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7 Habits of Highly Successful People (That 99% of People Don’t Practice)

There are countless opportunities to gain a better life. Ultra-successful people embrace these day in and day out to get to the top of the totem pole.

However, 99% of the majority choose not to embrace chances given to them by simply ignoring the simplest, most uncomplicated practices that ultra-successful individuals have mastered (which ultimately set them apart from the rest).

Leave mediocrity behind to become more viable to success and wealth. Forget about your cult-tendencies to give yourself room to grow. More importantly, familiarize yourself to how most highly successful people think and act.

Advocate for change more frequently

Change is tough concept to accept. It demands strength to move away from your comfort zone. However, most people do not realize that although it may bring discomfort, the rewards are always greater when you choose to stretch your limits.

Choose to embrace change when there’s a need for it and do it more frequently. According to Oprah Winfrey, don’t hold yourself hostage to who you used to be by resisting change.

Spearhead innovations

“It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.” —Edwin Land, Polaroid co-founder

Many of us don’t maximize our full potential because we mostly act based on what others will do. On the other hand, super-successful individuals give birth to new ideas and never copy what other people have done. They carve their own paths to success by being innovative.

Move faster

If you are chasing after big goals, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes you also have to move fast.

There’s no sense in waiting for what you think is the right timing because what you plant in the present will determine the quality of your future life.

The big idea here is to stop waiting for what you think is the right timing. Instead, work on your goals at a faster rate with the help of an exponential mindset.

Have unbreakable persistence

Steve Jobs is convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

Having persistence is not enough to win in life – you need to have unbreakable persistence capable of weathering the ups and downs in life. It is through those major turning points (or even failures) that you become resilient enough to bounce back again and again.

Outdo yourself

“Do the work. Out-work. Out-sell your expectations. There are no shortcuts.” – Mark Cuban

If you can dedicate more of your time and energy towards improvement, don’t think twice about it. Pushing yourself to over-deliver is a testament of your willpower and level of commitment, not to mention excellence at what you do. The right kind of mindset will help you accomplish more than what you think you can.

Hang-out with highly successful people

For LinkedIn co-Founder Reid Hoffman, being with people who personify the kind of person you want to become is one of the most effective way to gain self-improvement. As you build and maintain relationship with mega-successful people, you start to embody their behavior, thinking, and lifestyle – all of which can supercharge your journey.

Set aside time for personal matters

One thing that successful people have mastered is the art of balance. Yes, they are very serious about work and their careers but above these responsibilities, they are also fully accountable for their personal lives.

Setting aside enough time for the people behind their successes is the secret to unadulterated kind of motivation which is needed to conquer challenges day in, day out.

“There are going to be priorities and dimensions of your life, how you integrate them is how you find true happiness.” – Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup CEO and President


The habits of ultra-successful people guide them in critical decision making and sustain them in challenging situations. If you want to become one of them, you don’t have to repeat everything that they have done, but you be different from the rest.