5 Things Highly Successful People Do Every Day

If you want to be successful in life, you may think you need to get a fancy college degree, train under the brightest minds in your field, or go on a life-changing adventure. But in reality, there are plenty of small steps you can take on a daily basis to help your chances of success. How successful you are starts with how you go about your day—so let’s explore a few actions highly successful people do each and every day.

5 Things Highly Successful People Do Every Day

Exercise and Prioritize Health

Regular exercise is important for a number of reasons—it helps keep you in good shape, lowers your risk of getting sick, gives you energy, and helps keep your mind sharp. Exercising on a daily basis can even give you a more positive mindset in the long term because it produces endorphins, which can make you happier. And when you have a positive, clear mindset, you can handle problems and make decisions more easily. With a balanced exercise schedule and a healthy diet, both your body and mind will be in great shape to tackle whatever comes your way so make sure you prioritize your health.

Read Regularly

If you don’t read regularly, now is the time to start. Reading every day can help improve your memory, decrease the risk of developing a cognitive disease, increase your vocabulary, and help stimulate your mind. Whether it’s the newspaper, fiction novels, or the bible, make it a habit of reading each day. Spending time every day with an English bible is not only good for the spiritual element of life, but for cognitive function as well—so you can put yourself in the presence of God and read the Old Testament or the New Testament while benefiting your memory and brainpower.

Read A Book

Wake Up Early

You know the saying, “the early bird gets the worm”? Well, it’s true! Waking up early gives you a head start on your day—people who are early risers will have increased productivity, the option to have a good breakfast before work, and have the ability to make better decisions while the brain is awake and alert. If you sleep in, you’ll miss out on the prime time to get work done during the morning. Successful people often have a consistent morning routine that helps them get both their mind and their body prepared for the day ahead. Starting each day with mindful and peaceful activities is the perfect way to keep yourself on track.

Practice Mindfulness and Logical Thinking

Meditating, practicing mindfulness, and focusing on logical thinking are some of the most important, yet more difficult, tasks successful people accomplish. When you practice these ways of thinking and inner peace, you can see problems more objectively, put your emotions aside during decision-making, and handle situations with more clarity. Logical thinking and decision-making may even be skills you learned in college—global investment manager and business executive Mark Wiseman holds an LLB and while a law degree may not seem helpful in the investment world, Wiseman would have to disagree. He commented, “I think that the framework for decision-making, how to think logically and exercise judgment, how to learn about a specific statute or case, or the overall ethos of that logical decision-making process that law school teaches you right from the first day, has been incredibly valuable in my career.” Overall, it’s never too late to continue learning important logical thinking and mindfulness skills.

Be Patient With Yourself

Finally, remember that success doesn’t happen overnight and it can take a lot of hard work and patience to get where you want to be. Every great leader goes through endless trials. It’s all a part of the course. Giving yourself grace as well as incorporating these small and simple steps into your daily routine can certainly put you on the right path.


Lynne Huysamen

Mommy to a pigeon pair, blogger and online marketer. Lover of chocolate, good books and buckets of coffee.


  1. Lynne,

    Your article was a joy to read. I did not want it to end. I am especially attracted to numbers 3 and 4. I wake early in the morning, usually before dawn, and spend some time on the roof or in the garden meditating and grounding myself for the day. If I am not able to do that, I feel the impact as I move through my day. It seems like a struggle to get through to the end.

    My most difficult habit is being patient with myself. I am an only child and single-mother and I feel compelled to be as self-sufficient as I can. I am now learning to relax and let go, allowing things to evolve in their time.

    Thank you for your inspiring words and for those gentle reminders. I have added a few new takeaways to help me along my life journey.


  2. This is very good advice to anyone who is business minded and want to be successful. Exercise is good for your body and will give more stamina and staying power. Reading of course makes a person more knowledgeable about more things and stimulates the brain. Waking up early is always something everybody should do as more can be accomplished in a full day. Mindfulness & logical thinking are always a plus for any person wanting to succeed in life. Being patient can help you control yourself so you don’t make stupid mistakes. Good article!!

  3. Hello there! this is an amazing article you have got here. I must commend you for the efforts and time spent in this article to help readers. I totally agree with everything you have said here and I will do my best to start practicing every one of them especially the reading aspect of it which I think is my major problem. Thanks!

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