By Hope Imaka – EMTV Online
What is the key to success?
Many people ask this rather deep question hoping to arrive at single answer. Or could it be a combination of talent and success?
HABIT. Habit is a major contributor; it’s all about staying in the right state of mind, and a POSITIVE one at that.
Successful people around the world have developed and mastered a number of habits that have brought them to their prosperous positions to date. You can too, by practicing these 7 habits of successful people.
Don’t Take Anything for Granted
Starting your day negatively with just a single bad thought can send your whole day spiralling out of control. Rather, wake up with a thought of gratitude.
A major part is going through everything in your life that you are grateful for. This would normally encompass your family, friends, career, or whatever it may be, perhaps even your pet not shitting in the yard. ANYTHING!
Gratitude is way of reminding yourself of what you are blessed with in your life.
“See the things that you want as already yours” ~ Rhonda Byrne
Quit rationing your meals; stop giving the excuse of not having “enough time” to have breakfast in the morning!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It wakes you up and gives you the mental boost that body so desperately needs to kick start your day to be productive.
Successful CEOs from Branson to Zuckerburge can attest to this, and say breakfast benefits them throughout the day.
“Food cannot cause you to put on weight, unless you think it can.” ~ Rhonda Byrne
With meditation, the physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy). This results in joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases.
Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an Alpha state that promotes healing. The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful. With regular practice of meditation:
Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation. As you learn more about yourself, you’ll naturally start discovering more about yourself
“Nothing can prevent your picture from coming into concrete form except the same power which gave it birth – yourself.” ~Genevieve Behrend
Get Your Sweat On
A bit of exercise won’t hurt any of you; it’s not only physically beneficial, but also very thereputic in sense.
If Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey can jog six miles every morning, and Apple CEO Time Cook wakes up at five o’clock in the morning to get sweaty, you certainly can to.
You don’t have to exactly what they do, but you should consider a light workout for the mornings.
Exerting yourself in the mornings wakes you up and energizes you.
It is preferred that you slot this in the morning parts of your day to ensure that it does happen, and not in the arvo where work schedules and projects may get in the way.
The late Steve jobs would look into the mirror every day and ask himself, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”
Inspiration is all about viewing things from a different angle every now and then and trying to reinvent the concept.
Always try to think about new and better ways to do things. It doesn’t mean you have to invent the next big thing to take over the world, simply taking 5 minutes to go over what you can accomplish within that day is inspiring enough to get you working towards success!
“Every thought of yours is a real thing – a force.” ~ Prentice Mulford
The key to waking up happy is trying to make other people happy too. Simply greeting them with a smile, or shooting a ‘thank you’ email at work to everyone.
What this does is “activates” your network. You are practically “broadcasting Happiness” to those around you, in that way it strengthens bonds within the team and success and happiness is a shared thing.
“What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another person, what you do to another person – you do to you. Give judgment and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself.” ~ Rhonda Byrne
Get that Worm
Let’s get one thing straight, the key to success is definitely not waking up 15 minutes before work starts.
Successful people take their morning a step further by waking up early. The early bird gets the worm right? If you’re going to take care of yourself and have a great day, certainly that would require you to invest your efforts into getting up early.
First Lady Michelle Obama found even greater success when she realized that she needed to see herself as someone worth making time for.
At the end of the day, it really is all about your mind power, ensuring that it is in a positive state.
“whether you think you can, or you can’t, either way you are right.” ~ Henry Ford