5 Common Habits of Successful and Unsuccessful People

Everyone has a distinct idea of what it means to be successful. Some people associate success with wealth, while others associate it with happiness. We all want to be successful in our lives, but do we really understand what it takes to be successful?

Is it hard work?

Yes, hard work is undoubtedly one of the most important factors, but some human habits also play an important part in success. Your habits can either help you thrive in life or lead to mediocrity and failure.

Ordinary people don’t appear to realize that their habits have an impact on their lives. Successful people, on the other hand, recognize that their everyday actions and habits shape their lives.

In this post, I will be sharing 5 common habits of successful and unsuccessful people. These habits make them the same and also make them different from each other.

Waking up early

Successful people wake up early

It’s not necessary that people who wake up early are successful. Most people wake up early but having a different motive behind it. Unsuccessful people get up early with having a poor mindset, i.e. for watching a movie or series, playing screen games, chatting, or scrolling through their mobile feeds.

On the other hand, Successful people wake up early to spend time with nature, exercise, meditate, organize their day, get some silent hours of the day.

Successful people have found a way to make waking up early a part of their daily routine and they have found that It has so many benefits.

They have a proper mindset and motive behind waking up, making them more successful and different from the others. By waking up early, you make sure to get extra time from your day to organize your day ahead.

For example, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wakes up by 4 am to hit the gym daily so that he can end with some extra hours to work on other things.

Read also: Top 8 Morning Routine of Successful People

Reading a lot


Unsuccessful people always read for pleasure or to show off. Most of the time they read unnecessary things, which don’t help them to grow and expand knowledge in their life. They are unaware of the concept of reading and how it can help them.

On the other side, A successful person knows that they must read to grow their knowledge and insight. Reading does not help you until you put those reading concepts practically. Reading is one of the most crucial habits to developed from an early age.

Reading books is the best habit I would suggest everyone follow. If you are looking to be more successful in your career then you should read more books. Reading can help you gain valuable insights into different aspects of life.

For example, the billionaire author J.K. Rowling advises that “Read as much as you can. Nothing will help you as much as reading”

Read also: 10 Best Personal Development Books to Read in 2021

Sleeping enough

Person sleeping

Sleeping is also one of those habits, which play a crucial role in our success. Unsuccessful people sleep for about 10-12 hours a day or don’t sleep enough. Sleeping late or not sleeping enough impacts their health in a negative way.

Successful people know the value of their sleep and they make it a priority to sleep for about 7-8 hours a day without any kind of interruption. Sleeping proper and enough is like filling a car with high-quality fuel. You will go long without stopping in the middle.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos makes sure that he gets at least eight hours of sleep each night. A proper and enough sleep brings confidence, activeness, and energy to your body.

Investing more

Investing is one of the other common habits of successful and unsuccessful people. The things which separate them are how and where they invest. A person with a poor mindset will invest money in unnecessary things like buying new clothes every month, changing mobile phones every quarter.

They spend their money on stuff that they don’t really need. These types of people are mainly dependent on one source of income throughout their whole life.

A person with a rich mindset knows the value of time and money. They spend time educating themselves and spend money on things that will provide value to them in the long run.

These types of people are never dependent on a single source of income. They have multiple sources of income and instead of working for money, they let money work for them.

For example, a well-known investor, “Warren Buffett”, advises people to invest their money in stock and company shares instead of putting their money in the bank.

Social Environment

Three Friends together

Social environment means that what kind of people we surround ourselves with. Success comes from within, but it also has a lot to do with the people we choose to surround ourselves with. Successful people with a poor mindset always try to go with people like or minor to them. They are mostly surrounded by toxic and people with negative attitudes.

People with rich mindsets love to be in the company of better people because they can always learn something from them. They are always on the lookout for people that are self-assured, have a pleasant attitude, and can listen well.

Final words

It is not easy to develop the habits of successful people, but it is doable. To be successful, you must put up conscious and persistent efforts on a daily basis. Incorporating successful people’s habits into your life will assist you in achieving your goals in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

So there you have it: the common habits of successful and unsuccessful people, which unite and divide them.

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Yatender is the founder of investohealth.com, which is a health and wellness blog. He is passionate about writing, health and helping people. He believes that everything can be possible if you put your heart in it. He is always open to queries and suggestions for his articles, you can connect with him on his social media platforms.

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