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High achievers are those successful individuals you probably often look at, who seem to have it all.

They exceed in life every single day, say yes to most opportunities and turn almost each of them into something big. They have the knowledge, money, experience, attitude, confidence, discipline, and so much more.

But they didn’t just wake up one day being high achievers. Instead, they dedicated years of their life to build the foundation of their success, to develop the right habits and mindset and slowly turn their life from negative to positive.

That’s what helped them adapt, overcome fear of failure and any other obstacle on the way to living the lifestyle of their dreams, and eventually got to where they are today.

What does this have to do with you?

Well, you can be that high achiever after some time if you start today and make the necessary changes in your daily life. It all starts with building the right habits.

Here are 10 things every high achiever does differently that helps him see massive results and be prosperous and successful in so many areas at once:

This is a guest post I wrote for WealthyGorilla.
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What High Achievers Do Differently

1. Be an early riser.

Starting your day before dawn is a life choice high achievers make early on. It gives them so much extra time throughout the week and they can use the peace of the early morning to work on stuff they believe in. It also boosts their productivity, helps them kickstart the day and build discipline over time.

Related: These 6 Things Will Happen If You Start Your Day at 5 AM

2. Read every day.

Reading is one of the best ways to learn and grow on the inside, consume the right information, get inspired and let all that affect your actions in reality.

Read about other high achievers and their best habits and practices. Study the life of those you admire and learn from their mistakes.

Related: 5 Awesome Blogs I’m Currently Reading and What They Taught Me

3. Create the ideal morning routine.

What you do once you wake up early is also crucial. Add the right morning habits and you can be sure you’ll make the most of each morning. That’s what high achievers do and why they even look forward to the morning the night before.

Related: Get Up Early to Do These 5 Things and Your Life Will Change Forever

4. Be a visionary.

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Every successful person starts with a vision in mind. It’s what keeps him motivated on the way and helps him move forward.

5. High achievers know how to rest.

In order to stay on top of your game, you’ll need to take frequent breaks, meditate, sleep well and let go of stress and worries.

If you can’t sleep, are always thinking about what’s left to be done, work all day without a break, and don’t have any time for yourself, you’ll be exhausted, in a bad mood and won’t have the results you desire. All that leads to burnout and often depression.

Don’t let it happen, check out the sleep patterns of highly successful and productive people and see how much they sleep.

6. Take responsibility.

High achievers are responsible for anything that happens in their life. Instead of blaming others for what’s wrong, they take action to fix it. Be like them.

7. Spend time with the right people.

There are people you don’t need in your life anymore who you’re surrounded by constantly. But their way of thinking affects yours and often it’s in a negative way.

So remove toxic people from your life and find positive, purpose-driven ones instead. Surround yourself with high achievers, and you’ll soon become one of them.

8. Add an evening ritual too.

Starting your day right helps you in so many ways, but so does ending it with the right habits.

That’s when evening routines come in handy.

9. High achievers put their priorities before anything else.

Focus only on what matters and eliminate the rest.

10. Stop doing anything unproductive.

The average person wastes time doing so many things daily, while leaving what’s truly important behind.

Remember that you’ll have to do your best if you really want to see yourself successful. So break the bad habits, stop doing stuff that doesn’t get you closer to your goals, and concentrate on maximizing efficiency instead.

That’s how high achievers spend their everyday life. Definitely differently from the rest.

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How I Finally Managed to Focus and Got to Work without Putting It Off

Here are the things that helped me find focus and finally get to work:

Tip #1 Write it down.

When I say write it down I mean that whatever you want to do on the day or even the night before for the following day. Simply write exactly down what you want to do/achieve. This simple tip alone is almost like flicking a switch in your brain to do it.

Simply writing down your goals and your plans not only makes you think about the goals and the steps that you need to do to achieve them. Sometimes this can be a great way to realize exactly what you want and get you thinking of things you perhaps hadn’t thought of prior.

Not only this but there have been countless studies done showing that writing something down with greatly improve the chances of it coming to fruition than not writing it down at all.

The great thing about this is that it can be literally applied to many areas of like. You can write down your long-term goals or you can write down what you plan to do for the next day.

I, personally, do it every night after I am long finished with my work for that day. I set aside 5-10 minutes for writing down what I want to do tomorrow. The act itself cements it in your brain.

This is also a great way to help with procrastination. It’s almost like holding yourself accountable for it which I will get into more in my next point.

Tip #2 Hold yourself accountable.

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Holding yourself accountable to an overall goal or target can be an excellent way to actually push yourself to that point where you get to work consistently.

For example, let’s say I want to lose some weight and be on a particular diet to achieve that goal. Telling your friends and family that you are doing it makes you more accountable than doing it alone.

Your friends/family will often follow up with you about your progress. This is a constant kick up your ass to keep working towards your goal. Also, doing things like posting it on Facebook or somewhere where people can engage with you and follow your progress is great.

Ideally, having an accountability partner would be the best option for this.

An accountability partner and you would usually be moving towards the same goal and would constantly encourage each other to get to work. Most importantly, you two will be accountable for your actions!

A great way to find such like-minded people is through social media. For example when I work on my blog FlipFlopsandAppleSauce, I have a artner that is also running a blog. We both set goals on how often we publish content to hold each other accountable. It works extremely well.

Tip #3 Don’t be focused on results.

Don’t put pressure on yourself if you aren’t achieving your goals as quickly as you want.

Let’s say you have an online business and you want to make $1000 a month in profit. Instead of focusing on how much money you are currently making, look at what steps you need to take to get to that $1000. The more of these you take, the sooner you will get there.

Tip #4 Concentrate on today.


Some people are always thinking of long-term objectives. That’s not a problem, but you should always try to break down your goals into smaller, easier steps. Then, dedicate each day to working towards completing these steps.

Not only does that make things simpler and easier to manage, but it also puts less stress and pressure on you in the long run and will undoubtedly save you lots of time.

Tip #5 Let it become a habit.

Once you get into a routine, doing some of the more tedious things won’t be as much of a problem. Because at the beginning, you had to make a more conscious effort to make them happen. But once something becomes a habit through use of constant repetition, it becomes 10 times easier to do it.

After doing something consistently for 20 days in a row, it will start to become a habit.

So, if you are doing something that you don’t enjoy 100% to work towards your goal, it would be a great idea to challenge yourself for 3 weeks. Make it a habit, because, beyond that initial 3 weeks, things should only become easier.

#Tip 6 Think goals, not hours.

Some people say ‘I want to work 5 hours on this today’. In my opinion, this is not a solid mentality to have.

People who work with that in mind tend to draw out what they are working out to achieve that time target, which usually isn’t helpful at all. Not only that, but it lowers overall productivity.

I like to set steps that I want to do on that exact day. I have a clearer target that isn’t limited or restricted by time in this case.

Also, once you have finished what you set out to do for that day, you feel a great sense of accomplishment. Which for me, is an amazing feeling that keeps me coming back for more!


David Gray is an entrepreneur that loves marketing. This “career” path allows him the freedom that he truly craves in his life.