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16 Work Habits Of Successful People

work habits of successful people

Why should you follow the 16 work habits of successful people?

If you have plans on becoming your own boss then you do need to follow the work habits of successful people.

Being at home working on your own means no one’s there to offer you any type of motivation.

If you work from home in a team environment you should still follow these work habits of successful people.

Developing these habits means calling in mental discipline to recognize your own shortcomings.

By recognizing your shortcomings you can then enable yourself to reach your goals.

Don’t Take in Ego

The best leaders are people who go into leadership without letting pride get in the way. They work together with their team members to achieve their goals.

Sometimes it can get difficult for a single head to find a solution, but when there are many heads working for one single achievement the solutions become unstoppable.

Keep a Daily Journal

Journaling helps to bring ideas to being. I know that if I don’t write something down chances are I will forget about it an hour later.

Holding onto an idea in our head is impossible because new ideas are always popular. When it’s written down I don’t have to worry about it anymore.

Get Rid of Fear

When we let fear get in the way we fail to recognize our own capabilities.

Fear the unknown, but conquer it anyway.

You never know how far you can go until you stretch yourself to your limits which means moving beyond fear.

Stay Fit 

Being successful means being fit mentally/emotionally/physically. When we work out we develop a strong mind because we are stretching the self-discipline muscle in our mind.

The more this muscle is stretched the more self-disciplined we become which leads to mental and emotional strength.

Never Give Up

Short phrase with impact. There’s always going to be problems in existence.

It’s how you overcome them that shows that you have what it takes to go all the way. 

Never giving up means getting creative with your solutions.

Speak Your Mind

If you keep things to yourself no one will ever hear it. I agree it’s an intimidating feeling when we happen to be in the company of those we feel are superior to us.

Our mind wants to be recognized. The only way to do so is by speaking it.

Learn to Take Charge

Successful people don’t back down from a challenge.

They learn that to get ahead they’re going to have to become the leader.

It means taking charge of the situation while showing that you can do it.


Communication skills in the social world a really important.

Your communication includes not only your verbal word but also your nonverbal words.

These nonverbal cues come via your body language.

Have Follow-Through

At one time I used to be one of those people who used to leave things half done.

Both things came back and bit me you know where. Why? Because they were still waiting for me to finish them which showed to me what a failure I was at completing things.

Make sure you finish what you start otherwise how will you know how to reach your goals.

Dress For Success

People who dress learn that dressing is everything. Some people when working from home, go to work in their pajamas.

It’s okay to a certain extent but by midmorning, a person should dress as though they are in an office.

The reason a person should dress well even for themselves is it makes a person feel successful and powerful when they look good.

Be Unstoppable

When we set a goal we have to keep going until it’s achieved.

Otherwise, it just becomes another half-baked goal.

By being unstoppable you know that you’re going to let nothing get in the way of where you have to go.

Be a Self-Starter

Taking initiative is one of the most desired quality in a business person.

Without initiative, a person cannot take charge.

By being a self-starter you know exactly what needs to be done as well how it’s going to be done.

Become a Reader

Most times when I get up in the morning I read to learn what’s new.

It also teaches me to be disciplined about gaining insight into what the Internet has to offer.

It’s also a refuge, my escape. The best way for me to start my morning.

There are some great blogs out there that are really inspiring.

Get Rid of Distractions

Distractions come in many forms especially when you’re working from home.

Most distractions come from family. You may have to physically close your office door.

Other time there are mindless distractions such as social media. Leave the cat stories for another day.

Create a Reward System

Anytime you achieve a personal goal reward yourself. Rewards have worked for millions of people.

When a runner to complete a race, the reward is the medal at the end.

Your reward could be connecting with social media when you’ve completed a task.

Make Good Choices

By making unhealthy choices the impact can be felt by your body and mind.

You need to have both of these working together to create a successful outcome for yourself.

If it means getting rid of some bad habits then do so. If you can even negate one bad habit, you’ve done yourself a world of good.

Now that you know the work habits of successful people, how are you going to apply them your working life is up to you.

Let me know what you think in the comments below. 

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16 thoughts on “16 Work Habits Of Successful People

  1. It’s interesting that I seem to have experienced many of these habits, but in reverse! Especially some pertinent ones such as never giving up. I’ve given up a few times with ventures that I’ve choisen to do, but think I’m learning my lesson lately. I’ve becoming more persistent and understand that some things just take time. Hopefully my persistance pays off one day.

    1. Persistence is a really good quality to have. Many people give up before they ever become successful. That success might’ve been only a few days away. I speak from experience. Thank you for your comment.

  2. Hello, I really appreciate your time and effort on writing about the habits of successful people.

    There’s a lot of good tips here and I wish I had the discipline to follow through on them all. One of the biggest issues I have is being easily distracted by things when I’m working. For example I’d go on YouTube to look for a tutorial on how to build a blogging business and then be distracted by other videos.

