Want to Feel Successful? Create Success Habits
Successful people often have success habits that the rest of us don’t really think about. For instance, I know a gentleman who has developed a habit of going to exotic or expensive car dealerships once a month. He started going when he was a low-level manager in corporate America driving a beat-up Honda Civic. He now is a multi-millionaire. He attributes a lot of his success to the visualizations he created when he walked around those lots, when he sat in those cars, and when he went for test drives. He felt successful and he imagined how it would feel to actually own these cars, even if it was only for 30 minutes a month.
Another woman I know has always invested in a maid service. Sometimes, she could only afford one thorough spring cleaning. Other times, she has paid for weekly service. But she has always planned and budgeted for someone else to clean her house. When she pays for that service, she feels successful. That’s her success habit.
Do You Have Any Success Habits?
In both instances, my friends have developed a habit that triggers a feeling of success. That’s their success habit. When they engage in that activity, they create an emotional response that represents to them what success to feel like.
Creating a positive emotion around success is very powerful.
If you don’t already have some success habits in place, here are some suggestions that you may want to consider adopting. They are not overly expensive but the feelings you create when you treat yourself in these ways will go a long way in strengthening your resolve to move toward your dreams.
- Get a massage on a regular basis
- Get your nails or hair done
- Get your shoes shined
- Get dressed up and go to the symphony or out to dinner
- Get your car hand-washed and waxed
- Go to a high-end clothing store and try on something that makes you look fabulous
- Buy hand-made soap or other item that makes you feel luxurious
- Get a shirt or slacks tailored
So what is your success habit? What do you do to put yourself in a successful frame of mind? What could you start doing regularly and deliberately to create a feeling of success? Share your favorite success habit below. We’d love to know.
Have a super successful day,
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