What is the most important habit that you can develop to be successful?
Human beings are creatures of habit. I believe that no one succeeds overnight and no one fails overnight.
Usually, it is because of a series of decisions that you make that leads to where you are today.
Now, to be successful, I believe there are many, many habits we develop.
But I think the one habit that you must develop that will change your life or change your world, is this one thing.
I want you to imagine this.
I want you to kind of draw a circle and within the circle, I want to draw everything that you have in your life right now, that you already have.
Maybe it’s the car that you drive, the income that you have, the house that you live in, the vacation that you already take, and the people around you.
It doesn’t have to be materialistic. It doesn’t really matter what it is.
The things that you already have right now, you possess in your life.
I want to draw them within the circle. Write all those things down.
Then I want you to, outside the circle, write down everything that you want in your life, but you don’t have.
Okay, so maybe now you’re driving a Hyundai and you actually want a Mercedes.
So write a Mercedes outside of the circle. Maybe you’re living in a condo, but you actually wanna live in a big house.
Okay, write that outside of the circle. So I want you to write that.
So within the circle is everything that you have right now. Outside the circle is everything that you want but don’t have.
So I want you to look at this right now. What is the circle?
The circle is your comfort zone. Everything you have right now in your life, they’re all within your comfort zone.
And your comfort zone is your income zone. I want you to look at everything that you want but don’t have.
Where are they? They’re outside of your comfort zone, depending on where you put them. So to get what you want, but don’t have in life, what do you have to do?
You need to stretch and expand your comfort zone. Because if it’s within your comfort zone, guess what? You already have them.
So everything that you want in life, that you don’t have right now, is all outside of your comfort zone.
So I believe the number one habit you need to develop to be successful, it’s on a consistent, if not a daily basis, do things that make you feel uncomfortable. It is that simple.
Because you look at what holds most people back, what holds you back is fear.
Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of success.
All these things are all outside of comfort zone. Human beings, because we’re a creature of habit, tend to operate day-to-day and do the same thing again and again and again.
But if you have a habit, you make a habit you do things on a consistent basis that you don’t usually do.
It makes you scared. It makes you stretch your comfort zone.
That’s how you gradually expand there and get more of what you want.
Maybe it’s going to that event that you’ve never been to. Maybe is meeting successful people that intimidate you.
Maybe it’s reading a book that you have no interest in reading it.
Maybe it’s driving a different path than you usually go home this way, hey, you know what, I’m gonna drive a different path and see something a little bit different, right?
Maybe it’s watching a video that you don’t usually watch. Maybe you’re interested in certain topics. Maybe you’re watching a YouTube video, just a prank.
But suddenly you watch something that is inspirational and motivational, that’s practical, that’s business-related and that changes the way you think about stuff.
It started with that one thing, that one video. And if you do that, not one time, not two times, not three times, but hundreds and hundreds of times consistently. I believe that is the habit, not just to be successful, but to stay successful.
When you’re constantly pushing yourselves outside your comfort zone, guess what?
- You will learn.
- You will take new action.
- You will acquire new knowledge.
- You will meet new people that will lead to new opportunities.
- You might develop a new skill.
- You might start a new business.
So by doing these things consistently. You are facing fear.
Instead of avoiding the fear, you are facing the fear, and you are pushing and pushing and pushing a limit.
That is the number one thing that you need, I strongly believe to be successful.
So develop the habit today.
Do something that you don’t usually do.
Do something that scares you.
Do something that makes you uncomfortable.