Good reads: 7 Life-Changing Habits to Succeed in Whatever You Do

Updated: Jun 27, 2021

Powerful habits you can practice, now.



I can across this well-written piece by Cory Kensinger, and I put it down in a slightly different way that I thought worked better for me.


 

1. Everything is an Opportunity for Enrichment, Not Proof of Failure


“Failure is proof that you tried. Try again.” — Unknown


To get where you want to go, you will need to overcome rejection, failure, and uncomfortable situations. And when you mess up, instead of ruminating on the little things you did wrong, focus your energy on improving yourself.


2. Discover What Will Work, Instead of What Won’t


Passionately seek insight, and be hungry to know what works and not just what doesn’t. Take what you know and build on it constantly. Sometimes what you try doesn’t work. A lot of times it fails, but every exit is an entrance to another opportunity.


Collect insights that lead to better performance. Collect nuggets to improve your results.


3, Don’t Obsess Over Immediate Results


“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”

― Moliere


Focus on consistency over immediacy. Understand that anything truly good will take time and dedication to see results. For the ones who will succeed, it’s worth the wait.


As long as you love what you do and see some results, you can optimize and get better results.


Successful people make their lives about giving. Consider who your work helps. Care deeply about what you do for others. Never lose sight of doing good for someone else.

4. Work and Play


Our bodies need regular exercise, nourishment, and quality sleep to keep us healthy. Likewise, we need to follow our work with time to play and rest.

Your mind isn’t built to just work - it is designed for diverse experiences.


Do things that have nothing to do with your job. Change up your daily patterns once in a while to keep your mind healthy.


5. Be Diverse in Your Interests


Having a diverse array of interests helps us succeed by keeping us connected with our childlike self that uses play as a means of learning.


Diverse hobbies and interests also helps prevent us from getting bogged down with the setbacks of everyday life, by reminding us that the object of life is enjoying new experiences.


Do more things for the sake of having fun and diversifying your interests. Expect nothing to come from it. Let the natural benefits imbue your life and work over time.


6. Care About Others


Help people and expect nothing from it. Do it for the sake of being a kind human being and watch how your life changes.


7. Choose Your Legacy


“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” — William James


The legacy of our work should outlive our lives. Because real success isn’t about extraordinary wealth, looks, or talent. It’s about using our heart to fuel the work we do.


Our lives are meant to for engaging, meaningful work. Work that impacts people’s lives and does more than just make money.


Successful people make their lives about giving. Consider who your work helps. Care deeply about what you do for others. Never lose sight of doing good for someone else.


Original post: https://link.medium.com/TelmHSTocdb




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