Three Daily Habits of Very Successful People
As a society, we’ve gotten really good at giving excuses and readily accepting them. I’ve worked with some very dedicated, talented people who have not been able to achieve the results they should have. It wasn’t for lack of trying; it was lack of good habits.
Your habits and patterns determine the direction of your life, so it should come as no surprise that successful people have successful habits. Here are three habits of very successful people:
Number 1: Winners get out of bed early. Most CEO’s aren’t sleeping until noon and rolling into the office mid-afternoon. They get up early and attack the day. They say their routine starts at 5 or 6 am and using the two or three hours before they get into the office to focus and prepare for the day ahead. The people who are up and doing are the people who seize the opportunities first.
Number 2: Be a daily goal setter and goal hitter. What you do today greatly affects whether or not you will achieve your future dreams. You have to intentionally design each and every day in a way that leads to getting things done that will maximize your results. Every night, or in those early morning hours you are using to prepare for the day ahead, set your daily goals.
Number 3: Focus, focus, focus. Even if you set the goals, if you aren’t focused – and by that I mean working on what’s important now – you won’t be successful. Successful people always know what is important in the moment. They have the ability to stay focused when other people are unfocused. If you want to be successful, you’ve got to develop discipline not to let anything take your focus off the important things that will get results.
Winning and success is quite often boring. It is doing the same successful things over and over again. But there is a scoreboard in life and business, and establishing repetitive habits that lead to effective performance is the key to winning results – and results are what matter.
From the article: 3 Daily Habits of Very Successful People by John Addison – July 25, 2016 – Success Magazine
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