families and well-being.

4. Rest and Play – Making time to get a full night sleep (7-9 hours a night), taking mind breaks (5 or 10 minutes every 60-90 mins), and time to “play” is vital to not experiencing burnout, but the foundation to enjoying your life. What many successful people realized is that life is a marathon, not a sprint and that to succeed they need to take care of their health and wellbeing today. That means working out, meditating, and eating whole foods.

5. Routines – From a morning routine to have a set wardrobe. Routines help save you time and energy. When you find the most efficient way of moving through your day, you save time, but did you know you also save energy? When you have a routine, you don’t have to use brain energy thinking about what comes next, you already know and because you have done it hundreds of times you can do it without thinking.

How do you take what you have learned from these successful people and apply it to your everyday life? You start making small changes now.

What area do you feel like you are doing well in, and what area do you feel like you could work on?

Pick one area that you would like to strengthen and find one habit that you can work on for the next 21 days. Once you feel like this new habit has become a part of your routine, work on adding another.

Small steps lead to big changes.

21 Habbits of Successful & Happy People

1. Get up early

2. Create a morning routine

3. Sleep 7-8 hours a night

4. Spend time with people who inspire you

5. Exercise 3-5 times a week

6. Read non-fiction books

7. Listen to a podcast

8. Set life goals

9. Take hourly mind brakes

10. Meditate