Success has a different meaning for everyone. Is success is all about achieving our goals, or it is about our inner satisfaction from life? No one can find the correct answer as it varies from person to person. For you it is something and for me another.
No matters what success is for you, it will never be easier to achieve success.
Because there is no go-to guide for success, you have to make your own ways and ideas to become successful. This is no easy task for anyone. You need to hustle day and night doing experiments and overcoming failures to reach the highs.
The Question arrives is that how can one do these things?
By taking full control over one of the most critical factors responsible for one’s success or failure.
That are “Habits”.
Habits of a person decide whether he or she will succeed or not.
You cannot expect a lazy person to do hard work as he is a lazy person and productivity is not in his habit. To succeed you need to make productivity not only your habit but you ritual which you have to follow day and night.
And today in this post we will learn about the most incredible Habits that can simply change your life and the art to adopt those habits.
So, let’s dive in deep:
Do they quit?
No, and that is the reason why they are successful.
Have you ever thought that what happens if Thomas Alva Edison quit the idea of making bulb after few failures or what happens if Bills Gates quit after huge failure of his first company Traf-o-Data?
Failure will come but the way you face it determines if the failure is going to make you fail or you are going to make failure fail. Successful peoples know very well how to overcome these failures and keep moving forward.
However, Overcoming failures is no easy task but you should need to learn this skill if you want to become successful. (It’s like the red marked field on forms which you must fill in to proceed)
Considering these proven methods to overcome failure will get the job done:
- Look at the Failure as an Experience and Learn from it.
Failure always tells us about our mistakes. Then it’s our duty to measure and analyze those mistakes and never make them again.
Examining your fear at first look a terrible job.Finding our own mistakes is never been easy.
Take a Pen and Paper and start writing every reason due to which you probably failed. Don’t worry if the list is long just write everything you can remember. Now sit and see to each and everything on the list and eliminate them from your life one by one.
- Keep Moving Forward
They way we see to failure makes a big difference.
You have failed that means you have moved forward. You have tried to do something that you can’t. Now don’t stop here keep trying till you don’t make it and that’s how success comes.
Never see the failure as an obstacle see it as a sign that you have moved forward.
- Keep Faith
No matter how worst the situation goes, you should never lose hope. Things will become worse for a while, and then they went back to normal. When you fail, you may lose faith, and that makes you quit.
So make sure you always keep faith in yourself that you are going to do it no matter how tough the path will be.
What is “Desire”?
Desire is a strong feeling that keeps us moving toward our success doesn’t matter how difficult the path becomes.
Every successful person had this burning desire when they were starting and this desire keeps them moving even when things had become worst. Desire is your first step toward success.
The merchant who decided to stay and rebuild pointed the finger at the remnants of his store and said “On that very spot I will build world’s greatest store, no matter how many times it may burn down.”
That was a long time ago. The store was built. It stands there today, a towering monument to the power of that state of mind known as a Burning Desire.Napoleon Hill
Remember it all starts with a burning desire and ends up in tremendous success.
This method is from the book “Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill” by which the desire for success can seize into our subconscious mind.
Let’s follow them step by step:
- Fix in Your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say “I want lot’s of money.” Be specific to the amount
- Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire.
- Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire
- Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begins at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
- Write out clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money and describe the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
- Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night and one after arising in the morning.
Someone has said that Knowledge is Power.
“Knowledge is Power” only when it used in a constructive way. The knowledge we acquire in schools and universities are just ordinary knowledge.
This knowledge is of no use till it is organized and intelligently directed, through practical plans of action to the definite end of accumulation of success.
Sir Albert Einstein was once asked how many feet are in a mile. Einstein said “I don’t know. Why should I fill my brains with facts I can find in two minutes in any standard reference book?”
To become successful, you should know the value of specific and organized knowledge. Don’t fill up your brain with facts, use it for thinking.
- Only acquire knowledge that is useful for you. Don’t waste your precious time in acquiring knowledge that is of no use for you.
- Learn to use that knowledge in practical form. Knowledge will be of no use if you don’t know how to use it practically.
Not readers are successful people but all successful people are readers.
They all read and read a lot except few.
Warren Buffet was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”He spends 80% of his time in reading.
Bill Gates reads at least 50 books each year.
Reading has a lot of benefits and is very important for one to become successful.
- Reading Improves our Intelligence
- It improves our Imagination
- Improves Focus and Concentration
- Reduce Stress
- Improves Memory
- Teach us Valuable Knowledge
Just like all other things on planet reading books faster and in an effective way is also an art which you are going to master today:
- Focus on What you are Reading
Turn down your phone off or at least put it on silent and go somewhere in peace away from the noisy and loud place. Now just sit with complete focus read the book without any interruption. It may look difficult, but after the practice of few days, it will become a lot easier.
- Keep it Short and Simple
Don’t read for more than 1 hour in a single sitting. Reading continuously for more than 1 hour makes your brain tired. Take a 10 or 15 minutes break after every hour.
