FIVE HABITS THAT MADE ME SUCCESSFUL
Developing habits is really so much more about who you become, rather than what you do.
I think when we look to habits, we’re thinking, I need to wake up at 5 am every single day. When the reality is, it’s not those specific little details that are really going to contribute to your success.
It’s the person you become because of the things that you do.
I wanted to share with you the top 5 habits that I personally believe have most contributed to the success that I’ve created for myself, here, online. Hopefully, it will allow you to identify the ones that are not serving you in your own life or areas in which you could build your own success.
1) I BEGAN LEARNING IN A WAY THAT SUITED ME
Learning is such a big part of personal development and growth, particularly if you’re trying to start an online business.
And you’re going to get to your goals so much faster if you commit to learning from people who have done it before.
Believe it or not, the habit that has most contributed to my success around learning is self-acceptance.
I cannot believe how much I progressed in my business when I stopped believing that I needed to learn the same way that everybody else does.
I have tried to pressure myself to read books for the past god knows how many years and every single time I do, I hate the experience.
But, when I started listening to books, watching YouTube videos, listening to podcasts, working with coaches…I progressed so much more in the learning category.
It’s when I became a little more self-aware about what I enjoy and how I learn, and how I consume information the best that I was really able to progress.
So, when it comes to learning, figure out your learning style.
Figure out the way that you consume information and retain information the best and then just commit to doing it that way.
Everyone learns differently, you’ve just got to figure out what works for you.
2) I WAS SELF-DISCIPLINED WITH MY TIME MANAGEMENT
I used to be someone who would always put things off until the last minute, stressing about all the things I had to get done between Uni, work…partying (top priorities when you’re 22, guys).
I was overwhelmed by all the things I had to do, but these days I have way more to do and seem to have so much more time to do it all. And that is because I became incredibly disciplined in sticking to what I had on my calendar.
I know a lot of people out there, who are incredibly organized and have no problem at all setting up their calendar. The problem is actually sticking to that calendar (doing what you say you’re going to do).
Sit down on Sunday night, organize yourself, schedule it in a calendar, and commit to sticking to that calendar.
It’s having the self-discipline to not only be a great planner but to also take action on what you planned that is going to allow you to create success.
3) I CHANGED MY “WHAT IF’S” FROM NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE
Oftentimes, when people think of doing something new they immediately go to the worst-case scenario.
What if no one shows up? What if I get rejected? What if no one buys.? What if I fail?
These are all natural fears, but what you want to do is try to reframe those into a more positive, optimistic view.
So, whenever you are going to do something new that is scaring you, sit down with yourself and ask, what is the best-case scenario?
You now have the option to not take action because of the possibility of the worst-case scenario OR to take action because of the possibility of the best-case scenario.
It’s not the end of the world, until the end of the world.
Minimize the worst-case scenario and really try to focus on the best-case scenario. And, you know what? You’ll probably land somewhere right in the middle.
4) I BEGAN VIEWING EVERYTHING FROM THE LENS OF MY BUSINESS
I really trained myself to see the things that happen in my life as lessons that I can apply to my business.
In other words, I’ve trained myself to view anything that happens in my life as a potential lesson or piece of content for my business. That is one of the reasons I never run out of ideas for content.
Your life is the content, but looking to the ideas, concepts, and lessons throughout your life is a habit.
5) I GOT OFF THE TREADMILL AND ONTO THE TRACK
A lot of people are running on “the treadmill”. What I mean by that is they are doing all the work but aren’t really going anywhere, they’re not progressing.
It’s no secret, I like to find the simplest ways to do things. I like finding short cuts because I love to be balanced in all areas of my life. I love to do my hobbies, I love to do nothing.
So I decided that if I’m going to do something, I want to make sure it’s REALLY moving me forward. If I’m going to spend time on my business, I want to do something that’s impactful and powerful. Like filming a video, like creating a program, like selling.
Everything I focus my time and energy it’s on things that are going to move me and my business forward. So, I want you to ask yourself, are you running on the treadmill or the track?
Are you constantly busy but doing really feel like you’re progressing anywhere?
Make sure you’re taking strides, leaps, and bounds in your business. That is how you’re going to create success.
Remember, it’s all about who you become.
Someone who’s productive.
Someone who’s self-disciplined.
Someone who learns, who’s self-aware.
Someone who believes in themselves.
And, someone who is always taking action towards their goals.
That is what you need to do and how you need to show up to be successful.
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