Every successful person works on themselves. They work on the physical, the nutritional and the emotional aspects of their lives. They are curious and they continue to want to learn and grow. It is why when someone comes to our office we conduct a review of their physical health, their nutritional and metabolic health and their emotional health to determine how we can best support them.
It is hard to keep all three aspects in balance which is why we need to be mindful and listen to ourselves and why we need to create a structure of daily habits that focus on restoring and renewing so we can be at our best.
We all know that habits can either help or hurt your success in life. Bad habits can fester and grow into a lifestyle that takes you away from the things you want to do—and good habits can help you create a life that’s full of action and accomplishment.
If you were to look at someone you respect, someone who’s healthy and successful, you would see that they spend each day doing the things that help them accomplish their biggest goals. This isn’t to say they’re perfect—because no one is—but despite the things that are not perfect in their lives, they continue to make moves that have a positive impact. And it starts with their daily choices.
Whether we want to believe it or not, we are in control of our health. What we choose to eat, drink and think!
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 and they continually work on themselves.
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.
3. Successful people make their health a priority.
What you eat, your sleep 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? Get to bed to rest and restore! Choose wisely.
4. Successful people don’t get distracted by what other people are doing.
Having a mentor or a teacher is a great idea and you can learn a lot from their victories and challenges however stay focused on your journey and use their stories as inspiration.
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. Taking life one day at a time, one choice at a time and being present helps you move forward toward your goals and life that you want.