We should all have goals that we set for ourselves. Goal setting is a great way to keep the mind engaged, focused, and driven.
In a world that is filled with an all-time high of temptation and distractions, knowing how to stay on track with your goals is a vital skill to obtain.
The question then becomes, how do you work your way into becoming a better stronger version of yourself?
Here Are 10 Habits That Can Help You Get Closer To Your Goals:
1. Invest In Yourself 📚
There is something important about investing in yourself that most people overlook.
If you want to improve your life, the biggest challenge you are going to face is going to be YOU. Yourself!
Overcoming our “weaker-self” might end up being the biggest obstacle to overcome in this lifetime.
As James Allen says, “Everything that a man achieves, and all that he fails to achieve, is a direct result of his own thoughts.”
The way we choose to manage ourselves is going to play an immense role in our overall success.
We must be able to control ourselves and our impulses during the pursuit of our goals. And that is not some walk in the park.
It is those same impulses and thoughts that drive us towards failure. Learning how to control them is going to require a complete investment in yourself.
You will need to learn and educate yourself on how to overcome the mind, and how to maintain consistency over time—regardless of what you are going through.
2. Get Quality Sleep 😴 💤 🛌
Sleep is highly overlooked today as an important piece to the success pie.
In fact, most people you hear today, are talking about how they put sleep to the side, so they can have more time to work, enjoy themselves, or chase their dreams.
With successful celebrities and entrepreneurs saying things like “sleep is overrated,” more and more people today believe it is okay to put your sleep schedule to the side.
There are big consequences that come from a lack of proper sleep. Consequences such as: high blood pressure, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, mental health difficulties, lethargy are all tied to poor sleep schedules.
These are all unnecessary side-effects that we put on ourselves, simply by disregarding the importannce of your sleep.
If you truly want to be successful with the goals that you set for yourself, then you need to pay more attention to your sleep schedule and aim for 8-9 hours of sleep each night.
Aim to go to bed at a certain hour each night and rise at a certain hour each day.
Your goals and aspirations are going to demand the most effort and focus out of you, you will need the sleep.
3. Eat Healthy 🍎🥑🥦🍇🫑🍊
It’s probably not possible to achieve true success without health. If you could, why would you want to?
Our health is wealth. Health is what keeps us ticking with energy and vigor each day of our lives. For that, I believe, it should be protected.
Eating healthy is a great way to turn your life around in a very effective way. If you are looking for improvement in the overall quality of your life, but just don’t know where to start—this is it.
The simple day-to-day foods that we eat, create a significant impact on how we perform and how we rebuild.
The more clear our mind is, and the more sustained energy that we can provide our body with, the better quality of life we experience.
Take some time to educate yourself about nutrition and see what changes you can make within your own personal daily diet.
4. Stay Active 🏃♂️ 🚴 🏋️♂️
We need to move our bodies each day. Not staying active each day can become detrimental to your health and success.
Staying active is a lifestyle. It is not about loving the lifestyle, it is about living the lifestyle. It is about setting aside some time each day to move your body and break a nice sweat.
Staying active is not something that is easy to do. It can quickly become a chore if you allow it. The best way I have found to view staying active, is to view it as a form of mental therapy.
We all need some time throughout each day where we can decompress and exert energy in a positive way.
Aim to go outside for a 30 minute walk around the block each day. Then work your way up from there, applying slow and steady progression.
5. Get Outside ☀️ 🌳 ☁️
In our home, we make time each day to go outside and take a walk as a family. Something simple, but yet effective, in many different ways.
Sunlight carries many different benefits, and going outside can be combined with the habit of staying active, for long term success.
Taking a quick 30 minutes, or 1 hour, out of your day to go for a walk outside each day can be extremely healthy for both, your body & mind.
When you think about the amount of time we spend indoors, in comparison to the amount of time we spend outdoors, for most people, there is an imbalance.
Do yourself the favor of going outside each day and soak in the sunshine.
You will be glad you started this habit for success.
6. Stress Reduction 🧘♂️
Pushing yourself to get better comes with its pressure.
Success comes with its share of high stress situations.
This is where your routine and habits comes into play.
You must find something that works for you. You must find an outlet that helps you to decompress and reduce stress, so that the next day you have all of the energy necessary to attack the day again.
Stress plays a natural role in our biology. The human mind experiences good stress and negative stress.
Implementing something like exercise into your day, can help you clear your mind, and rid your body of any negative energy.
Meditation and other forms of movements such as yoga are effective activities that can help someone lower their stress levels too.
The point here is to find something that works for you and stick to it.
7. Accept Failure ⚠️ 😣
Tony Robbins sees failure as “a stepping stone to success.”
In order to succeed at something, you gotta fail. Failure comes with the territory of learning and understanding new things.
It is how we choose to view that failure, and how we respond to it, that makes all the difference.
Learning to accept failure as part of the learning curve is something very important to learn in life.
Often times, we hear the word “failure” and we think of some dramatic tragedy, or some huge problem, an ending of some sort. To the point where people become fearful of failing. It becomes paralyzing to their growth.
However, in reality, we must fail in order to succeed. We must be willing to throw ourselves out into the open waters and accept that we are not perfect. We will fail. However, consequently, we will also learn from those failures.
Accepting failure becomes more of an adoption of a new mindset, a new paradigm, more than anything else.
If we are failing at something, that means we are trying at something, and as long as we stay in the game, we win.
8. Ask For Help 🤝
Believe In Help is all about putting forth positive, meaningful information, and experiences out into the world to help other people succeed too.
We must be willing to give help and receive help.
On your journey to success, you will encounter some difficult moments. Some moments will make you reconsider why you are doing any of it in the first place.
During moments like these, comes a great opportunity to reach out to someone who can help you.
Personally, I have found that the wisdom of family members, friends, community members, can all make an impact in helping other people.
Searching for a mentor can be an excellent place to start if you are considering looking for help on ways to improve yourself.
Looking to surround yourself around someone who has already achieved some of the things you are seeking, can be of great value.
9. Lose The Ego 🧠
Part of the deep purpose behind investing into this blog on a consistent basis is to learn new things.
Ego is one of them.
What do you know about ego?
If you are like most, not much, right?
So, what is ego anyway?
Ego is commonly looked at as the “self”, who we believe ourselves to be.
In psychology, ego is explained in a way where you are you, and nobody else can be you. This is thanks to your ego.
While it may seem as something that is desirable, ego can really get in the way of where you want to go in life.
Learning how to harness the ego and keep it at bay at all times, is something that will pay off big time throughout your life. It will demand consistent practice to get a hold of.
If you have an unhealthy ego, you have an unrealistic expectation of yourself. You may view yourself as better or worse than what you really are.
A healthy ego on the other hand, involves a well balanced way of viewing yourself. You feel like you have the mental strength to deal with life challenges.
10. No Toxic Friends 🦠 ❌
Your social circle is going to have a huge impact on your growth and your possible regression.
When choosing who you let into your life, you should be extremely selective. Friends can often have a heavy influence over the decisions that we make.
We end up spending a lot of time with our friends. Doing things that you all mutually have in common with friends can be great, but only if you are conscious of who your friends really are and where you are putting your time.
A group of individuals that get together to love one another, support one another, and build one another up, are all the qualities of people that you want to be surrounded with.
Learn to be selective.
Do not associate around people who are not after the same morals, ethics, and values as you. Don’t get caught up with a group of people who cannot support your visions or try to throw you off balance all because they can’t see it themselves.
Keep your circle tight and always try to be a leader in your group that always initiates and demonstrates trust and love.