habits of highly successful people“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

No matter what success mean to you, it is something we all strive to achieve. But as Pele so aptly put it, success is not easy. If it was, everyone would be able to have it without any effort. How would that be success?

Most highly successful people started at the bottom and have worked their way to the top. Unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you’re going to need to do the same. The great news is success leaves clues and that’s what this article is all about.

3 Habits of Highly Successful People

  1. Give it Everything You’ve Got

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” –  Swami Sivananda

Do you get those e-mails that tell you that you can make a million dollars and only work part time? No matter what those e-mails tell you, highly successful people will tell you that you cannot generate any type of success without hard work.

They understand the basic science of life, which states that your input equals your output. They depend on their ambition and develop the skills they need to take them where they want to be in life. While they will admit that they are sometimes lucky, they know that only a fool depends on luck.

Successful people work hard and make the necessary sacrifices to get to their desired position. They don’t complain about how hard they work because they know that it takes hard work to get the payoff they desire.

To sum it up:

Give it all you got, stay focused and don’t let anything get in the way of working toward your dream.

  1. Make Learning A Priority

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

Most people stop learning as soon as they leave school. These people are narrow-minded and don’t like exploring new ideas.

Like Walt Disney, successful people are continuously curious and constantly learning. They stay open-minded and are always looking for new things to learn. Successful people are continually learning and finding as much as they can about everything they are curious about. They constantly ask questions with the hope of finding out how to do things better.

To sum it up:

Keep an open mind, keep learning and never lose holy curiosity.

  1. Never Give Up

“Never give up. You only get one life. Go for it!” – Richard E. Grant

You know what’s the easiest thing in life to do? Quit!

Most people walk away from things they find too hard. That’s why success is so elusive.

Peak performers don’t do that. They find obstacles invigorating. They step up to their challenges and keep working until they overcome them. Once they know what they want, highly successful people would rather die than quit. They are passionate about what they do.

Their main goal is to be the best they can be at whatever they do and to give it 100 percent. They know that quitters never win and winners never quit.

To sum it up:

Give your challenges 100 percent and don’t give up until you’ve reached your goal.

You Can Use These Habits of Highly Successful People to Succeed!

If you follow these three peak performance tips, you to will find yourself joining the short list of highly successful people. Just follow their lead and you’ll soon see a difference in your life.

As you put them to work, share what you learn with your friends. As they say, sharing is caring.

About the author:

Wil Dieck is a writer, speaker, researcher, college professor and master martial arts instructor. He studies and teaches people from all walks of life how to use simple psychological techniques to develop high performance habits.

Wil’s most recent works includes the highly ranked Amazon Kindle book, Secrets of the Black Belt Mindset, Turing Simple Habits into Extraordinary Success and Modern Mindfulness, A Beginners Guide on How to Find Peace and Happiness in a Busy World.

In addition to his work as a researcher, writer, and speaker, Wil is a professor of psychology and business at San Diego University of Integrated Studies.

Wil runs a peak performance coaching practice in San Diego, California. Additionally, he regularly works with people who are suffering from stress and anxiety using meditation, hypnotherapy and NLP.