In order to achieve your goals in life you have to work hard. We all wanted to be successful in our life but success doesn’t come overnight. For a moment, take a look at people who have succeeded in their life, who have achieved their goals, who are able to do what they really wanted to do. If you look at their schedule, they usually utilize their time in achieving their day to day tasks and work as per their list to achieve their long term goals. They have developed a quality of doing the things as planned in their day to day life. Below are 7 habits of successful people which actually make them productive and leads them to success.
Distractions are the biggest hurdle on the way to success. Distraction can be in any way. Successful people know what things can distract them so they are more likely to stay away from them. Seeing other’s success can motivate you, but successful people don’t compare their success with anyone because everyone’s journey is unique and different and it should not be wasted in comparing with others.
Health is Wealth, as the proverb says that if your health is good then everything is good. Successful people are concerned about their health. Working all the time and no relaxation gives birth to many problems. It is one of the best habits of successful people that they give proper time to their health. They know that after completion of their tasks it is necessary to take rest and relax their mind and body so as to increase more productivity. Eating healthy food, having proper and timely meals are some of the energy sources which make them capable of achieving their day to day tasks.
Reading is one of the most favourite habits of successful people. Warren Buffet, One of the wealthiest person and most successful investor in the world also spends his 80% of the time in reading books.
His favourite books “The Intelligent Investor“, “Security Analysis“, “Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits” are some of his recommended books which he thinks that every person should read. Reading actually increases knowledge and leads you to success.
4. Planning Of The Next Day Tasks
Usually people don’t decide what they have to do tomorrow and keep their work pending. But successful people have a complete day schedule planned that helps to easily catch up the things on time. They are likely to make a proper planning of the things that what they have to perform tomorrow creating a ‘to-do list’ types so that it is easy for knowing what to do and at what time.
5. Creating A Balanced Life
Work and only work is not the important thing in life but family is. Maintaining a balance between your life is must and successful people are likely to maintain a balance so that they can spend quality time with their family and friends. A good balance always leads to success.
6. Learning From Their Mistakes
You can’t succeed in life until and unless you will not learn anything from your mistakes. Learning from mistakes is what makes a person successful and successful person have a habit that they learn from each and every mistake they have made and have courage to accept their mistakes wisely.
7. Helping Others To Achieve Success
It is a habit of successful people to help others to achieve success by helping and sharing some of their success tips without having any kind of selfish attitude.
Hard You Work
As you sink into the couch, or slide onto the barstool, at the end of an exhausting workday, it’s hard not to experience the warm glow of self-congratulation. After all, you put in the hours, cranked through the to-do list; you invested the effort, and got things done. Surely you’re entitled to a little smugness?
Sorry, but at the risk of ruining that martini: maybe not. We chronically confuse the feeling of effort with the reality of results—and for anyone working in a creative field, that means the constant risk of frittering time and energy on busywork, instead of the work that counts.
Psychologists have long noticed what’s sometimes been called the “labor illusion:” when it comes to judging other people’s work, we might say we’re focused only on whether they did the job quickly and well—but really we want to feel they wore themselves out for us.
The behavioral economist Dan Ariely tells the story of a locksmith, who, as he got better at his work, started getting fewer tips, and more complaints about his prices. Each job took him so little time or effort that customers felt cheated—even though, pretty obviously, being super-fast is an asset in a locksmith, not a fault.
In 2011, a study by the Harvard Business School researchers Ryan Buell and Michael Norton found that people using a flight-search website actually preferred to wait longer for search results—provided they could watch a detailed progress display to see the site “working hard” to canvas each airline’s database.
This would be no more than an intriguing quirk of consumer behavior—if it weren’t for the fact that we apply the same twisted standards to ourselves. Call it the “Effort Trap:” it’s dangerously easy to feel as though a 10-hour day spent plowing through your inbox, or catching up on calls, was much more worthwhile than two hours spent in deep concentration on hard thinking, followed by a leisurely afternoon off. Yet any writer, designer or web developer will tell you it’s the two focused hours that pay most—both in terms of money and fulfillment. (In Mason Currey’s 2013 book Daily Rituals, a compendium of artists’ and authors’ work routines, almost nobody reports spending more than four or five hours a day on their primary creative tasks.) Indeed, meaningful work doesn’t always lead to exhaustion at all: a few hours of absorption in it can be actively energizing—so if you’re judging your output by your tiredness, you’re sure to be misled.
It’s doubly hard to avoid the Effort Trap because our culture so strongly reinforces its deceptive message: Hard work is ultimately what matters. From childhood, parents and teachers drum into us the moral virtue of effort, and the importance of “doing your best”. Numerous approaches to productivity—even the best ones, like David Allen’sGetting Things Done—encourage a “cross-it-off-the-list” mindset: They’re so preoccupied with clarifying and keeping track of your to-dos, you forget to ask if they’re the right tasks to begin with.
And too many workplaces still subtly communicate to employees the idea that intense effort, usually in the form of long hours, is the best route to a promotion. In fact, though, if you can do your job brilliantly and still leave at 3 p.m. each day, a really good boss shouldn’t object. And by the same token, you shouldn’t cite all the effort you put in when making your case for a raise. Why should a results-focused boss even care?
In America and northern Europe, the roots of the Effort Trap may well lie in the “Protestant work ethic,” the old Calvinist idea that being a hard worker was evidence that you’d been pre-selected for Heaven. To reach creativity heaven, though, you’ll need a different approach—one that prioritizes doing the right things, not just lots of things.
The well-known advice to do the most important tasks first in the day is probably still the best; that way, even if you do lapse into busywork, you won’t be wasting your best energies on it. And if your work situation permits it, experiment with radically limiting your working hours: The added constraint tends to push the most vital work to center-stage. You could set electronic reminders through the day, as a prompt to ask if you need to change your focus.
But above all, remember that tiring yourself out—or scheduling every minute of your day with work—isn’t a reliable indicator of a day well spent. Or to put it more cheerfully: The path to creative fulfillment might take a lot less effort than you think.