According to research, it takes anything from 18 to 254 days for people to form a new habit, it could be anything from reading, exercising, practicing appreciation or even waking up early. Highly successful people like Warren Buffett have habits that they follow religiously. These habits allow them to live out behaviours that breed success; you can also adopt and practice them if you want to be successful. Here are 3 that will go a long way.
Never try. Always do.
Gurus of all kinds spout the mantra, 'you either do or do not. There is no try.' This is because there is a world of difference between trying and doing. Research shows that there is a subconscious fear people have about succeeding so it feels safe to use words such as "try" instead of stronger affirmative words like "I will". When you say that you are "doing" something, it sets you up to succeed right away so it is important to know what you can and cannot do instead of saying 'I will try'. You will thank yourself dearly once you are able to differentiate these two.
They have good relations
Different people use different metrics to measure success. For some, success is monetary and to some it is that and more. Truly successful people value relationships; Oprah Winfrey attributes a large part of her success to her ability to connect with others. This is because you cannot build a business by yourself. Good relationships are critical to success and one must put effort in maintaining them. Find a way to connect with the people you meet, some opportunities are hidden behind relationship walls.
They reward themselves
Get in the habit of rewarding yourself; it may be as simple as a hobby that indulges you, a philanthropic contribution, or a spontaneous getaway. Rewarding yourself helps you re-charge and re-focus. It helps you reinforce your behaviour along the way in achieving your goal. It helps you pause, reflect, and take time to enjoy what you have achieved and diminishes burnout. Besides its good to enjoy the fruits of your labour right?
It takes discipline and hard work to develop good habits to live by and highly successful people have mastered this notion, you can too. Find out what habits you would like to adopt and live by that will aid in your success.
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