Everyone only has 24 hours in a day, and what seems to be the greatest difference between those who have achieve success and haven't are their habits. Habits can be extremely useful and it would be impossible to run our lives without them. They automate many of the routine activities in our lives and free up our minds so that we are capable of concentrating on higher level activities.
Good habits serve to create routine, order and efficiency. Unfortunately bad habits have the opposite effect and can lock us into negative or rigid patterns of behavior. If you are looking for ways on how to be successful inlife, you may want to develop these habits below:
1. Adopt the habit of responsibility.
Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses. If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything in your life--the level of your achievements, the quality of your relationships, the state of your health as well as your mistakes. Taking 100% responsibility for your life means giving up all your excuses, all the reasons why you can't or why you haven't up until now. Only by realizing that you have created the situations that you are currently in you be able to do something about them--create and uncreate experiences at will.
2. Be inquisitive.
One great thing I have observed from successful people is their strong desire for learning. Great minds do not cease from learning and improving, if you want to succeed, you should do the same thing. Continuous learning is vital to making the most of what the world has to offer—the moment you stop learning, you stop growing. If you look at Bill Gates, you would probably think that his high level of intelligence is what made him successful. But as for him, he attributes his success to his insatiable desire for learning and improvement.
3. Practice the habit of putting in 100% commitment in everything you do in your life.
Successful people have made superiority their trademark. Their constant effort to be first-class in everything they do has lead them to conquer the heights of excellence. As one quote says it, “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Never waste your talent, time and energy by doing anything mediocre. Develop a habit of excellence and in all things and you are likely to meet success.
4. Visualize your goals everyday.
Visualization is the key to harnessing and programming our subconscious mind to assist us in getting what we want. It is through visualization that we condition our minds with the things that we want to achieve. Sadly, visualization is one of the most unused, underrated success strategies. If you want an easy way to achieve success, learn to visualize. As you routinely and intentionally visualize your goals, your belief in the possibility of achieving them increases and so does your motivation to make it happen.
As the wise Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Habits are tough things to establish – or change. It takes repetitive and intentional action. Experts say that it takes about 21 days to form a new habit. After that, if done consistently, the new habit will be essentially integrated and doing it will feel more natural than not doing it. So start working on forming the success-propelling habits mentioned above.