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Success is a tower built one stone at a time. Here are some habits you can put into practice to help you build to your goals.

Key Points:

  • Form good habits and make them your masters rather than allowing bad habits to form.
  • Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form and hard to live with.
  • All habits are learned and can be replaced. Develop good habits through repetition. Think about your life and productivity in terms of habits. To develop successful habits, follow six tips.
  • First, set daily goals. List your large and small goals. Keep a journal of your goals. You become what you think about most of the time. You achieve what you think about most of the time.
  • Second, be results-oriented. Think of the most important things you can do right now to achieve your most important results. Prioritize.
  • Third, be people-oriented. We achieve things in life with the support and cooperation of others. How can you help others so they’ll help you?
  • Fourth, stay health-oriented. Think about eating less and better food. Think about exercise. Think about rest. You need energy to succeed.
  • Fifth, stay honest. Always tell the truth no matter the price.
  • Sixth, be self-disciplined. This is the foundation habit that makes the others possible. It is the ability to make yourself do what you should do when you should do it whether you feel like it or not. When you don’t feel like it and you do it anyway, you’ll develop the self-discipline that makes others things possible.

Quote This:

95% of everything you do is the result of habit. -Aristotle

See Also: Habits, Success, Workplace

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Which habit is easiest for you to follow? Which is the most difficult? Why?
  3. What are some of your goals in life? Why are these your goals?
  4. What are some factors outside of our own habits that can make it easier or more difficult to attain the success we are seeking? Explain.
  5. What are some habits you have learned that need to be replaced? Explain.
  6. Why do you think health and wellness are so important for success?
  7. Why is it important to be people-oriented if you want to be successful? Explain.
  8. Define “self-discipline.” How self-disciplined are you? Explain.
  9. Have you ever made yourself do something you didn’t feel like doing? Explain.
  10. What is the one habit you should develop today that will help you more than any other habit to achieve your most important goals?
  11. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This topic is adapted from the Brian Tracy YouTube channel.