In our pursuit of success, it can be easy to overlook the simpler things necessary for achieving it. We take these things for granted because they seem trivial. However, some things, no matter how small, are the bedrock of greater ones. When studying the lives of great people, one often finds a pattern in their lives that includes these 3 simple habits.
While there are always exceptions, doing these will more than likely help you enjoy the same sustained success that they did.
What are 3 simple things that will help you enjoy great success?
A Daily Routine
The most successful people in the world have lived incredibly predictable lives, at least, when it came to their daily routines. Knowing business requires a lot of decision-making, they chose early on to reduce how many decisions they had to make each day. By sticking to a daily routine, they could free their mental energies up for more important things. While you can’t control everything in your day, you can usually control your mornings and evenings with a simple routine. Deciding in advance what you will do, when you will wake / sleep, what you will eat for breakfast, and when you will leave for work or home, does a lot to help you sustain success over the long term. If you haven’t already, take some time and make a daily routine. Stick to it for one month and you will notice a big difference in your success and mental well being!
A Balanced Schedule
Another habit of the most successful people is to maintain a balanced schedule. While giving all of your time and energy to your business, work may seem like the fastest way to succeed, it actually isn’t. In fact, it often leads to burnout and poor performance over time, both of which do not produce success. To enjoy great success in business, you should make it your aim to be successful in every area of life. This means making sufficient time for rest, relaxation, family and health.
A Good Night of Sleep
One of the first things to go when we get busy is sleep! It is common for business owners to get as little as 3 hours of sleep a night. This is called “burning the candle at both ends of the stick”! If the candle represents your life, then burning it at both ends means you are shortening it greatly. This produces fatigue and burnout. Getting a minimum of 7 hours of sleep each night leads to greater performance and better decision-making while ensuring you are healthier as well. Having a long life is a big part of enjoying lasting success. Sleeping well each night will make that a reality!
While none of these things are seemingly revolutionary on the surface, collectively, they will change your life and your business. Start implementing these 3 simple habits today and watch how quickly they empower you to achieve great success!