4 Habits Of Successful People That Will Help You Find The Road to Success & Accomplish Big Things In Life
If you are on your journey to become successful I am sure you have wondered about the following.
Is there a specific road to success?
Is there a guaranteed recipe that if I follow I will be set up to succeed and get what I want out of life?
Hmm… That’s a good question. Unfortunately, most people will tell you that there is no answer.
That you should follow your passion, that each one has his own definition of success and blah blah blah.
But what if I told you that a certain road can lead you where you want to be in terms of being more successful at everything you do?
Because there is a road to success. No matter if you want to be an entrepreneur, a fitness model, a doctor or a writer you will be able to do it if you follow a specific path.
Actually, it’s not a path. But four habits that all successful people I know follow strictly.
Incorporate these 4 habits in your life and I guarantee that you will be pretty successful at everything you do.
After carefully examining the success stories of many millionaires, people who have achieved great accomplishments and people who live life on their own terms I observed that they were all following at least 3 of these 4 habits.
Let’s see which they are:
1. Read Whatever Comes In Your Hands
There is so much knowledge out there. And most of it it’s free. You can now go to your public library and find dozens of book that are waiting for you.
Even if you are dead broke you can have access to books and build amazing things. There is a story of a boy called William Kamkwamba.
This boy from Africa lived in one of the poorest villages in the world.
Yet, he wanted to find the road to success. He wanted to overcome the poverty and build something great.
Even if he was a teenager he started to study several science books about electricity. Even if he was just 14 he has built a fucking windmill without money and he gave electricity to his whole village!!
He used useless crappy metals and some free old books from his local library. With self-education and self-determination he was able to create a windmill and generate electricity.
Now, people who are sitting on their comfortable couch enjoying their air-conditioning and drinking beers think of electricity as something self-evident.
Their fat-asses could never imagine the poverty that the young William Kamkwamba was facing. He was forced to drop out from school because his parents couldn’t pay the 80$ PER YEAR tuition!
That’s 6.5$ per month or a coffee at Starbucks. And they couldn’t pay it. When it comes to electricity only 2% of Malawi had that luxury. Because for them electricity was considered a luxury.
However, a young 14-year old kid decided that he could make his country and this world a better place. And did all that with only one weapon: Reading Fucking Books!
You can’t change the world playing video games or watching TV. If a 14-year old kid can build a windmill that generates electricity then what’s your excuse?
What’s your fucking excuse? He didn’t even had 6.5$ per month to pay for his school. Do you have less money?
Do you live without electricity, dishwasher, fridge, internet and laptop? I bet you don’t.
So why dont’ you start reading some books like William did?
You don’t have to read science books or build a windmill. Just read and educate yourself.
College degrees are almost useless when it comes to providing real knowledge. Many successful people like Henry Ford have found the road to success, the road to millions through reading and self-education.
The knowledge that you will get from a single book like William’s Story: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind will be more valuable than 1 whole year in school or college.
Read another 10 books like that and you will be smarter than 75% of your peers. Read another 100 books and you will be smarter than 99% of them.
Almost all successful people I know read a lot. Brandon Carter is one of my favorite Youtubers.
Brandon was a fitness model for Nike, Puma, Adidas and Men’s Health. He is a successful best-selling author and has a YouTube channel with over 350.000 subscribers.
Do you know what else Brandon has? A huge library with hundreds of books. Isn’t that something that would explain his success?
Sure it’s not the only parameter. But I strongly believe it’s a significant one.
If you are wondering why you aren’t successful yet, why you don’t have the money you want, the job you want let me ask you a question:
Do you have a big library with tons of books like Brandon?
If you are not successful yet, the answer is probably no. Because it’s not possible that you weren’t successful if you had absorbed all that knowledge.
Do you want another example of someone more successful than Brandon?
Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft and the richest man in the world with 79 billion net worth reads one hour every night before going to sleep.
Do you think that’s coincidence? No it’s not.
And don’t ever tell me the excuse that you don’t have time to read. If Bill Gates can read one hour per day then you can certainly do it for two hours per day.
If William Kamkwamba can’t pay 80$ per year for his tuition but can read books and build a fucking windmill what’s your excuse?
Neither money or time should be your excuse. Because Bill Gates certainly doesn’t have time and William didn’t have money.
The only excuse is your willingness to learn.
If you are willing to learn and want to find your road to success then get your butt down and read 1-2 hours per day!
