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I believe that we all want to be successful. Our definitions of success might be different, but however you define it, having success is the ultimate goal.
There are many successful women out there. Successful parents, successful spouses, successful business women, successful entrepreneurs, and there are even some that are able to find success in all the important aspects of life.
While it is not the goal to become a carbon copy of these women, we can definitely study their habits in order to help us find our own success. The following are the habits of women who have found success in their life as a whole, not just one particular aspect.
They Get Up Early
Successful women go to be on time and get up early. They don't snooze, they get up with purpose. They know the value of time and the value of getting some solid work and self care in before they get bombarded with outside demands.
They Exercise (Usually in the Morning)
Successful women know the value of exercise. They know that they feel their best when their body is healthy. They know the exercise will give them the energy they need to get through the day. They value exercise so much that they usually do it in the morning, so nothing can get in their way.
They Eat The Frog
If you haven't read Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy then you need to go pick it up. It's a quick read, but transformative. The basic idea here is to do your hardest and most important task of the day first. Then no matter what happens the rest of the day, the toughest thing is done. It also motivates you to get the rest of your to dos done. You think "Well if I already did that, then I can do this much easier thing."
They Have a To Do List and Follow It
Having a to do list is so important. I have written about it more times than I can count. Most useful is my post on how to create one that is effective and motivating. Just as important as creating a to do list is to follow it.
They Take Time To Reflect and Feel Gratitude
Successful women reflect daily on the good and the bad. They are conscious of their actions and decisions. They don't just wander through life. They practice gratitude and learn from their mistakes and make changes based on experience.
They Set Goals and Make Plans to Achieve Them
They key here is the second part. Many people set goals and then wait for them to happen. They do the same thing they have always done waiting for miraculous results. Successful women, set goals and then create step by step plans to achieve them. They don't wait, they work.
They Know When To Ask For Help
Successful women are self aware. They know that they can't do it all, or even if they could, it wouldn't be the best use of their time. They ask for help when they need it. They seek out experts in areas they are unsure of so that the greatest success is possible.
They Celebrate Wins, Big and Small
Successful women don't wait to get to the top of the mountain to celebrate; they celebrate the little victories along the way. They know that the path to success can be long and each little victory along the way is worth celebrating. This helps motivate them to continue the journey.
They Value Self Care
Successful women know that they can't do their best without being their best. They make time to care for themselves, mind, body, and soul. The best way to help others is to be in a good place yourself. That is when you can think best, be the most compassionate and feel the strongest.
Do you share these habits? Are there any that you feel you need to work on? Let us know in the comments.
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