25 Secret Habits of Successful People - Evolution's Revolution

Habits of Successful People: Hey There! Do you want to know the Habits of Highly Successful People? Then in this article, we will be sharing 25 Secret Habits of Successful People. And I guarantee you that after reading this post, you will find all your answers.

Habits of Highly Successful People

So, without wasting much of your time let us start our article.

What are the Habits of Successful Person?

Habits are the daily task that you do in your daily routine that will have an impact on your life, maybe not today but in the future. Habits are the basic tools that you can use to make yourself a successful, happy and impactful individual.

Habits are necessary as it determines your outcomes. Thus, Habits should not be taken for granted.

Few daily habits of successful people can be waking up early, Meditation, Exercise, etc. These are a few basic habits that we all know and we will be publishing an article about it as well.

But, for now, we will be discussing the Core Habits of Highly Successful People that have helped them to become successful. And if you imbibe these habits in your life you can also become successful.


 #1: They Respond instead of Reacting:

I have talked about it in our previous article The Leader Who Had No Title. To become a leader you should respond instead of reacting.

We all have been in difficult situations. These situations can be Money problems, Health disorders, Time Management, fight with your boss, etc.

What common people do is that they react instead of Responding. A reaction is something that you do without thinking. If you decide that the person or the situation is wrong then it is wrong for you. This is a reaction.

Responding means to think both analytically and mentally abut the consequences of your deeds. Successful people don't take quick decisions, as they know that decision that they take today will have an impact on tomorrow.

So, if you are in a problem, just try to understand the situation and then analysis or come up with a solution which is beneficial for you. Don't take quick decisions. Take time to think about the situation then Respond accordingly.

#2: Back From The Future:

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Successful people always begin a task with an end in their minds. They are visionaries and are able to see the end goal of their actions. It's a pretty basic habit that you should imbibe in your lifestyle.

During your meditation session, just think about the tasks that you want to perform on that day. Then just imagine that you are doing that task. It's a bit similar to the Law of Attraction.

If you are able to dream about your task, then you will do it. The task will be saved in your subconscious mind and you will be able to outperform it.

Common people just put limitations in even their dreams They don't dream big. That's their main problem.

I would share an incident with you guys:

One day I and my friend saw a big house down the road. I said to him that one day we will become so Rich that we will be living and owning such a big house. He suddenly rebuked," Are you Mad? We are from middle-class families and we can't even buy the roof of that house. Just stop daydreaming. The ideal life would be to get a Job in your 20's or 30's that pay you a minimum salary of Rs.20,000. Buying this type of house or big cars is not our job.

See, my friend was also keeping a barrier in his dreams. Just don't do this mistake. Think about what you want to achieve in your life. It does not matter how big the thing is. Just Dream BIG!

Successful people always think of the result or rewards that they will get after performing a task. It also boosts their morale which helps them to reach their goals faster. 

This technique is called "Back from the Future".

Just ask a few questions  like,
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? 
What would you do today which will help you to achieve your goals?

Questions like these will help you to get to your goal faster because you will be motivated throughout your journey.

#3: Successful People Set Goals:

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Successful people set goals for themselves. It gives them a purpose to do something. Just, try to answer this question:;

Whatever you are doing right now, why you are doing it? 

I am talking in terms of your current goal or job etc.

Most people will don't have an answer to this question. They are just flowing with the flow of life without knowing the destination where they are going.

Okay, try to answer another question;

What is the most important thing that you need in order to climb a mountain?

Is it the tools for climbing? Shoes? Oxygen Cylinder? Rope? Sure these things are necessary in order to climb a mountain. But the most important thing that you need is the Mountain itself.

So, set a goal for yourself that you want to achieve in your next 5 years, 5 months, or maybe next week.

It may be anything like losing weight, completing a pending task on time, studying, etc.

So, find that mountain that you want to climb like the successful people and just see the beautiful view from the top.

#4: Great Self Discipline:

Successful people have great self-discipline. They know the importance of self-discipline and that's why they are able to perform every task better.

Now self-discipline should not be compared with will-power. Because will power is a thought process whereas Self Discipline is a command that you give to yourself.

