By paying attention to your dreams and taking the time to shape them into concrete aspirations, you are taking a step toward moving yourself in the direction of growth and away from the alternative. Napoleon Hill, the famous author of one of the most popular personal development books of all time, Think and Grow Rich, said, “Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.” He has gone on to say, “thoughts are things.”
This unique and profound tool has been around for thousands of years, evolving into a profound yet simple-to-use instrument that helps you identify and anchor your Intention in your space.
By activating your strong yet “invisible” intentions through the symbolic power of physical objects, the Five Elements are one of two main tools that Feng Shui uses to create positive change in your life (the other is the Bagua Positive map).
But even though they are SO important in Feng Shui, the Five Elements are one of its least-understood aspects.
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Here are 15 NEW tips to create successful habits
1. Successful people plan out their day the night before.
It’s easy to get off track when you don’t have a plan. Without planning what your day will look like, you wake up not knowing what you want to do or accomplish. Successful people spend a little time the night before giving themselves clear goals for the next day. Then they wake up and go down their list.
Life doesn’t always work out as planned, but with a plan, you can adjust without losing momentum.
2. Successful people read books to get inspired.
Reading is an essential element in success — books contain so much knowledge.Apparently, Elon Musk would read at least four hours a day growing up. Four hours. And look how successful he became.
There isn’t necessarily a defined length as to how much time you should be reading, but forming a daily reading habit will expand your knowledge and help you on your journey to success.
3. Successful people make their health a priority.
What you eat and how much you exercise affects every area of your life. Successful people use their exercise as a time to reset and plan. And they make smart food choices that will give them the energy they need to accomplish everything on their daily to-do list.
So, what’s for dinner? Is the gym on your to-do list? Choose wisely.
4. Successful people don’t get distracted by what other people are doing.
Other people’s journeys to success can be inspiring; you can learn so much – about their mistakes, their victories, what to do, what not to do. But if you start comparing your progress to theirs, instead of using their stories as inspiration, you can feel jealous, stressed, unworthy.
Successful people realize their journey is unique and can’t be compared. So don’t get stuck in the comparison trap—stay focused on your why.
5. Successful people live each day as if it were the last.
Life is busy, it’s chaotic, and so you tend to want to focus on the future—we all do it, worry about what’s next. But while planning is important, so is living—being fully present.
Life is short, and there’s no guarantee as to when it will end. Successful people live each day as if it were their last and make the most out of each moment—and so should you.
When you look at a big goal, it’s common to get frustrated at the enormity of what you’re trying to accomplish. If you wake up each day determined to spend it forming good habits, you give yourself a better chance at success. So use these five habits as a starting place to build whatever a successful life means to you.
One of the most frequently mentioned habits of those who are successful in life is organization. Organization includes planning as well as setting priorities and goals.
Joel Brown, the founder of Addicted2Success.com, calls for a prioritized “To-Do List” every evening before going to bed to prepare for the next day.
According to Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Sunday is an important day for organization and a time to “get ready for the rest of the week.”
It’s interesting to note that relaxing – by meditating or simply avoiding distractions – is another of the most-often mentioned habits of successful people.
Of course, relaxation comes more easily to those who are organized, so perhaps for some, it is more of a natural byproduct than a conscious decision.
It may also be that the act of “taking a breath” is the successful person’s way of preparing for the effort yet to come. In fact, one of the first steps toward achieving a meditative or relaxed state is to concentrate on your own breathing for three to five minutes.
8. Taking Action
Third on the list of habits of successful people is the inevitable “action” habit. It is important to organize, to plan and to set priorities, but without action, a plan is nothing more than potential.
Successful people act – quickly and often. In addition, although it may sound counterintuitive, according to James Clear, they act (start, anyway) before they feel ready.
According to James Clear, while others come up with reasons not to act, successful people take that all-important first step – even if it seems outlandish.
9. Personal Care
Personal care with regard to diet, exercise, and hygiene comes next on the list of habits of those who are successful.
For some, personal care involves a complex regimen and a highly disciplined lifestyle. For more see my notebook S.E.L.F.C.A.R.E
10. Positive Attitude
According to many successful people, having a positive attitude is not just a result of being successful – it’s one of the root causes of success.
Joel Brown refers to gratitude and positive self-talk as priorities in the lives of the ultra successful. Moreover, Brown says, it’s not enough to express gratitude and a positive attitude. You must also remind yourself why you are grateful in order to achieve a deeper effect.
Successful people know the value of exchanging ideas with others through networking. They also know the value of collaboration and teamwork – all of which are likely when you network.
According to author Thomas Corley, successful people know the importance of surrounding themselves with other successful people. Corley says 79% of wealthy (successful) people spend at least five hours a month networking. By contrast, only 16% of poor (unsuccessful) people network on a consistent basis.
Frugal is not the same as stingy. Frugality is a habit of being thrifty, with money and resources. It is also a habit of being economical. Learning to be economical comes through avoiding waste, which automatically results in efficiency.
Corley notes that wealthy, successful people avoid overspending.Instead, they comparison-shop and negotiate. The result, according to Corley, is financial success through the simple act of saving more money than they spend.
13. Rising Early
The more time one can devote to being successful, the more likely success will result. Successful people are accustomed to rising early, and that habit appears repeatedly among those who do well in life.
Whether through donating to charity or the sharing of ideas, successful people have a habit of giving. They know the value of sharing and most believe their success should result in something more than the accumulation of wealth for themselves.
Some of the most well-known successful philanthropists include Bill and Melinda Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg.
As KeepInspiring.me points out, however, lack of wealth does not need to be a factor when it comes to sharing. Volunteering in your community or at a local school does not cost anything but could provide help where it is needed most
It’s important to note that successful people read. While they also read for pleasure, most use their reading habit as a means to gain knowledge or insight.
For anyone who needs inspiration about the value and importance of reading, look no further than the example of billionaire author, J.K. Rowling, who says she read “anything” as a child, and who advises, “Read as much as you possibly can. Nothing will help you as much as reading.”
The Bottom Line
Most people have habits – some are positive, some are not. Successful people tend to have more of the kinds of habits that contribute to their success.
The good news, for those who wish to be successful, is that cultivating positive habits takes no more effort than developing bad ones.
Some of the best habits of successful people involve only conscious effort – i.e., getting up early every day. Others, such as becoming organized, may take a little more skill and practice but ultimately result in the most desired outcome of all – success.
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