- Summarize the Whole Book
This may look a little time taking at first but believe me it’s not. All you have to do is write the summary of each chapter in a notebook. This will hep you to remember better what you have read as you can’t remember the whole book forever.
Some Books that helped me a lot in changing my life in a better way, that I want to recommend to you:
Arianna Huffington, Founder, and CEO of Thrive Global used to meditate since she was only of 13. Arianna Huffington believes meditation is very beneficial for stress relief, helps one tap into wisdom, wonder, mindfulness, and addictions. She believes it’s a major factor for her success.
Most people already do meditation daily but still, here are a lot of people who don’t. Most of the time individuals don’t even know how beneficial meditation can become.
There are endless benefits of meditation, but I am mentioning some bigger ones here!
Benefits of Meditation:
- Meditation reduces stress
- It improves concentration
- It encourages a healthy lifestyle
- The practice increases self-awareness
- It increases happiness
- It slows aging
I think that is enough to understand the power of Meditation and how it can change your life thus, making you a step closer to your success.
It’s time to show you the exact steps to do meditation daily and (most important) effectively.
- Find a Quiet Place
Go to somewhere in peace, away from noise where you can hear yourself. A noisy place will distract you in every bit of time making it more difficult to focus on meditation. So, find a quiet and peaceful place.
- Decide a Time
Deciding time is a very Important. Decide a time n which you are not likely to be disturbed. Mostly Sunset and Sunrise is the best time to practice meditation, but it is not mandatory you can choose according to your convenience.
- Be Comfortable
Mostly you have heard that you should sit straight in meditation. This is not true at all. Meditation is all about being comfortable. The more comfortable you are the, easier it will become.
You can even do meditation on the bed laying down. No matter what your posture is you can do meditate, just make sure you are comfortable.
- Don’t Worry!
First 15-20 minutes of meditation are most difficult. In this time there will be a bunch of thoughts in your mind you will not be in focus, and that’s where too may peoples get worried.
When starting meditation, you will start getting a thought, in next minute you will get more and more but after 15-20 minutes thoughts will start decreasing. After a while, your mind will finally go in deep peace.
- Take a Deep Breath
Slowly take deep breathe when doing meditation. It will make all your focus being centered on breathing. Deep breathing also helps in reducing stress and relaxes the body.
Do it daily, and you will become more quiet, calm and happy. Meditation will give you no benefit until you don’t make it a habit and repeat every day.
To become successful, one must know the importance of thinking big.
Arnold Schwarzenegger used to live in Austria where there was no Bodybuilding. His friends said, “If you want to be a champion in a sport, why don’t you go and become a bicycle champion or a skiing champion or a soccer champion? Those are the Austrian sports.”
But Arnold had something big going on in his mind.
He not only wants to become a bodybuilding champion but intends to be the greatest bodybuilder of all time, he intends to get to Hollywood become an actor and earn millions.
At first, it sounds crazy, but he had achieved them all. Now it’s no more looking life craziness!
Every second we live there is a new opportunity to gain big but most of us are not able to utilize that opportunity only due to our size of thinking.
The truth is that we are very timid creatures. We are afraid of thinking big as we know the bigger we think the harder it will be to achieve it.
Have you ever thought that 99% of people think same but only 1% know how to think and accomplishment big?
Which one is more competitive?
Success will never see your college degree of family background; it all depends on the size of your thinking.
Let’s see how the habit of Thinking Big can be developed:
As I had told you how Arnold Schwarzenegger stretched his vision to dream big. Always try hard to achieve big. Go beyond your Limits. Stretching your vision will help you see what you can’t.
Thought that you are an employee of a company You have set you goals to become an employee of the month and are working hard for it. Stop right now and think is an employee of the month is what you deserve?
No! You deserve to be more and move your goals to become an employee of the month to become the next C.E.O of the company. This may sound stupid at once, but someone will become the C.E.O someday, why don’t you?
Maybe you lack skills: Work ten times more than other to develop skills.
Everything is possible you just have to start your journey with a big vision.
Choice of words is a critical factor in our thinking. Cheerful, positive and Big words create big thinking while failure, defeat and negative words make our brain go small.
Always use words positive words no matter how negative the situation is.
Remember: You can’t beat the bad with bad or Evil with Evil. In the same sense, you can’t negativity thinking negative and speaking negatively.
- Important enough?:
Put all your focus and attention on your that big vision. Work day and night to achieve it. Don’t waste your time in small useless things that don’t value to you.
Estimate the amount of time you put on non-productive things, your dreams are high you have to work productively.
Have you ever tried to count how many hours a day you waste on social media, videos games or sleeping?
Using your time efficiently and managing to do more useful tasks in every 86400 seconds you got is productivity.
It plays a preeminent factor in one’s success or FAILURE.
Everyone in this world got 24 hours to live in a day. How you use it is all the difference it makes.
