Daily habits, the small tasks you do each and every day are directly linked to your goals and have a phenomenal role to play in your success.
It would be simplistic to say that having good daily habits alone will lead to assured success but it can be said that poor daily habits certainly pull you farther from your goals. Whether it is your personal life or business goals, you should develop the best daily habits and rituals for success.
Organisation and Time-management
Let’s start with two inter-related and correlated simple daily habits that create efficiency at work or in your business: being organized and time management.
If you manage your time well, don’t waste time or run behind deadlines and schedules, you do things more efficiently and in a more organized manner.
You will also have more spare time to allow you to be organized for impending tasks or upcoming obligations. From the perspective of being organized, once you start putting things in order, you would naturally have more time.
These two daily habits are common attributes among successful entrepreneurs, millionaires and successful people you know personally. There are many strategies you can employ to improve in these 2 areas.
Here are some previous blogs on these vital skills.
Learn to love sleep
If at all possible, go to sleep earlier at night and wake up early every morning.
Waking up early creates so much more time in your day. You get more daylight hours, you will have more time at hand and you won’t be chasing lost time all day. If you wake late you’re essentially playing catch-up and struggling to fit all your commitments inn to a shorter time-frame.
Daylight hours also offer opportunities in – networking, the ability to meet and socialize with relevant and influential people in your industry.
I love this TED talk by Ariana Huffington – How to Succeed? Get more Sleep it touches on the busy-ness most of us find ourselves battling with. We need to stop wearing our constant tiredness as a badge of honour and start nourishing ourselves by doing what’s right for our long-term health and well-being.
In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness — and smarter decision-making.
Underpinning all habits is discipline – the secret ingredient for success.
From eating habits to lifestyle choices, everything you do personally and professionally must to adhere to a standard of discipline.
If you’re finding it hard to commit, try this.
- Think about 3 things that distract you – actively let these go to create forward momentum
- Think about what you want to focus on – your goals – REMEMBER your why and writing SMARTER goals, not just SMART ones
Wishing YOU success in all your endeavours.