Success has different meanings for different people. whatever the meaning for you , do you Want to be successful? If you do, then this will be the right article for you.
Success starts from your habits.Great results are built from small actions that you take every day.
What you do each day that truly matters. You can have big dreams and have the skills and the knowledge. However, if you don’t have the habits to practice it daily, you will never grow and accumulate small successes that will amass over time. It is your habits that will determine who you are and what you can accomplish in the future. There are the life-changing habits that will bring you success in life. Let me discuss the same with you.…
Habit #1. Start Your Day Early
Almost every successful person who accomplishes amazing feat arises early in the day. They wake up extremely early so that they can spend the undisturbed time alone and do their most important tasks. This habit prepare them to get ready for what is coming during the day. You have to always remember, in order to build outstanding success, you have to always be prepared and start strong.
During my research of this article, I have found that outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs such as Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Richard Branson of Virgin Group, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Disney CEO Bob Iger, Narender Modi, Narayanan Murthy. Sunder Pichai, Mark Zukerberg etc.etc, all of them had a one common habit, to start their day early.
Action Plan: Practice this same habit of waking up early and get ready for what is coming during the day. You may feel uneasy and uncomfortable at first, but you need to overcome it and turn it into a habit. Wake up 15 minutes earlier and gradually improve from there can be a good strategy.
Habit #2. Spend 30 Minutes Into Reading
Invest in yourself is one of the most important things that you can do to achieve extraordinary results in life. There is no difference between you and me, we are both the same physically . The only difference between us will be our knowledge, skills and the way we implement them. It is our thinking that separates us and makes us who we are today.Therefore, if you want to improve your results, first you have to change the way you think.
It is our thinking that separates us and makes us who we are today
When you change your thinking and your mindset, you will be able to change the way you make decision. When your decision changed, your action will be different and you will get different results. This is why invest in yourself is so important that even Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are practicing it as a habit. Do you know that reading is one of the easiest habits you can practice to improve the quality of your life? Want to learn how to cook? Learn from a cook book. Want to learn how to invest in the stock market and be financially free? Learn from books and attend seminars for faster result.
Action Plan: Practice the habit of reading for at least 30 minutes each day. You can do this either in the morning before you start your day or before you sleep at night. Read relevant books that will improve your knowledge or something that inspire you or interest you. just read is the immediate way forward.
Habit #3. Practice The Power Of Five
This is a powerful technique that can give you results over time. Dreaming and thinking about being rich and successful is not going to help unless you act and take action upon your dreams. This technique is so that you will do what is important each day and get you the results you want over time. Every day, write down 5 things that you need to do in order to achieve your goals and do them. You can do more if you have more time, depending on your tasks. Make sure that you do these five task so that you will guarantee to get results. More importantly, practice this technique every day until it becomes a habit and you start doing it automatically.
Action Plan: Each day before you start your day or the night before, write down 5 most important tasks that you need to get done during the day and do it. Do this consistently until it becomes a habit.
Habit #4. Praise And Compliment Others
When is the last time you have praised or complimented someone? Do you know that by complimenting others, you are creating good and positive energy and this energy can surround you and make the whole environment good? Of course, you don’t have to do this on purpose or compliment others for the sake of it. You have to praise and compliment from your heart. You want to really feel good about it and do it with integrity. If you are trying to fake it, others may feel it and the effect can be the opposite. Great leaders compliment other people’s good work. If you want to build a strong and successful business, community or work environment then you must lead a great team. And to lead a great team, you have to start from looking at the good things from your team’s effort.
Action Plan: Practice the habit of complimenting others by searching for the good in those people in your surrounding. You might want to start with people close to you such as your family, your spouse or your friends or your colleagues. Try to praise them and see the results.
Habit #5. Commit To Your Promises
So walk your talk and commit to your promises. Once you have promised someone that you will do it, do it with your full commitment. No matter it is in business or in life, if you are someone who break promises, nobody will trust you and no one would want to do business with you.
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett
Being ethical and keeping promise are the two characteristics that people look into when they do business or work with you. Not only that, try to imagine if you promise your spouse to do something but you did not. It may be alright for once. However, if you do it consistently, your relationship may suffer. Whenever you set goals, they are like promises that you make to yourself. So commit to your goals and act on them seriously. Never take this lightly as it is going to determine who you are and where will you be in the future.
Action Plan: Decide and commit to your goals from now on. Never do things half-heartedly. Keep all your promises and walk your talk, especially in business.
Habit #6. You Can Never Do It Alone
No man is an island. You can never succeed alone. Some people may say that they achieved outstanding results because of what they do, alone, which is not true. Never forget the education that your parents gave you. Never forget the love your family gave you. What about your clients who trust and spend their money with you? So no one can succeed alone.
When you understand this principle, you will start to trust others and delegate your work to them. And it is when you start to delegate you will see your business grows, your life move to the next level and you will be a real leader because you are creating opportunities for more people. Never forget your team and the people who get you to where you are when you are on the top after you have achieved the result you desire.
Action Plan: If you want to build a successful business and create outstanding success in life, build a team. It is not a one-man show.
Habit #7. Contribute Back To The Society And The World
All those people who have achieved great nights like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, etc, they all donate and contribute a lot back to the society. You may say that they can do so because they are rich and they have all the wealth. Think about this, do you think it is easier to donate $10 or to donate $100,000?
Giving back to the society and tithing is a personality that you must practice from small. It is not necessary to give back to society only in term of money. Start doing it in anyway feasible or possible from your side. If you find it hard to donate even $10, you will never donate $100,000. Those who are already rich and successful able to donate and contribute much more because they already have the habit in them. They started doing so when they are “not there” yet.
Action Plan: Start to adopt the habit of tithing and contribute back to the world and the society. You don’t need to wait until you are successful to do so. Start small and make it into a habit. Start today.
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