Learning to manage time and becoming more productive will not only help you to become successful but it will also give you more time to live, more time to feel the life, and more time to achieve your goals.
You have used 7 hours in sleeping, another one hour in small activities like bathing and eating. You still have 16 hours left! These 16 hours are most important than ever.Use it wisely.
Let me show you some proven steps to be more productive:
- Wake up Early
Waking up early is all good for the mind as well as for the body. It gives you more time to achieve your goals or daily plans, and you can also do some exercises to remain healthy.
For some waking up early is a habit whereas for some it is not that easy task.
You can simply do these three basic but extremely efficient things to get into the habit of waking up early:
- Go to bed at 10 pm. Waking up early doesn’t mean to disturb your sleep. Get a comfortable 6 hours Sleep, more than that is a waste if you are a fit person.
- Put your Alarm clock to a nice distance so each morning you have to get up and walk to the point to turn it Off. This will probably break your sleep.
- In Last try to drink a cup of coffee and then directly go to meditation. It will make you both awake and active.
- Plan Each Day
Before sleeping at night create a to-do list.
A to-do list is nothing more than a list of task you want to complete in a day or even in weeks.
It will save your lot of times as you will always know what you need to do next even in your free times.
- Minimize Distraction
To increase productivity you must have to complete your tasks with full of energy and focus.
But often we get distracted while working. This makes us slow and thus less work in more time.
While working keep your phone on silent and if possible just shut it down. Turn off all social media websites. If you are addicted to social media then use this Forest extension for Chrome.
Not only the Phone but the work environment is also important. Always sit in a quiet place in peace where no one distracts you.
- Work 90 minutes
Productivity is not about working for 4 hours. It’s about how much the work is done in 4 hours.
While many of us are confused about it and work continuously for many hours. This is no beneficial at all.
Brain get tired after 90minutes of work. Take a break of 10 to 15 minutes. Do it for 4 times and then take a long break of about 30 minutes.
This will not only increase your productivity but help you reduce work stress and make you fell active.
- Analyze Time
Analyzing time gives you proper analytics of how much work you are getting done in how much time.
What distracts you most between work?
How much you have to increase in which area?
You will get all the answers just by analyzing the time you have worked and how much you have wasted.
When Positive Thinking strikes, even impossible things look possible.
Positive thinking opens ways to thousands of doors for an Impossible to possible.
When Positive thinking comes, we often start thing “How I Can” instead of “Why I Can’t”.
When we start doing something out of the box or even something new, we often get the negative thoughts! Our mind starts working and figures out every possible reason why you can’t-do that thing.
Whereas when you stay positive the brain somehow finds some ways to get the work done.
To become successful, you must have to think positive. (Again a red marked field)
Developing a positive attitude is not an easy task. We often face many types of problems in life. Most of the time these problems turn most of us down toward our goals and we quit.
The negative thinking starts pumping in our brain. We start figuring every possible excuse to explain why we fail.
We need to eliminate this problem on a permanent basis. So here is some way to do it:
- Create a Positive Perspective
To be Positive, you need to see Positive.
Make it a Habit to see everything around you in a Positive way.
All the things have something positive and negative in them. When you went to see it Positively, it brings all the good in it and that’s what you want to become Positive.
The more Positive things around you, more positive you will be.
- Talk Positive
Remember I told you how the way you speak, effect you Thinking?
Not only in Thinking, but talking Positively also brings Positivity in you.
Let me repeat the Process again:
- Use Cheerfull, confident and Big words.
- Change you “I Can’t” to “I Can”.
- The situation will go negative, but you will stay positive.
- Change your Surroundings
Your Surrounding play’s a major role in your overall thinking.
Positive peoples near you will send positive vibes whereas negative ones will send the negative vibes.
Positive people’s will help you in difficult times; they will encourage you to do more.
You will not find many of them, but when find someone sticks with them.
- Try to Meditate
Meditation! Meditation Meditation!
Meditation helps in building Positivity. Meditation will relax your mind and allow you to connect with your soul.
It will send all positive vibration to your mind, helping it being more Positive.
Tips for doing meditation is already given in this article, and hopefully, you have already read it too.
Whenever doing meditation don’t follow those tips which say 2 minutes or 10 minutes of meditation is enough.
It takes at least 10 minutes for your mind to go in peace then it starts focusing on making you relax and quiet.
Habits are extremely important to become successful. Following these habits will make you not only a better man but a better person in life. Filling your life with happiness and Success.
Keep Practising These Habits on Daily Basis to get most of them. Don’t wait for perfect time to practice these habits. There in nothing like “Perfect Time”. Do it Today Do it Now.
Tell me in comments which on which habit or habits you will focus more on? Overcoming Failure or Productivity or any other?
Ending the Article with a Hope that you must have Learned something New Today! This is all I Want!
Wait! You know Successful Peoples always Help others and Appreciate Hard Works?
It’s your turn to follow these Habits and what will be better than starting out with Sharing this post and appreciating my hard work!