Habits are undeniably powerful. They say that if you practice or follow something for 21 days, it becomes a habit that remains with you for a long period of time. Humans are creatures of habit but the problem with most of us is that we give up too soon before we make positive actions a habit. Habits take some time to show results. If it were that easy, everybody would be successful! All you need to do is make small changes to your day-to-day life and stick with it. And just like that, you’ll see your life transform for the better! Here, we introduce you to some of the powerful habits of rich, successful people that you too can incorporate into your daily routine.
7 habits of highly effective people
Wake up early
While we get that many of you may not be early risers, the rich and successful have shown that waking up early is a trait common to most of them. From Obama to Richard Branson, and Tim Cook, successful people wake up with the sun! They plan their day, exercise, collect their thoughts and enjoy their ‘alone’ time. By waking up early they’re able to start the day way ahead of others. And like we all know, covering more ground during the start of the race puts you at an advantage!
No, it’s not just a habit of the hippies or the religious. The most successful of people like Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch and Arianna Huffington believe in beginning the day with an hour-long meditation. Not only does it relax the mind and body but it also helps you remain healthy.
Create to-do lists
Not just create, but follow them too! Create a running list where you can jot down your ideas, thoughts and tasks for the day. It helps you organise your day while keeping a track of it too.
All you need is an app on your phone like Todoist or a pocketbook and a pen, and you’re set to go!
Many of us shy away from networking, but this is the one mistake that could cost you dearly! Building a diverse base of contacts will only help you in the long run. You never know who would turn out to be a valuable asset later on. So the next time you’re at a gathering don’t shy away from networking, put on your best smile and go introduce yourself to the who’s who!
Whether it be books or articles, set aside half an hour to an hour every day to improve your knowledge. Studies show that 86% of the rich spend an hour reading while 88% of them, use 30 minutes a day reading self-improvement books. Now, that’s saying something!
Keep yourself busy
We aren’t touting crazy work hours but time spent being productive over time spent lazing around is clearly more beneficial. Successful people are seldom idle. Elon Musk for one puts in 80-100 hours a week at work whereas, Yahoo chief, Marissa Mayer, has a 130-hour work week! Talk about being hard-working!
No wildly successful or rich person ever splurged all their earnings till they ran into debts and yet survived. From having multiple sources of income to investing wisely, the rich follow certain financial mantras that make them the coveted 1%, a.k.a., the wealthiest. If we can take a page or two from their books, it’s to live below your means and be wise about your finances. You can read more such secrets the rich follow here.
These powerful, positive habits will help you turn around your life and make you more successful. Incorporate these habits into your daily life one at a time. Though your old habits will try to steer you back to your comfort zone, remember to never give up. Start slow but stay strong!