Business Mentor: Mental habits of highly-successful people

Armando Bartolome

Posted at Aug 21 2021 10:19 AM

The Metro Manila skyline. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News file photo
The Metro Manila skyline. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News file photo

I mostly talk about helping entrepreneurs succeed with their businesses. However, I also think even non-entrepreneurs should adopt certain habits to become successful. Success is not always measured by the amount of money that you have in the bank. Apart from financial success, there is also success in terms of health, family, career, community, adventure, and impact.

Here are a few tips on how to succeed in life, for entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs alike.

1. Have a work-life balance 

When your business becomes extremely busy you may let your work become your focus all the time. But you also need time to breathe, relax and recharge. You have a family that is always waiting for some quality time with you. This way you can avoid burnout. Remember: You can do anything, but not everything.

2. Accept all possibilities 

Sometimes, even when we have planned out everything perfectly, things don’t always happen in accordance with our plans. Instead of feeling enraged about it, just accept that anything is bound to happen and we just need to manage our emotions when things turn south. You can never know what tomorrow holds, therefore, you just have to learn to accept whatever comes. Strive for progress, not perfection.

3. Accept that we don’t have control over everything 

What we can control is how we react to certain situations. We should learn not to expect highly of certain matters to avoid feeling bad when they don’t go our way. Challenges are what make life worth living.


4. Learn to love yourself 

Some people forget about themselves, while others get so engrossed with themselves to the point of being rowdy and self-centered. What we should learn is to have self-confidence and know our self-worth to have a positive perspective in life. Push yourself, because no one else is doing that for you.

5. Replenish depleted energy 

You owe yourself a break most especially if you have been working so hard for some time. Being frequently stressed does not only harm the quality of work you do, but can also damage relationships around you. Don’t let your hard work be wasted in just a flick of a finger. Learn to take time off and recharge. You only live once.

6. Go out of your comfort zone 

Sticking to what you have always done may be safe. However, there is no harm in trying to discover what else you can do. I know that it can be scary to dive into something new. But, you would never know if it was something that you could work with and become successful with. Others think that sticking to what you have becomes a bore. Therefore, make it both a challenge and an exciting way to discover all the possibilities. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

7. Learn to persevere 

Nothing can be achieved overnight. It takes time to attain the results you aspire. Great things happen to those who wait. Believe that you can, and you are halfway there.

8. Create a network that uplifts you

It is always best to be surrounded by people who support you and understand your vision. These people inspire you to do more and go beyond expectation. You feel more inspired doing the things you love because you know that there are people who believe in your strength and capabilities.

9. Know your priorities

One of the things that we cannot get back is time. It is important to know the value of time and to set our priorities so that we can be more efficient. Procrastination is not part of success. If you know how to prioritize, you can be more efficient and productive.

Just imagine how happy each one of us would be if we acquire these habits. Surely, the world would be more comfortable to live in.

For more information, you may contact Armando "Butz" Bartolome 
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