Using the Habits of Highly Successful People to Overcome Your Fears

habits of highly successful people

You’ve heard of Elvis, right?

In their book, ‘Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul’, Jack Canfield and Mark Hansen tell a number of wonderful stories about people who overcame failure and went on to succeed.

Since I’m an Elvis fan, I paid special attention to the following story.

It seems that manager of the Grand Ole Opry, Jimmy Denny, fired Elvis Presley after one performance.

He told Elvis, “You ain’t goin’ nowhere… son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck.”

That was in 1954.

Elvis could have gone back home, stuck his head between his legs and never done another thing with his music.

He could have remained a nobody for the rest of his life as a result of that rejection.

But instead, as you probably already know, Elvis became the King of Rock and roll and reigned there until his untimely death in 1977.

Even in death, Elvis is still the most popular singer in America.

In fact, according to a 2009 CBS poll, “A quarter of a century after the death of Elvis Presley, more than 4 in 10 Americans still describe themselves as fans of “The King.”

That’s how highly successful people “get ‘er done”.

How to Overcome Your Fears

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Like Elvis, every successful person has had to deal with fear and uncertainty at times in their lives.

No matter who you are what you’ll find is the road to success will have a lot of fear and rejection laying on it.

Everyone experiences roadblocks on their path to success.

What separates highly successful people from those who flounder is having the courage to continue, taking significant action over and over again.

Habits of Highly Successful People

Using the following 9 habits of highly successful people will help you overcome your fears and take the action you need to succeed, over and over again:

1. Decide

One of the biggest habits of highly successful people is they decide to succeed.

On the other hand unsuccessful people never really decide to do or accomplish anything more than they have to.

At best they ‘give it a try.’

However, once you’ve truly decided to go for your dreams, there is no other option – and no room for fear or doubt – in your mind.

According to legend, when Hernado Cortes was having difficulties motivating his men to continue on their quest for gold in the new world, he gave the order “Burn the ships,”

Then he told his men, “If we are going home, we are going home in their ships”.

The men burned their own ships, and by burning their own ships they became highly committed to success.

Since they were faced with succeeding or dying they succeeded.

As the definition of the word ‘decide’ means, they cut themselves off from any other possibility.

That’s how you succeed, you decide.

2. Make Risk Your Friend

Highly successful people do the things that unsuccessful people won’t do.

It’s that simple.

Take the risk; make the tough presentation or phone call.

Ask for the things you want in life.

3. Preparation

All success requires preparation.

From giving the big presentation to acing the interview you need to prepare yourself.

Being prepared takes much of the stress and anxiety out of the situation.

Figure out different solutions and decide to put them into place before you need them.

Instead of worrying about a new challenge, simply prepare for it and take action.

4. Live in the Present

One of the things that will drive you absolutely crazy is living in the past or the future.

Reduce your stress by living in the present.

Embrace the present moment and see what happens.

5. Expect the Best     

One of the habits highly successful people possess is they expect the best.

On the other hand, unsuccessful people look for the worst and expect it to happen.

There’s an old saying, “You get what you focus on”.

While undesirable things will likely happen along the way, as you focus on the positive you’ll find they’re more like gnats, a small thing easily swatted away.

Expecting the best makes it much easier to take the action you need to succeed and it’s a whole lot better than making that mole hill into a mountain.

6. Practice Deep Breathing  

Most psychologists will tell you that your psychology follows your physiology; your mind will feel like what your body is telling it should feel like.

When I taught martial arts after taking a test, new students would be able to practice what we called “free sparing” or very controlled fighting where nobody gets hurt.

Most would excitedly get their gear, excited about the prospect, but would quickly start to fade after 45 seconds to a minute of free sparring. Then they’d have to catch their breath.


Because the anxiety of free sparing prevented them from breathing properly, they start breathing in the top of their chest causing them to quickly poop out.

The same thing goes for you when you are stressed or anxious, you start to breathe more shallowly.

When you notice this starting to happen learn to take some slow, deep breaths, it will make a huge difference to how you feel.

When you breathe deeply you are telling your body you are calm and relaxed.

That’s the message you want your mind to hear and it’s the only way you can get through difficult situations.

7. Cancel the News

According to a 2010 PEW Poll, “people now say they spend 57 minutes on average getting the news from TV, radio or newspapers on a given day. But today, they also spend an additional 13 minutes getting news online, increasing the total time spent with the news to 70 minutes.”

That’s over an hour a day filling your head with negative junk!

This doesn’t mean put your head in the sand but rather control the amount of news you take in.

Personally I get most of my news from a publication called “The Week”  ( which gives highlights of the major news stories from around the country and the world in easily digestible pieces.

Then, if I find an article I want more information about I can do research on it.

Now that you have more time, take a piano lesson, go hiking, or go skydiving.

Choose something interesting to add to your life, it will make your life more interesting, too.

8. You Are a Human Becoming  

I don’t remember where I picked up this term but it’s so true, “You are not a human being, you are a human becoming”.

You can learn and grow whatever capabilities you need to reach any level of success you desire.

If you find you have skills that need to be honed, figure out how to acquire the resources you need.

At the same time do everything you can with the resources you already have.

That’s another one of the habits of highly successful people.

9. Take it One Bite at a Time

How do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time.

That’s how you accomplish anything in life, one step, one task, one goal at a time.

Prioritize a list of every scary thing you need to do but can’t seem to accomplish, with most frightening at the top of your list

Now go do the item at the top of the list.

Once you’re finished with the first scary thing, do the next.

Complete each task, one at a time.

The only way to truly be free is to conquer your fears.

As Susan Jeffers wrote in her book, “Feel the fear and Do It Anyway’; “The only way to get rid of fear of doing something is to go out and do it”.

By trying and succeeding you are showing yourself that you can be successfully.

Success builds success.

In Order to Succeed You Have to Keep On Swinging for the Fence

Although he’s no longer the record holder, Babe Ruth, is still considered by sports historians to be one of the greatest athlete of all time for setting the home run record in 1935 at 714 home runs.

At the time he also held the record for strikeouts at 1,330, nearly twice the amount of strikeouts as he had home runs (Reggie Jackson, anther amazing player now holds that record with 2,570 career strikeouts).

Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson shared one of the habits of highly successful people, they never stopped swinging for the fence.

While you may strikeout a bit, if you’ll use these habits of highly successful people you can start your journey from fear to freedom today!

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Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

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