We all want to be successful in life. We want the money, the dream lifestyle, to accomplish our goals and more than anything to be happy. But in order to begin to work towards all these marvellous aims, we must first implement some habits. What better habits to begin to form than those portrayed by successful CEOs in large companies and businesses?
Nearly all successful people are avid readers, and try to get through as many books as they can every year. Although mostly non-fiction, there is also a lot to be gained from reading fiction novels. Bill Gates even has his booklist available online for all to see. Leaders are readers.
A great habit to develop is to always be inquisitive. If unsure of anything, never be ashamed or afraid to ask for further explanation before you make any important decisions. Over time you will learn to refine this technique to ask only important questions, but practice by being curious about everything.
Waking up early is an essential habit to form if you wish to be successful. You’d be very hard pressed to find a truly successful business person who doesn’t wake up early with a set morning routine. Which brings us onto our next point…
Successful CEOs wake up at approximately the same time every single day, maybe allowing an hour or two extra on the weekends. They then have a set routine that they perform every morning in roughly the same order for the first hour or two of the day. This helps calm and settle the mind.
Time is money, and time is an incredibly valuable asset that you will never get back. Successful people understand this, and schedule and manage their time to great effect. You need to learn to prioritize, multi task and decide which tasks are simply not worth the time invested.
A healthy body is a healthy mind. All successful CEOs understand the importance of having a healthy body and mind. If you’re ill, then you are not at work and are losing money so surely shouldn’t you do everything possible to avoid becoming sick? Also many practice meditation, since being relaxed and stress free often leads to productive and effective results.
If you want to be successful, you need to learn to be motivational. You have to motivate your team and employees, as well as yourself to make sure that you reach your daily goals. Many successful people incorporate these motivational techniques into their daily ritual so as to cement their focus.
It is also important to remember that not anyone could be fully focused on their business and work all the time. There is more to life, after all. What’s important is to balance work and leisure time, and take that time to spend with your family, go for a walk, and take part in any hobbies that you enjoy. Don’t let work and the days control you.
No Electronics Before Bed
For years research has suggested that any artificial light before bed time can have detrimental effects on our sleep. Many successful CEOs state their bedrooms is a technology free area, and many avoid any electronics for an hour or two before they retire to bed.
Networking is incredibly important if you wish to become successful someday. You must constantly be on the lookout for new opportunities and partners who might have something to offer you. Networking often can open up a load of new possibilities for any entrepreneur.