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11 Things Successful People do Differently

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Successful people approach their personal and professional life in a way that varies from most of us. By integrating even just one or two of these things into your life, you would without a doubt see improvement.

1. They Have Have Goals

Everyone set some goals, but successful people have extremely specific goals for the short term or long term. It is hard to reach any of your dreams if you don't set out a path to make it possible.

2. They are Committed to Achieving The Goals

Everyday gives us a new chance to get a little bit closer to our goals. This means putting in the work on a consistent basis that allows for gradual, yet constant, growth.

3. Unshakable Confidence in Themselves

Believing your capacity to achieve is the only way you can begin making progress in life. When we get down on ourselves we are only limiting ourselves, so in a way negativity becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Only you can determine how much or how little you achieve.

4. When They Fall, They Don't Fall Hard

Successful people view every mistake as a learning experience to sharpen their skills. Everyone inevitably experiences setbacks, but how they take the falls are the defining moments that separates the winners from the losers in the long run.

5. They Act Decisively

When you know what you want, it all of a sudden becomes a lot easier to set out about choosing everything from where to eat to where you want to work for. All of this has to do about managing time, health and all small aspects of life that help us slowly crawl towards the top.

6. They Focus on Gradually Getting Better

Setting your goals too high inevitably means you're going to fall short. Instead of focusing on the peak of the mountain, focus on how you are going to get past the valleys and hills that are in between you and just the base of the mountain.

7. They Know How to Say No

Setting priorities means that sometimes you are just going to have to say no to requests. All of us naturally have this tendency to want to be a people pleaser, but ultimately that can make you more of a door mat if you aren't careful.

8. They Stay Productive, Not Busy

Managing time is a big deal. Time that is spent doing mindless busy work or activities that don't get you closer to your goals is ultimately time wasted. Separate what is actually "productive time" versus "busy time" to figure out which you want to keep in your life.

9. Preform Tasks Based on Energy Levels, Not a Time Clock

Getting in tune with your time clock is key to achieving success. We all of a natural rhythm through out the day between lulls and peak energy. Make sure that you match activities and work to the type of energy you have at the moment to get the most bang for your buck out of  the day.

10. They Maintain their Health and Well-Being

When you are healthy and happy it is a lot easier to be productive. Sleep plenty, eat healthily, exercise regularly and de-stress to ensure that you are living up to your true potential.

11. Take Regular Breaks and Vacations

Burn out is such a huge problem in a day in age when we can work practically around the clock thanks to the joys of the internet! Take the time to unplug and relax regularly, so that you can come back refreshed to the work scene.

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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.