Studying the habits of historical people can pave the way for you to become a more successful person who is living the life you want. Even though habits can be either positive or negative, you will improve yourself by choosing and implementing only good habits. Keep reading to learn about some good habits that can work to your advantage.
Mohandas Gandhi continually visualized the possibilities of living in a unified and peaceful world. With this steadfast thought embedded in his mind, all of his actions dictated his belief. He achieved great success worldwide for his peaceful work which all started by believing it in his mind. There is a saying that you need to believe it, then see it.
Another historical figure, Abraham Lincoln, had the ability to share responsibility for the good and the bad things that happened. He had a belief that “the path to success is broad enough for two”. He had no problem in praising his team for doing a great job. Lincoln never accepted full responsibility for when things worked out well, which is why he had such a loyal following. He also shared the blame for things going wrong, instead of shifting all the blame to his Cabinet members. Sharing responsibility is something everyone can learn from and apply in everyday life.
Benjamin Franklin was a creature of habit. Every morning he would rise and start the day by contemplating how he could make the best use out of his day. He would organize his day so that his lunch was routinely scheduled between 12-1p. His positive resolutions helped him live afulfilling, successful life, and his example can help you, too. Choose a routine that works best for you incorporate that as a daily habit. If you are a morning person, maybe you want to take on a tiring task and get it out of the way. If you have more energy in the afternoon, perform that task then. Whatever works for you can work towards forming healthy habits. Routines can make organizing your day easier.
Amadeus Mozart would lock himself in a room until he finished a composition. He knew the importance of discipline in achieving goals. By locking himself away from everyone, he avoided distractions that would interrupt his concentration and creative process. He could concentrate fully on his musical works. He would keep track of his daily work by using a habit tracker to keep himself on track for achieving his goal. He would write down each practice session, with the time he started and finished it. You can use this habit tracking system as a monitoring tool to reward yourself. The tool can highlight areas that need improvement. If Mozart saw he fell short one day, he would make up for it the following day. You can use online goal setting software to help you become better organized in this area.
Famous playwright Henry Ibsen always kept a photo of his competitors on his desk while writing. The photo would continually remind him of the importance of furthering himself while advancing farther than his competition. Everyone can benefit from this. In addition to putting a picture of your competition on your work desk or wall, you can stay aware of your competitor’s actions by staying current with the news. If available, read a biography or autobiography of your competition.
The habits of successful historical people apply to everyone. Developing a habit takes energy, thought and perseverance. Try it, you will like it.