If you think successful cheerleaders randomly got to where they are, you’re wrong. Success isn’t random; successful people work hard for it every day! But success isn’t all about being the best on paper. It’s a combination of a lot of things, including happiness and feeling fulfilled. Here are six daily habits of successful cheerleaders: Laughing Genuine, happy laughter is something that is not only a sign that you are thinking and feeling positive, but it is also something that makes you think and feel positive. Since cheerleaders are tasked with inspiring their fans, other athletes and their community, it is important to practice positive habits. Stretching Flexibility is not easy to come by. Those cheerleaders you idol that can pull an amazing needle have been working hard for years to earn their flexibility. Commit to stretching every. single. day. if you want to take your skills to the next level. Focus It takes a lot of work to balance being a cheerleader and student, and having a social life. Successful cheerleaders work on being able to focus on the task at hand, in the moment. This allows them to complete whatever they are working on a more efficient schedule. If you try to do too many things at once, you likely won’t get anything done. Healthy Snacking The physical demands of cheerleading require that the athletes not only eat a healthy diet, but that they choose healthy snacks. Cheerleaders need replenishment before and after tough practices and intense performances. Do some research on nutrition for athletes, and start your healthy snacking habits right away. Making Sacrifices Cheerleaders have to make sacrifices that some other athletes may not have to make. For example, the cheer season can run year long, which means cheerleaders may have to sacrifice participating in other sports. Cheer practices can take a lot of time, and if a team travels for competitions or attends camp, holiday and summer travel might be sacrificed. Being Social Cheerleaders are known for being friendly and having high levels of energy. Going the extra mile to talk to new people at school or at events will help you feel more comfortable performing in front of crowds. Also, the more people that know you, the more inspiring you can be to them! What are your daily habits? What do you think contributes to success?