Your habits can make or break you. If you want your habits to help you achieve your goals and be successful, Robert Herjavec suggests making sure these are four of them:
As an entrepreneur, you’ll probably have a lot on your plate you need to balance. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but if you want to be successful, you need to make prioritizing everything in your life a habit. Robert suggests writing down and reviewing your goals so you can decide what needs to get done and when. “If the problems [you are experiencing] do not relate directly to your goals, their importance is diminished, along with their urgency,” he says. However, as important as your goals are, don’t forget why you made them in the first place. Everyone has a different meaning to the word ‘success,’ and sometimes the things you want to prioritize won’t be directly related to your business. “My kids are my first priority, they know I’m always there for them,” adds Robert. Regardless of what you decide to prioritize, remember that making a habit out of prioritizing and balancing those things is essential to reaching your goals.
If you want to strive toward success, you have to make being competitive a habit as well. “The world is a competitive place,” says Robert. “Somewhere, there is someone determined to kick your butt.” If you’re not set on beating them, or if you’re simply uncomfortable with competition in general, it’s not likely that you’ll get ahead or be successful. “The most successful people I know are the ones who love to win,” he adds. Robert also suggests making a habit out of competing with yourself. While some healthy competition with others is always helpful, regularly competing against your own standards can be even better. “If the toughest competition you face is your own high standard, you will inevitably become better at your game, whatever the game may be,” Robert says.
Wake up early
We’ve all heard the phrase, “the early bird gets the worm.” When you’re an entrepreneur, this holds particularly true. Robert says his workdays frequently begin before 6:00 a.m. regardless of how long he works the night before. Even though it can be difficult to wake up so early, making a habit out of doing so will give you extra time to get ahead of your competition and strive toward success. “Nothing gets done when you’re sleeping unless you include dreaming, and dreaming rarely produces sales and profits,” Robert advises. If you want to be successful, committing to waking up early is a must.
Staying active is a habit you absolutely must keep when striving towards success. Sure, it might seem like putting your workouts on the backburner is no big deal – especially when you’re working crazy hours and have a mile long to do list – but doing so will eventually take a toll on both your physical and mental health, which will in turn, take a toll on your business. Try to pick a form of exercise that you enjoy and add it to your daily routine until it becomes a habit. Robert, for example, is an avid biker. “I’m addicted to SoulCycle. I go at least five times per week,” he shares. If biking isn’t quite your thing, there are plenty of other options out there as well, such as running, swimming, or lifting weights. Robert also suggests dancing. “It’s constant movement and it tricks you because you’re having fun and you don’t realize you’re working out.” Regardless of how you stay active, make sure to make a habit out of it if you want to be successful.