    Most of the time it’s not that I don’t know what the habits of successful people are, but lack the discipline to follow through with them. Thanks for the article.

    1. I think we all wish we have the discipline to follow through on the mall. If we can even change even one habit to become self-disciplined with, much success can be had. 

      I agree with you YouTube is a great distractor. Thank you for your comment.

  3. Hi Jag

    This is a great article. Although I have a job for someone else now, where I have to go to an office, I used to (and sometime still) work from home. It’s not an easy thing to do.

    One thing I had to do, most of the time, was to find a makeshift office…I used my local library. I couldn’t make phone calls, but it did require me to dress up and focus. Sometimes, I actually miss it.

    My sons used to tell people that my job was at the library (i.e. “He works at the library.”) Haa!

    I also think, of the 16 items, staying fit, rewarding yourself and always speaking your mind are most critical (for me anyway).



    1. Glad that you enjoyed the article. Great that the library was the perfect place for you to work. I personally enjoy going to the library because it brings me a sense of a crowd yet it’s very quiet. Thank you for your comment.

  4. I like the fact that you started by giving all the reasons why we need to follow the 16 work habits. Because knowing the goal can only encourage us to do the job. And you are totaly right about everything. I would like to stress on dress for success. The psychology behind it, is first about self esteem. When you are dresses even if you work at home, it gives you more positif feelings about your business. Seeing what you wear can also give you ambition to do more.

    And this will empower you to achieve more in your business. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips.

    1. I think we should all have a goal in mind as well as established habits that will help us to achieve that goal. I work from home, by midmorning I’m usually dressed as though I’m going out. This helps me establish boundaries within my own workspace. Thank you for your comment.

  5. I’m familiar with the 7 habits of successful people by Steven Covey. I found it intriguing that the program you are promoting has expanded that to 16. I found it wise that keeping fit, especially physical fitness was included. In order to follow these habits you mentioned that discipline is critical. I found it intriguing that I reviewed another article earlier today where the author cited that the most important habit in life to succeed is discipline. So it was reassuring to find you agreed. The absence of discipline is a formula for failure. 

    Habits are formed when an action is repeated over and over again until it gets ingrained in ones way of life. Having a statement to that effect would show that there is a lot of effort required to develop any good habit. And that the indiviodual needs to make a committment to achieve them. 

    Of the many habits, I feel getting rid of distraction would top the list for me. In todays environment, having our cellphones at hand is a sure fire way to get distracted. I would have specifically stated that cell phones and tablets should be turned off. Unless of course they were being used in conducting ones training or business.   

    Why did you linit the heading to a laptop lifestyle ony? What if the person wanted to use a tablet? In todays expansion of mobile devices I wouls have used the word mobile. This would be inclusive of a laptop, tablet and phone. However, if there was a specific reason to highlight the laptop only, having a sentence or two explain why would have been helpful.

    All in all I found this article helpful as a guide to enable one to become successful by developing 16 important habits Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Yes, I’m familiar with 7 habits of successful people by Steven Covey as well. I think he’s inspired many people to develop some great habits. There are so many habits that can be developed off of the seven habits he’s listed in his book.

      I’m not only limiting people to live a laptop lifestyle, but people can also use whatever they have available to start a blog online.

      Glad that you found this article. Thank you for your comment

  6. These are awesome habits! I agree on every one! About the the giving up part, I tried blogging off and on for years. I think I gave up at least 5 times, because I was impatient, I never saw results! Also I couldn’t figure out the right niche to write about, and I got distracted by other opportunities! But now, I think I’m in the right place mentally! I think I am ready for this! I have finally chosen a niche, I have patience, and I am getting more and more devoted to my blog.. And wealthy affiliate is truly amazing! I didn’t think so before, but I do now. I just wish I had this mindset years ago, but at least I finally have it now! Thank you for this post, and I wish you luck, and all the success you need and want! 

    1. Giving up is easy when success doesn’t follow. But those who don’t give up are the ones who achieve success in the long run. Thank you for your comment.

  7. I love all these suggestions. Journaling is one that I need to really get better at. I have all these ideas flowing through my head and I think, oh I will remember that later and I rarely do! As a mama of 4 little ones, they have taught me to speak my mind. That used to feel impossible for me. Haha kids teach you how strong you can be. 

    “Be unstoppable.” Yes!!! It’s impossible to have everyone agree and support you. Don’t take it personal keep on going no matter what. Yes, yes, yes!!! 

    1. I need to improve at journaling as well. It’s a work in progress. Lately, I consider myself unstoppable, but you never know when the brakes can be applied. Thank you for your comment.

  8. I loved the insight you’ve given here – placing an emphasis on how many aspects of self development can positively affect and improve the success you have in achieving your own goals – whether you work individually or in a team environment. Great list of things to be aware of, and to improve yourself with. All of these listed things are things that we can constantly learn and grow with, there is no final destination on how good we can be at these things. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Self-development is what helps a person to achieve goals. Glad you enjoyed the article. Thank you for your comment.

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