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5 Daily Habits To Help You Succeed
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ― Jim Ryun
So the first question is What habits can help make you successful?
Whenever I get this question, one story always comes to mind.
One of my all time favorite authors is Stephen King. Not just because of his books or unique style of writing. It was his years of endurance and failures.He started writing short stories when he was young, I believe around the age of 12. However, he didn’t get his big break until years later when he got married to his wife Tabitha!
So that meant Stephen had to endure YEARS of rejection. He got turned down so much that he made a habit of collecting his rejection letters which he nailed to the wall as little reminders.
It got to a point where he had to get a bigger nail to hold the letters that continued to pile up. Eventually, Stephen’s rejection letters came with a personal message, telling him not to give up on his dream.
And when he finally got around to writing the draft for his first book, “Carrie”,(One of my all time favorites by the way) Stephen dumped it in the trash because he thought it wasn’t any good.As fate would have it, his wife came across his discarded work while she was cleaning up.Tabitha urged Stephen to finish what he started because she believed in him.With a newfound sense of determination, he finished the book – and the rest is history.
If Stephen didn’t have the habit of powering through rejection (and a loving, supportive wife by his side), he wouldn’t have found the success that eluded him for so long.
While meeting obstacles with a “can do” attitude is an important habit, there’s a handful of other ones that will take you where you want to go.
Top 5 Habits to Help You Succeed in Anything You Do:
The number one thing is DO NOT make money your only criteria for success or the only reason to do something.
- If you have never read “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” I encourage you to do so. It is one of many books that has made a huge impact on me:
- “Just realize that no amount of money can ever make you good enough. Money can’t make you something you already are.”
- “Money is extremely important in the areas in which it works, and extremely unimportant in the areas in which it doesn’t.”
Money helps you function on a basic level, pays the bills and Let’s you enjoy life.But clearly, it’s NOT the sole reason for being on earth.And like Eker said, money can only get you so far.
Some of my best memories and experiences in life at NOTHING to do with money.
You know this too. I’m willing to bet that the most wonderful experiences in your life had little to do with how much you had in your wallet at the time.
That’s why a resource like money isn’t the SUM of your achievements.
If you put a price tag on everything you do, or your self-worth…you’ll end up a like a dog chasing its tail.
You’ll never catch it, and it’ll wear out your soul in the process.
So as you work on making your goals happen every day, remember that money shouldn’t be your only focus.
Develop a more balanced, holistic outlook on success, and you’ll be more likely to GET IT!
2 Always invest in knowledge
In the game of life, money of course is good but knowledge is one of the most powerful assets you’ll own.
A HUGE part of success and a positive life is continuously educating yourself.
Whatever it is that you want to do, chances are someone’s already done it before. This is not a bad thing, and you don’t have to reinvent the wheel you learn from their trails and errors.
As Zig Ziglar once said, “Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” It is all about perspective and how you value your own self-worth.
So, make a habit of learning every day. Find the spare time to pick up a book, listen to a CD on your way to work, or fire up a podcast on your lunch break.
3 Focus on your work like a boss
Brian Tracy is a motivational speaker and business coach who teaches people how to be successful.
And this is one of his most sacred rules: Work all the time you work. This is such a simple and elegant principle of success that people take for granted.If people truly understood the importance of focusing on their work, it would create a PROFOUND effect on their lives.
Cal Newport, author of “Deep Work”, sums it up quite nicely:
“The key to developing a deep work habit is to move beyond good intentions and add routines and rituals to your working life designed to minimize the amount of your limited willpower necessary to transition into and maintain a state of unbroken concentration.”
And his claims are backed up by science, building a habit (such as focusing on work) builds stronger connections in your mind.The neurons in your brain act as a circuit, and as you do something repeatedly……that same circuit in your head fires again and again……and it strengthens that particular connection in the process.Which is one of the main things I will be teaching on this site. How to transform your life through positive thought and action.
4 Invest in your health
Eating your vegetables and working out is probably the last thing on your mind when it comes to being positive and successful.Most people put this area of their life on the back burner, and they SUFFER as a result. Just look at all the stats,obesity is at an all time high. High blood pressure and heart disease is at the highest we have seen in decades, and the list goes on and on.Look, you may be the picture of perfect health as you’re reading this, but don’t rely on good genetics to keep you going.Somewhere along the way, you could get sick. This will take a huge toll on your savings, and it could take you out of the game indefinitely.
And no matter how much you make, you can’t afford to take your health for granted.
Mental health is important, too. Have you seen the news on depression, suicides and the like?Learn about the daily habit of meditation and mindfulness to give yourself peace of mind.
If you really wanted to (and you should), you have the power to take small steps to stay strong and healthy.
Starting today, ditch the excuses and take care of yourself in whatever way you can. Every little bit adds up.
I talk about this more in depth in my book Transform Your Life Start Living Your Dreams
5 Be willing to put in the work
Knowing and DOING are not the same thing.
People say all the time that they want to have a more positive life or more positive lifestyle. A successful life, make a ton of cash and live in a big house.Wishful thinking doesn’t cut it. You can want all those things till the moon turns blue, but they won’t happen unless you consciously decide to COMMIT to your goals. It is not as hard as you think either.Most of the time, people don’t get past this stage because they don’t have the slightest clue on how to go about it!You need to first visualize your goals in the most vivid precise way possible. Then put it down in writing.
Think about what you want to achieve as far as the big picture is concerned. Then cut that big picture down to small attainable goals with the big picture being your end destination.
Do some reflection on the kind of life you want to live and the kind of value you want to create in this world.
Anchoring your mission on these basic things will give you the drive to succeed.
After you’ve spent time mapping out your mission in life, you’ll be able to break it down into smaller, doable goals you can work on every day. Piece by piece, you’ll put that puzzle together.
But it won’t become a reality unless you commit to the DAILY HABIT of putting those pieces into place.
You’ll have days when you won’t feel like doing it. Challenges will come along that will knock the wind out of you, leaving you demoralized.You might even want to quit at one point.That’s ok. It’s perfectly human to feel like that from time to time.But if you remind yourself of the reasons WHY you’re doing it in the first place…
Feelings are temporary, resolve is forever.The truth is there’s nothing magical about it. Aside from their habits, successful positive people have something else up their sleeve.
Whether they’re athletes, entrepreneurs, YouTubers, bloggers, musicians……they ALL have this ONE, overriding psychological trait that makes them successful.It really boils down to a trait that psychologists call “Personal Magnetism”.And all it takes are three simple keys to unlock this inner power.
One Final Thought
I am a firm believe in the law of attraction, what you put out into the universe does come back to you in spades! So Let’s start rewiring our brains and attitude for a more positive you.
Even if you start with just one negative thought you tell yourself and replace that one thought with a POSITIVE one. You will start to see and feel a difference.
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Thank you and Let’s all have a positive day and life!!