Get ready to take some notes, learn more about yourself, and take action. Success is at your reach if you apply these smart habits to your life.
Whether you want to be a business person, become part of fintech recruiters, or speak a new language, success is about finding successful habits.
1. Planning & organization
You go to the store, buy an agenda or planner, but then never write on it. Sounds like you?
Start small. Purchase a planner or download an app where you can keep all of your activities organized according to importance.
Do this weekly before shifting to monthly checklists. Before long, you will become an expert at setting goals, memorizing due dates, and categorizing tasks.
Most importantly, follow through with your plans. Choose three tasks you would like to complete by the end of the day and stick with them.
2. Today, not tomorrow mentality
Having a “today, not tomorrow mentality” will set you up for life.
Think of a common situation. You get home, know you planned to do laundry, work out, and send a couple of emails.
But then a thought hits you, “Well, I could do laundry today and the rest tomorrow.”
Change that attitude.
Get your clothes inside the washer, squeeze in a thirty-minute workout, and send some emails while your laundry is close to being clean. There you have it. Three activities you will not have to worry about doing tomorrow.
Tomorrow is not some magical land where you achieve everything you neglected. Success is discipline, so strive to achieve the most by zooming in on the details.
Not everything will be about hard work and an ultimate productive day. Everyone needs a break now and then to unwind and recharge for coming rainy days. Once a week, schedule a day in which you do something just for yourself.
It will look different for everyone, but choose something that eases your body and mind.
Maybe take a longer bath, go for a fifteen-minute walk, or bake something you find online.
Don’t just reach out to fiction or fantasy books. Find thought-provoking, self-help, and non-fiction books that will add value to your life.
Imagine if you dedicated fifteen minutes per day reading a book by successful people about investing, starting a business, or developing healthier habits.
Purchase books and consider them an investment to build a better you.
Some great books you can start reading are:
- The Slight Edge
- The 48 Laws of Power
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
- Think and Grow Rich
- The Power of Positive Thinking
- Little Things Matter
- 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires
- The Magic of Thinking Big
- The Seasons of Life
5. Grateful journaling
While most complain about bad days and unfortunate mishaps, few focus on the positive. Write down what you are grateful for in a journal. Acknowledging there are things you are thankful for will improve your mindset.
Recognize your achievements, and as you write down, grateful notes read them out loud or to yourself. Doing that will allow you to relive that moment and remind you of your worth on bad days.
Getting used to a new rhythm will take dedication and patience. Most successful people do an activity that helps them mind their thoughts and emotions. It will reduce stress and anxiety levels for you to continue your day.
- Reciting positive affirmations
- Connecting with nature
- Breathing exercises
- Some form of exercise
7. Push through the uncomfortable
Want to be more productive? It will be uncomfortable to set your phone down to develop a project.
Want to improve your memory? It will be uncomfortable to finish a sudoku puzzle instead of binge-watching your favorite show.
Want to lose weight? It will be uncomfortable to swap foods and follow three to five exercise routines per week.
The point is that changes will be uncomfortable. Managing that emotion and overcoming it will strengthen your perspective.
Suddenly, you’ll find yourself pushing your mind and body to new limits.
8. Understand failure is part of success
You will get tired of practicing these daily habits for successful people. There will be days, weeks, and months where motivation won’t be enough to get you out of bed to complete any tasks.
Successful people understand that their shortcomings are part of the process of growth. If they fail to be productive one day, they will not quit the next. In the cycle of life, one’s failures are lessons.