By Ebuka Ugboma
Increasing success and productivity can be a daunting challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! All you need to do is adopt some high-performance habits that will drastically increase your chances of success. And it really is as simple as that!
In this post, we’ll outline the seven habits that we’ve found most consistently lead to success – from getting up earlier in the morning to shaking up your routine every so often. So what are you waiting for? If you want to get ahead of the game, now’s your chance!
#1. Find a Role Model:
High-performance habits can be learned by anyone. And it’s often easier to learn how to be successful by watching others already in the position you want to be in. It will give you a vision of what you want to achieve and how you want your life to look, but it also allows you to see someone else’s weaknesses and mistakes as well!
For example, let’s pretend that your goal is to become a composer – specifically, The Beatles’ John Lennon. You can study all of his songs and his writing style initially, but then take things one step further when doing so by actually performing those actions yourself. You’ll start to grasp that way of thinking and, eventually, create a comfortable environment for yourself.
#2. Set Goals:
You have to have clear goals in life if you want to do anything significant! A goal is something that you are trying to achieve and you can set a goal for virtually any aspect of your life – perhaps it’s trying to lose weight, getting into better shape, landing a promotion at work or even making more money. The key is that it’s achievable and realistic! And you want to keep it motivating enough so that you’re able to do your best every day.
#3. To-Do List:
It’s ridiculous to think that you’re going to be able to achieve all of your goals without a framework or clear course of action to follow. If you want to approach things in the right manner, then use a daily and weekly planning system. For example, you can use a big piece of paper and keep everything organized by marking off the tasks that you want to accomplish throughout the day – but make sure that they fit into important areas like work, exercise and family – so that they’re not overcrowded.
Any activities which are not essential can then be crossed off as soon as they are completed. And then, of course, you can use a digital calendar and mobile devices to stay on track throughout the entire week. This will allow you to optimize your time and get more done as well!
#4. Don’t Wait For Perfection:
Perfect is the enemy of good! And that mindset can really cramp our success chances when trying to achieve something big. We often see people perfectionist who try to do things perfectly – from their home to their career – so that their lives are ‘perfect’ in every way. But what happens? It starts to build a pressure and anxiety within them.
And that can only lead to poor decision-making, fatigue and frustration. To truly free your life up to the maximum, you have to be okay with making some mistakes along the way. As long as you learn from those mistakes and don’t let them cripple you, then you’re well on your way to achieving greatness!
#5. Build a Support Network:
If you want to get ahead, then it’s always good to have people around you who you can depend on. Simply explained, we are much more successful when we are emotionally connected to others. And there are many ways that you can do that – from your family and closest friends to even just getting involved at your place of worship or placing importance on community activities.
There seems to be something about being around other people which is similar to having a team mentality. You can probably remember the last time that someone had your back and how strongly that made the situation feel – like it wasn’t as daunting. So, no matter what you do in life, pay particular attention to building up a strong support network. It will serve you well!
#6. Read Read Read!:
Reading is fundamental to learning and getting ahead in life. You just can’t avoid it! It’s much better to read than watch television because reading is more personal and it helps build skills that translate into success every day. For example, if you don’t like reading, then try listening to audiobooks with your cell phone or through an app on your tablet or computer. It’s that simple!
#7. Get a Grip:
The last thing we want to do first thing in the morning is sit around and think about how stressed or overwhelmed we are. We’d much rather just get up and go! So, one way to make that happen is by getting yourself a grip.
You can start by getting up on time every single day – no matter what. You might have to wake up early or wake up at the same time as everyone else – but you have to be consistent with it.
Next, you want to take a few deep breaths and visualize the day ahead of you. Do that for about a minute or so and then cut yourself some slack! You can get on with your day knowing that you’ve already taken the first step to success!
And that’s it! That’s all there is to it. Just remember those habits and use them whenever possible – it will change your life forever. Thanks for taking the time to read this post – we hope that you learned something helpful along the way. And don’t forget to share this with others who you think might find it valuable as well! Have a great day…and as always…
Gary Austine Ebuka Ugboma Esq FICMC, ACIArb UK, FMA, AGIS, PMP
LLB Hons, BA Hons, Dip Mus Ed, Pdip Bus Admin, PDip Estate Mgt, MBA, MSC Peace and conflict resolution.
Ebuka Ugboma has multiple degrees from different Universities across different fields; Arts, Law, Social Sciences and Humanities generally. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator, trained in the style and pattern of Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators UK.
Ebuka Ugboma has successfully published many books including Propensities And Habits For Success
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