This article will discuss what the 7 habits of success are and how they impact your lifestyle. With these habits, you will accomplish great things in all that you do.
Have you ever thought of what it would be like to achieve the thing that you’ve always wanted to do? What do you think it would be like to earn the life of your dreams?
Before you can have that goal, you need to create it. And that means getting some serious work done!
Habit #1: Visualize
If you want to accomplish the life of your dreams, you need to visualize what it’s like. It’s no longer enough to think about it merely.
You need to create the vision.
If you’re dreaming about becoming a successful author, you need to dream like you actually have it. It would help if you visualized how you see yourself at the top.
You need to bring it to life in your mind.
Habit #2: Believe
Once you have your vision, it’s time to practice and believe that you can achieve it.
At least one study by Philip Yancey and his research team proved that only 15% of people who set and consistently accomplish goals believed that they could achieve them before they actually did.
This is called procrastination.
The secret to winning isn’t putting in the effort. It believes that you can win.
And it would help if you did this before you start taking action.
Once you create the vision and believe in yourself, all you need to do is do the work. And because you believe, you can succeed.
Habit #3: Focus
Procrastination and poor decision-making are the two things that will derail your dreams. In a way, procrastination is just like procrastination without the procrastination part.
You will put off doing something until the last minute because you need to convince yourself that you can’t succeed.
But once you’ve created the vision of your dreams, you no longer need to convince yourself. It would help if you took action now.
And how can you take action?
By doing the work that you need to do.
How many times have you used an excuse like, “Well, I’ve got lots of work to do before tomorrow, and I really need to focus on that,” to delay work?
If you keep doing this, you’re going to end up with absolutely nothing. So why not spend your day completing tasks that move you closer to your goals?
The problem with procrastination is that there is no plan B. You can never get back the time you lost by putting off a task that needs to be done.
But with positive habits, there is always a plan B. You can always do more tomorrow.
People fail because they do only half the job. So the goal is to get the entire job done and then get a new one started before the first one is completed.
Habit #4: Do the next step
You can make it easy, or you can make it hard. If you want to motivate yourself to do the work, you can start by saying, “Do the next step” when you’re stuck in a rut.
But the difference between “Doing the next step” and “Doing the hard part” is that “doing the next step” is much more powerful.
“Doing the next step” is more powerful because you see the process of getting yourself closer to your goal. With “Doing the next step,” you see the result of all your hard work.
This is why the Zig Ziglar quote, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” That’s why you should begin by telling yourself that you can succeed.
Then do the next step.
Habit #5: Not doing it (just do it!)
Habit #5 is all about not doing something. But not doing something isn’t the problem.
The problem is doing nothing.
“Not doing something” is worse than doing nothing because you make a huge mess in your life when you don’t do anything. And the mess that you make on your own is much more destructive
then if you had gotten out of the way and let others help you.
But not doing anything is far worse than doing something wrong.
You see, when you do something wrong, you’re not trapped. You can correct the mistake.
When you do nothing, you’re trapped. You’re screwed.
What if you see you’re making an irreversible mistake? Then all you can do is to double down on it and hope you can get it right the next time.
This can be hard to do when you’ve made a mistake.
With positive habits, you do the wrong thing with the best of intentions, and you quickly learn to do it better the next time. This allows you to have a positive impact on your life.
Habit #6: Making an action plan
How can you take positive steps toward your goals?
By creating an action plan.
If you don’t know where to start, let me show you a simple way to get your goals off to a great start.
I recently taught a workshop at an online forum. I was surprised to learn that most people don’t have a plan for their goals. They have a vague idea. And that’s where most people’s plans go to die.