Successful People Have Successful Habits (Unsuccessful People Don’t)

Life doesn’t just happen to you. It’s all about choices and how you respond to every situation. If you are in the habit of continually making bad choices, disaster often occurs. Your everyday choices ultimately determine whether you end up living with abundance or living in poverty. However, life never completely closes the door to opportunity.

Your habits play a major role in how your future unfolds. This includes the habits you display to the business world every day, as well as the variety of behaviors that show up in your personal life.

Many of our habits, patterns, idiosyncrasies and quirks are invisible, causing renowned author Oliver Wendell Holmes to observe, “We all need an education in the obvious.” So let’s look more closely at the habits that are holding you back. You are probably conscious of a few right away. Here are some common ones I hear about daily.

  • Not returning phone calls on time
  • Being late for meetings and appointments
  • Poor communication between colleagues and staff
  • Not attending to paperwork quickly and efficiently
  • Allowing bills to go unpaid
  • Talking instead of listening
  • Working long days with no exercise or regular breaks
  • Not spending enough time with your spouse and or children
  • Taking work home with you
  • Socializing too much at work
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Not following through on commitments
  • Procrastinating on projects or chores both at work and home
  • Watching too much TV
  • Always having your cell phone on
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Eating more calories than you burn too often

Now check yourself out by making a list of all the habits that keep you unproductive. We are creatures of habit, most are good , some are bad. If you can get that concept through your brain you can be empowered to reach any goal you choose. It takes anywhere from 21 days to 6 months to change a
habit, it depends on what the habit is

Remember this-your outward behavior is the truth, whereas your inner perception of your behavior is often an illusion.

Thoughts lead to actions, actions lead to habits, habits leads to a lifestyle .

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