Do you have the drive to be successful but aren’t sure how to go about it? It isn’t luck that causes people to be successful; it is because they do things differently to everyone else. Here at mio skincare we have unlocked the secret habits of successful people to help you climb the first rung of the ladder to success! Whether in your career, your personal life or a hobby, you can be the best that you want to be.
1. Wake up an hour earlier
Waking up earlier gives you more time in your day to get things done so that you will be more productive in the long run. You also won’t be frantically rushing around, so you can organise yourself and start your day in a calm and collected state of mind. You will find that you waste less time from being disorganised or making bad decisions. It may be a shock to the system at first, so our advice is to set your alarm just 5 minutes earlier each day to help your body adjust to the change.
2. Have a daily plan of attack
Success doesn’t happen overnight, it’s the little things that you achieve each day that add up and build the bigger picture. Make a daily list of all the important tasks that you want to complete that day, and tick them off as you go. You may think that you will remember everything but emails and meetings can easily distract you and cause things to slip from your mind. Plus seeing the list in front of you will help motivate you!
3. Do your biggest tasks first
Reprioritise your to-do list so that your most dreaded task is at the top. Getting this out of the way early saves it from hanging over you all day, and you will feel relieved and ready to tackle your less difficult tasks. We typically have the most energy in the mornings too, so it makes sense to start with the tasks that require greater concentration!
4. Learn how to say no
This is one of the most important habits of successful people. It can be easy to try and please everyone and say yes to everything, but this can be counter-productive in the long run. People pleasing can make you work more inefficiently and be less productive so it is important not to spread yourself too thinly. If you can’t commit fully to something then it’s best to say no as it won’t be your best work, and as they say quality is better than quality!
5. Learn from criticism
Another key to being successful is being open to criticism. Listen to and absorb any criticism that you get graciously, and then evaluate it in your own time to decide whether you think it is worth acting upon. Use constructive criticism to your advantage to help you better yourself and your performance. Any hateful, negative criticism should be heard, assessed and then let go. It is important not take things personally.
6. Don’t give up
The most important thing is to not give up. You may have bad days but you’re only human! View challenges as opportunities to learn and grow and don’t give up at the first hurdle. Becoming successful will take some hard work but it will be worthwhile when you get to where you want to be!