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Ten Success Habits For Your Personal and Professional Life

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As a business owner, every year I have new goals that I am aiming to achieve. This year is no different from any other. I have taken stock of 2014 and set my goals in place. I have personally never made a New Year’s resolution. I believe that resolutions are so easily broken. Instead, I choose to develop habits which to me is a more personal and sustainable way of incorporating new things into your daily life.

When you make a resolution, you start off with a rush of excitement to take on something new. Then, there comes the middle lull, when your willpower is tested to see it through. Finally, you either have conquered the thing or given up.  On the other hand, when you incorporate something as a daily habit it does not test your willpower but instead becomes a part of what makes you powerful.

Habits are safer than rules; you don’t have to watch them.  And you don’t have to keep them, either.  They keep you.  ~Frank Crane

Internal Awareness Breeds External Success

If you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.  The same goes for us humans. If your inside is not whole, no amount of lipstick can dress up your life. Success of any kind starts with who you are on the inside. For your life to thrive you must clean it up, feed and water it with daily habits that will draw positivity  to your life.

A habit can be either good or bad. Commit to things that are meaningful to you. Take the time to do a sincere audit of your life, personal and professional. Dig deep; ask yourself what are the habits you need to develop to move closer to being your best self. Stay away from superficial things that won’t really change who you are on the inside. Focus on the things that will change ‘you’ and by changing you; you will change the environment around you.

Here’s  a list of the habits I have committed to incorporate to breed success in my life

  1. More time with God – When you know the source, you know yourself.
  2. Forgive and seek forgiveness – When you take the power of pain and anger away, you will see your life thrive.
  3. Stop competing – There’s no greater validation of confidence in your self.
  4. Strengthen relationships – Your personal and professional circle should think, act, and believe like you. Your paths may differ, but your goals should be the same.
  5. Stop judging others – Everyone has their own story. Listen and learn about people. Be human and agree to disagree in peace.
  6. Travel more – It’s easy to have an idea of the world. It’s better to see it and know the truth.
  7. Read more (keep learning) – Books are a form of mental and spiritual travel.  Absorb languages, cultures and facts about the world around you.
  8. Be healthier (mind, body & soul) – Be aware of the foods you eat. Are they a good source for your body? Be more positive and self motivating. Feed your mind and soul the things that will help you grow.
  9. Take risk – Leave your comfort zone daily. Explore the things you want without hesitation. Allow your ‘gut’ to lead you on a path your mind is afraid of.
  10. Give – The only way to acquire wealth, peace, love and success is to give it away. How much you have in life is always reflected in how much you have given.
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Written by Beverly S. Davis

January 7, 2014 at 2:00 am

Posted in Life Balance

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  1. An excellent list of good habits Beverly, I couldn’t agree more.

    I am trying to make life adjustments aligned to a very similar list. I do find the need to tackle new improvements one at a time otherwise, it can be a little over whelming, although once a good habit blends and becomes part of you, then the next one doesn’t seem quite so hard as the last.

    Tony Hewitt

    March 20, 2014 at 4:50 am

    • Thanks for reading Tony, and for sharing your thoughts. We constantly have to evaluate where we are in life and make adjustments. You’re right, once you take on one good habit it’s not so hard for more to follow. Best wishes to you!

      Beverly S. Davis

      March 20, 2014 at 11:23 am


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