Do you know what makes successful people successful?
Nearly everyone would be happy to be able to drive over to the local supermarket and get a bottle of success. But let’s get past that fantasy and find out one of the most basic reasons why people become successful.
Right now, visualize someone that you know personally who is successful. Can you see their face in your mind? Good.
Now think about this question, “Does this person have a successful routine or set of habits that allows them to be successful?” I would be shocked if they didn’t.
Nearly always the only distinction between being successful and being average is having successful habits. A few examples of successful habits could be getting up earlier, doing things when they need to be done, being prepared, or effective time management.
How do you start to build these success habits in your life? Here are 4 keys to creating successful habits.
1. Identify – Research the areas in your life that need rearranging. When you have completed your analysis, write down the new habits that need to be formed. Don’t become overcome at trying to figure out how you are going to form all of these habits.
2. Pick 2 – Most people sabotage themselves by trying to change everything at once. Rather, pick one significant and one lessor habit that you want to form. For the next 30-90 days these will be the productive habits that you will create.
3. Start small – Now that you determined your two success habits, create a daily or weekly routine that is easy to follow. For instance, let’s say that you want to wake up an hour earlier so that you can get more important things done. Rather than setting your alarm an hour earlier right at the beginning, only set it 2-5 minutes earlier every morning until you reach your goal. This way it would take you 30 days to 12 days respectively to gain your success habit.
Remember, “the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.”
4. Repeat – After you have created your new habits proceed to the next 2 success habits that you want to create. Soon you will discover you will have created a whole new life full of success filled habits.
Just think where you will be in one year when you follow these four keys to developing successful habits. When it takes you only 60 days to create 2 habits, you can have created 12 success habits in just one year!