“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise.” (Proverbs 13:20)
Let’s take a look at some of the habits of successful people to grow our business potential.
1)Successful people categorize their life into four areas: Family, Business, Health, and Spirituality.
Family – What good would it be to become a millionaire only to lose touch with your precious family in the process?
Business: They stay up with the latest innovations and trends and are diligent in their business. “The hand of the diligent will rule.” (Proverbs 12:24)
Health: Successful people have disciplined exercise and disciplined eating habits. They take time to read to gain knowledge and insight into their field of interests, which keeps their minds healthy and on the cutting edge.
Spirituality: They need something greater than themselves to strengthen their soul and spirit through spiritual means. For Christians, they do this through prayer and God’s word.
Successful people give 100 % in each of these areas. When it is their time to do business, they give themselves 100% to their business at that time. When it’s family time, they are 100% focused on family and not scrolling through their phone reading emails while dining with the family or walking in the park. When they exercise and eat, they give full focus and attention to getting the most out of the time spent doing those things. Giving 100% at that time means that they are not focusing on other things at that moment. They are engaged.
2) Successful people realize that there is always something more to learn.
They realize there is an infinite amount of knowledge and science out there and that they do know it all. It’s that hunger to research and learns more extraordinary things that keep them on the top of their game. Do we all know that much? In the overall scheme of things, we are pretty small. Understanding how little we are makes us thirsty to gain more wisdom and knowledge in every realm of life. Wisdom says, “I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.” (Proverbs 8:17)
3) Successful people set boundaries and a schedule for their downtime.
It can’t all be work 24/7. Though people are successful, they force themselves or carve out a time, in the day, or the week, or month, to ensure they have downtime. And during that downtime, they are not working. Many people use their rest to continue working but in another form. Successful people have learned how to guard their downtime. They don’t let anyone or anything else take it away. If that means not answering the phone, then so be it. If that means waiting to get back to someone later, then so be it.
4) Successful people embrace change properly.
If we are breathing, change is going to happen in our lives. Many accept change because it’s an easier way. It’s like when someone tells us we must do something. Many times, it’s always easier to accept a change than to try and resist. Change is uncomfortable, but we should never lie to ourselves and take change just because we don’t want to stand up for ourselves. Successful people don’t easily let themselves get pushed around. They don’t only accept something and then later complain and whine because they didn’t stand true to themselves and just received the change. Successful people know how to “roll with the punches” of growth and find creative and profitable ways to embrace it.
5) Successful people possess the ability to be genuinely vulnerable.
If they show vulnerability, people can relate to them. They don’t just show their weakness to get sympathy from someone, but genuinely are only real people. What is it that we love about highly successful people? Isn’t it that they don’t come across as the high and mighty? We say, “Oh, he is so down to earth.” It’s like Roger Federer, the greatest tennis player of all time, joking around about how he injured his knee while helping his kids get into the bathtub. We love those stories, don’t we? It lets us connect to them as the real people that they are. Like a real man or woman, successful people are not afraid to express their feelings.
6) Successful people never lose their sense of humor.
There is humor in everything around us. Successful people look for it and know how to find it. We should always make fun of ourselves and not take ourselves that seriously when relating to others. We can make fun of those around us in a thoughtful way, but never in such a way that we are hurting them. But we also need to be a real person. If we do say something that someone takes the wrong way or offends them, we need to be a real person and apologize. Again, successful people know how to relate to individuals and treat them with all the respect they deserve.
7) Successful people go beyond the status quo.
“And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.” (Matthew 5:41)
I am thankful that Henry did not just settle for just some average system when it came to Compumatrix. He kept striving and going beyond the mainstream thought of the digital currency world. That is why we are in the position that we are today. Let’s go beyond! Let’s do more than our share of the work. People will love us and respect us for it.