Daily Routines Of Successful People

Daily routines might seem boring. Working 9-5 every day, watching TV, cooking dinner, etc. But if we are talking about daily routines of successful people, we should pay some attention. Because routines are what helps those people to reach success. In this article, I’ve listed 13 of them.

Even though successful people seems like the busiest people in the world, they make sure that they are sparing enough time for their daily routines and habits. Because they are seeing them as cornerstones of their success.

The idea behind this logic is simple. Successful people are using their daily routines and habits to make their road through success easier. With every little action they are taking, they are coming a little closer to achieve their goals.

In a nutshell, small steps make people like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates ticks, successful, and productive. So, it is not rocket science to be like them someday. So, there is no need to think of yourself like “I could never be like them!”

The only thing that you need to do is to imitate them while you are working hard and learning from your mistakes. Lucky you, I’ve compiled a list of common daily routines of successful people. So, let’s follow their lead.


  1. They Meditate
  2. They Exercise
  3. They Create Their Comfort Zone
  4. They Prepare To-Do Lists
  5. They Don’t Wait For Perfection
  6. They Organize and Schedule
  7. They Know How To Say No
  8. They Take Breaks
  9. They Put Balance
  10. They Delegate
  11. They Think Positively
  12. They Spread Positivity
  13. They Feed Their Body

1-They Meditate

Successful people take their time to be isolated from all of the frenzy going around them by meditating. And they usually do their meditation routine early in the morning. Because, as a scientifically proven tactic, meditation has a significant positive effect on success.

So, start meditating. Even 10 minutes of meditation early in the morning will make you more aware of the moment. And that will increase your productivity, creativity, and positiveness during the day.

2-They Exercise

Making morning exercises is another morning routine for successful people. They take care of their body early in the morning to be able to be more energetic and productive during the day. 

Most of them are not pushing themselves so hard. Usually They are having light exercises like half an hour jogging or forty minutes practices. By doing this, they are keeping their body healthy and their mind clear.

3-They Create Their Comfort Zone

Believe me or not, to be able to work under any circumstances is not a way to be successful. It might seem like making you the hero of the day. But Creating your comfort zone before you start to work is a must for efficiency.

This is why successful people make sure they will be comfortable while they are working. For example, if you are not able to work on a crowded table, you should make it tidy before you start to work.

4-They Prepare To-Do Lists

Prioritization is one of the most important habits that you need to get on the way to success. This is why most successful people tackle the hardest task on their to-do list as a first thing in the morning.

Because as a general rule of business life, annoying tasks bring you or your company money, success, or ability to maintain your enterprise in the market. As a side effect, if you manage to finish the hardest tasks as the first thing in the morning, it will create a sense of achievement that will increase your energy during the day.

5-They Don’t Wait For Perfection

Successful people are focused on putting the idea into action. And they don’t wait for everything to be perfect to do that. Because they are aware that being successful is not about ideas. It is about making ideas happen. If you don’t make ideas come true, you will never reach your goals.

So, instead of falling into the trap of the idea of perfection, put your ideas into action. Take the steps that have priority first. You can complete all the pieces of the puzzle on the road.

6-They Organize and Schedule

If there is something successful people can’t bear is that not being organized and scheduled. Because they know how much it is important to have an organized environment and a consistent schedule.

You might have seen your directors’, or boss’ calendar before. It must be full of meetings or notes, and yours is empty. That is not just because they have a busy schedule. They make their schedule full to be able to prioritize things and focus on what matters.

7-They Know How To Say No

Saying “no” is one of the regular daily routines of successful people. And most of them know by heart how to say no to their colleagues in the right way. They put their boundaries and stick to them to be able to focus on what matters most during the day.

The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.

Warren Buffet

Because they are aware of the importance of every single minute. And they are not willing to give them if something is not a “hell yeah”.

That is why you have to learn how to say “no” if you want to achieve your goals. Better if you do it politely. By doing that you can manage to keep the door open for future opportunities.

8-They Take Breaks

Successful people know how to say “no” to themselves as well. Because they are aware of their limits. They know when to say “no” to work and “yes” to take a break. They are doing that to increase their productivity during the day.

Having such a habit might seem to you a waste of time. You may think like, you can’t work hard enough if you keep taking breaks. But the truth is, you need time for yourself. So, when you feel overwhelmed, take your break.

9-They Put Balance

Thinking that they can’t afford to take time for their special lives is one of the biggest mistakes new entrepreneurs make. They think that the amount of time they put in on their work desk is the way of success.

The fact is, this is a myth. And according to successful people you have to put a balance between your special life and work. That means you have to push yourself to find ways to be more productive and separate more time for your personal life.

10-They Delegate

As a daily routine, success people delegate tasks as much as they can. Because they are already aware of the negative parts of micromanagement. Let me make those parts clear for you.

  • If you fall into the trap of micromanagement, you will always miss the big image.
  • If you want to control everything, you won’t be able to give responsibility to people. And that will make people rely only on you and take no risks.
  • If you can’t take help from your coworkers, you will be overwhelmed and miss all the opportunities.
  • Since you can’t be productive with that much burden on your shoulders, you won’t be able to put a balance between work and life.

11-They Think Positively

Successful people are optimistic. They form positive thinking as a habit in every situation and refuse to be a pessimist. Because being optimistic makes people aware of the opportunities even under bad circumstances.

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Zig Ziglar

So, instead of thinking negatively, try to focus on thinking positively. There is one thing though. You can’t let yourself fall into the trap of being so optimistic. If you do, this will make you not see the dangerous part of critical situations. You have to keep your eyes open to see both opportunities and obstacles.

12-They Spread Positivity

As a daily routine, successful people spread positivity to their coworkers. They always keep a positive attitude. This doesn’t mean that they are lowering their level of seriousness to make people happy.

They are balancing between being friendly and managing their coworkers to give people the courage to work more efficiently even under bad situations.

13-They Feed Their Body

Successful people know how important it is to feed their body with the right food. And they take the time to learn how to do it. Because fueling a body in the right way, gives you an instant boost and makes you productive.

So, to be able to increase your energy during the day, learn the best types of food you can have, and don’t skip meals. By doing that, you will increase your body health and productivity.

This was a list of the daily routines of successful people. These are what goal achievers actually do. There are plenty of methods that you can use when it comes to increasing your productivity to be able to succeed. If you have read one of them before, just share with us your experiences to support others in this adventure!

Furkan Patan

Digital Marketer & Traveller. Blogger @HowToMotivateMe & @OlmeGormeden

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