The 7 Things Successful People Do Differently

Do You Think You Know What 7 Things Successful People Do Differently Then Most People?




Everyone wants to be successful, but sadly, most people don’t have what it takes to produce the outstanding results like successful people do. If you want to be successful, you must first start with yourself.  



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We are the creatures of habits.  It is what we consistently do that will determine who we are.


If you want to be successful, it is going to take time and you must be able to change and improve yourself to get there. So start by learning what successful people do differently, replicate their success and innovate their habits and mindset to make them yours.





Below, you will find the 7 things successful people do differently than most people from Shawn Lim (the founder of Stunning Motivation).







1. Successful People Have A Big Dream

  • Find out your purpose in life and know what you want to accomplish.
  • It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the skills or talents now, all you need now is to find out who you want to be and what you want to accomplish in your life.
  • It is only when you know exactly what you want; that you can then craft your journey and prepare yourself to get there.
  • Think big and dream big.
  • Thinking does not cost you a dime. And if your dream is big enough, it will inspire and drive you into taking action.


2. Successful People Are Passionate With Their Work

  • Look at all the successful people out there; whether it is in business or in sports, all the great people are extremely passionate with their work.
  • They love what they do and they are obsessed with it.
  • Steve Jobs once said this, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
  • Living a successful life is not going to be easy, you will have to have a lot of discipline, a lot of commitment and determination to do it. And if you don’t have the passion for it, you will quit and give up sooner than you can imagine.
  • When you are passionate with something, you are willing to sacrifice and commit for it.


3. Successful People Are Extremely Committed And Determined

  • How committed are you with what you want to achieve in your life?
  • Are you willing to sacrifice your leisure time for it?
  • Success is all about getting out of your comfort zone and do things that most people hate to do.
  • You have to be fully committed to your dreams and your goals in order to make them come true.
  • Don’t just dream about your dream, take action and make it happen.
  • You have to commit to it.
  • When you decide and commit to what you want to accomplish in your life, that’s it, no more questions asked, there will be no other options for you except to just do it and make it happen.



4. Successful People Believe In Their Dreams

  • Don’t ever let somebody tell you, you can’t do something.
  • You got a dream, you got to protect it.
  • You must first believe that you can do it and that your dream is possible.
  • Only then will you be able to tap into your potential and make things happen.
  • It is when you believe that you can do it; you will train, research, prepare and eventually do it.



5. Successful People Learn From Mistakes And Keep Improving

  • Success will only come to you if you keep trying and improve your strategies and refine your action.
  • If you want to build a successful business, but you took action and failed, what do you do?
  • Quit and give up? Of course not; you change your strategies, learn from your mistakes and improve your action to get better results the next round.
  • Remember, there are no failures, only feedback.
  • As long as you never quit and treat your failures as feedback for you to learn and improve, you will never fail.


6. Successful People Don’t Work Alone

  • You can only accomplish so much by yourself.
  • If you want to go to a higher level, you need a team and partners who can help you to scale.
  • One of the most important reasons you want to have a team by your side is so that your team can balance out your weakness and you can focus in on performing in your area of strength.


7. Successful People Always Give Back

  • If you look at the richest people such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, they donate most of their wealth for charity and back to the society.
  • They did not do this because they are rich; they do this because they know that doing this will make them even more successful.
  • When you donate to someone who is in need, the person that changes the most is not the one who receives the money, because we cannot change what has happened to that person.
  • The one that will go through the most change is the person who donates.
  • This is because when you contribute, you know that you have enough and you know that deep within you, you have done something good.
  • And when you do something good, you will feel good and you will feel satisfaction.
  • It is this feeling that will make you more confident because you know that you have helped someone else
  • So practice this habit right now.
  • Contribute back to the society and to the world.
  • Start small and grow from today.



Remember, what you know can only get you where you are today. If you want to go higher, you have to change and do what successful people do.



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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington



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16 thoughts on “The 7 Things Successful People Do Differently

  1. Hi Joan,

    It’s always good to think about the particular things that bring success into your life. These are great tips and certainly make you think about the success habits and mindset. I think that many people miss your 6th tip…. that nobody finds success on their own. It always takes a team- the right team. 🙂

    • Hi Jamie,

      Yes, I think you may be right about so many people miss #6, that no one finds success on their own, it definately takes a team, and yes the RIGHT team! Thanks for your feedback and awesome comment 🙂

  2. At first glance, these steps to success seem easy. nd that is where the hidden key lies. You do have to really dig into each one of these concepts, be truthful and see, what is missing, that if added can make 2016 more successful. I intend to do this. Happy holidays to you and yours, Joan.

  3. Tithing and giving back to others amplifies our success and the Universe responds with more. Having the right amount of desire, passion and motivation is important to get any project off the ground and closed successfully. If I feel that I am out of sync with any of these core elements, I turn to my intuition to understand the roadblock and work on that first and even go back to the drawing board if warranted, Joan. Thanks for a lovely post.

    • I absolutely agree that tithing and giving back to others definately amplifies your success 🙂 Having the right desire, passion and motivation are just as important as well Vatsala! Thanks for your awesome comment 🙂 Always appreciated!

  4. Totally agree with all 7 things, but I think #2 really resonates with me and everything else naturally falls in line. When we are passionate about what we do, we naturally dream big, are committed to success, believe in what we are doing, always learn and improve, work with people that have the same values and give back because it’s who we are.

    Have a wonderful holiday and best of luck for 2016.

  5. This is such a great list, not only for being successful at business, but also at life. Each one builds on the other and I love that giving to others is one of the traits that successful business owners do. Yes to passion and dreaming big too. Those challenge us and ask us to step outside our comfort zone. This is a perfect way to look at the year that is almost over and to plan for a successful 2016, Joan. Many thanks for all the great content you share. Happy and Healthy holidays to you and yours!

  6. Valuable tips from start to finish here, Joan! Dream big and believe in that dream. Lifelong learning is key to success, along with working with, depending on, and learning from a team. You’ve got it all covered here – for success in work and personal life. A great post!

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