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7 Things Succesful People Do Differently From The Rest

One of the most frequently asked question throughout the history of human civilization is why are some people successful when some others are not. What makes some rich while others remain poor? Most importantly, why does the rich keep getting richer while the poor gets poorer. Factors such as place of birth, your family and to an extent your external circumstance do affect a person's success. But, history often narrates the glorious stories of the people who overcame these obstacles to get where they wanted to be. And in a country like India inspiring examples of people who overcame the challenges are plentiful. Coming back to our question, what makes them accomplish these feats over the general public? How are they different from the rest of us? Here are 7 things successful people do differently from rest of the crowd:

They don't blame anyone else for their failures

They don't blame anyone else for their failures
They don't blame anyone else for their failures

Successful people take responsibility for their own failures, than blaming on any external factors. When most of the public, especially unsuccessful people, search for excuses to justify their failures, successful people takes responsibility and learn from their failures. Most importantly, they never play the victim. In fact, they truly believe their lives and destiny are solely in their own hands.

They don't waste time in front of television

They don't waste time in front of television
They don't waste time in front of television

Do you think someone like Elon Musk or Richard Branson spends their evenings watching 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' or 'American Idol'? But, a significant majority of us spent their evenings and weekends watching reality shows, soap operas, or binge watching Netflix. By doing this we are in fact distracting ourselves from our problems. But the successful don't disconnect from their problems, rather they chose to solve them instead of resorting to escapism.

They surround themselves with other successful people

They surround themselves with other successful pe...
They surround themselves with other successful people

It is said that you are the average of 5 people you associate most with, and that is something successful people take very seriously. You cannot find them hanging out with someone miserable just because they were friends in high school. Rather, they find and surround themselves with like-minded, ambitious, and resourceful people that will aid in their personal and professional growth. By closely associating with 'losers', we risk being dragged down by them. In most cases, people who live miserable life will try to make sure that we face the same fate in order to make themselves feel better.

They don't borrow credit for useless things

They don't borrow credit for useless things
They don't borrow credit for useless things

A golden rule of many self-made millionaires is that they only borrow credit to acquire assets that will give them increased returns in future. However, we, the commoners are guilty of borrowing credit to spend on unnecessary objects, just to fulfill our own desires, such as buying the latest iPhone or a fancy car on EMI with higher interest. Sadly, these objects will lose their desirability in few weeks and their value drops steeply as a result of depreciation, creating a financial liability.

They wake up early

They wake up early
They wake up early

Whether it's Elon Musk, Bill Gates, or Warrent Buffett - one thing they all have in common is that they are early risers. You can never find a successful person who spent more hours sleeping than what is required. In fact, throughout history, successful people treat sleep as a necessary trade-off they had to make. So next time, when you decide to sleep through the whole weekend, think what successful people will be doing.

They take good care of their health

They take good care of their health
They take good care of their health

A healthy body is essential for a powerful mind. Our ability to think straight, perform good analysis, and take smart decisions all comes down to our physical and mental health. Studies have repeatedly proven that right diet and regular exercise are essential for good mental health. Successful people often take good care of their health by staying away from eating unhealthy food and following harmful habits.

They invest in themselves

They invest in themselves
They invest in themselves

Rich people invest money wisely, while other successful people invest resources in improving themselves. They invest their money in assets that provide returns such as stocks, bonds, or real estate. On the other hand, they are also aware of the need for investing in themselves by getting a good education and constantly staying ahead of the pack by expanding their knowledge horizon through reading.

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