Success, like Rome, wasn’t built in a day. Instead success is earned over many days, the result of many intentional choices. So what are some of these choices? Some of them are just in the way you start the day. Wondering how successful people begin each day? Here are their top five habits. See how many you can add to your routine.
Successful people know that to do your best you must be your best. They understand what fuels them and find ways to fit these restorative practices into their daily routines. Restorative practices feed the body, soul and or mind. They include exercise, meditation, visualization, reading or listening to inspirational words, a self-pep talk and good nutrition. All of these function as daily tune-ups that boost output, motivation, energy, focus and, ultimately, support success.
Make a list
Time management is essential to success. Successful people use to do lists as a way to be more effective every day. Your list should include tasks for the short and long-term. Get the most from this practice by identifying high priority items. Estimate how much time each task will take so your list is realistic and manageable.
…Two hot list tips:
- Successful people avoid the drag of procrastination by doing the most dreaded tasks first. Tackling these tasks as soon as possible saves time by eliminating the busywork we inevitably do when trying to avoid something we don’t want to do.
- Look for list items that can be delegated or that you will need help with. Successful people play to their strengths and are not afraid to ask for help.
Have what you need on hand
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Know your why
What is it that you want to accomplish today and why is what you are doing important? Ask these questions each day because answers can bring razor sharp focus to your tasks. Successful people know that when you are clear about where you are going you are more likely to avoid distractions and to eliminate any tasks that don’t support your big why.
Put your finger on the pulse
Keep abreast of what is going on in your field. For example, what new trends, information or ideas should you be aware of for the day? Is there any news or turn of events you need to respond to? Successful people work ahead of or in concert with trends. Understanding the climate allows you to anticipate and act accordingly.
Ultimately, successful people believe in their vision of success. They start each day in service to that vision. Use some of their strategies to achieve your own vision of success.