10 Simple Habits That Will Help You Succeed In Life

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Life changes don’t always have to be overwhelming . . . sometimes the smallest life changes can have the enormous benefits!

Often, we assume that to achieve success we have to make big, drastic changes. We think we need to overturn our homes, switch up our careers, and change our entire identity. But while these are all great changes that can bring you greater happiness and success, that doesn’t mean you should overlook the smaller things! In reality, the smallest life change can have the largest impact.

I’ve started adopting these 10 small daily habits – not too many at once! – and realized exactly how amazingly life-changing they are:

Have a morning routine

Your morning can set the tone for your entire day. Sleep the morning away and the chances are your day will be as slow and sleeping as your morning. Be focused right from the get-go and you’re more likely to have a productive day!

Learn how to delegate

Whilst we all like to believe we are Superwoman (let’s face it, most of the time we are), we can’t always get everything done. Sharing the load and asking for help means that you will be much more likely to actually make a success of it!

Be grateful

Success isn’t something that happens, so make sure you’re thankful for everyone and everything that makes your success what it is. And gratitude is generally a sure-fire way to have a more positive day – consider starting a gratitude journal!

Avoid distractions

The path to success has to be clear for you to actually get there. Don’t let anything get in your way! That means avoiding those pesky distractions. It’s time to log out of social media when you’ve got amazing things to do!

Learn balance

Burning the candle at both ends can only lead to one thing; you will burn out. Finding that balance between pursuing success and rewarding yourself with well-deserved time out is the key to accomplishments.

Make connections

It’s time to be the social bunny you have always wanted to be. Make friends, self-promote, always seek new opportunities, and you will find that success just falls into your lap.

Follow your to-do list

It’s no secret that I’m a big advocate of to-do lists (I’d be lying if I didn’t say I currently have three on the go). Ticking off what you have done and knowing what’s left to do is the ultimate way for you to eliminate every obstacle in the way of your success.

Constantly seek new knowledge

Never consider yourself as an expert. Always seek new knowledge and accept that there will always be something to learn. It will give you the best chance at success.

Avoid jealousy

Often, our own goals can be distracted by the achievements of others. Stop comparing yourself! Focus on your own goals and you will be in with a much better chance of reaching them.

Make a good first impression

You know what they say; a first impression is what people will remember. Make it is a good one and you are in with a much higher chance of reaching the success you desire.


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  • Elishia

    It’s like you wrote this list with my To Dos in mind! My first one to nail is the morning routine, which is super hard to perfect considering my husband is a nightmare of a morning person and we live in a studio… perseverance!

    http://www.englishgirlinnewyork.org

  • margaret

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  • Wildfire Charm

    I love these tips so much! Avoid jealousy and comparing yourself with others is the best advice one can give and take!! xx

    http://www.wildfirecharm.com

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    Love these tips. Having a morning routine is probably one of the best things anyone can do.

    http://www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

  • dreamofadventures

    Finding balance is always a hard one, especially when my work schedule increases for deadlines. But I know it’s so important. Thanks for sharing these!

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

  • Tatiana

    These are really good tips! Definitely things to keep in mind on a daily basis.

  • Nasreen Shah

    Helpful post.

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