Winning habits

10 Habits To Get You Winning

Winning in life is about habits. Things we do every day, and how we go about doing them. You are what you do every day. Every person has enormous energy to accomplish great things. This energy comes from the universe; it transcends from the mind. Our ambitions are our pains; our desires to be better and live a more fulfilling life. Anyone desiring to win in life, that is, attaining his/her goals and being where he/she wants to be must follow certain habits. Among many other habits, to get winning you must:

1. Get Organized

Having things in disarray clustered around and unattended to will make your life unbearable. It’s a burden that you do not want to entertain if you want to get winning. There’s no benefit in piling up work and stuffs that you will not treat but instead procrastinate daily.

To be organized means to tidy up things around you; your desk, your home, your place of work, your schedules and your tools. Other things you could do to get organized include but not limited to: form the habit of attending to matters within a 24 hour period, open a separate bank accounts for specific businesses, create new email addresses for subscription of your public, product promotions and other non-too-personal related communications while you maintain a more confidential or personal email address for a more prioritized information and secured communication channel.

Keep your desk tidy at all times, only what you’re working on should be on your desk. This will help you focus on the task at hand. Get things around you organized and get winning.

2. Exercise Regularly

Apart from its many health benefits, regular exercise provides a structure to help you apply and maintain discipline. Exercise is self-motivated. It is not a mandatory requirement for an office position (except of course those in sports profession, force and physical fitness) or is it mandatory for you to run your business. It is a form of discipline to improve your mental alertness and to keep your body healthy.

More importantly, exercise helps you build endurance and strength. These two are characteristics of winners.
Commit to a regular exercise – moderate to vigorous exercise of not less than 30 minutes each, 3 times per week.

You may want to read my post on How Exercising Can Improve Your Mental Alertness and Overall Creative Ability

3. Make The Pursuit of Your Goals Priority

Remove your ambitions and your aims and you see how empty and hopeless your life becomes. Your goals give you energy to live and be human. Why then shouldn’t they have priority over other things in your life?

These goals can include: relocating to a different geographical location, getting married to your spouse, setting up a new business, starting a blog, increasing your net income by 50%, finishing a course, and so on. Your goals can’t just happen without you making it a priority and putting your energy into achieving it.

A lot of things seek our attention, but if you want to get winning and live the life you desire, your best bet is to focus on your goal. Form the habit of prioritizing your time, actions and resources into achieving your goals.

You may want to check out 5 Fundamental Elements to Achieving Your Goal

4. Maximize Your Financial Resources

Opportunities do not come all the time. When you have money it is an opportunity to buy your tomorrow. Winners do not spend money foolishly. They use their money to advance their life mission as well as sponsoring a course that will help humanity.

The way you spend little available money reveals how you will spend large amount of money. When you observe people that spend money in millions and billions and offer charities. They are always spending less than 2% of their total worth at any given time. They have multi-million dollar businesses and they are well established.

To get winning the chunk of your money should go into developing your goals – business and personal development. Practice delayed gratification. Stick to a stricter method of letting money out of your wallet. Don’t give more than 2% of your worth on charities except on a course close to your heart which you will regret if you don’t do. You cannot make serious progress if you don’t manage your finances well. Form the habit of being accountable to yourself on how you spend money.

5. Continuously Improve Your Knowledge

To get winning you have to embrace the habit of seeking to improve your knowledge on a constant bases.

“Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and more self-confidence you will have.” – Brian Tracy

One of the hallmark habit of winners is that they continuously read, study and learn. They themselves abreast of knowledge in different fields of life – even while they remain experts in their core profession. They continuously absorb information in science, technology, politics, health, business, entertainment, and the rest of available sources of knowledge. When you have broad knowledge, you can become more creative, communicate effectively, make friends easily, negotiate better, and enjoy the beauty of existence.

6. Pursue One Aim At a Time

Yes, you want to get winning, you want to avoid pitfalls that will cause you setbacks – then pursue one aim at every point in time.

“The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere is to be nowhere.” – Michel de Montaigne

If you want to say, deliver a services at some location by 2pm. Schedule your time and plan your movement towards delivering that service by 2pm. Don’t create another less relevant appointment to delay or make you offer haphazard service; it would be a loss on both appointments. If your aim is to move to a new town, focus your energy on achieving that. Don’t start printing business flyers with your current city address on them. If you want to get married to your girl-friend, then don’t pursue new dates. Whatever endavor that you seek, focus only on achieving or completing one aim, after then you can pick another. Let it be your habit.

7. Spend Time Alone

Spending time alone brings balance between oneself and the universe and also offers value in self-reflection.

“Spending time alone in your own company reinforces your self-worth and is often the number-one way to replenish your resilience reserves.” – Sam Owen

Outofstress on their power of solitude emphasized that “solitude or being alone with our thoughts (without distractions) is the foundation of self-reflection and deeper understanding of our own selves and the universe. This is why spending time with ourselves is something that every one of us should consider pursuing (irrespective of if or not we are inclined towards introversion or extroversion).”

Spending time alone also provides you the opportunity to think and make plans for your future. Create an alone-time for yourself where you dwell on your thoughts and where you enjoy being alone.

To have a lone time I walk, usually in a less busy area. –Sometimes I listen to music along, other times no music. I also look for a quiet bar with no music and has only few people to have my alone time. So many other times I experience it in my home. During these periods, I avoid touching my phone. I get to appreciate my existence, the air I breathe and all I’ve become. I let my thoughts flow. If ideas come to my mind I write them down on my phone notes (probably the time I’m allowed to touch my phone). It can happen anytime or any day. I do not measure the time I spend each period. I just let it be, just me alone and I do it often.

8. Practice Honesty

Honesty is a principle of being trustworthy, truthful, sincere, fair and loyal. Honesty is one of the most important attribute in life. A popular saying that I like a lot says – “If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you tell lie it becomes part of your future.” Every time you tell the truth you free yourself from future problems that could’ve arose from telling lies.

By being honest, people will trust and respect you. According to everydaypower, “honesty strengthens bonds and create more dependable connections in relationships. If you want to be a more honest person, the first step is to be yourself. Don’t try to be someone you are not.” If you remain honest, every situation will work out well for you.
To get winning, you need to avoid issues that could cause stumbling blocks on your journey, and by practicing honesty you would have much fewer if not none of those stumbling blocks on your path. People will trust you and offer you more opportunities.

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson

9. Never Surrender

Another habit to get you winning is to never surrender to your goals and aims.

Life is full of obstacles and challenges. If you go about surrendering your ambitions to every obstacle that comes your way, you will never accomplish anything worthwhile. Nothing estimable comes easy. If it’s easy everybody will do it.
You have to be expectant of (or be prepared for) challenges on your path of accomplishing your ambitions, and if you really mean to win, then never surrender to obstacles. Form the habit of not giving up. It is a habit of winners.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

10. Be Appreciative

Appreciation harmonizes you with nature. Being thankful for all you’ve become and have received increases your self-worth. It builds harmonious connection between you and the universe. It makes you a happy person.
Showing appreciation to other people of what you have received from them improves their self-worth. It opens more doors for mutual benefits.

Ralph Waldo Emerson says – “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

“Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” Roy T. Bennett

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Article written by Ifeanyi Okey

Ifeanyi creates content that help individuals develop their tech skills and be more resourceful and productive in their businesses. He's a web Designer and a WordPress Technical Expert.

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