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Successful Habits You Need to Develop, Part 2

August 13, 2019

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More successful habits to employ for your future! Read part 1 now.

Prioritize Self-Care

Diet, sleep and exercise are your friends. A healthy body stimulates a healthy mind, so one of the best things you can to for yourself (and for achieving the success you crave) is to make self-care a priority habit. Meal-prepping can be extremely helpful, so you have guaranteed healthy meals. Make a simple workout routine a part of your daily schedule, even 30 minutes every other day. Staying on top of your health, and especially your sleep, will give your mind and body the energy you need to put the work in to be successful.

Be Goal-Oriented

No doubt you’ve heard about goal setting and how instrumental it is to a successful career. If so, good. If not, listen up. Setting specific goals to work toward does three things (among others): motivates you, focuses your energy, and allows you to track your progress. Physically making goals, as in writing them down and tracking them, is an important step. You should always maintain some kind of detailed agenda, planner or calendar to track your specific goals, and to break down the steps you need to take to achieve your goals. This way, you stay organized and on-task while also giving yourself something to look back on to see how far you’ve come. It’s a powerful thing.

Stay Ahead of the Curve

If you don’t know what’s coming next in your industry, how are you to prepare for your future in it? Any successful person in any career tend to do one thing better than their less successful counterparts – read. And not just read for fun, mind you. They read for research purposes, for industry insights, for improving themselves by examining what others are doing, for staying ahead of the curve. Every day or every week, you should actively seek out the most recent news within your industry. A good idea is to find who the ‘thought leaders’ are in your field, whether they’re individuals or other companies, and consume as much information from them as you can. The only way to be better than your industry competition is by knowing what they’re doing and improving upon it.

These habits are only the beginning. As you progress through your career and education you will undoubtedly form habits of your own. Just make sure they’re positive to your overall goal – success. CCNN is committed to giving you all the resources you need for your vision of success. Talk with CCNN’s instructors and counselors about adopting the kinds of habits that will make you the best you can be. And remember, consistency is key.