“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
“Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don't put them both together by claiming you 'don't have the time'.”
“The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful.”
I’m not sure why, but I really had a hard time getting started this morning. I overslept, but I’ve done a little reading and wrote my to-do list, so I’m on my way. Something I read this morning was an article on the power of habits. Habits, both good and bad, can determine and structure my day. Habits, both good and bad, give me focus. Obviously, I want to focus on the good habits and lose the bad ones. Here are some habits, in no particular order of importance, I want to continue or create:
· Practice gratitude
· Review my goals
· Write a list of daily tasks, preferably the night before
· Do what’s on the list
· Wake up by 5:00 a.m.
· Eat a good breakfast
· Put things away immediately
· Use my time well
· Watch and manage my thought life
· Write at least one blog a day, but preferably two.
· Do a radio show.
· Write a blog without letting myself be distracted
· Think before speaking
· Slow down
· Speak positively
· Be vigilant about all areas of my life
· Make my bed
· Spend ten minutes cleaning my place
· Speak kindly to everyone I meet
· Practice the presence of God
· Be present
· Laugh at myself
· Look for the good in everything
· Listen before speaking
· Be true to my word
· Forgive others
· Forgive myself
· Have fun
· Be flexible when necessary
These habits alone could determine the quality of my life. This is really what life is, a collection of habits, good and bad. And the consequences and rewards of those habits. So every day I need to create and maintain the habit to Get Started and Keep Going.