Successful people have this habit that they stand still on their decisions. If they decided to wake up early then they will wake up early no matter what happens. If they decided to do the pending chores then no matter what happens they will do it.

This is called Self Discipline.

Be a disciplined person if you want to get ahead in your life. It's easy because not many people are disciplined and true to themselves.

So, if you become self-disciplined then you would overthrow your competition.

#5: They Prioritize their tasks:

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Successful people are good at identifying which task is beneficial for them. They know the importance of time and that's why they are able to prioritize their daily chores.

Prioritize means to put important things first in your To-Do-List.

If you have pending work that you know is important, then do it first and then go on to other tasks.
Give importance to those tasks which are needed to be finished and then eliminate it from your list.

Successful people give importance to those tasks which will help them to become successful and get ahead in their lives. They also know that prioritizing things will help them to save their time and energy. Because now they are not wasting their energy on useless things.

#6: Time Management:

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This is a very rare quality that is present in the person which help him/her to get ahead of their competition.
This skill is called Time Management.

Successful people know to manage their time well. They know the importance of their time. Both winner and a loser are given the same 24 hrs. of the day or 86,400 seconds.

But the difference arises when winners make the best use of these 86,400 seconds than those who are wasting their time in social media, television, playing or partying outside.

One of the greatest motivational speaker and monk, Jay Shetty, once said that "What if every morning you would get $86,400 deposited in your bank account. And it will vanish whether you will spend it or not.
But the next day again you would get $86,400. How would you spend it?"

In the same way, 86,400 seconds is deposited in our lives daily, but it depends upon the person that how he invests it in himself that would help him to become successful and to live a happy life.

Did you hear any of the successful person talking and saying that he spent 90% of his time in Facebook, Whats app, Instagram, Twitter, etc. and that's why he is so rich and successful.

No person can become successful if he/she don't know how to respect time.

Always remember that when you are sleeping, someone in other parts of the world is struggling for his dreams. When you are watching television and fake shows, someone in the other part of the world would be facing the real world to achieve his goals. When you are partying with your friends and trying to enjoy the present without thinking about the future, someone in another part of the world would be working hard for his dreams in present so that he would live a happy life in future.

#7: Successful People Create a WIN-WIN situation:

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Successful people are great leaders. And one of the best qualities of great leaders is that they want others to win as well. They create such situations where both persons are satisfied.

This skill is great in Business. Nowadays, many MNC's and other big companies indulge in unfair trade practices which makes the relation between the company and the customer worse. 

They try to create a WIN-LOSE situation, in which they think that they are winning by exploiting the consumer. But are they actually winning?

Instead, they are decreasing their own sale because they have lost the trust of the customers.

So, every time don't try to lose or defeat others in order to get ahead of them. Competition should be there but it should not be Cut-Through. It should be a healthy competition.

If you want to become successful then try to create a WIN-WIN situation instead of WIN-LOSE situation in order to get ahead of your rival. 

Don't you destroy your enemies by making them your friend? 

#8: They take Responsibility: 

Before moving on let me share a story with you;
Jadhav Payeng Molai is an environmental activist and a factory worker. Once his village was struck by floods due to which many trees fell down. He talked about the problems faced by the various birds and other organisms. He tried to talk about this problem to his villagers and forest officers.
But no one seemed to be concerned. Then he started planting trees on his own and that barren land became a house of thousands of trees spread over 1360 Acres. He planted a tree every single day for 30 years. That forest is now named as Molai Forest.

So, did you see the determination of a person who on his own planted an entire forest? This shows his responsibility and that he is not dependent on others.

We often face difficulties and problems in our lives. And most of the times we blame the situation, a particular person, time or in fact your horoscope or luck.

We forgot that all the things that are happening in our lives whether good or bad are all because of our deeds.

So take responsibility for our own mistakes and also don't be dependent on others.

#9: They make use of 40 Plus Formula: 

Studies have shown that on an average a person working in a 9-5 job, works for about 40 hrs. in a week. These 40 hrs. do not play an important role in achieving your dreams or to improve yourself. But the work or the tasks that you undertake after these 40 hrs. are valuable.

Successful people know this formula and even work for about 80-90 hrs. a week.

