Our habits are our ladder to success.
As what we practice daily becomes our daily routine and our daily routine ultimately becomes our habits and if our habits are not good enough to give us fruitful results then can become a hindrance in our path to success. Like for instance someone is too intelligent to do a task as fast as no one else can do but is lazy enough to start it so what will the outcome? It will be null because to finish a task one needs to start it. So our habits indirectly decide our success.
Habit is developed through reinforcement and repetition. And it’s totally in our and to transform our bad habits to live a better life. That means we can go from mediocrity to excellence by changing our habits. Habits change our life, but they do not guarantee success.
Know your worth. It’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. We’re constantly comparing ourselves to others. We get a neatly packaged glimpse into their life on Facebook and form a false idea of perfection that we should live up to. We then attempt to make a load of changes to become more like that person, without considering why. We set goals that are not aligned with our values, resulting in discomfort and dis-ease, and we never commit to the long term because they’re not that important to us.
Accept failure. Many of us grow up fearing failure. The reality is that failure can be a good thing, but we’re not taught how to deal with it properly. For most young people, failure is met with the less than inspiring statement of ”Oh well, better luck next time.” They’re left feeling deflated, with low self-esteem and nothing to act upon.
You’ll likely fail several times when changing your habits, just like I did (and still do). First, realize it’s okay. Those road bumps are a vital part of the learning process.
Try to keep a positive attitude. It’s the keystone habit that will help you form the other important habits. Sure, positive thinking by itself won’t lead to success, but it certainly goes a long way to motivate you to do the other things required. Once you become habitual of a positive attitude you will hardly be affected by negativity around you.
You can polish your developing positive attitude skill by some of the given tips:
Focus on the good things.
Challenging situations and obstacles are a part of life.
Keep a gratitude journal.
Open yourself up to humor.
Spend time with positive people.
Practice positive self-talk.
Identify your areas of negativity.
Start every day on a positive note.
Hold onto essential habits. First, identify the essential — the things in your life that are most important to you, that you love the most. Then eliminate everything else. This simplifies things and leaves you with the space to focus on the essential. This process works with anything — with your life in general, with work projects and tasks, with emails and other communication. This will change your life because it will help you to simplify, to focus on what’s important, and to build the life you want.
Practice kindness. Kindness is a habit. And it can be cultivated. Focus on it every day for a month and you’ll see profound changes in your life. You’ll feel better about yourself as a person. You’ll see people react to you differently and treat you better, over the long run. It’s karma. How do you develop the kindness habit? First, make it a goal to do something kind for someone each day. At the beginning of the day, figure out what that kind act will be and then do it during the day. Second, each time you interact with someone, try to be kind, be friendly, be compassionate. Third, try to go beyond small kindnesses to larger acts of compassion, volunteering to help those in need and taking the initiative to relieve suffering.