This isn't a new idea...but here are my observations: happy and successful people have really good habits! And since I'm all for following in the footsteps of those who have "been there, done that" I put together this short list of good habits happy and successful people have that are worth copying.

1. Devoted to life-long learning
I've noticed successful people do two things: a) they invest in their own personal growth and learning ALL THE TIME and b) they model other successful people. They know it will save them time and money by not re- creating the wheel so they follow those who have done what they want to do.

2. Apply structure and systems to their life and business
Yeah, they're organized, but not in any old way, in a way that allows them to focus on what they do best. If you're a business owner, what do you do best in your business and what can you let go of and give to someone else to do (who probably does it better than you anyway!)

3. Take and enjoy lots of ME time
We've all seen the workaholic...all work and no play makes for a very stressed woman or man! But then there are those that have built incredible success AND have a rip-roaring good time too! Which type of success would you rather be? How can you create harmony throughout your life? After all, isn't that what success is really about?

4. Focus on ONE thing at a time, always keeping it simple!
Less is more. Less allows you to focus and do one or two things really, really well. Happy and successful people GET this. They don't try to over complicate their lives and business. Einstein said, "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." Do what you need to do to create a quality life and business but be careful of adding too much. Do you really need all that?

5. Implement their ideas - fast!
Happy and successful people are usually "doers". They don't wait too long before getting into action. They "just do it". A lot of life and time can pass by trying to get things "perfect" or waiting for the "just right time". Certainly you have to trust your instincts and timing for things but notice if you ever drag your feet when it's really not necessary.

Author's Bio: 

Cari Vollmer, The Passions into Profit Mentor and Founder of shows you How to Turn Your Passions into Purpose, Freedom and Profit. To receive her F.R.E.E. Special Report, 3 Keys for Turning Your Passions into Profit and receive her weekly how-to articles visit