So, the work that you do after 40 hrs. helps you to get ahead in your life. You can invest these hours in your life to travel that Extra Mile. You can read books, watch self-improvement videos, listen to audiobooks or podcasts or maybe READ OUR BLOG!

Just add some value in your life by performing self-improvement tasks in your 40 plus hours.

#10: Highly Successful People Read a LOT:

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Successful people are hungry for success. They know that in this competitive world knowledge can play an important role to get ahead of your competitors.

Reading does not mean to study School books or something. Reading is done to acquire knowledge and wisdom which can be implemented in your life.

You can read self-improvement books, Fictional books, newspapers,, business magazines, etc. 

One of my recommendations would be to read THE WEEK magazines as it contains a variety of content helpful for both men and women. It covers topics on health, styling, grooming, politics and day to day knowledge.

Just read something to keep yourself updated with every new thing which is coming up in your industry.

#11: They are Obsessed with Self-Improvement:

Common! we all know this one but we still don't do it. Successful people are obsessed with self-improvement. They just love to improve themselves. 

So create or generate that type of obsession within yourself. Self Improvement can be achieved in various ways like;

  • Improving Communication Skills
  • Improving Reading Habits
  • Meditating
  • Writing Daily Journals
  • Improving your Attitude

These are the few areas that you can improve in order to become a successful person. Doing only these things will not help you to become successful but obviously, they play an important role in helping you to achieve your goals.

#12: Sharpen the Saw:

To understand this concept, let me share a story with you from the book
You Can Win by Shiv Khera: BUY HERE!

John, a woodcutter, worked for a company for five years but never got a raise. The company hired Bill and within a year he got a raise. This caused resentment in John and he went to his boss to talk about it. The boss said, "You are still cutting the same number of trees you were cutting five years ago. We are a result oriented company and would be happy to give you a raise if your productivity goes up." 

John went back, started hitting harder and putting in longer hours but he still wasn't able to cut more trees. He went back to his boss and told him his dilemma. The boss told John to go back to Bill."Maybe there is something Bill knows that you and I don't." John asked Bill how he managed to cut more trees. Bill answered, "After Bill how he managed to cut more trees. 

Bill answered, "After every tree I cut, I take a break for two minutes and sharpen my axe. When was the last time you sharpened your axe?"

This question hit him like a bullet and John got his answer. 

Now the question arises that how can you sharpen your saw?

Sharpening saw means to brush up your skills, weak points, strong points, and your physical and mental abilities. You can sharpen your saw with the help of a tool called Knowledge.

I have already talked about it so I would not go very deep into it again.

So, Successful people always sharpen their saw before competing.

ALSO READ: 7 Principles of Eagle (Become an Eagle NOW!!)

#13: They take Risks:

It's one of my favorite habits of Highly successful people. They are always ready to take risks. They are eager to jump out of their comfort zone in order to reach something phenomenal.

Successful people know that every great achievement needs sacrifice and risk.

Now, some of you would be thinking that okay, I want to achieve my goal but my biggest hurdle is my current job. I should risk it and leave my job.

But, my friend, successful people always take Calculated Risk.

That is that they analyze the situation then they act upon it. Remember the first habit?

#14: Power of Trust: 

We all have heard that honesty is the best policy. But how many of us actually obey this principle?

Very few.

Trust is something that a person gives or earns from another person and which should not be compromised, as it can lead to the disintegration of the relationship between the two people.

Let's understand this concept;

You have 2 friends."A" and "B". A always tell lie to others and is not trustworthy as he can also lie to you.
On the other hand, "B" is honest and even in worst conditions, he would not lie to anyone. 

Now, if you want to make any one of them as your business partner, then whom would you choose?

Similarly, you should be honest worth everyone as it helps to retain their trust so that everyone can rely upon you that you would not betray them. There are certain traits of Trustworthy people that you can read later on, HERE.

#15: Speed and Dependability:

We are living in the 21st century and we want everything faster. Whether it the information that you want from the internet or your favorite dish in a restaurant.

Speed is something that everyone loves. Also if the person is dependable, then it's like Icing on the Cake!

That's why nowadays many organizations are trying to recruit such individuals who are dependable and can generate results faster for their Organization.

You can improve your Speed in various things like typing, writing, reading, completing a task before the last date, etc.

