6 Habits Practiced by Extraordinarily Successful People

By reading the list, I hope they will motivate and inspire you to be great today.

Try one new thing each day.

“Every day, I force myself to do something that is out of my comfort zone. If I hadn’t left my comfort zone back in 2008 to buy that one-way ticket to Buenos Aires, I never would have met my business partner, Aaron Firestein, and BucketFeet would never exist.” -Raaja Nemani, co-founder and CEO of BucketFeet

Accept failure as a lesson

There is no such thing as failure,” Oprah Winfrey said in her commencement speech at Harvard University in 2013. “Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.

Aim for work/life balance

We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in,” writes Arianna Huffington in Thrive, her book on favoring life in the work/life balance.

Consult with a mentor

According to billionaire Richard Branson, “every entrepreneur needs a good mentor.” Whether it is a trusted friend, a family member on an entrepreneur you seek out for advice, it is important to have someone you can turn to in good, bad and difficult times.

Take risks

As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own.” Dell Computers CEO Michael Dell spoke these words in his address to the University of Texas graduating class in 2003.

Don’t Attach Yourself to Other People’s Opinions – Positive or Negative

I am self-propelled; fueled from within. I appreciate people’s opinions, but I’m not attached to them. I learned a long time ago that if I give them the power to feed me, I also give them the power to starve me.” – Steve Maraboli, via Forbes Top 20 MultiMillionaires to Watch in 2020

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