5 transformational habits successful people somehow have

You know all those, “7 habits of highly successful people” articles and shit?

I’m taking a shot at it.

But I call it the transformational habits, because this is a modern take on it all, so don’t be thinking this is yet another cliche, boring ass post of habits. This is the new shit on the block!

If you read a lot of blogs, you’d see that there’s a trend when it comes to successful bloggers. They all, and I do mean ALL always take part in a bunch of activities, which become a part of their lifestyle.

I am personally fostering some of the habits now. And they actually work, for your mind, body, business and soul.

Check it out.

1) They somehow meditate

Every successful person I read up on meditates.

Be it 30 minutes a day or just a mere 2 minutes, they do it.

And they swear by it. Take up this habit and it’s going to be a game-changer for you and your career.

The wisdom here: You should meditate.

I do it, although I’m trying to do more of it. If anything, you should treat it as a retreat for your mind, to give yourself the space needed before, during and after a hectic day. Heck, it doesn’t even have to be a hectic day. Meditation is mindfulness, and that’s the point of it all, to be aware of who you are as a person.

I honestly don’t feel any game-changing effects from meditations yet, but it definitely makes me feel aware of what I’m feeling. It’s the mindful break needed. It prevents me from going with the flow of my own negative emotions and start being pissed off and shit.

2) They somehow run marathons

Yeah they do.

A lot of successful people aren’t just exercising to keep fit. They’re frigging running marathons.

The wisdom here: Healthy body, healthy mind.

It’s not just about pain and sweat, or even getting a 6 pack.

I think a marathon is some next-level shit. I never ran one before and I don’t intend to, yet.

Preparing for marathons definitely require a lot of discipline and determination. By constantly pushing yourself with your body, it can also improve your mind… and soul. I think a lot of people miss out on the fact that they should work on their physical self to start seeing changes in other areas in their lives.

Healthy body, healthy mind man. That’s cliche, but absolutely works. Go get some exercise. Build some muscle. Run your heart out. Climb a mountain. Whatever. It’s going to make you feel awesome.

3) They somehow take part in the Paleo Diet

I keep reading up on this, and it’s super interesting.

The Paleo Diet goes back in the day man. It’s also known as the caveman diet. Basically, if the caveman couldn’t eat it, you can’t too.

For more info on the Paleo Diet, check out the beginner’s guide by Nerd Fitness here. 

The wisdom here: Stop eating shit for a healthy body, healthy mind.

Same basic thing.

When you exercise and push yourself past the limit, you’d feel good later. But if you eat the right things, you will feel good later too.

And yes, that does wonders for your mind and how you perform in whatever later on.

If anything, the Paleo Diet is now seemingly the popular way to a lean body and even a 6 pack. Check it out if you don’t want to count calories.

4) They somehow read a lot

Successful people read a lot. Bloggers who read a lot shell out the most in-depth articles ever.

I’ve read about people reading a book a week, which is crazy!

The wisdom here: Becoming more confident in life is very simple.

What’s the best way to explore the world without traveling? You read. That’s all to it.

How do you improve your writing and language? You read.

How do you ultimately build your confidence? You read.

It’s really THAT simple.

So keep reading. Start with blogs. It’s easy. Then go to your library. There’s a ton of knowledge there waiting for you.

5) They somehow really love life

Law of attraction, abundance, loving the world, blessing the universe, giving thanks to everything around them and celebrating small wins.

Sound familiar?

Successful people fucking LOVE life, something even I can’t perfectly comprehend.

The wisdom here: Love life, cause there’s the eventual path you’re going to take.

Sounds cheesy eh? But think about it this way:

If you work so hard and try to hard all the time, you’re going to feel tired if not beaten down, especially when you fail. But you’re not giving up. You want to continue. How should you then approach things in a different way?

You go at it with a positive mindset.

Even if you initially don’t believe in all this loving life stuff, like me, you eventually will, cause the other end of the spectrum just doesn’t help, despite you thinking it’s “realistic”. How should you then treat life in a new way that suits you?

You step it up by with the power of intention and realizing you deserve better in life (cause honestly, life isn’t that bad. Your life isn’t that bad).

There’s really only love, if you think about it. I don’t care how much you hate life or how shitty your life currently is. You know you want to be happy. Everyone does.

Start with a new mindset. That’s how you change your current situation.

Anything else I missed out on? 

What other transformational habits do successful people have? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Jeff Tse - May 17, 2013 12:08 am

    Alden good stuff, except the marathon part because I hate running because it sucks ass!

    The Paleo diet is interesting. I’ve experimented with diets and going on Paleo helps to remove the brain fog I get when I eat simple carbs. I can see how people who follow this diet could be more productive and therefore more successful.

    I would say another habit would be not fearing failure or not letting it hold you down when you fuck up. From my experience it’s those people who chase something and keep at it relentlessly that usually succeed at things.

  2. Frank T - May 22, 2013 6:36 pm

    Love this post, Alden! Great stuff!

  3. Jim - May 23, 2013 5:58 am

    Hi Alden,
    I’m a fairly recent reader and I love your writing style, straight, to the point AND from the heart. I know when you get a little older, you’ll discover all the four letter words are unnecessary, but, hey, that’s who you are right now.
    I would add that most successful people are into helping other people, with no ulterior motivation, other than it makes them feel good.
    Keep on doing what you’re doing…

    • alden - May 27, 2013 6:10 am

      Thanks man. Kind of realized that myself. Just trying to help through writing.


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