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Success Is A Habit, Not An End Result

Think of the first thing that you do in the morning when you wake up. Do you hit the
snooze button and go back to sleep? Or do you get up with a smile on your face as soon
as the alarm goes off and start getting ready to face the day? If you answered the latter,
they could be well on your way to achieving your success.

It might not sound like a big deal but start the day early and having a good morning
routine are habits that most wealthy and successful people have. Have a look at why
these two habits are important and think about how you start your day.

Starting the Day Early

Most regular people set their alarm at night before they go to sleep. They set it at a
particular time because they know that waking up at that moment gives them enough
time in the morning to get ready and get to work. Some people hit the snooze button for
an additional 15 minutes of sleep. This throws off their morning routine. The 15 extra
minutes that they spent sleeping would need to be compensated later on by hastening
their other morning rituals. The haste adds unnecessary stress and anxiety so early in
the morning.

The stress from the morning could be carried over throughout the rest of the day as
schedules could get thrown off even with just 15 minutes of extra sleep. People could end
up being late for work and missing important meetings. In their haste to leave, they
might forget important documents at home. Worse still, they might end up getting into
minor accidents because they are driving faster than usual. The possible consequences
of hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock are endless.

Unlike other people, a successful person would usually set his alarm at night and then
wake up promptly as soon as it goes off. This is his way of controlling his day instead of
just reacting to it. When you do your morning routine without the need to hasten your
actions, you start the day relaxed and focused. You are not reacting to the idea of being
late by rushing through breakfast or skipping it altogether. Instead, you have complete
control of your morning and have the peace of mind knowing that you have enough time
to do your routine and get to work. When you have complete control over your actions
and emotions, you are setting the pace for the rest of your morning routine and the rest
of your day as well.

For some people, getting ready means waking up at 5 AM, while for others, it could
mean waking up at 7 AM. That’s because some people take longer to get ready while
others don’t. There’s no exact formula for the right time to wake up, but most successful
people wake up very early in the morning to be able to do more and maximize their day.

Having a Good Morning Routine

How you start your day will dictate how you live your life. If you start your day by
answering your emails, for example, you are doing something for the somebody else first
thing in the morning. This action tells you that you are prioritizing work over everything
else. This could also possibly subconsciously make you think that other people’s needs
are more important than your own.

On the other hand, if you start by doing personal things like meditating, exercising or
setting personal goals for the day, then you are prioritizing yourself before anything else.
This is what a successful person does. Successful people know that they have the power
to control what happens in their life. Therefore, they make it a priority to work on their
selves first thing before everything else. They know that they alone can determine their
success or failure, so they work on their most important asset which is their mind, body,
heart, and soul.

Start with your body. A good morning routine consists of doing something that will
maintain your health. Things, like exercising, maintaining proper personal hygiene,
eating breakfast, drinking water, and the like, are some of the examples of routines that
you can do that’s good for your body. Having a healthy body gives you more energy to
tackle the toughest tasks of your day.

Doing some quiet reading is a good morning routine that will feed your mind. Reading
increases your knowledge and feeds the mind. Try quietly reading news articles or try
reading a book in the morning and see what happens. Setting personal goals for the day
is another way to nourish your mind. Your daily goals give your mind a virtual roadmap
that it can follow to help you attain success. Having a clear picture of what you want to
could make it easier to reach it. Setting daily goals also helps you organize your day.
For your heart and soul, simple morning routines like cuddling with your loved ones,
praying, and meditating can do wonders. Meditation and prayer support relaxation,
whereas spending time with loved ones in the morning promotes bonding and fosters
communication. When you feel relaxed, you are more centered and focused on achieving
your goals instead of reacting to stress and anxiety. When you feel loved, you feel more
inspired to succeed.


Case Study:
Bill Gates, the richest American and the chairman of Microsoft, had visualized the
computers running on every desk and Microsoft software on every computer long before
it ever happened.

Bill Gates has described his imagination and foresight as one of the greatest assets to
achieving business success. He developed new technology and designed new
opportunities due in large part to the creative thinking aspect of engineering. Where is
the world of technology going? How can we create and innovate existing concepts? How
do people imagine the future regarding a certain medium? Whatever the industry,
dreaming up the future is the first step towards seeing it realized. Creating something
that solves a problem, fills a need or engineers innovative solutions begins with making
the transition from creative thought to applied principles.

• Bill Gates states that his biggest personal regret is not learning about global
poverty and indecencies that plague many countries sooner in his life.

• He took to social media this year during college graduations and gave many
millennial graduates advice on where to go from here, including staying
energized and focusing on the sciences, energy, and artificial intelligence

• His philanthropic aspirations show us that, even though business is
important, people still have a responsibility towards the world around us.

• Managing your time effectively is key.


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