In fact, if you are dependable and if people can trust you, then you would become a Leader.

Most successful people have speed in their lives and they are dependable too. Here's a random fact,
If Amazon's website loads 1 second slow, then it will face a loss of orders worth $1.6 Billion.

So, now you know the importance of speed, so be dependable as well as try to improve your task completing speed as it will also help you to save your time.

NOTE: Speed does not mean that you should hurry in every task, or you should drive very fast. Here speed just means the time taken to complete any task assigned by any Teacher or a Boss.

#16: Winners Keep Going Even after Failures: 

We think that successful people do not face any problem. It's just like the grass on the other side looks greener!

But, the harsh reality is that many successful entrepreneurs also face many problems in their initial stages. It's just how they see their problems. They keep going even after Failures.

Small disappointments or setbacks are just their fuel for motivation. They don't cry upon small situations. Because they know that no problem is bigger than them.

Similarly, always remember that God has given you such problems because, in the whole world, he thinks that it's only you, who can solve this problem.

So, take every problem as a challenge and follow this mantra given by one of the greatest motivational speaker and Leadership consultant, Mr. Vivek Bindra.

If you get a set back, don't sit back, step back to bounce back.

#17: They find a Way to Win: 

It's a bit similar to the habit that we discussed earlier. This Habit of Successful people makes them successful. They don't there in the towel when all others did.

Winners or Successful people always find a way to win. They do not give up even in the worst circumstances. They have high self-esteem and they believe in themselves.

So, adopt this kind of winner mentality in your life and see the change yourself!

97% of the people who give up early are employed by the 3% who never gave up

#18: They spent their Time with Right People: 

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You have probably listened to this advice from your elders that we should not be in bad companionship.
As our habits and our attitude depends upon the people with whom we spent our most time.

You should always be in a friend circle that would help you and don't push or encourage you to do bad things like Smoking, Drinking, etc. Always choose the correct people to spend your time with.

Successful people know this, and that's why they surround themselves with other successful people. As it creates an Eco-System which is beneficial to exchange thoughts on common interest as well as to boost Morale and Motivation.

Just imagine that if you want to be the richest person in the world, then would you spend your most time with a beggar or a billionaire? 

So, always try to surround yourself with good people who would encourage you to achieve your goals and will help you to stay motivated and happy.

#19: Successful People Do What They Love: 

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Do you feel tired at thought of waking up in the morning and go to your job? 

Then admit it, you don't love your job. Because if you loved it then, every morning you would wake up like an excited bird who is eager to fly.

This is the most important habit that differs Successful people from the rest. They do what they love!

They know the Purpose of their lives.

Successful people always follow their passion. That's why they don't even think that they have worked for a day in their life.

This is the reason why they never get tired after hours of work. They are ready to sacrifice and do more work. Most people do not love what they are doing. They are just dragging themselves every morning to the office. Students push themselves to wake up and go to school.

But, If you want to become successful, then you need to do hard work. To do hard work you need to love the work you are doing. And if you live work then it's your passion and maybe your best career!

So, pursue whatever you like, otherwise, you will be tired always and every morning will not be a new beginning for you!

#20: They are good at Communication Skills:

Successful people are really social and like to meet new people. They are so good at generating a conversation between their friend circle.

This is called Communication Skills.

I have always emphasized on this skill. Nowadays many cooperatives are trying to appoint those individuals who are good at communication skill.

They are moving from IQ( Intelligent Quotient ) to EQ ( Emotional Quotient ).

They need to build a strong conversation between the company and the customers. And for that, a person who is good in communication skill can easily tackle this problem.

They seek first to Understand and then to be understood. They don't hear the conversation that is happening. They Listen to the conversation.

Strong communication skills can also help to reduce that communication gap that arises between many individuals. Moreover, with improved communication skill, another person can easily understand the message that a person wants to convey.

Let me share with you another story from the book;
You Can Win by Shiv Khera BUY HERE!

A medical doctor was invited as a guest speaker to address a group of alcoholics. He wanted to make a demonstration that would be powerful enough to make people realize that alcohol was injurious to their health. He had two containers, one with pure distilled water and one with pure alcohol. He put an earthworm into the distilled water and it swam beautifully and came up to the top. He put another earthworm into the alcohol and it disintegrated in front of everyone's eyes. He wanted to prove that this was what alcohol did to the insides of our body. He asked the group what moral of the story was?
And one person from behind said," If you drink alcohol you won't have worms in your stomach."

