Every morning I listen to the Dave Ramsey channel on iheart radio. I find it helps me focus on one of my major goals to become debt-free. Dave mentioned a book called Rich Habits by Thomas C. Corley. Right away I ordered the book. I began to wonder what type of habits successful people have.
When the book came in the mail I was surprised at how thin it was. The author shared some stories of unsuccessful people who had some small bad habits. Each character was blind to what was causing them to fail in every area of their life. The final chapters reveled the secrets of successful habits.
“I will form good daily habits and follow these good daily habits everyday.”
At first I thought I didn’t have any bad habits, I don’t smoke, I’m trying to control the way I spend my money but when I wrote down my daily routine, I began to notice my bad habits. I then saw how they were affecting my attitude about my future. I didn’t realize I was spending too much time on social media, emails, listening to the negativity of the news, not returning messages or phone calls, ditching friend’s parties, eating bad…etc…etc. haha..
I learned from the book to set goals every day, every week, every month, and long-term goals. Breaking down long term goals to a day, makes them achievable. Successful people build themselves up so they can have more opportunities.
I noticed some personality bad habits in myself and how I treat others. I tend to interrupt, walk away when they’re still talking, traits I had since childhood but now I can see these bad habit, and now I can do something about it.
Successful people are mindful of what they do and how they treat others. They invest in relationships and take the time to build them up.
“I will control my thoughts and emotion each and every day.”
Controlling our thoughts and emotions play a big role on how we think and feel. Its easy to allow our thinking and feelings to guide us but sometimes they can lead us the wrong way. Encouraging yourself can make all the differences in the future.
What a difference life is when you make it a point to create good habits. I find myself getting more done, eating better, working out more, living peaceful with others, and having hope everyday that what I am doing will pay off in the days ahead.
It’s such a good feeling to set goals and see them get completed.
What are some bad habits that are holding you back?