Consider the people you admire. Without exception, they achieved their success by making daily choices. Some of those choices are extraordinary, but most of them are simple habits that add up, one step and one day at a time.
They cultivate an awareness about themselves. They know their strengths and weaknesses, and they also know about the people around them. They regularly assess their habits and strive for continuous improvement.
How often are you assessing your habits? How often are you looking not only for ways to improve, but to celebrate and build on your wins to generate additional motivation, inspiration, energy, and success?
If you want more success in work and life, start by changing your day.
One of the biggest habits holding you back from success could be a nonexistent morning routine.
When you have too much on your plate and everything is urgent, your precious morning moments are spent in a rush just doing whatever it takes to get out the door.
Don’t miss out on an important opportunity within your control to ensure success. You can design a morning routine unique to your life that will prime you physically and mentally for better performance. Just 10 minutes can energize you and bring greater focus throughout the day.
My routine involves a gratitude walk and a bit of reading and writing. I love getting up before everyone else, when the house is still quiet. I focus my mind on at least 3 things I am grateful for, instead of ticking through all of the things that I must get done, problems that must be solved, or yesterday’s disappointments.
Often, those first thoughts that come to mind when we ask ourselves what we are thankful for are about the people we love. That’s a good place to begin to gain perspective on our day. Build from there.