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8 Habits Of Successful Women (Who Reach Their Goals)

Before you look at the habits of successful women, it’s easy to assume they get where they are by being lucky. That their lifestyle, healthy living, and persistence didn’t come into it.

Obviously talent plays a part but it’s often attitudes to life that contribute the most to reaching their goals.

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The Essential Habits Of Successful Women

They Stay Motivated

Successful women create their own motivation. They don’t just wait for motivation to strike, they work at it. They make their plans and work towards their goals even when they’re having an off day.

They’re Goal Setters

This one may seem obvious, but if you don’t set concrete goals you have nothing to work towards. When it comes to habits of successful women, they always have goals.

They Overcome Failure

No-one gets through life without failing. It’s how you deal with failure that counts. You can just lick your wounds and wallow in self-pity, or pick yourself up and get on with it. Successful women turn failure around and learn from their mistakes.

They Zig Instead Of Zag

If the crowd is all heading in one direction, these women will zig in the other. It’s a habit of successful women to make up their own minds and stick to their own goals. These women are selective about their influencers.

They Ignore Doubters

The world is full of people who want you to be average. People who feel threatened when people they know achieve success. Successful women ignore the doubters.

They Choose Friends Wisely

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said “we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with”. Whether or not this is true, successful women know the people they surround themselves with can effect their outlook. Stay positive by choosing your friends wisely.

They Make Time For Themselves

These women look after themselves. They appreciate the importance of self-care and it’s contribution towards their success.

They Love A Challenge

Successful women view a challenge as a way of growing as a person. It’s an over-riding habit of successful women to push themselves outside their comfort zone.

Where others will opt for the easy path, these women understand being successful is about putting themselves out there and challenging limiting self beliefs.

Success is never easy and won’t be handed to you on a plate.


Whatever you’re trying to achieve in sport, fitness, work, or even relationships doesn’t happen by getting lucky. There’s a long list of talented people who never achieve anything. Sometimes being talented, particularly at a young age, makes you take your gifts for granted. It’s learning from failure, dedication and hard work that are essential for success. I’d love to know your views…

When you look at successful women, it's easy to assume they got where they are by being lucky. But if you look beyond the obvious talent, they all have habits that contributed to their success. #successful #successfulwomen
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