Daily Habits of Successful People


We are what we do on a daily basis. Anything we achieve is brought about by the habits we develop over time. Everything we do is as a result of our habits, good or bad. Ideally we should form good habits and make them our masters.

Habits, good or bad, are formed through repetition. Good habits can be hard to form but they are easy to live with. Whereas bad habits whilst easy to form they tend to be very hard to live with. Our lives can become a battle of good habits versus bad habits. Don’t let the bad habits win.

Good habits can be learned and bad habits can be replaced by good habits. Yes, it requires self-discipline on your part but it can be done and people do.

Decide on the habits you want to develop and focus on achieving them one at a time. Start with one good habit you’d like to form and then force yourself to repeat the necessary actions daily. After around three weeks that habit will be formed and it will just become part of your routine. You’ll start to repeat it with little or no thought. Essentially you’ll do it on autopilot.

If you have a bad habit you wish to replace with a good habit then each time you find yourself about to perform the actions of the bad habit, stop yourself and perform the actions of the good habit instead. Again after around three weeks the good habit will be programmed into your brain.

Successful people are driven to develop good habits. Habits like self-discipline which is the necessary ingredient for good habits to form and for bad habits to be replaced.

Successful people also establish the habit of goal setting on a daily basis. You cannot hit a target unless you can see that target. Setting a goal is the first step in achieving that goal. Successful people are results oriented.

Successful people are also people oriented. You get what you want in life by helping people get what they want. Every product is a solution to a problem. Even if your goal is to sing or dance, to succeed you must always recognise that you perform to and for people. They need to be entertained and your aim is to fulfil that need. To solve their problem if you like.

In dealing with people you must be honest and show integrity if you are to win the respect of others. So honesty is a good habit to develop. Dishonesty and cheating will catch up with you and will be a permanent stain on your reputation. You don’t need that now, do you?

And above all, you must look after your health. You have one body and one mind and they must last you a lifetime. So develop the habit of taking good care of both.

To reinforce the message of the importance of repetition and routine I‘ve included this excellent video from Brian Tracy. Brian is always a source of great advice for anyone seeking success and aiming to create a successful life for themselves and certainly he’s one of my main sources of constant inspiration.

The video is short but well worth your time and I recommend you watch it now.

Further Reading:

Regular readers will know that I am keen on building a personal reference library of books and audiobooks which I use to inspire and motivate me and to help me achieve my goals. And I would encourage you to do the same dear reader.

In the video Brian Tracy refers to his book Million Dollar Habits: Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income. This is an excellent book and would be a good addition to your library. You can take a look at the print and Kindle editions if you click on the link in this paragraph.

However I must be honest and tell you that actually I decided to purchase Million Dollar Habits: Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income (AudioBook). Personally I find the audiobooks really useful because I can listen to them whilst I’m driving which means I’m making better use of what would otherwise be dead time. If you’d like to take a look at the audio version of the book then, once again, just click on the link in this paragraph.

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