“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” ~Brian Tracy
What do you think when you read that quote? Do you feel like you’re one of the successful people? If not, why not? You’ve got to change your mind if you ever want to change your life!
You can start by “hacking your life” with a few simple tweaks to your daily routine.
See, a life hack is pretty simple stuff. It’s defined as “a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way,” according to a quick Google search, and many times, that equates to simple habits.
We have far more habits than we realize. It’s been said that successful people merely have successful habits. Success takes time, and habits repeat themselves over time. Your individual habits each serve to move you closer to success or make success more challenging.
There are only 24 hours in a day, so it’s not possible to have an unlimited number of habits. Choosing the most effective habits is a big responsibility!
8 Powerfully Simple Habits of Highly Successful People
Add these habits to your life and increase your success:
Make a to-do list each night. Start the day with a bang by having carefully chosen your activities and priorities for the following day. You’ll sleep better by having one less thing on your mind. You’ll get more done by not spending your morning trying to plan your day.
Ruthlessly prioritize your activities. No matter what your goal might be, there is one action that is more important than the rest. Determine that action and make it your focus until it is complete. After making your to-do list, chisel it down to the most important activity and start your day there.
While others are focused on doing what’s easiest, you’ll be working on what’s most effective. The difference is considerable – trust me!
Get 7-8 hours of sleep. Many claim to do just fine on 4-6 hours of sleep, but recent studies have shown that no one is as effective with 6 hours of sleep as they are with 7. If you’re getting less than 7 hours each night, you’re under-performing.
Meditate or pray each day. Getting in touch with your spirituality is important to your creativity and the overall balance in your life. Fifteen minutes a day provides a nice break and the opportunity to regroup. Even just sitting quietly can help – or if you’re like me, a nice, quiet walk will do the trick.
Review your goals at least once per day. Continue to remind yourself of your objectives. Your brain is wonderful at finding solutions, so keep reminding it of the primary challenge in your life. Reviewing your goals creates and maintains a target.
Review your day each night. Imagine how much easier life would be if you avoided making the same mistakes. Reviewing your day and acknowledging your successes and failures is an effective way to avoid making the same errors over and over. Start with the morning and work sequentially through your day.
Ask yourself, “What could I have done better?” Establish a more effective alternative for the next time.
Also be sure to review your successes. Labeling them as such will increase the likelihood of them happening again.
Exercise daily. Exercise not only strengthens your health, but it also improves your alertness and self-esteem. The vast majority of successful people report exercising each day, rain or shine. It doesn’t matter when you exercise, but most high-achievers make time in the morning.
Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is all the rage today, but the idea has been around for at least 2500 years. Mindfulness is detached awareness of your surroundings and thoughts. It helps with keeping your mind on the task at hand. Avoid worrying about the future or regretting the past. Your day will be more productive and enjoyable.
Take control of your habits. Your habits are behaviors that are repeated over and over without requiring willpower. You likely brush your teeth every night without any mental turmoil. The same ease can be accomplished with other tasks, like exercise.
Start small and with only a single habit. Build and expand as each activity becomes ingrained.
Consider your current habits. Are they bringing you closer to success or making success less likely? What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below or join us on Facebook to continue the discussion.
It’s called 127 Powerfully Simple Life Hacks: Easy Ways to Empower Yourself and Improve Your Life in 30 Days or Less and readers are loving it so far.
Here’s the latest review published on Amazon.com.
5.0 out of 5 stars Where was this book?, March 1, 2015Verified Purchase(What’s this?)This review is from: 127 Powerfully Simple Life Hacks: Easy Ways to Empower Yourself and Improve Your Life in 30 Days or Less (Project Blissful) (Kindle Edition)
A five star review means that I love this book.
Why five stars?
– This book breaks down practically effective methods for day to day use
– There are 18 areas of hacks in this book
– As an avid reader, I can vouch that the points given are distilled common wisdom and many best practices
– As a memory guide, believe me, all the hacks given are proven useful
– ** The value of the chapter on Success hacks is much much more than what you pay for the book.
Lay out, structure 4/5
Value for money 5/5
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Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.