The Habits of Successful People

Written by Heather Richards

Who doesn’t want to be successful in this life? Most of us do. Whether it’s a career goal, a relationship, or personal growth, the achievement of something you want or have planned for is one of the best feelings in life. But the fact is that some of us are more successful in life than others. So what separates the people who can and can’t achieve their goals? The answer might come down to the habits they create.

A recent article in Psychology Today suggests that people who create “tiny habits” are able to make lasting changes in life. According to the article, the reason it’s important to focus on a small habit is because it’s easier to follow through with a goal if it’s not such a big obstacle or commitment. This notion is further explored by Dr. Eric Amidi, a quantum physicist who often blogs about how to achieve your goals and live the life you want. He suggests that the key to making things happen in life is starting with a small goal, or the first step towards your goal.

So how make a tiny habit? Be realistic about it. Dr. Eric Amidi writes that it should answer the question, how, not why. Ask yourself, how can I change this one thing or do this one thing in my life? This simple but important question should help you create a list of steps you will need to take towards a goal. Next, start with the first step. Make sure it’s doable and focus on that one goal. You can read more writings by Dr. Eric Amidi to learn how to achieve your goals and make things happen.