Living a life of success in your career requires you taking responsibility for your success and also making small changes in form of habits that would be considered irrelevant by most people. Success in life and career is not a result of luck; rather, it takes conscious efforts to form a set of habits that makes things turn out just as planned.
These 5 habits will give you an edge in your life and career
Get rid of the snooze button
As tempting as it can be to hit the snooze button when your alarm clock goes off in the morning, you have to try as much as possible to resist the urge. The extra time you have to yourself in the morning gives you an edge over the rest of the world. You can decide to exercise, plan out your day, spend some time with family or complete a few tasks before others wake up.
One hour every work day morning adds up to 250 hour advantage or 6 extra working weeks in a year.
Mind your choices for the day
Ask yourself ‘if today were to be the last day of my life, what would I do? Would I want to do what I’m about to do?’ if you answer no to that question, then know it’s time to make some changes.
Every morning should mark the beginning of a new start for you, another day to make your life count and invest in things that will give you an edge in your life and career. When making choices for the day, ensure you do things you enjoy and not things you don’t feel motivated to do.
Find time to be grateful
Being grateful for all you’ve achieved so far helps you reconnect with your purpose, try spending a part of your morning appreciating one or two things or people for whom you are grateful. This art of appreciation as little as it might seem helps you stay inspired to do even more and birth within you a world of optimism
Create a routine and stick to it
If you can cultivate a habit of consistency in your morning routine, then you’re on a road to massive change in your life and career. Keeping the same morning routine no matter where you find yourself whether during or off work days can help form really creative habits.
Plan your morning the night before
It is way easy to get on with your morning routine when you have your day planned out the night before, it also cuts down the amount of thinking you have to do in the morning. This in return gives you more time to concentrate on other creative things
Inculcate these habits and experience a turnaround in your life and career.