Everyone wants to be more successful, be happier generally and live a better and more fulfilling life. Most people though, just ‘wish’ their lives were better, but don’t do anything to improve it. People often see themselves as a victim of circumstance, believing they don’t have the power to make the necessary changes.

But, once you understand that you’re responsible for the amount of success in your live and you’re determined to do something to improve it, changes happen.

Below are four simple habits you can do every day, that’ll set you on the path to success.

1. Stretch Yourself:

One of the most important things you can do each day is stretch yourself. Not in the exercise sense, but in the personal improvement arena. Most people stick to what they know, they stay well within their comfort zone because they know it’s safe.

stretch yourself imageTony Robbins once said that people are the same as every form of life…. if you’re not growing, you’re dying.

Start a habit to grow, just a little bit every day. That could be, starting a habit to read for 30 minutes each day, begining a new project you’ve been thinking about for a while, but never had the confidence to try, or start to learn a new skill.

You could start to learn a new language, or try out some new pastime.

Life really begins when you move out of your comfort zone. You just have to take that initial step.

There are numerous ways you can stretch yourself without making it so difficult, that your concerns stop you doing anything.

Whenever you hear the little devil in your mind saying….“it’s fine to leave doing this until tomorrow.”, that might be an activity that, by doing it now will help you step out of your comfort zone.

2. Move your body!

Successful people know that a healthy body is as important as a healthy mind and exercise is a vitally important area to consider on your road to success. It’s no good being totally focused and driven in the beginning, just to run out of steam before you reach the finishing post.

exercise imageGetting exercise needn’t be going to the gym three times a week, or running 5 miles a day. It could be something as simple as walking to the shops, getting off the bus one stop early every day and walking the last part of the journey, or even doing some simple exercises at home each day.

Getting regular exercise not only gives you a fit and healthy body, but the process of exercising releases a rush of endorphins, resulting in improved self-esteem and an overall positive feeling in your body, in fact, many people describe the feeling that follows a run or workout as ‘euphoric’. This feeling, known as a ‘runner’s high’ helps to provide an energized outlook on life generally.

Make the decision today to include some form of exercise in your day.

3. Go mental!

In the helpful way obviously πŸ˜‰

visualise imageTake a few minutes every day to visualise your goal. Close your eyes and image how life will be once your habit is second nature. What will your world look like, how will you be dressed, imagine how your posture and demeanor look, how your loved ones act towards you, etc.

Imagine yourself living in that improved life, take in all of the sights, sounds and smells of the image…. actually be there in your mind.

Positive visualisation can be very effective in helping you reach your goals.

4. Be grateful.

β€œAn attitude of gratitude brings great things.” — Yogi Bhajan

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” — John Milton

No matter how difficult you may feel your life is at the moment, it’s important to remember that there is always someone in a much worse position than you. Take the time to remember the things you currently have and be grateful for them.

Creating a habit of gratefulness will improve your life in so many ways.

be grateful imageYou’ll already have many, many things that are only a dream to thousands of people, simple things like a loving family, or relative good health, a roof over your head, or a bed to sleep in each night. The ability to put food on the table and live in a country that has clean water to drink.

When you take a moment to reflect, you’ll realise you’re already very successful.

So, there we are. Four simple things, that when practiced regularly will give you a great start on your journey to experience a successful life.

Now it’s over to you, do you have any habits that help you to experience success on a daily basis? share them with the world in the comments below. πŸ™‚

Steve, who's also the Founder of Teen Anxiety UK, has been writing books and articles about various aspects of Psychology since 2006.

For the last five years, he's main focus has been in helping build confidence and self-esteem.

His formal qualifications include Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, NLP and CBT.

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