One’s attitude is what determines one’s altitude. The basic human nature always makes people curious, covetous and envious of others success, but in all honesty, one must know that successful people do not drift to the top of the ladder basis their luck, they work hard for it. Every success story comes with some sort of discipline in it – be it the number of hours spent on learning a new skill, getting up early to get things done, taking care of their own health so work doesn’t suffer etc.
The science behind habits will be unstuck and get the change you want to be kick-started. So don’t let old habits keep you from being what you want to be and make a pick from the following –
1. Seek The Purpose In Everything You Do
As simple as it sounds, finding a purpose in everything that you do will save a lot of time, energy, commitments and stress. It’s quite easy and normal for people to get carried away with the vogue, the temptation is hard, however, most of it not meant for everyone. One has to know that purpose drives meaning and that if you pursue anything that is not helping you in any way then it’s a waste.
Please don’t think that things that drive pleasures are meaningless. Just like anything, the pleasure too can be the purpose, which is perfectly fine.
2. A Morning Ritual
Nearly every successful person the world knowns maintain a strict morning ritual and the sooner you make it, the better it will be for you. Early morning is the best to start early, to plan your day, to do things that you cannot make time for in the day, to do your research, to prepare yourself for the fight, to do the reading, exercising and research. Trust us when we say that there is a positive energy in the quiet of the wee hours, so make the most of it. This is also a great time to invest in exercising to work on your cognitive skills.
3. Follow The 80:20 Rule
It’s believed that the Pareto’s Principle is efficient after all. The rule says that 20% of task yields 80% of the result and now it’s up to you to find it. Maximize your output by concentrating on the 20% in any situation and investing most of your time and energy to the said task and fetch the biggest and impact.
4. Become A Good Listener
Arguably one of the most important traits of all successful people is that they are a good listener. The key to effective communication and long-term awareness is that you listen more than you speak and you listen to it all. Building resilience and maintaining a balance between what you know and what you don’t lies in the amount of interest and time you invest in listening people. This factor is not only central to communication, but also to building a skill a very thorough understanding of things, knowing about new things, developing a new perspective and in being unbiased and unfeigned.
5. Read. Read. And Read.
Unfortunately, there is no substitute for this. Many successful people have shared that they read at least 10 books in a year – some giving them insights into the world of business, some autobiographies and the remaining on their passion and things that drive them. Reading is a great way to learn new things, gain knowledge, stimulate creativity and keep a balance. Reading also immensely enhances your communication skills, and this works for everyone.
Some people say that reading is somewhat similar to meditation for them, to be fair, we can’t argue that.
6. Surround Yourself With Good People
Have you heard that saying – you are the sum of your 5 closest friends? I am sure you have. The average of these five people is what you become in the long run, that’s why it is critical who you spend your time with. If people around you are busy undertaking leisure activities, pay no interest to critical things and lack seriousness, chances are that you will start behaving like that too. Be very careful, selective and vigilant of who you allow being around you.
Let go of the relationship that lifts you down.
7. Don’t Listen To Your Amygdala
Amygdala is an almond-shaped set of neurons located deep in the brain’s medial temporal lobe. This plays a key role in the processing of emotions, especially in keeping you safe. That said, also know that it keeps yours from going wild and taking the risk. In order to be the player in the longer run, you have to take a risk and test your own self. Do not give in to the temptation of being safe and keep trying yourself.
The next time you think too much about doing something, well, do it anyway.