How to create successful habits.
How is it that some people make it all the way to the top while others linger at the bottom or in the middle? The answer is simple. It’s their habits.
Successful people simply have successful habits.
What does that mean exactly?
Well, instead of going out every weekend or procrastinating on your responsibilities, successful people do more fulfilling and beneficial things for themselves while others do the opposite.
Here are five simple but crucial habits that successful people do daily that you can start practicing on your path to success:
1. Live purposely and mindfully:
We all want to find our purpose. That’s fair to say, right? Some of us find our purpose early on in our lives, while others can take their whole lives to cultivate. Usually when it takes a little longer, that individual usually latches on tight to it.
For example Some may find purpose in cooking. Being able to make delicious and beautiful food for others is where They most thrive. Others find purpose in music, art, cars, sales, education, etc. or the variety of things that they gravitate to.
Living mindfully is a habit that will lead you to finding your purpose.
Mindfulness is the practice of being aware and being present in the moment. Therefore, being mindful of what is good for your body and your future, and what you gravitate to, is what will bring you to success.
2. Set goals and think BIG:
What is a goal without a vision? With every goal, should come an extended and sought out vision as to how you’re going to accomplish these goals.
When you have a goal it’s simple. Write out what your goal is, no matter how big or small. The trick is to spend time mapping out when and how you’re going to achieve it.
Think of something you want to accomplish. It could be anything. From making it a goal to work out 4 days a week all the way to graduating college with your bachelor’s degree. The limit with goal making essentially, doesn’t exist.
The habit of writing down your goals will teach you organization, routine, and consistency. We as humans, are creatures of habit. When we don’t have organized and efficient habits in our day to day, our life tends to become a little bit chaotic.
It is very important that when you have goals, you not to Store them in the back of your head. Physically write them out so you have a visual of what you want right in front of you and build from there (see #5)
3. Love yourself first!
We know you’ve heard this one before. But I cannot stress this enough. In a world where we can forget to take care of ourselves because we’re too busy taking care of others, we often forget to love ourselves as well.
You need to put yourself first, in a positive way. Successful people do not get walked all over, and they most definitely make sure that whatever is best for themselves and their future is what they are going to do. This should not be confused with selfishness which is a perpetual focus on self to the complete detriment of others.
For example: show yourself a little extra lovin’ is instead of going out and drinking with friends just because it’s a Friday night and they want you to party. stay home, take a nice hot shower, make a nice healthy dinner, and maybe even watch a movie with some kettle corn to go with it!
Successful people have to be a bit self focused sometimes, But that’s not a bad thing. In order to thrive in this life, we need to love ourselves and put ourselves first
4. Embrace knowledge:
In this digital day and age, it’s very easy to get caught up in social media. Don’t get us wrong, We are just as guilty as you are.
We could spend all day long refreshing our social media pages just to watch other people look for self gratification and see nothing wrong with that.
Try this: Turn off your phone, computer, tablet, and any other social device you may have for one hour a day.
Read a book. Research studies prove that reading improves muscle memory, keeps your brain young, can melt away stress, and the list continues.
If you don’t like to read, listen to a podcast or radio.
Podcasts are and excellent way to learn about pressing issues in our society, or just allow you to escape reality for a little while in a healthy and creative way. Find an educational outlet that suits you and reconnect by disconnecting
5. Write and journal:
This one is one of our favorites! We are huge proponents of writing. We could write all day long without stopping. writing out thoughts and feelings and recollections from the day can be so gratifying and refreshing.
Writing is also a way to free your thoughts and make them into something real.
It allows you to organize your thoughts and put them to paper inside of something that only you see.
This is something you may want to splurge on. Get a notebook. Nothing too fancy. But get one you like. One that you can see yourself taking pride in.
When writing, don’t only express how you’re feeling but also how you intend on handling whatever issues you are currently writing about.
List out pros and cons of any decisions you may have to make in the future.
Giving your life structure and analyzing the steps you take is crucial in a successful persons life.
Take action in your life. You deserve it more than anyone.
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