2. Exercise As Hard As You Can & Build Your Physique
That’s one of the biggest investments you can do early in life. If you are young, your testosterone is likely high your hormones are in great condition and you can build your physical strength in a few years.
Literally, exercising has no drawbacks. There is no disadvantage of being physically fit.
And I don’t mean running on the treadmill. I don’t mean jogging or cycling. That’s not the exercise you want to do.
You want to lift cold hard heavy weights. You need to use steel to build a jaw dropping body and earth-shaking strength.
Not only you will enjoy the multiple health benefits of being physically fit but you will also become incredibly more attractive to the opposite gender.
No matter what you do in your life, go to the gym and build your physique. And please understand this:
Your physical appearance is a reflection of your mental abilities.
Simply said, a fat guy eating potato fries and burgers isn’t likely to be confident, successful or attractive. Now if you are the fat guy eating potato fries there is no shame on that.
You can change your habits and change your life drastically. The shame is to not take action and stay the same.
And again, don’t tell me you don’t have time or that you are very busy. Excuses are for average people. If you want to stay average keep saying yourself excuses.
If you want to be the best then ditch the excuses and start finding solutions. Nobody cares if you say you don’t have time to lift weights because you work or because you have kids.
If you want to do something you will make time. When you say you don’t have time it’s because you simply don’t want it enough.
Check out my friend Nate from Iron and Tweed. He has built an impressive physique while he also has a family and a baby daughter. He didn’t say that: “Oh I don’t have time to workout, I have a baby now“.
Barack Obama is the president of USA. And he lifts weight 45 minutes per day.
Do you think that you are more busy than the president of USA? Are you kidding me?
If Obama manages to find time to workout during his extremely busy schedule then you should be able to do it as well.
3. Visualize The Road To Success To Make It a Reality
Visualization and meditation are two of the things you must do daily if you want to find your road to success.
Pablo Picasso has said that everything you can imagine is real and he is totally correct. Our minds have impressive powers. If you learn how to use your mind you can literally shape your life however you want.
Every successful person, regardless of profession, takes advantage of the power of creative visualization. They all see themselves succeeding in their minds and these thoughts manifest in real life.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was visualizing his success years before he succeeded.
Muhammad Ali – the legendary boxer – used to visualize his victories long before he won the fights.
Jim Carrey has a net worth of 150 million dollars. Can you imagine what Jim did when he was young? He visualized being a successful actor. And after some years he became one.
All these top performers have added visualization in their success remedy. And it worked for all of them.
Phil Jackson was the coach of Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant and other basketball legends. He managed to help his team win many NBA championships using the power of mindfulness and meditation.
Phil Jackson said that they didn’t only have to work to develop physical strength but they also had to nourish their mental strength.
Check out the video interview of Phil Jackson below:
4. Don’t Make Circles – Go Straight To Where You Want To Go
Finally it’s important to save precious time and avoid making circles.
If you have an idea of where you want to go or who you want to be, then go STRAIGHT to it.
For instance, a friend of mine is 33 years old. She had studied law just because her parents wanted to do so. They thought that if she was a lawyer she would be a respectable member of the society.
But she wanted to be a ballerina. She wanted to be a professional dancer. She went to the law school and finished it while she was dancing for fun.
After 5 years in the law school and 2 years of postgraduate qualifications she was 26 and decided that she didn’t want to be a lawyer. She wanted to work as a dancer. And she did it but without accomplishing any massive success.
However she had lost 7 years studying law just to get a piece of paper and feel approved by her parents and society.
Now, at 33 she takes a loan to open a dance school and do what she wanted to do from the very beginning.
I am pretty sure that if she hadn’t made that big 7-year circle she would have opened her school 7 years later without any debts.
Yet, she believes that going to the law school was the right decision just because the society considers her as a valuable person.
Why? Because of a fucking degree? No, I am not saying that a law degree is useless. It’s extremely useful if you want to be a lawyer.
But she had never worked as a lawyer. What’s the point of studying law if you know that you want to do something else in your life? She knew exactly what she wanted to do when she was younger but she sacrificed her chance to succeed.
Instead of going straight to her destination, she made a circle.
Please don’t do that with your life. If you know where you want to go and what you want to do then go straight to your destination. Don’t waste your life making circles.
Ok, here was a practical 4-step guide that if you follow you will make your own road to success.
Do you want to become a top performer? A winner? The best? The lion that leads the pack?
Then read as much as you can, build your physique, visualize your success and go straight to your goal.
If you do these 4 things you will definitely become more successful at everything you do.
– Damian Pros