SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
Let’s fast forward 60 years from now. You are lying on your deathbed and going back through your life. You see all the moments you were happy, the moments that were difficult, and all your failures and successes.
But will today – the day on which you are reading this – be included in that flashback? Will this day be significant enough that you remember it at the end of your life.
For most of us, the answer would be no.
That’s a problem.
This blog post on the daily habits of successful people is also available in video format on my YouTube channel. You can watch it below or by clicking here.
The Secret Key to Fulfillment and Success
Successful people don’t have average, insignificant days. They have extraordinary days which they’ll remember for their lifetime.
And that is the secret key to fulfillment and success. Most people don’t give much thought to what they do with their days. They may spend it doing a job they don’t like or just doing things that don’t matter. With each day that passes like this, they build a life they don’t like and a life that doesn’t matter.
If you want to live a happy and successful life, you need to make sure that you feel happy today and do something to succeed. By doing this, you make your day extraordinary, and eventually, you create an extraordinary life that was well worth living.
Successful people do the same. They have some daily habits that make their days extraordinary and successful.
The good news? You can easily implement these habits in your life as well!
Daily Habits of Successful People
Successful people do some things every day to make that day extraordinary.
When you think about this, you may feel that these will be some big, majestic actions you need to spend a lot of time on.
I can assure you of one thing: You don’t need to do 300 pushups, work out for 3 hours, or read for 8 hours a day.
You don’t need to turn your daily routine upside down, bring radical changes or follow crazy rituals.
You only need to bring small, 1% changes in your daily activities to make your days extraordinary and craft a life well-lived.
These are the simple things that successful people do every day to become extraordinary: –
Habit 1: Do Things that You Love
If you want to become a full-time traveler but work as a physician instead, you’ll never be happy.
If you are working at a job you hate, living in a place you don’t like, and spend your time with people you aren’t fond of, then you are setting yourself up for a life full of regrets and problems.
That’s why you need to first start doing the things you love. If you don’t like socializing or going to parties, don’t do that. If you like working in solitude and writing books, do that.
Your mind is the only thing limiting you from who you can be.
If you have a dream, follow it. Start by taking the first step today, take the second one tomorrow, and you will start making each day extraordinary.
The things you do create your day, and each day mounts up to make your life. If you do something you don’t like, you’ll create a life you don’t love.
Make sure that the things you do are the things you genuinely want to do.
Habit 2: Do Things That Make You Smile
Little things in life go a long way in making you feel happy and fulfilled.
Life is not all about work or getting to the next goal. It is about enjoying the process and doing things that make you smile.
If you like going for a walk and it makes you feel calm and happy, do it every day.
If you like to sit on your balcony, sip tea and observe your surroundings, do it for ten minutes every day.
Whatever makes you smile, do it every day, and you’ll feel happier and more fulfilled. And this way, each day will start becoming extraordinary.
Habit 3: Continuously pursue excellence.
Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.”
And if we truly want to excel in life, we need to build that habit of excellence and ingrain it in each action we take.
Whatever we do, we need to give our 100% to it and make sure that we complete it.
Here’s a simple example of what could happen if you don’t give your hundred percent:
If you’re a traveler and you say you’ll only travel 50%, you’ll have to stop mid-air in your flight and land there.
Does this seem logical?
No, and the same thing will happen if we don’t give our hundred percent to other things. We’ll have to land mid-air and plunge to death.
Pursue excellence and give your hundred percent because that is what will make you extraordinary and successful.
Habit 4: Give something every day.
Life is not at all about getting. It is all about giving.
The more you give out to other people, the more happy and content you will feel. If you can bring a smile to someone’s face even with a simple act of kindness, you’ve achieved the most significant thing in the world. How???
No matter how much money you make, how many luxury cars you own, or how big your house is, if others resent you and frown when they see you, none of your material possessions matter because you are not creating any positive impact in the world.
But if you make at least one person smile each day, you spread positivity, and that positivity gives you inner contentment and happiness nothing else can.
Abundance is a two-way street, and the more you give, the more you will receive.
Give something, whether it is emotional support, motivation, knowledge, or appreciation, every day, and each day will become extraordinary.
You don’t need to do a lot of things to become extraordinary or successful. You only need to do these four simple things every day, and your life will start growing and expanding in unique and exceptional ways you may never have imagined before.
What do you choose now? A normal, regret-filled life that you hate, or a beautiful and regret-free life that you can create?
Partnering in your success, happiness, and growth,