I’ve been thinking of all the habits of successful people. Some of which would be beneficial to incorporate into our life. I’m not expecting to incorporate all these immediately into my life! Change takes time. New habits take time. I’m thinking of incorporating a new habit every two weeks or so.
Before I go into my list of habits of successful people we need to define success! To me success is living a deliberate life, achieving the goals and dreams you were born to achieve.
A. Alone time. Time with just you, no distractions; no electronics, books or music. Spend time listening to yourself. Feeling your feelings.
B. Be proactive: choose your response to stimuli. Instead of just reacting. You alone have the power to choose your reaction.
C. Embrace change: be adaptable, embrace the new and unfamiliar. Change brings new life and creativity.
D. Live deliberately: consciously choose your life. Make decisions that will help reach your life goal. Live the opposite of auto-pilot.
E. Eat well, stay well. A healthy diet leads to a healthy, happier you. Healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle can stabilize our mood and boost energy
G. Set life goals: know where you what to go in life. Have clarity and certainty about what you want and don’t want.
H. Humility: never forget to admit and apologise for mistakes. Be willing to learn from others.
I. I need help: never be too proud to ask for help. Learn from others who have been successful before you.
J. Find success in the journey. The journey is as important as the destination. Have fun and enjoy the journey.
K. Keep relations harmonious. Never get so busy with success that you forget the important people in your life.
L. Laughter: include intentional laughter in every day. Laughter relaxes you, releases positive endorphins, and brings joy into your life. Laugh everyday!
M. Be motivated by lessons learned. Don’t let setback hold you back, forgive yourself, learn from it and move forward.
O. Opportunities. See opportunities and run with them.
Q. Quell your fears. We all have fears, choose not to be controlled by them.
R. Relax: know when to hit the off switch. Take time to enjoy what you have and have fun doing it!
S. Slow down: make time to enjoy the journey. Slowing down allows more time to be present with yourself.
T. Be thankful: each and everyday choose an attitude of gratitude. Gratitude refocuses our attention on what we do have bring with it contentment.
U. Seek first to understand. Before judging understand. Before criticizing understand. Listen with empathy, and seek to be understood.
V. Visualise: have a clear picture of what you want you life to look like. Plan your best reality.
W. Except your weaknesses; learn the value of always learning. Be constantly learning as this gives room for personal growth.
X. Execute your plan. A plan no mater how perfect will not be a success unless executed! Set your goal, make a plan and work to actively achieve it.
Y. Don’t use someone else’s yard stick. When you fall into the comparison trap, you’ll never measure up.
Z. Get more zzzz’s: as the old age saying goes, Early to bed, early to rise makes men and women healthy, wealthy and wise. It has been said that the first hour of the day sets the tone for the whole day … going to bed early helps with that!