To live a life filled with success is to live a life of bliss. Each day blends seamlessly into the next and each breath you take is energized with the next exciting task at hand. Your days are fun, exciting, and fulfilling, and they are full of successful communication, networking, research, learning, and productivity. Join the ranks of the truly remarkable--those individuals who have figured out how to have a happy and successful life.

Ready to develop some great habits that will help you advance your business and career? Here are 11 habits of remarkably successful people that can send you on your way to your own success:

1. Go above and beyond

Try to stay several steps ahead of your boss or clients. Think about what you're being asked to do and what requests may come next--and next after that--and then get them done before you're asked.

2. Get organized

You know the old saying, "Behind an organized desk is an organized mind." The more organized you can be--this proposal goes here, that research goes in this pile--the better equipped you will be to get work done as quickly and efficiently as possible.

3. Keep it respectful

Be careful what you say and do around others and always show respect for your co-workers, supervisor, and clients. Your respectful, kind behavior will pay you back in kind, whereas a hostile reply could put you in the unemployment line.

4. Be resilient

Truly successful people bounce back under the worst circumstances. Being optimistic that the future will hold more opportunities, and not letting the missed or messed-up opportunities bring you down, is what will lead you to success. Keep pushing onward, no matter what.

5. Listen to the needs of others

By listening to the needs of others and reflecting back those needs so they know you are truly listening, you are developing honest and open relationships with others--you're networking. The more positive connections you form with others, the more successful you will be.

6. Don't put things off

Do it now! So often we have a list of things and slide it to the other side of our desk and say, "I'll do this later." Then something else hits your desk and your other list is completely forgotten. When you have a list, start chipping away at it right away and get it off your plate so you have room for more.

7. Have a sense of humor

Humor is a great way to shatter stress and it makes you much more fun to be around. Take your job seriously, but put some humor in there to soften the blow or lighten things up a bit.

8. Don't be afraid to take risks

As long as you do your due diligence and feel fairly certain that it's a good move, go for it. Risks can reap huge rewards.

9. Know when it's time to make a list

Ever get that overwhelmed feeling that makes you completely shut down and causes you to find everything else in the world to do besides what you really need to do? This is the time to make a list--get all those thoughts, ideas, and to-dos swirling in your head down on paper. Then begin at the top, or the middle, or anywhere on that list, and start ticking off your to-dos one at a time.

10. Keep up with technology

As you know, technology is changing at what feels like the speed of light. If you keep up with the latest software, computer, and mobile technology that fit into your line of work, you will continue to thrive and have success.

11. Remember to praise

By giving praise to your co-workers for a job well done or to your employees who have closed a deal, you are creating a successful working relationship. They will work that much harder if they know you will notice and acknowledge that they have created success for you.

Published on: Aug 29, 2014