There isn’t a secret formula to be successful in life, but there are some great habits you might want to pick up if you are trying to make your way into the world of success! These habits will certainly help you out a lot.
Most successful people didn’t just become successful overnight. Most of them worked really hard, set their minds to reach a specific goal and achieved it! And you know what else most of them did? They followed (and mostly still follow) the following 5 habits.
If you start to practice these habits and stay focused, you’ll most likely become successful in whatever you want to do as well! You just have to keep faith in yourself, you have to believe in yourself and of course, constantly keep practicing these habits.
#1: Go to bed and wake up early
“Life is too short,” she panicked, “I want more.” He nodded slowly, “Wake up earlier.” - Dr. SunWolf
Some people say it is only about “waking up early” but it really isn’t. If you go to bed late at night, but you still have to wake up at a certain hour in the morning, you will wake up sleepy and hardly productive. This means you will have lost a huge amount of your precious time (yes you may have had some more time to work on your project in the evening, but therefore you are working all day now on medium speed and concentration only).
If you want to wake up early in the morning, ready to start your day with a positive mindset, you have to go to bed early as well! Getting a good night sleep is crucial if you really want to make the most out of your whole morning.
So, get to bed as early as possible in order to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep every night. You should never sleep less than that, otherwise, your brain won’t be able to perform as well as it could.
Another advice may be for you to take a few deep breaths and to pay attention to your breathing in order to keep your mind from thinking about all the things you may still have to do.
One thing that always calms my mind is having a check-list. That way I don't worry about what I might have forgotten or to do or what I might forget to do the next day, because I am sure, whatever it is I will have written it on my check-list so no need for me to continue thinking about it when I actually should be catching some energizing sleep.
Waking up early and well rested allows you to have more time to work towards your goals, to be more organized and to actually have a few minutes to yourself before the rest of the world wakes up. The calmness of the early hours of the day can be extremely productive, take advantage of them!
Being organized is the key to be a happy and successful person. Being organized with your time, energy and money, learning how to properly distribute all of your responsibilities in order to tackle each and everyone, is what will lead you to succeed in life.
The easiest way of being organized is by having an agenda or a journal. You can either go for a basic to-do list, a to-do notebook/ journal or an online one (Nowadays, there are thousands of online agendas and organization tools such as Trello or Google Keep and more).
Create a schedule for things you have to do throughout the day, tasks that must be completed, responsibilities to focus on and of course, leave some spare time to actually relax.
#3: Never settle for just anything
"Be who you are and say what you feel." - Dr. Seuss
This is specifically, about not settling for the explanations that people give you until you are completely satisfied with the answer. Successful people know better than to simply accept everything they see or hear in the news, they have a hunger for knowledge and so should you.
If you aren’t sure about something, investigate it, google it. If you want to know more about a certain topic, read about it. Don’t settle for mediocre answers that will leave you wondering. Focus on educating yourself on topics and situations that matter. Focus on always learning something new, on always expanding your horizon.
It has been proven that meditation has a relaxing effect on our brain and is an effective way to decrease the levels of anxiety and calm our thoughts. It is no wonder that a lot of successful people choose to meditate.
Try to practice this habit every day and take ten to thirty minutes off just to meditate and calm your busy mind. This is a good way to reconnect with ourselves and to be able to keep going through our days as if they were a breeze.
Whether it is by listening to relaxing music, sitting alone in a quiet room or even practicing yoga, the important thing is for you to find the time and dedication to meditate daily.
If you are looking for great guided meditations to get started you may want to check out these ones.
If you are planning to really learn and commit some time to learning yoga, this yoga masterclass series may be a good investment.
(For a more detailed explanation on how to easily get started with meditation please have a read through "Tips and tricks on how to easily get started with meditation")
#5: Be responsible
"Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." - Charles Swindoll
Discipline and responsibility are two of the major keywords when aiming to be successful. You are the only person responsible for your life and if you want to achieve all of your goals, you have to be disciplined and manage all of your responsibilities on time.
Learning this will help you get further in life. Focus on your goals and set your priorities on achieving them. Be responsible with yourself and you’ll be alright.
Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine." - Roy T. Bennett
We all run into problems and difficulties every once in a while.
One thing about a lot of other people facing problems, which I never understood is the way they react to them. Once a problem arises, a lot of people seem to focus on pointing fingers at each other, trying to find out whose "fault" it was etc.
Isn' t that a waste of energy? Shouldn't you start taking responsibility instead? Successful people take responsibility!
They know, whatever happened, happened. they know, they can' t change what happened already. It is in the past. So they focusing on the solution instead.
The important thing is to overcome the problem, to solve the problem right!?
So they know, that all our energies should be directed to that goal instead.
They focus on the important questions: What can you or others do to tackle the challenge, to not have to problem arise again? What is it that you can be done, in the present moment?
They shift their energies in the right direction, they feel empowered by solving the issue instead of making themselves or others feel bad for causing it in the first place. They see it as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Keep in mind, these are just 5 habits, there are plenty more. Such as dressing for success and eating healthy; doing more exercise, picking up the habit of writing a journal and so on! But we believe getting started with these 5 habits will give you a good head-start on becoming more successful! And you always have to get started somewhere first right!?
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