Every new year, we all want to make fresh resolutions. We want to hit the gym in earnest, drop toxic habits or grow a business. Of course, it’s a new year, and it’s time to step up our game and make a difference. But as the year progresses, our resolutions seem to fade and we go back to old routines. No wonder every year seems to pass with no much luck. Theoretically, we set goals for the year, but practically lack the discipline to see these resolutions through.
Each new year is a fresh opportunity for a new beginning, and it all starts from within us. To be successful in 2020, we must strive to adopt a positive mindset and work hard to develop new success-inducing habits.
Here, I have listed 20 habits you should start building today for a bumper harvest by year’s end.
1. Start Innovating and Creating
Don’t sleep and wait for miracles to happen. Begin now! Increase your dedication to building your future deliberately and intentionally. Quit trying to just cope. Set goals and get things rolling at all costs.
2. Constant Self Improvement
Just as you need to prioritize saving for long-term financial goals, so also, you should learn to prioritize your personal development and self-improvement. Brace yourself for the future. Always strive to grow yourself for the next stage. Learn and keep learning.
3. Health Consciousness
Whatever your age now, you’ll be…hmmm…. okay, five years older in five years. You can make it five years of getting used to the unhealthy custom of sitting at a desk all day, or five years of nurturing the energizing and beneficial habit of regular exercise.
4. Time Management
What could you achieve with a 900-hour gift? Save just 2 hours of wasted time a day and sum up the maths for five years.
5. Start Writing
The habit of reflective writing can substantially increase your productivity. When you write, you aren’t just scribbling your thoughts but detoxing your mind and creating a record that you can look back on.
6. Search for Solutions
Settling for what you’ve been served seems like the easy way, but the best leaders see opportunities where others see nothing. Start disciplining yourself now to always seek for answers. Work to develop your research skills and focus on solutions rather than problems.
7. Learn To Meditate
Learn now how to ease down your inner pace. This would be a vital skill in a future world where things move much faster than they do now.
8. Trust Building
Trust is one of the most powerful habits that you should develop. When you live in trust and trustworthiness, you build a reputation that will serve you well in the years ahead.
9. Read More And Read Better
Avid readers have a stack of knowledge and experience. When life gets busier, it’s easy to let the reading habit fall off, but you owe it to your future to take the time to keep reading. Lest we forget, don’t just read anything the same way, learn to tailor your reading to what you wish to get out of the text.
As we move through life, priorities tend to become more intricate and challenging. Start working to balance your priorities now and move steadily with this attitude into the future.
11. Learn To Make Decisions
If you’re at a point in life where you’re tempted to shift to autopilot, keep making deliberate decisions daily based on your life plan and long term goals. Don’t let your life slide into a mischievous series of unplanned events and outcomes.
12. Learn To Adapt
We’ve seen it a million times: Change is the only constant. This means the most important skill is the ability to accept change, adapt and position yourself for the latest trends.
13. Be Willing To Learn
By reading, by paying attention, by making a concerted effort to stay on top of the current developments in your profession, culture, nation, and the planet, keep educating yourself every day.
14. Question Everything
Pay attention to what’s happening around you, and do not fail to ask questions if you don’t know or understand anything. Ask Always.
“The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing.“Socrates
Learn to end what you’re starting now. Develop the discipline to stick with what you’re doing, even when you’ve worn off the excitement and novelty, even when it’s no longer fun.
A sustainable culture, however large or small the scope, requires leaders who are less interested in how important they become and more interested in the difference they can make.
17. Positive Thinking
Each day you step down from your bed, look into the mirror, smile and tell yourself its a great day. Don’t give the slightest foothold to toxic people or negativity, and commit to remaining positive through the good and not so good times.
18. Self Confidence
If you have tendencies towards people-pleasing and a need for validation, start now to replace these traits with confidence. Know that you are good enough and no one can tell you otherwise. Focus on progress rather than perfection and on how far you’ve come rather than how far you have left to go.
Wherever you find yourself in five years, if you continue to be grateful for anything that you have, you will be a happier person.
It’s a good thing to always dream big, set goals and work hard to accomplish them. However, you mustn’t forget that real success takes time and you cannot get to where you want to be in a twinkling. To become successful this year, you must be deliberate in your thoughts and actions. You must eradicate all bad habits and imbibe healthy and productive ones. If you want to make it real big, you must be ready to set new and higher standards, higher than the ones you have today. These are the things that will catapult you on the right path of success.
Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success.Israelmore Ayivor