Jim Rohn has this famous quote that says, “Change yourself and everything around you will change.” This is so true, because as I look at it, we are all creatures of habits. And our habits determine our present and future outcomes. The things we do everyday can have major effects in our lives.
Successful people have different habits that set them apart from all the rest. Since they know their habits can make or break them and play major part to their successes, therefore they intentionally make sure they constantly develop and adapt new good habits in their lives.
Success is not an accidental thing, at least not always. There are some things successful people do on daily basis that help them to become successful.
Successful people have specific attributes and habits that they follow daily. What you see they have achieved in their lives are the results of sticking to some of these daily habits, and also having certain attributes.
You see, it’s easy to have a goal or dream or desire to do something or to change, but in order to accomplish it, as you go through that process from beginning to the end, there are things we need to work on and establish to help us become more efficient, productive, and make our lives and the processes even easier and hopefully better.
So let’s go over these two attributes, and habits that are necessary for us to adapt and develop in order to become more successful in our lives.
Not every time we are going to feel motivated to do things that we want to accomplish in our lives. And if you don’t have a habit and attribute of self-discipline, my friend – procrastination or quitting are next, just around your corner. This is why self-discipline comes in handy.
When you rely on discipline, you don’t need to seek motivation. When you know that you have got to do something regardless of how you feel, that is discipline.
Can I be honest with you? There is no personal success, achievement, or goal I have been able to achieve in my life without involving self-discipline. Without self-discipline I wouldn’t have been able to write what I have written so far. Whether I felt motivated or not, each time I wrote something to completion was because I disciplined myself to write. I have committed myself from early on that I was going to accomplish my goal.
Self-discipline involves self-denial from something. And it’s not easy to choose what is right, over what’s easy. It’s not easy to abstain from immediate pleasure and instant gratification in order to gain the long-term satisfaction and fulfillment.
And if you have some goals to accomplish, goals that involve series of action steps, self-discipline is one attribute and habit you will need to work on, because your overall success depends on it.
Even though self-discipline is not an easy thing, but it’s applicable and doable. The way I see it; we can learn anything by starting taking baby steps. Just like everything else; it takes one step a time in building or developing anything, the way to develop self-discipline is also the same thing.
The famous Tony Robbins said, “It’s not about the goal. It’s about growing to become the person that can accomplish that goal.”
So one way you train your self-discipline is by doing a task every single day until it becomes a part of your habit, because habits are developed every day. Habits are not things that you do once in a blue moon.
- Outstanding Daily Routines
Successful people have outstanding daily routines they do every day at the same time. And because of that it is why they become successful after a period of time.
Successful people know in order to become successful they must establish daily routines that are suitable for their successes.
For instance; I remember listening to this YouTube video a while ago, and this expert and guru said one secret to his success is time management. He suggested that the best way to manage your time is to establish successful daily routines. He said it’s pretty simple; he divides his time and daily activities into two areas or parts; Revenue and Non-Revenue activities. And in between those two areas he has routines that he follows each day.
In order to be successful, you have got to have daily routines that will enable you to become more productive, efficient, energized, etc.
Some successful people routines will amaze you. There is this person I know; by 9:00 am she has already accomplished many tasks and activities. Her morning routine starts from 4:30 am every day. So from 4:30 am to 9:00 am each morning she would always do the same tasks or activities. Pray, workout, read, have breakfast, check emails, and et cetera.
There is lady I used to work with; she would always be the first one to come to the office. At 8:00 am sharp, she would be at her office desk reading and answering emails. This is the lady who had a young son, and also used to live a little bit far from the office location. She told me one day that her morning routine usually began the same time by doing the same tasks; helping her son getting ready for school, making him breakfast, and packing snacks and lunch for him, and so on.
Goals need discipline and consistency, and with having outstanding daily routines, you can develop successful good habits that will help you make life so much easier for yourself.
If you develop these two things; self-discipline and outstanding daily routines, you will be in much better position to accomplishing your goals, becoming more productive, and effective.
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