Hello everyone and welcome to my blog at this hour. It is very difficult to get rid of an habit especially when it has been fully formed. Habits become a part of the lifestyle of the person that exhibit it. Even at the face of danger, a person that have developed an habit for something will not shiver.
Wondered why smokers still smoke even after reading the bold warnings on the pack of the cigarettes?
"THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH WARNS THAT SMOKERS ARE LIABLE TO DIE YOUNG"
This means it has become an habit and they can go any length to do what they love doing.
What is a habit?
Habits is the repetition of something over time, either consciously or unconsciously. It is the combination of all the common activities that you engage yourself in every day. There are some things that you can not afford not to do before each day comes to an end. These sum up to become your habits.
There are times when your friends can bet you are going to react in a particular way or make a particular statement and they are always right because they have observed you and know what you can actually do.
Just as there are two sides of a coin, habits also have the positive and negative.
What are the habits of successful people?
Successful people have similar habits that make them stand out and maintain their successful position. These habits just like every other habit have become a part of them and it will be quite difficult for them to act otherwise.
Let's take a look at some of these habits:
• Spending Habits
The ability to spend prudently is not a day's job, it is a habit that have been learned over time. This habit have been imbibed into most people from childhood by their parents and guardian. The habit of not spending all you have on frivolous stuffs, knowing when to stop and even knowing what to buy is an habit that successful people have learned and developed which is useful for them in life.
There is a slang common in Nigeria in regards to punctuality, it is called "African time". African time can simply be explained as if for instance an event is scheduled for 10am, the robust number of the attendees will start trooping in by 11am, that is after an hour.
Successful people are always punctual at all times to their events, meetings, seminars, classes, lectures, trainings, etc. They value time so much and would want you to do the same. If an event is slated to start by 9am and end by 11am. Successful people would not appreciate it if it ends by 11.01am. They believe time is money and it should be used wisely. He has planned the day in the morning and wouldn't want anyone to disrupt his plans.
Successful people are known for investing. They like to plan for the future by taking some risks. Investing is like saving for the rainy days. It is a plan B, so that you have something to fall back to.
An unknown author once said that "Life is getting up an hour earlier to live an hour more." and Richard Whatley also noted that if you "Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it." Successful people have the habits of rising early and plan out how their day will look like while the lazy ones are still fast asleep.
The act of waking up early is not easy but it becomes an habit with consistency. Successful people try as much as possible not to exceed the number of hours that they have set out to sleep.
Do you some other habits of successful people?
Share in the comment section.
All contents are originally written by me, @williams-owb
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Williams Oluseyi is a Linguist by discipline from one Africa's Most Prestigious Citadel of Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University. He developed interest for blogging at very early stage which motivated him to study English Language in College. He is a prolific writer, an inquisitive and judicious reader, to say the least. To get his daily bread, he is currently working in a Logistics company in Nigeria.
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