A habit, by definition, is a settled or regular tendency or practice. Used correctly habits can help you reach your goals. However the wrong habits will make it impossible for you to ever become successful. So what are the 3 most important habits of successful people people?
1. Getting up Early
Did you know that more than 50% of all self-made millionaires get up at least 3 hours before they have to go to work? These 3 hours are used wisely by exercising, setting goals for the day, planning the day, etc., so they are used to doing everything they usually wouldn’t have time to do.
But don’t get me wrong, getting up early doesn’t necessarily mean that they get less sleep. Research shows that most people need a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep to function optimally.
Knowledge is power. Reading is crucial to acquiring knowledge. You should never stop learning new things, educating yourself further, which is why the average CEO reads about a book a week. That sounds like a lot at first, especially if you don’t usually read books. Still, reading is about learning, so if you don’t feel like picking up a book, you should consider watching a video of a skill you want to learn or a principle you want to understand on YouTube.
We sit a lot these days. In a study done by Harvard Business School, the leaders sat 9.7 hours a day; In another article, they even called it “the smoking of our generation”. This is why many successful CEOs swear by regular exercise, preferably in the morning when they are less stressed and the most undistracted. Exercise clears the head, releases tension and was found to improve your memory and brain function. Also, exercising will give you more energy and even add years to your life; the benefits are hard to ignore.
Habits are essential to being successful; the right set of habits will help you start your day in the right way and program your mind for success, productivity and ultimately happiness.
In further blog posts, I will tell you all about acquiring good habits and getting rid of bad habits.