10 things successful people do every day

What do successful people do differently to achieve their success? What routine do they have that gives them their edge?

They do the little things well. They are disciplined, focused, and do more in less time.

It’s all about having the right daily mindset, bringing your “A game” every day, and resisting the urge to overwork.

What are the 10 things successful people do daily?

There are 10 things that people who are successful do every day.

1. They work hard and are persistent

Persistence is the difference between success and failure. Successful people refuse to give up. They stay the course despite life’s daily setbacks. They have developed and cultivated this trait.

Successful people constantly work on their personal development and maximize their natural ability. They know their talents were predetermined but what they do with them is not. It’s about putting in the hard work every day and overcoming daily challenges despite difficulty or opposition.

2. They control their thoughts

Successful people don’t feel sorry for themselves and they know that certain days are just bad days. They know bad days happen and can be made even worse if they don’t react well to them. They don’t let their thought pattern spiral out of control. Successful people move on from bad days.

3. They balance their mental energy

Successful people balance their mental energy rather than their time. They know a positive mood is the key to success. It’s not how much they have to do every day, it’s how much mental energy they need so they don’t run out of gas at the end of the day.

4. They inspire others to be successful

Successful people inspire others by leading by example. They help others reach their goals. They have passion and drive to put a successful plan in place to raise the bar for the team.

Successful people become a leader and develop other leaders. They pass along their failures and successes. They cultivate their relationships and leave their ego at the door. People who are successful expect the best of others and themselves.

5. They take risks

They take risks because they know taking a calculated risk is a necessity step toward the path to success. People who are successful step outside of their comfort zone every day because they know that’s the only way they can grow and become more successful.

Successful people embrace risk and use it intelligently. They know risks can be positive because risk is the price of success. They don’t let life pass them by — they take a leap into each day like it’s their last day on earth.

6. They spend time on what matters

Successful people spend time on what they really care about. They match their time to their personal values. Successful people know it’s tough to juggle their career, family, friends, health, and fun. So, they ask themselves every day: am I spending time on what really matters to me?

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

— Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple

7. They develop good habits

Research shows about 40% of people’s daily activities are performed each day in almost the same situations. Our days are taken up by our habits.

Successful people realize they can go through their day on autopilot and try not to do that. They realize habits are critical to their success. They replace their bad habits with new, better ones.

8. They solve tough problems through resilience

Successful people are resilient. They think of new ways to tackle problems in their professional and personal lives. They are confident, self-aware, and cope well with adversity and life’s setbacks.

People who are successful take control of every day and become more resilient to tackle the changing landscape. They live life with a purpose and continuously learn from others and acquire new skills.

9. They exercise

They understand that a sharp mind starts with exercise. People who are successful know exercise boosts their mood, their health, and their outlook on life.

They make exercise part of their daily routine because they know much it relieves stress. They understand the important benefits of exercise such as getting a good night of sleep.

10. They reduce their stress levels

Less stress equals more success. They know that success won’t go away but they know a little stress can help them be more productive. They know they have to become great at managing stress so they avoid burnout, lower their chances of getting sick or ill, and improve their relationships.

Bringing it all together

Successful people don’t make excuses because they know their mindset is as important as what they do every day. They take care of their bodies, balance their mental energy, focus on the positive. They know that small and continuous improvements is the difference.

Successful people don’t get down on themselves if they have a bad day. They are persistent, resilient, and form good habits. People who are successful take risks and inspire others to be successful.