Control your habits and you will control your life. Your day is comprised of habits which ultimately dictate how your day is run. As the general saying goes: “you either run the day, or the day runs you”.
If you’re seeking to improve any area of your life, you’ll need to take control of your day by setting and ensuring that you follow habits which are healthy and intentional. If you’re seeking success in any form what so ever (whether its career, financial, family, relationships or business) – you’ll need to create and follow habits which will help set you up for success. By preparing and taking action, you will get closer to achieving your set goal every single day.
Below are five powerful habits which have helped me immensely to achieve and do more across all areas of life:
- Waking up at 5am
Early mornings are blissful. Use the extra time in the morning to kick-start your day with either some rigorous exercise; making a healthy breakfast or creating a to-do list for the day.
- Read often
The pursuit of knowledge should be a life-long commitment if you’re seeking to improve your current skillsets. Remember, skills pay the bills.
- Eat well and watch what you eat
Say no to junk food and yes to more home-made meals. The path to success will have its physical challenges and hurdles. Life will not get easier with a physique that is not conditioned for success. Ultimately, you cannot push yourself to your optimal limit if your health is poor.
- Drink more water
You cannot perform at your best if your mind is all over the place. Headaches are often associated with dehydration. Drink more water and stay hydrated.
- Do things that are uncomfortable
Great things do not come from comfort zones. Do that presentation in front of hundreds of people. Attend networking events and learn how to communicate with people outside your social network. Cold call that CEO you really admire. Say hello to a stranger and learn how to build rapport. Just do it
Sources of information:
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg