We all start our day at some point. How we start our day, whether you’re a night owl or a morning person is different from each other. Some of us starts by checking through social media, while others check their emails, some brush their teeth, eat breakfast, exercise, or prepare their kids for school.
But which morning routine is the best?
There’s no such thing as what we call an ideal morning routine that’s best for everyone. Successful people have a mindset that they are what they read and most of them spend 80% of their day reading. They usually start their morning with a positive attitude that today is another opportunity given to them to start fresh and set the tone for the rest of the day.
Here are some of the successful Singaporeans in Financial Industry.
- Tan Chin Tuan: the man who made OCBC
- Wee Cho Yaw: the dynasty builder
- Piyush Gupta: Mr. Asia, Mr. Digital
- Ho Ching: Investing in the Future
So how does highly influential person start their day the moment they wake up? I’ve researched some of the habits of successful people. Hope this will help you have creative and a productive mornings.
HABIT #1: They think for the long term
“An overnight success is ten years in the making.”
― Tom Clancy, Dead or Alive
They all know that success can’t be done overnight. Success requires careful planning and long-term perspective. Successful people have patience and perseverance in pursuing their goals.
HABIT #2: They create their own routine
There’s nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.
– Scott Adams
Successful people love to optimize. They usually have a system that work for them. They make the best of every situation, opportunity and resources they have to help them become more successful in life.
HABIT #3: They don’t waste their time complaining
“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it.
If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”
― Maya Angelou,
Having a negative attitude makes it harder for them to find solutions to every problem they are facing. They don’t dwell too much on negative emotions as it causes them to lose focus which makes it difficult for them to see the big picture. They accept the fact that bad things happen and they can’t stop that from happening. They always look at it as an advantage and learn from it.
HABIT #4: They take initiatives
“The right man is the one who seizes the moment.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
People don’t just become successful by sitting back and waiting for good things to happen. They set their goals and take action to accomplish it. They make it happen.
HABIT #5: Successful people has big goals and a clear vision
“The most pathetic person in the world is some one who has sight but no vision.”
― Helen Keller
Successful individuals know what they’re aiming for and they have a clear vision on how to do it. By having a clear vision of where they are going and what they are doing is what makes them successful.
HABIT #6: They don’t make up excuses
“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”
― Jordan Belfort
Successful people are accountable for their mistakes. They answer to their own choices and decisions. They know that opportunities do not wait for them and there’s no such thing as “a perfect moment”. They create their own opportunities and go for it.
HABIT #7: They have the right attitude
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
― Walt Whitman
People who are successful are more focused and they focus on what they want. Most of them are optimistic, flexible, confident and are always curious. They have big dreams and are action oriented. They trust their intuition and embraces possibility.
Change the way you see life in general. Never allow yourself to be a victim of circumstances. Most successful people see failure as part of being successful. Focus on what you want and do things other people don’t want to do. Dream big and be one of them.
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