Habit #1 – Morning ritual habit
The morning ritual habit is a common habit amongst the world’s most successful people. They go to bed early, and they wake up early in the morning too. While the rest of their household is still in bed, they’d be up and about doing their morning rituals.
As soon as they wake, they’d do their rituals. Some like to exercise, and some like to meditate. Most of them, however, take advantage of the quiet to plan out their day ahead.
Habit #2 – Read inspiring books
Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men, read 50 books a year! That’s equivalent to 1 book a week. He’s obviously a smart guy, but he still reads all these books to learn new things and to get inspired.
Getting started with reading isn’t hard. You simply need to set aside a block of time each day for reading. You can do it early in the morning – as part of your morning ritual – you can do it before bedtime or anytime throughout the day for that matter.
Habit #3 – Prioritize the most difficult tasks
Some people like to put off the difficult task for last, but successful people actually encourage the opposite. They recommend getting the most difficult and time-consuming tasks first.
Once you’ve crossed the difficult tasks off your list, you’ll have some momentum, and you can quickly work on the rest of your tasks.
When you save the difficult task for last, you may not have enough time to finish it, and you’ll then need to set aside another time for that, maybe the next day.
Habit #4 – Keep a daily journal
Successful people keep a daily journal. They record their activities for the day, they write down their thoughts, their emotions. It helps with motivating them on days when they don’t feel like they’re on top of the world.
It helps to reassure them they’re doing something productive. They can see how far they’ve come and they can assess if they’re going in the right direction.