Have you ever wondered what the secret to success is? For most people, it’s not one specific thing. Rather, it’s the result of many daily habits that are repeated over and over. Here are 10 small things you can do every day to ensure that you’re being intentional with your time and spending it on your priorities.
1. Define your priorities:
What are your main three priorities in your life? What three things do you do with the majority of your time? Do your priorities match up with where you’re spending your time? If so, awesome. If not, you’ll need to work extra hard to be intentional about spending more time on your priorities, and getting rid of the junk that prevents you from doing what’s important to you. Really think about how you want to spend your life.
2. Set a schedule for the following day:
Time is our most precious resource, and it’s irreplaceable. If you really want to be successful, you’ll need to plan how you’re spending your time.
One way to do this is to take time each evening to write out a schedule for the next day.
3. Eat the frog:
“Eat a live frog first thing every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain
If you’re like most people, there is a task every day you procrastinate because it scares or overwhelms you. This task is your frog, and according to Mark Twain, you should eat it right away in the morning.The problem with procrastinating eating your frog is that it’s hard to concentrate on getting other things done; you’re too busy thinking about the frog you need to eat later.
4. Be honest with the person in the mirror:
Now that we’ve talked about eating the frog, I want to encourage you to be honest with yourself.
5. Give yourself deadlines.
Plan time every day to take care of yourself. Set aside time in your schedule for you to give yourself the gift of exercise, quiet time, or ideally both.
8. Write it down your goals:
Research shows that just by writing your goals down, your chance of achieving them increases significantly! Write down your goals, post them somewhere easily visible, refer to them frequently, and you have a much higher chance of success.
9. Choose your company wisely:
Aside from having one specific accountability partner, choose your entire tribe with care. Choose to spend your time with people who inspire you to be your best.
Want to be highly successful? Read. Read frequently. Reading invigorates us and opens our minds. Read material that inspires you and lights your fire. Delve into self-development. Absorb as much information as you possibly can. There’s always more to learn.
Do these things every day and you will quickly be on the path to wild success!