When it comes down to it, most of us want to find success in our lives. Of course, the definition of success is different for each of us. While some of us might aim for great fame or fortune, others find happiness in having good friends and a loving family. And, of course, no one said you can't have all that and more.

The most successful people have adopted a set of habits that helps them attract opportunities, and then puts them in the right place at the right time to act on them. If you want to be more successful in your own life (and in your career or business), then consider giving these seven habits of highly successful people a try.

1. Be your authentic self

People (and the opportunities they bring with them) are attracted to those who are their true, authentic selves. Don't try to be someone you aren't--capitalize on who you are.

2. Set big goals

We all need goals in our lives, and the bigger the goals you set, the sweeter they are when you finally attain them. Of course, as soon as you achieve a goal, make sure you have others in line behind it.

3. Make an effort to stay organized

The most successful people are either highly organized themselves or they hire people who can help them stay organized and on track. Recognize which kind of person you are, and then do whatever it takes to stay on top of things.

4. Continue to push yourself...

Successful people work just a little bit harder, and a little bit smarter, than everyone else. The point is that you have to push yourself to excel and to stand out from the crowd.

5. ...And then push just a little harder

When successful people encounter an obstacle in their path, they work even harder to get over, under, or around it. They may try a new strategy or tactic in the face of adversity, but they never give up.

6. Expect perfection (but accept excellence)

Most successful people know that perfection is not required, but they strive for it anyway. And if they only achieve an excellent outcome, they accept that, and then move on to the next opportunity.

7. Take time to smell the roses

Successful people regularly find opportunities to step away from their work to take breaks, enjoy vacations, and spend time with friends and family. After recharging their batteries, they're ready to hit it hard once again.