Aristotle said that 95% of everything you do is the result of habit! So the rule is form good habits and make them your masters rather than allowing bad habits to form.
01. Daily Goal Setting
I always like to say “Don’t let the day run you – you run the day!” So many people wake up and the first thing they do is get on the computer to check emails and Facebook and before you know it, two hours have gone by!
Set times to check emails at specific times (9am, 2pm, 12nn, 5pm, etc.) and no more than 3 times a day. I make a list every morning of the things that have to get done. Think about your goals consistently – talk to people about them. You do achieve what you think about most of the time so all successful people and all wealthy people think about their goals most of the time
02. Be results-oriented.
Successful people make a list of what needs to get done for the day to move them forward and then they prioritize. What is the most important thing I need to do today to move my business forward?
Here is a great way to become results-oriented – ask yourself this: If i was going to be called out of town for the month and I could only do ONE thing on this list what would it be? What one activity would I be sure that I need to get completed? Pick your most important task and start on it immediately and discipline yourself to stay with it until its complete
03. Be people-oriented.
Realize that everything you achieve in life is going to be with the support/influence/cooperation of other people. In business, always be thinking about what your customers want, need how you can help them. How can your provide more value to them?
This is the most important habit. Self-discipline is defined as “the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” You see anyone can do it if they feel like it – that’s easy, right? It’s when you don’t feel like doing it and you do it anyone that you eventually develop the self discipline that makes everything else possible