We’re all looking to the future.
Some of us are hitting the gym to develop health habits, others are contemplating the next steps in their careers, it’s time to implement the fundamentals of a world class life.
Just as a few tweaks in your exercise regime might do wonders for your body, so will a few tweaks to your daily habits do wonders for your professional life. Whether you’re starting your own business or angling for the next promotion…
Here are 7 habits that will power you to even greater success in 2017.
1. Do The Hard Stuff Early
Before you even settle down at your desk, do one of the really hard things on your to-do list. Write that unpleasant email or make that difficult phone call in the morning before the day gets started. Work on that project in the early hours. You’ll find you’ll become way more efficient if you don’t walk around all day with a big cloud hanging over your head of what you “need to do.”
2. Take Care Of Your Body
Not all of us can have the rock-hard body of The Rock. Still, exercise is an extremely important habit to develop, for both your physical and mental health. Many successful entrepreneurs, despite lamenting how little time they have during the day, still find time to hit the gym or run a few laps around the track. Working out helps you burn off emotional energy—as well as that morning donut—and refocuses your brain.
3. Be Grateful
When the going gets tough, don’t get mad—get grateful. It seems hokey, but exercising gratitude everyday will make you infinitely more successful. Some career coaches suggest making a list of things you’re grateful for, such as the freedom to start your own business or the support of your family. Others recommend simply taking a moment to recognize how lucky you are. Often our worst day is better than most of the world’s best day. Acknowledging that fact on a regular basis will improve your life immeasurably.
4. Work Really Hard, But Break For Fun
If you want to be a success, you have to work 24/7, right? Wrong. Sure, there are days when you’ll be working incredibly hard, but let’s stop with the myth that only entrepreneurs who work all the time will succeed. If anything, they’ll fail. Even the hardest-working people in the world know how to break for fun. Being able to turn your work off to recharge your batteries is critical to your success.
5. Forgive Yourself
You screwed up a project? So what. You got into a fight with a coworker? That happens. The only thing that’s guaranteed in the next year is that you will make plenty of mistakes. Forgive yourself, and mean it. Then, move on.
6. Do Things For Others…
While Expecting Nothing In Return
It’s amazing how much helping someone, (No matter who or what, or how big or small), will improve your outlook on life. Helping someone is empowering. Helping someone without expecting a return is freeing. Don’t keep score. The universe works in mysterious ways, you’ll get your rewards soon enough.
7. Fail More Often
We hear about famous entrepreneurs’ wins and achievements all the time, but people rarely talk about their failures. Which, in fact, were much more plentiful than the successes. That’s because failing means you’re trying. And because you can’t know what works at the beginning, you need to try what doesn’t work first, do it wrong, learn from that and never make the same mistake again. Failure is inevitable and the earlier you accept it as a part of the journey, the better. Success is a numbers game, the more you fail the faster you will achieve your goals and dreams this year.
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