9 success strategies of successful people

Thursday, April 18, 2013 19:46
Posted in category Success Tips

A couple of years ago Heidi Grant Halvorson wrote an article titled Nine Things Successful People Do Differently on the Harvard Business Review blog. Based on this article, she developed a diagnostics test for each of the 9 things, which has since been answered by over 7000 people (over 30,000 people took the test completing one or more of the diagnostics for the 9 steps). Based on this, here are the 9 things that successful people do to achieve success in order of magnitude or importance.

Have Grit — Persistence over the long haul is key
Know Exactly How Far You Have Left to Go — Monitor your progress
Get Specific — Have a crystal-clear idea of exactly what success will look like
Seize the Moment to Act on Your Goals — Know in advance what you will do, and when and where you will do it
Focus on What You Will Do, Not What You Won’t Do — Instead of focusing on bad habits, it’s more effective to replace them with better ones.
Build your Willpower Muscle — If you don’t have enough willpower, you can get more using it.
Focus on Getting Better, Rather than Being Good — Think about your goals as opportunities to improve, rather than to prove yourself
Be a Realistic Optimist — Visualize how you will make success happen by overcoming obstacles
Don’t Tempt Fate — No one has willpower all the time, so don’t push your luck

Read the full blog post here.

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