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8 Habits Of Successful Women (Who Reach Their Goals)

Success is never handed to you on a plate, as the saying goes, and reaching your goals in life won’t be down to luck. If you look at the habits of successful women, there’s a common theme of hard work, persistence, and healthy living.

Talent plays a part, but it’s often attitudes to life that make successful women stand out. How you deal with setbacks and adversity will make the biggest difference in life.

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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.

Good athletes will train even when they don’t feel like it. Business owners focus to get their work completed by blocking out distractions.

These women know what they want and realize they need to consistently put in the time. Success happens when the competition is looking elsewhere or taking a rest.

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 the habits of successful women, they always have goals.

Plan ahead by setting major goals and intermediate goals. Work out every step you need to take to get you there.

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 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 affect 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 its contribution to their success. Rising early, choosing fitness, healthy eating, and taking time to be at their best.

They Love A Challenge

Successful women view a challenge as a way of growing as a person. It’s an overriding 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… embrace the challenge and start loving life!


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…

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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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