The word habit is defined as a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. I believe that when we hear that someone has a “habit” we often gravitate to thinking in the negative. We tend to think of obsessive drinking, smoking, lying, etc. Stuff the great books advises us not to partake in. The reality is that just as there are good habits, there are also bad habits.
Lying is a habit. Laziness is a habit. Arriving to work, events and appointments late is a habit. Having a short fuse is a habit. Being broke is a habit. Failure is a habit. Not reading books is a habit. Waking up late is a habit. Having a disorganized space is a habit. Those are some of the behaviors that we are used to linking with the word “habit.” They paint a negative picture for the person to which the habit is involved.
On the other hand, there is the flip side or the opposite of the negative behaviors that we don’t normally link with the term “habit.” Being active is a habit. Truthfulness is a habit. Making money is a habit. Success is a habit. Reading is a habit. Waking up early is a habit. Organization is a habit.
Habits are a major indicator of how we function and see ourselves in the world. Create a habit of speaking kind words about yourself and others. Have laser keen focus and wake up with a plan of action on a daily basis. You should rule the day or the day will end up ruling you. Have a clear goal that you are working towards and it makes it easier to plan the day ahead. If you don’t know this already, most successful people have similar habits. We know this because most people who are successful have written about how they have obtained their success. Read books and interviews about people whose success you would like to replicate or whose success resonates best with you. There is a blueprint.
Take risks./ Stick to their decisions./ Set good boundaries./ Give Back./ Work Smart./ Stay healthy and active physically and mentally./ Delegate./ Are always learning./ Stay disciplined./ Practice Patience./ Surround themselves with other successful people./ Talk about ideas, not other people./ Learn from failure./ Show up on time./ Know about what is going on with their business and their money./
Concepts Courtesy of: You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero