“And once you understand that habits can change, you have the freedom and the responsibility to remake them.” -Charles Duhig
As most of us know, a habit is a routine of behavior. There are good habits and bad habits. More importantly, there are habits that create success. Behind most successful people are a set of good habits. There are many useful behaviors that can help change the way you work and drive you towards success across myriad areas of life.
Here are four habits that can make you more successful at work:
Healthy Sleep Regimen: We all know the benefits of good sleep, whether we choose to acknowledge them or not. Most of us do not get enough sleep on a regular basis. Getting into the habit of following a sleep schedule and getting a certain amount of sleep each night can really help determine your success the following day. Successful people are aware that to get the best out of their performance, they need to be well-rested and ready to take on the day. The body should always be replenished with quality sleep and properly prepared for the day ahead.
Commit to Excel: Commit to excel in whatever you do. Put your all into your work and get into the routine of sending off your very best work. Be detailed and organized in everything you do. Striving for greatness is one of the best habits you can get into in life, and in the workplace especially.
Dress for the Job You Want: Successful people dress for the job that they want. Getting up in the morning and putting on a power suit that has CEO written all over it helps to set the tone for the day. You will carry yourself with confidence within the workplace and exude an air of professionalism and pride in your position. You may also feel an increased sense of productivity and internal drive.
Commit to Learning: Commit to learning about the company you work for or want to work for, the industry you are in, and the world at large. The most successful people are intellectually curious and often ask meaningful questions. They tend to prioritize such efforts as paying attention to the details, attending conferences and courses, and always working to improve their skill set with new capabilities and specialties.
So while you work to fine tune your own powerful workplace habits, keep these tips in mind to help jumpstart your path to success. And remember to put in the time to discover additional habits that resonate with you personally, so that you are maximizing your efforts to become the best version possible of your extraordinary professional self.