Most successful people that you talk to will have certain habits they follow like clockwork. Wouldn’t it be great to practice a few of those habits yourself? I am always looking for habits that will help make me a well-rounded person and that will help alleviate some of the stress in my life. Listed below are a few habits of the highly successful people that were interviewed by Joel Brown founder of Addicted2Success.com (https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244458):
Habit #1: Write a to-do list the night before – Highly successful people have been found to make their to-do list ahead of time such as the night before and to prioritize the activities. Most of us will know in advance what we need to accomplish. It is imperative to complete the most important tasks first then complete as many other tasks from our lists as possible. Often successful people make their list and number their activities in order of importance. In other words, if you could only complete 4 of 6 tasks tomorrow, which ones would you want to accomplish the most?
Habit #2: Focus on your mind, body, and soul – Take time each day to exercise, feed your soul, and mind. Don’t become so busy that you forget to give time to yourself each day.
Habit #3: Goal-setting – Commit those goals to paper and determine how you will accomplish those goals. What would your life be like if you accomplished those goals? Once you commit them to writing, take the steps necessary to move you toward reaching those goals. At the end of each day, assess how well you are doing will help support you in reaching your goals. It always helps to have a support system in place that will encourage you along the way.
Habit #4: Be thankful and keep yourself positive – So many times I have met people who aren’t thankful and are completely negative. I steer clear of those types of people. There is enough negativity in the world as it is. Wake up each day with a thankful and grateful heart. Keep a positive attitude even when everything seems to be going wrong. It might not be easy, but you will be amazed at how changing a negative attitude to a positive attitude will change your entire outlook on life.
Habit #5: Self-development – I have mentioned this before and I will mention it many times again. Continue to develop your knowledge and skills. Read, watch podcasts, listen to audio books, etc. Don’t let your skills become stagnant. We need to always learn and adapt.
Habit #6: Network, Network, Network – Meet new people, build networks, collaborate, attend events, volunteer, etc. These are all great ways to build your network. I make it a habit to meet new people and give them my business card or email. As soon as I get back to my computer, I will send a brief email. It is a great way to network with others.
Habit #7: Meetings – Have a mentor or an accountability partner to help you on this journey. Share achievements, problems, goals, things you have learned. It is always great to have someone with similar interests and goals to help you stick to the goals you have set for yourself.
Try to implement these habits into your life and measure the results of your efforts. You may be surprised at just how much of an impact adopting these seven habits will have in your life!