Avail yourself to creative thought. Plan to go places where your thoughts flow freely. Don’t lose an idea.
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The habit of defining success with a dollar amount will lead you to constantly chasing a higher price point. It’s a chase that will never end, and a view of success that will never be attained. Get in the habit of seeing your success and your happiness in the same light.
Reading a good book will get the creative juices flowing, the brain learning, and your knowledge base growing. Try reading for 30 minutes to start your day.
Having a good sleep routine will help you have more energy to do more work during the day.
Get in the habit of never leaving anything that you wanted to finish at the beginning of the day, incomplete at the end. If you simply do what you set out to do, it will be hard for success to elude you.
Have 1 or 2 things that are important to finish, and make sure you finish them first. The rest of your tasks should be tended to only after your most important ones have been completed.
The other for your big ideas, thoughts, and goals. Writing stuff down makes it real and tangible. A to do list, a goal, or a dream, that isn’t written down isn’t yet real.
Every goal you set needs to be measured. Every sales page you create, needs to be measured. If you measure everything you’ll have a blueprint for exactly what does work, and what doesn’t.
Few people actually work as much as they say they work. Their time is usually made up of distractions. They Facebook, Tweet, and surf the interwebz. Time your work sessions. Keep a stopwatch. Focus for 90-minutes, take an active break, then get back to the beautiful grind.
A work break should enhance your working experience. It can’t – at all costs – take away from it. So do something active that will get your blood pumping and your mind working as effectively as it was when you first started working in the wee hours of the morning.
The list of successful people who wake up before the rest of the world is far too long to list. This isn’t a coincidence. Get up before 6 am, 7 days a week and get a head start on your day and your dream.
Success can’t exist without family – even if that “family” is simply loved ones and friends. You need to be working for a greater purpose than your own monitory gain if you’re going to accomplish truesuccess.
If you work harder than everyone else, success can’t hide from you. You will find it. And you willenjoy it.
Use a big white board to keep your goals visible and close.
Get in the habit of talking to others who have a similar dream, even if the similarity is the enormity of your goals, and the audaciousness of your plans. Napoleon Hill coined this relationship “a mastermind”, and it’s one of the most important factors in your eventual success.
That is, don’t have “suckers” in your midst – people who will tear you away from your work, and destroy your dream. If you have friends that do this, stop hanging out with them. Are they worth you living a mediocre life when greatness can be in your future?
Without a healthy body it becomes evermore difficult to maintain a healthy mind.
Cars, “things”, are only good for boosting your image in an effort to impress people who you really don’t want to impress. Spend money, instead, on your own development and your business to fuel your growth.
Get in the habit of sacrificing things that you may like in your life, for things that will help you become a success. The road to greatness isn’t one of excess spending and easy living. Hustle. Focus. Sacrifice. Succeed.
A journal can bring you clarity when you write in it, but it’s far more powerful when you get in the habit of reviewing it.
What you’ll find is that success is often in your midst if you look at it from the right perspective. And study after study has shown that happy people achieve far greater things than pessimistic, unhappy individuals. This habit, combined with hard work, is as simple a recipe for success as you can create. It’s also an effective one.
I love studying advertisements. On the very first page of the April 2012 issue of the Architectural Digest, there is an ad for a Ritz Carlton Visa card. The tag line reads, “We may not always be your final destination, but we can still be your connection to it all.”
Although this slogan relates to a credit card, it’s reminded me of each professional and personal experience we have, They are not meant to last forever. They are vehicles that take us from one destination to another. They keep us connected to our passion and purpose, whether that be direct or indirect.
Every experience is like the Ritz Carlton Visa, my friends, It’s your connection to what is “beyond.” A few scriptures as food for thought:
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin… – Zechariah 4:10
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.- Jeremiah 29:11
“If We Had Your Eyes”
I identify as an introvert. People only believe me on the weekends. Nevertheless, I completely identified with this post from Carolyn Gregoire (@carolyn_greg) and thought that those of you who identify with being an introvert could appreciate this.
Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints…
1. Use Your Head—Check Your Neck
Some guys just buy their shirts in small, medium, or large. No wonder they don’t fit so well. You should know your measurements—neck size and arm length—and not just for the sake of it. These numbers are the key to making you look better. If your collar is so loose it hangs off your neck, or so tight it makes your face blush, you’re stuck with it. So take action—get measured.
It’s time for a greater level of commitment. Just imagine if you “threw your whole self…”
Always casual… but never committed!