We often think of creating big transformations in our lives before we even see the peak of success. There is nothing wrong with that. However, have you ever thought of practicing small habits to make small successes in your life every single day? Of course, we all know that success does not happen overnight. Successful people can attest to that. They exerted a lot of hard work, perseverance, and patience along with small habits as they reached the top of their goals and succeeded.
As individuals, we have the skill to choose success and labor on it no matter how immense or meager the outcome is. Some people aim for big impacts before they make a considerable step, while some find success beyond big results and appreciate even the smallest impact. This is how successful people got ahead of everyone with small habits.
Who would not want a more compelling, jubilant, and rewarding life? No one, I believe. The following are just few practices and habits you can do each day to be on the right track if you want to achieve success.
Make time for reading
Our competency to pick up, expand, and flourish are associated with reading. Just like eating healthy foods and exercising, reading as a habit can also give a positive outcome to our well being. Sad to say, there are some people who don’t put a value on reading. They would rather watch television and browse their social media accounts than to read a book. However, successful people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and Marck Cuban, to name a few, make reading as their habit. For them, the habit of reading offers a huge return on investment that hours spent on TV and social media just can’t match.
Have enough sleep
As a work at home mom, I can personally attest how having enough sleep is imperative in achieving our goals. I used to work round the clock managing my online jobs and homemaking. It went on for a very long time and then suddenly, I experienced burnout. My health, our family, and my online career were put at risk. Not having enough sleep is definitely not worth it. Having said that, make it a habit to have an ample amount of sleep if you want to reap the fruits of your success.
Wake up early every day
If you often find yourself asking why there seems to be an inadequate time in the day, then this is the right moment to try the power of waking up early every day. Early mornings are the time when there are fewer demands for your attention. While everyone else is still in bed, make it a habit to be up and about. Think of it as your “extra hours” and use it according to your needs. The following successful people swear by the power of waking up early: Apple CEO Tim Cook, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi, to name a few.
Use productivity Apps
There are a variety of apps available both on the app store or playstore that can help enhance your life in so many ways. There are so many apps to choose from. Whether you want to write down some notes with your phone or ipad on the go, or save something that you read online, there is something for everybody. Some of the best one we suggest are Evernote – online note taking app, wunderlist – organise your to do list, bookipi – invoice maker app, trello – simple project management tool, and lastpass – save all your password in one spot
Jot down notes
You probably even raised your eyebrow upon knowing that I included this very basic and simple task. Let me ask you, do you jot down notes? I mean, if you are at school, yes, but what about when you’re on travel? While on vacation? While having dinner with your friends? If not, then make it a habit to take down notes. By doing this, you will be able to understand, remember, and retrieve essential points when you need them. In fact, it is the quickest way of learning. Successful people swear by the power of note-taking. Richard Branson, Tim Ferriss, J.K. Rowling, and Taylor Swift do this small habit and proved how effective it is in attaining success in their chosen field.
If successful people use these small habits to get ahead of everyone, how hard will it be for us to do the same? The thing is, once we started a few habits, we can almost forget about them because the task becomes so deep-seated in our behavior and it becomes a part of our lifestyle. This will then be the time when we will want to seek more skills to count on to reach our goals.