I’m not successful because I have some “secret.” I’m not successful because I’m lucky.
If I was a horse, I’d be a workhorse, not a racehorse.
What I do, is show up, and develop habits. There is power in the POWER OF HABITS.
My day begins each morning, between 7-8 AM. Before I slip out of bed, I visualize my day. I’ll also review “The Kekich Credos,” by Dave Kekich (I wrote a whole blog post on The Kekich Credos. Grab your copy here)
I put on my workout clothes for later and head to the kitchen to make some coffee.
While the coffee brews, I do my sit ups and mentally review my list of priorities for the day.
Here’s what I do every day (no specific order).
1) Read/watch something that will educate me
2) Learn something about marketing
3) Connect with people that are making more money than me
4) Help another person move forward with their business
6) Miscellaneous other projects
7) Do some kind of exercise (pilates and golf are in the rotation right now)
Time flies by. My target is to complete my blog post by noon. Most days I’ll send an email to my list of followers as well. This is important to me because my followers are important to me.
Having developed the habit of moving myself and my business forward every single day has enabled me to do so many things the average person wouldn’t. The Power of Habit has helped me achieve outlier status. I’ve been able to achieve so much in my career not because I’m special, or lucky. It’s simply because I’m in the HABIT (again the power of habits) of taking action.
Finally, it brings me to my last habit, and one that I have struggled to implement for years. Yet it is the simplest of activities. It is mediation. I’ve tried, always quitting, to implement the habit in the past. This time, I’m participating in Oprah Winfrey and Depak Choprah’s 21-day Meditation Challenge – Perfect Health. I haven’t missed a day, and yes, I believe it has made a difference.
I love my life. My satisfaction comes from the Power of Habits, the strength of repetition, the backbone of success.
But the writing, the reading, the meditating, none of those come easy, save for the Facebook update. My monkey mind wants to chatter. It wants to read when I’m writing, and write when I’m reading. It wants to be on Facebook or in email all of the time. It wants to do anything else but the nothing that I want it to do during meditation. No matter what though, the chattering monkey mind, or The Resistance, as Steven Pressfield calls it, can be defeated over time, with your super human Power of Habit.
Habits are something we can all build over time. It starts with simple planning and preparation. You identify bad habits, find solutions, and implement them. You work on creating new habits, supporting them through planning and preparation.
Success is simple once you have the Power of Habit on your side.
The keys to your future are your daily habits. Start implementing new positive behaviors. Make them a habit, and take control of your future, today.