Popular Habits Of Highly Successful People

by Bolatito Elegbede
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Successful people went through various crises to eventually get to where they are today. So, in essence, success isn’t for the weak.

Success means attaining a set goal. Your definition of success may vary depending on your perception of success. Regardless of the different definitions, there is a uniqueness in being successful, which is achieving a certain aim or goal.


Success means attaining a set goal

Today, people use wealth as a judge of success which is not valid. The person to decide your success is you. Real success is when you achieve your desired goal. Successful people are given the title by we that see their wealth but are they truly successful, or do they feel successful? As a student, your goal might be to ace all your subjects, and if you do, then you can call yourself a successful student. Your success could be in the form of happiness, wealth, good health or your life goal. Remember that wealth is not a criterion of success.

Types Of Success

There are several successful people in the world, but they didn’t necessarily attain success the same way. Here are five types of success.

  • Financial success

This is the obvious and first thing we see in successful people. They have financial stability. This is a type of success humans want to achieve. Most people dream of having a steady income, owning different houses, and the likes.

  • Career success

Attaining the highest potential in your career is a type of success some people dream of. Take Elon Musk, for example. He is a talented engineer and thriving inventor. He is the CEO of SpaceX and the creative architect behind Tesla Motors. He studied physics in school, but he didn’t end his career. Instead, he pushed further to become the successful person he is today.

  • Family success

This is the dream of most people, even already successful people. You all want to give the best to your family and uphold your family name. It is a success if everyone in the family turns out to be living comfortably. Some people are financially successful, but their families are nothing to write home about. Some people place their family. They just want a simple and happy family.

  • Impact success

Everyone wants to positively impact the growth of society, company or the world at large. Therefore, we have various foundations to make the world a better place.

  • Personal development and happiness success

This is a type of success achieved in the long run throughout your lifetime—the desire to become a better version of yourself. Happiness might look easy but not every successful person is happy. So attaining happiness is a success on its own.

 Strive to attain all types of success because they are important in one way or the other. Do not try to attain financial success alone. Always remember that wealth isn’t what makes a successful person successful. It is just an addition.

5 Habits Of Highly Successful People

  1. Giving

Most successful people are philanthropists. They have the habit of giving back to society. They create different foundations to help people in society. They donate money to different sectors of the country like education, health and so on.

  1. Relaxation

This is another habit of successful people. They know how essential resting is to their health. Relaxing could mean taking a few minutes away from work. We are aware of how detrimental stress is to our health.

  1. Self-Care

Successful people take good care of themselves. They watch their diet and their health at large. Without good health, they wouldn’t have gotten to where they are today. They engage in different health therapy to maintain life.

  1. Consistency

Successful people remain consistent in whatever they do. When you begin a career or business, you are going to face challenges such as lack of funds, procrastination and so on. But you have to be consistent with whatever you’re doing in order to become successful. For example, Aliko Dangote is a very successful person in the business world because of his consistency. He never relents and works hard.

  1. Inspiration

They inspire others to do better. Successful people hold various meetings to help others grow and give words of advice to people. They do this to help others and motivate them to become succesful. For example, Tony Elumelu, the chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), has a foundation where he inspires and help young people to become successful in their respective endeavours.

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How To Be Successful

Successful people consider some things to accomplish their goals. Take a look at a few ways on how to become successful.

  • Be passionate

To eventually succeed, you must make sure you do what you enjoy. Your passion for your work will help you survive all hardships you encounter on the path to success.

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  • Be hardworking

You have to be hardworking to achieve your goals. So put in the effort in whatever you do. Successful people put a lot of effort into their work, which now pays off. 

  • Be good

For you to be successful, you have to strive for greatness. You need to have enough knowledge of your work. Put in the effort to be good at whatever you do.

  • Be focused

Always remind yourself of the aim of your project. It will keep you steadfast. Avoid distractions. Distraction hinders success, so you should always remain focused and never relent.

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Some Successful People In Nigeria


Most Successful People in Nigeria

  • Aliko Dangote is the most successful entrepreneur in Nigeria, and he is the most successful in Africa. He has dominated the business world.
  • Femi Otedola is the chairman of Forte Oil, SeaForce. It is the largest diesel importer in Nigeria.
  • Mike Adenuga. The founder of GCON. Globacom is Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator.
  • Folorunsho Alakija. She is an entrepreneur in Nigeria. A Nigerian billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist.

You can also read our guide on choosing a mentor for your career. An insightful guude that propels to success. 


The habit of success is gotten from when you began your journey of attaining a certain goal. Most times, successful people get some attribute due to what they went through in life. Some of these habits could be positive or negative. You should all inculcate positive attributes into your life and always remember that you will succeed as long as you take the right steps.

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Bolatito Elegbede
I'm currently a microbiology student at a Nigerian university. In addition, I'm a content writer and freelance writer. I love to make my write-ups captivating and helpful to my readers.

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