If you are one that has ever observed or even researched what the habits of successful people are, you may have found some sense of commonality amongst the information you find or the ones who perform the habits. The habits of success do not vary widely from one successful person to another.

They are tried and true.

Here we have gathered some of the most prevalent habits of success to share with you.

Nutrition – Hippocrates knew a little of what he spoke about when he said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food.” Nutrition is a huge factor when it comes to success and the overall health of one who wants to be successful. After all, you don’t have the time to be sick if you wish to be successful.

According to Goalcast.com a review of what eight of the most successful people in the world eat revealed that they made time to eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast, also known as one of the most important meals of the day. (Yes, your mother was right!) Most of their breakfasts include eggs, protein shakes, and some form of fruit. Many people who are successful are very busy, but they do not neglect their body’s need for fuel to keep them going. A healthy amount of protein with your breakfast will keep you going, along with healthy fats which will keep you full longer. Sugary breakfast cereals that may seem tempting when you are in a hurry, will not be satisfying or healthy for you in the long run.

Exercise – Hand in hand with nutrition is exercise. This does not require you to go to the gym five days a week and pumping iron and doing two cardio classes each day. In fact, moderate daily exercise is the key. The time of day does not matter, as much as ensuring a routine that works for you. If it doesn’t work easily into your schedule, you are less likely to make it part of your regular routine. Got a dog? Great! Even walking your dog daily for a total of 40-60 minutes can have a huge impact on your health. A nice brisk walk is necessary for them, and a total health advantage for you! If you are not on the run a lot in your business and find yourself riding a desk a lot of the time, a walk will get your blood flowing and is known to guard against heart disease and diabetes, which can be health factors for those who do sit a lot. Fresh air can also help to clear your head when you are working on a lot of tasks.

Rest – The body needs time to heal and rest, and those striving to be the best at what they do exert a lot of energy doing so.  What is surprising is that one would think successful entrepreneurs sleep very little, but the opposite is true. In fact, the very most successful entrepreneurs and business tycoons ensure they get at least eight hours of sleep every night.  Hard to believe? It’s true!

Efficiency – Successful people don’t waste time. This is true in all areas of their life. They know their time is precious and they spend it wisely. When a moment is gone, one cannot get it back. They spend time with like-minded successful people and people they respect and even look up to. Most successful people will tell you they don’t own a television, or if they do, they spend very little time ever watching it. Instead, they prefer to spend their “downtime” reading. They read about their industry, about self-improvement and most prefer not to read any fiction novels.

Mindset – As a man thinks, so shall he be (Proverbs 23:7) Whether you read scripture at all, this fact is undeniable. One who believes they will be successful naturally starts to do the things that will help to bring about that success. They gravitate toward those who are successful and tend to weed out those who are not from their lives. Often those who are successful will take the time to work on their mindset. Perhaps they meditate or write the goals they wish to achieve. They read things that motivate them. They post sticky notes with positive affirmations. They understand that words are powerful and avoid speaking negatively and instead speak power over their lives and into what the wish to achieve.

What successful habits have you adopted into your life? What effect have they had for you?