Better Habits, Better YOU

Unless you're a demi-god with super powers, most humans have no control over the weather, world events, or other outside influences that we encounter on a day to day basis. What we do control though is ourselves. We have complete power over our habits, rituals, routines and daily activities. According to Success Magazine "All habits can be categorized with the four cornerstones of Me, We, Do and Be." Me habits improve mindset, We habits build relationships, Do habits focus on health and money and finally Be habits include goal-setting and time management. It's important that we always strive to better develop our "Me Habits". This is the key to real change in our lives and is a major driving factor in determining our personal success. How do you deve lop your "Me Habit"? Here are six quick tips that you can put into practice as soon as you finish reading this article.

Be Honest: Above all else, always be honest with others and with yourself. Seems like these days a truly honest person is hard to come by. According to Psychology Today "One of the main factors that sets great relationships apart from merely good ones is the depth of emotional intimacy". "Most of us feel that others will not tolerate emotional honesty. We would rather defend our dishonesty on the grounds that it might hurt others; and having rationalized our phoniness into nobility, we settle for superficial relationships." from Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am? by John Powell. Be honest, people will respect you and you will respect yourself for it in the long run.

Let It Go: Work on letting go of the small things that aggravate you during your day. There is no need to yell at the lousy driver in front of you and give them the finger. Find joy in the little things. Your favorite cup of coffee in the morning, that talk show that you love. Stop and smell the roses and realize that life is good. Find one thing to be grateful for everyday and you'll see a turn around quick.

Don't Sweat it: Ask yourself this simple question. "In five years will this matter?" If not, move on. According to Success "Worrying too much" ranked No.1 as the worst ME Habit. Learn to take a step back, breathe, and move on in a positive way

Read: Fun fact, "People who read seven or more books per year are more than 122 percent likelier to be millionaires than those who read three or fewer." Honorable Mention. "Those who read inspirational works are up to 14.1 percent happier in their personal lives." - Success

Get Smart: Know what the number one to regret of all-time is? Lack of an advanced education. Those who hold advanced degrees of learning are far more likely to build wealth. Those who hold degrees dominate the professional landscape in all categories of incomes exceeding $50,000 per year. You MUST always be a student and value continual learning. The speed of technology, business and just society as a whole moves too fast. If you don't stay current, you will absolutely become irrelevant.

Get to Know Yourself: Those who take time to meditate reflect and spend time alone with their thoughts are 51.8 percent happier and 92.3 percent likelier to have an advanced college degree. It's extremely important to take time for yourself.

Things will always remain the same unless you take the initiative to change. Change is the driving factor in success and happiness. It is a constant struggle that must be addressed. It takes work, sure. It's hard, sure. In the end however, you'll feel a lot better, be more successful and others will notice the change.

- Charles Watson

Founder Expert Influencer Academy / Author of Social Media Checklist.

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