Successful men are routinely successful. For them, being successful is simply a habit. When something you do becomes so routine that you do it without really thinking about it, it has become a habit.
We all have things that we routinely do on a daily basis, so we all have habits. The question is, are your habits successful habits, or are they leading you down the wrong track?
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle, Ancient Greek philosopher
Old Dog, New Tricks?
You probably think of habits in terms of being either good or bad, and you most likely consider the majority of your existing habits to be the ‘habits of a lifetime’ because you’re unable to remember a time when you didn’t have them. The habits you have are all patterns of behavior that you’ve learned somewhere along the way. For many guys, a lot of their habits were picked up from their parents or from those around them in childhood without actually realizing it. So which ones are good and which ones are bad, and can old habits be changed?
The good news is that it’s always possible to change your habits, no matter how long you’ve had them. Old or bad habits can be dropped and new, good habits can be established at any point in your life. The key to developing successful habits is to recognize which ones they are. Change is always possible when you learn to focus on the positive and begin taking steps to eliminate the negative.
3 Common Habits of Successful Men
1. They create success, instead of waiting for it
Successful men create their own success, they don’t hopelessly wait for success to come and find them. American industrialist Henry Ford is a great example of a successful man who found his own success by creating it. His Model T, built in 1908, heralded the beginning of what’s now termed the ‘motor age’ as cars were once luxury items that could only be afforded by the very wealthy. He said, “I will build a car for the great multitude,” and he did; he made a car that ordinary working people could afford and then he sold it to the masses.2. They believe in themselves
Successful men know that the only way to get others to believe in them is to first believe in themselves. Champion heavy-weight boxer Muhammad Ali is perhaps one of the sporting world’s most well-known faces and he became as famous for his, “I am the greatest,” self-belief statements out of the boxing ring as he did for his ability in the ring. He knew that self-belief was the key to achieving his dreams and to getting others to believe in him.
Muhammad Ali was actually the inspiration for The Modern Man’s Mastery Methods & Mindsets. If you need more confidence with women, you definitely need to listen to it.
3. They don’t give up
Successful men see lessons where others see failure. It took Thomas Edison 10,000 attempts to create the electric light bulb but he famously said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” Men who become successful are positive thinkers and they are certainly not in the habit of giving up.
Getting into the Habit of Being a Success in Everything You do
As a general rule, you should try to do things PROPERLY in life. Don't do "half a job" or glaze over the instructions to complete a task, or the rules of a game. Get into the habit of doing things properly and you will find that your success rate at almost everything will skyrocket.
Additionally, if you aren't sure how to do a certain thing PROPERLY, you should also get into the habit of doing it the way that SUCCESSFUL people do it and then, you too, will be successful. Most people know that if they aren’t successful at something in particular, the fastest and easiest way to change that is to adopt some of the success habits of those who ARE successful at what they want to achieve. In terms of your success with women, by learning from our training programs here at The Modern Man, you will naturally adopt our successful approach to women and get rid of your unsuccessful approach.
Changing Your Old, Unhelpful Habits
Experts in the field believe that it takes 21 days to form a new habit or to change an existing habit. Once you’ve identified the successful habits of the people you admire, decide which ones you already have and which ones you most want to acquire. You may have a list of several successful habits that you’d like to be able to adopt, but choose just one to focus on for a period of at least 21 days. Trying to do more than one at a time is a recipe for failure, no matter how keen you are to succeed.
Habits are the things you repeatedly do so to create a new habit you must repeatedly do the new thing. This means making a concentrated effort and dedicating time to repeating the new behavior every day until it becomes a part of your routine way of doing things. Once you’ve established a habit, it’s a pattern of behavior that’s likely to stick with you even if it’s no longer something you repeat every day.
Keeping the Habit
One of the most effective ways to keep a new habit is to surround yourself with visible reminders of what it means to have that new habit. For example, if you’re dedicating time and effort to developing a positive thinking habit, hang out with people you know who can keep you motivated, inspiration and on track for success. Additionally, when you spend time with people who already have the successful habit that you want to establish, you are reminded of why you want to adopt that habit. However, if you hang out with people who will cause you to think negatively and avoid developing the positive, new habit you need for success, it will become difficult for you to make solid progress towards your goals.
So, choose your friends and influencers wisely! There are lot of insecure people out there who think that success is too difficult and life is unfair. Make success happen by taking one step after another towards your goals. Don't give up. Keep going and keep taking action. One day, you'll stop and realize, "Hey! I did it! I'm successful at this now! I did it!" and from then on, your life will positively be changed forever.
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