Habits of Truly Successful People Successful People Are Goal Oriented: You need to be a habitual goal setter and dedicate yourself to working from clear, written goals every day of your life. All highly successful people are intensely goal oriented. They know EXACTLY what they want, they have it written down, they have written plans to accomplish it, and they both review and work on their plans every single day. Successful People Are Result Oriented: Results are made up of two parts. The first is repetitiveness so that you become.