This story shows a clear communication gap between the doctor and the other person. 
So, improve your communication skills.

#21: They write Journal:

Remember that I had told you that you should have a goal in your life?

Now, you have got your mountain and you have the correct equipment to climb that mountain. But, do you know the path? How can you trace and analyze your progress?

Here comes the most important tool in Successful people's life. And it is that they keep an account of their achievements and failures. They write all their future plans and goals. They also write the ways that they are going to achieve.

Writing journal is a very simple task and it won't take more than 10 minutes of your morning time.

Just write down your goals for the day and your long term goal. Then analyze every day that what you did wrong or what you did right.

#22: Successful Entrepreneurs are Good at Leadership Skills:

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Most successful people are good at leadership skills. This can be called as one of the Habits of Highly Successful People. 

They are good at leading the team, organization, etc.

Highly Successful people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, etc. are great leaders. Their every word moves the audience.

You may have heard this line from Steve Jobs;

Musicians play their instruments and I play the ORCHESTRA.
This shows that Steve Jobs is addressing his management skills.

If you want to learn the tactics to Lead Without a Title, then read this post:
The Leader Who Had No Title

#23: They Give Time to Their Family and Friends:

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No matter how Rich and Famous you are, your real wealth will always be your family and friends. In fact, they were the one who supported you at every stage of your life.

Successful people know that Money can give external happiness and is a temporary Wealth. But, a person's real wealth is his family and friends.

If you want to become successful, then don't neglect your family or friends. This also shows your compassionate nature and moreover, you would live your life with more happiness and joy. Because you have got more people with you who would celebrate all your achievements with you and they will also be present in your tough times.

#24: They stay away from Negative People: 

This Habit of Highly Successful People is a bit similar to the one we have talked about earlier that they always spent their time with the right people.

Successful people always stay away from negative people. Negative people act like those leeches which stuck to your skin and drain blood from your body until you are dead.

Negative people don't even go forward themselves and they will not let others do it as well.

So, it's better to stay away from those leeches. 

#25: Successful People Express Gratitude: 

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This habit of highly successful people is their main source of motivation. They express gratitude towards everything that they have.

Most of the times we keep complaining about the things that we don't have and we attach ourselves to those 3 reasons because of which your life is like a hell. But we always forget that we have a million reasons to stay happy. 

If you have more than 10$ in your bank account at the end of the day then you are among the top 20% in this world. If you have shelter above your head then you are not among that 30 % who still are hovering around streets in search of shelter. If you are healthy and you don't have any disease then you are among the 5% who are healthy in the world. If you have a decent amount of food that you consume daily then thank god that you are not among those 820 Million people who still sleep without food at night.

Is it not enough to say thank you to god? then just thank god for giving you the most lovable family and friends in the world!!

So, Express Gratitude towards every single thing that God has Provided to you and stop complaining about the things that you don't have.

Always remember that you are living a person's dream life. All people cannot afford to live the lifestyle that you are living in!


Here's a quick recap about the Habits of Successful People that you should imbibe in your life so that you can also become successful one day.

  • They Respond Instead of Reacting.
  • Back From the Future
  • Successful People Set Goals
  • They have Great Self Discipline
  • They Prioritize their tasks
  • Time Management
  • Successful People Create a WIN-WIN Situation
  • They take Responsibility
  • 40 PLUS Formula
  • Highly Successful People Read a LOT
  • They are Obsessed with Self Improvement
  • Sharpen the Saw
  • They take Risks
  • Power of TRUST
  • Speed and Dependability
  • Winners keep going even after Failures
  • They find a Way to Win
  • They Spent their time with Right People
  • Successful People Do What They Love
  • They are good at Communication Skills
  • They write Journal
  • Successful Entrepreneurs are Good at Leadership Skills
  • They give time to Their Family and Friends
  • They Stay away from Negative People
  • Successful People Express GRATITUDE
These were 25 Habits of Highly Successful People. Some of the Habits were taken from this book.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People. You can Buy and read the book HERE:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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