The Oxford Dictionary defines success as, “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.”
That’s a broad definition which allows for success to mean different things to different people – but that doesn’t mean it’s unattainable.
In order to achieve your aim or purpose – whatever that may be – you need to start behaving like somebody who regularly accomplishes theirs.
Here are five daily habits of highly successful people that you can start mimicking starting today.
1. Waking up Early
Not enough hours in the day? You’re probably sleeping through more than your fair share.
It’s no secret that entrepreneurs can enjoy a blissfully long lie-in every once in awhile (although that’s usually the result of an unblissfully late night), but you could well be eating into your most productive hours with your shoddy sleeping pattern.
Try setting a regular bedtime and a regular alarm clock for increased productivity.
2. Eating Breakfast
Skipping breakfast sounds like a time saving strategy, but it’s actually a productivity killing strategy.
You don’t need to study the health benefits of breakfast, to realize its importance. Your brain needs fuel to function correctly, and after a solid night of sleep, it needs topping up come morning.
So, if you jump into work before refuelling, you will only have yourself to blame for a stop-start day.
The benefits of reading are no secret to anybody, and yet we rarely find time to open up a good book.
Finding a good book or two that relates to your life or business can give you fresh ideas, replenish your resolve to success, and even just help you to unwind.
For further reading, check out my compilation of 12 books all entrepreneurs should read.
Too many cooks spoil the broth, but that doesn’t mean you should handle six different broths by your lonesome.
As an entrepreneur, you may well multi-task in that sense in an attempt to save time and money. But delegating is a habit you should get into sooner rather than later, for at least one very good reason; it will help you focus on getting your most pressing tasks done sooner
5. Enjoying Silence
Silence is vastly underrated. The World Health Organization labelled noise pollution as a “modern plague”, while a recent study in the Heart journal found that two minutes of silence is more relaxing than music.
Furthermore, Dr. Craig Zimring, an environmental psychologist, demonstrated in a 2004 study that higher noise levels in intensive care units led to elevated blood pressure, increased heart rates and disrupted sleep patterns.
So, instead of filling your spare moments with music, radio shows, and background noise of your local coffee shop, give your brain a break with some silence – it will need it for all the hard work you have planned.
The above habits will bring order and value to your day, which is precisely what you need in order to start accomplishing things. They may be hard to implement, but you’ll soon find that the benefits they bring will make them easy habits to hang on to.Above all, start acting like a success, and the success will trickle in.
About the Author
Kaya Ismail is a wordsmith and founder of Employ the Internet. He is a seasoned content marketer with a love for video games and coffee.