Scientifically it has been well documented and publicized that for every cause there is an effect, and for every action, there is a reaction. Cause and effect or action and reaction cannot go independently. What does it mean? It means that for every action we take, consciously or unconsciously, there is some reaction.
Successful people are successful because they developed those habits which have positive reactions. Through self-discipline, patience and regular action, they built life transforming habits which later made them the best performers in their area of expertise.
Now the question is what are the ways or success habits that you can imitate over and over again that will bring astonishing results in your own life. Let’s talk about them.
1. Accurate Planning
As Yogi Berra said wisely, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” Successful people focus on setting clear and precise goals. They believe that right planning and consistent actions will take them down the road to success.
In the same way, if you decide to begin your task after proper planning, you’ll feel more confident, disciplined and move ahead like a guided flight. To be successful, you must write down every little thing so that you have a clear vision.
You can start by asking yourself: What does success mean to me? What are my goals? What’s the deadline? What is the most important task that will trigger my performance? What kind of results do I expect? What am I going to do today, tomorrow, the next week and the next month?
2. Get The Required Education
Spend at least an hour every day, learning about your industry. You can either pick up a book or listen to webinars and audiobooks.
According to one study, it has been found that people who spend one hour every day in educating themselves are one of the top 5% of professionals in their area of expertise.
Also, reading is linked with enhanced focus, self-discipline, creativity, and patience.
Almost all successful people share this common habit of staying updated with the world and their industry. Bill Gates reads 52 books a year while Warren Buffet reads 300-400 pages every day.
You can count as many examples as you want of successful people who have this daily habit. However, all of them would have no value to you unless you decide to develop the same habit into your own life.
3. Use Your Strongest Hand
I love writing. It interests me. I can write all day long. It’s my strongest hand and the easiest job. It comes naturally to me. Truly, it’s not only about me. In fact, everyone has been bestowed with some natural talents and abilities.
Having said that, there must be something within you that needs to be manifested. You might not know about it now, but as you spend more and more time in your own company, you will eventually be familiarized to your natural gifts.
One of the best ways to recognize your special talents is through self-questioning. Ask yourself:
- Whom do you admire the most and want to live your life like?
- What is easy for you while difficult for others?
- If you didn’t have to worry about money how would you spend your time?
- What do you think about most of the time?
- What is that work you can do for the rest of your life, and never feel exhausted, because you love doing it?
4. Accept Flexibility
No matter how passionately you’ve made up your plans, do not get overly concerned when you change them, because life is uncertain and unexpected events can occur at any time, forcing you to fall down on the path of success.
If you are flexible enough, you keep on finding new and faster ways to achieve your goals in a minimal amount of time. No force can conquer you if you are dedicated and strongly hold your vision. Though you may feel uncomfortable as you are confronted with obstacles, you can always revise your plan and get back on the path of success.
It’s the law of nature that no human being can attain their major goal without difficulties. You have to go through all the tests thrown at you by nature on the path of success. During such moments, you are being tested whether or not you are worthy of a successful life.
Many people leave their goals halfway, for they lose faith in themselves and their goals. They could not see the reality behind their difficulties. They go on blaming their spouse, family, friends, and boss for their unfulfilled life.
Unlike them, you can build strong faith during difficult times, accept what’s happening in life and act accordingly, build a new plan to achieve your goals. Remember an old wise saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, change your plan not your goal.”
The aforementioned ways can lead you to the life you deserve. All you need to do is to follow these timeless bits of advice to bring the positive and desired results.
In the comments below, let me know what books you have read in the past six months which have helped you to learn something new.