I want to help you achieve some form of success on a daily basis. I have been doing these 5 habits and it has created an overabundance of success in my life. Now, there is never a time where feeling success is bad. So I want to help you feel it more often in your life. The internal power that is produced by success will fuel you to reach your dreams.
These 5 things will appear to be simple, and they should be, but try hard to consistently do them for the next month. Each and everyday take a checklist and do not end your day without completing all of them. I am serious… You cannot miss one otherwise you will not be fulling impacted by them.
Read Or Learn Something New
Reading is the top way to learn and expand your brain. It is healthy for you, and your brain, to detach from the stresses of life and drown in a good novel or teaching. I was not a reader growing up. I was never taught the value of the knowledge in the books. All of the different thoughts and ideas complied into a couple hundred page book. Allowing you to study, recreate and even duplicate. Start reading today and continue to read tomorrow. Remember people like to follow someone with a vision (a leader), Readers are Leaders!
The people you spend your time with are the people who influence you the most. If you take a step back and honestly look at who you are with on a daily basis you will notice that there are a lot of commonalities in the group. I am referring to finances, styles, interests, goals, values, etc. Ask yourself “Would I be happier if I was around people who had what I wanted”?
This is something you should ask yourself each and everyday. It will help you understand who you need to spend less time with and who you need to delete from your life completely. Harsh, I know. Find people who have what you want and start spending more time with them. Here is the fact, if you do not change your daily association you probably won’t change much either.
Prioritize Your Time
We all know that time is more valuable than money. Money is a tangible material that can always be made. Time however is unpredictable and non-refundable. You are stuck with a daily allotted time and you choose what you do with it. So if you are not already planning or scheduling your days I would start ASAP. This will not happen overnight, although you should plan for your days the night before.
I started planning with my concrete commitments. Meaning I had my work hours, gym days, meeting times and appointments preset on my calendar. My calendar now acts as my daily template and allows me to easily see how much time I can afford to put into other activities. Deciding what those activities will be is another process involved with your planning. A great thing to do is write down a few things you know you need to do during that week or month. Out of that list (which you will always be adding to) pick the most important three and put them in your calendar. Do this consistently and you will start to see how beneficial planning your time really is. It will allow you to always complete the tasks that will make your day feel more successful.
Money. Is. Great. Fun fact did you know the average savings account balance in the United States is $1,000.00 (Data provided here). I had to create my own money rules so i would not end up in this staggering statistic. I created a budgeting plan that has given me the ability to save a tremendous amount of money while investing a good portion to increase my chances to retire earlier. The money you save is not for spending. Do not spend it on a new car or a vacation with your friends. Your money is the foundation to your financial success which you can easily track on a daily basis. You are in control of how you spend your money. Make the decision to save your money a daily habit. Start controlling your cash or it will control you for the rest of your life.
**Quick side note – If you are struggling with this area please do not hesitate to change it. This is honestly the foundation to your ultimate success. I created a ready to use “Budgeting Template” that you can download and play around with right now if you would like to. Click here to go to the link to download it, the directions are on the template itself! Be smarter with your money, please.**
This is as simple as it gets and is a huge influence on your success. Smiling is a sign of a positivity and happiness. People will be more attracted to you and more likely to work with you if you have a smile on your face. Whether your day is great or terrible just smile and reap the everlasting rewards. If you frown more than you smile you are not to likely to succeed. Change this simple aspect of your life and enjoy the fruitful benefits that come with it. If you are able to create a habit around smiling there is no doubt in my mind you will start to succeed daily!
I hope you take the time to master these habits. It will not happen overnight. These action steps will take you time to master. The most important thing to remember is that these habits will make you better. You should never stop striving to be the best person you can be. Good luck and please let us know what you think!