Habits of Champions Part 1

Life is made in a way that no man succeeds by mere wishing. You succeed in life by understanding that success is never accidental. It is not a cruel Nigerian Politician mentality of overnight embezzlement. Success comes from careful and rigorous steps, consistently performed even when the odds are against you. The creator has deposited to everyone unique gifts and talents. And permit me to say that what you love is what you’re gifted at. Therefore, whenever you fail, never stop in your pursuit for wellness and well-being. For as long as you have faith, you’ll grow and be living and loving with more wisdom and favour.

 Life is made in a way that to be completely happy, to live a completely fulfilled life, you have to love and do what you love. Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as his specific opportunity to implement it. Success, happiness, peace of mind and fulfillment, the most priceless of human treasures are available to all among us, without exception, who make things happen. Who make good things happen in the world around them? Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution can experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.

Permit me to share with you areas of self-development and self-fulfillment and how you can display habits of champions.

Number One: Prioritizing and Time Management – If success depends on effective action, effective action depends on the ability to focus your attention where it is needed most. This is the ability to separate the important from the unimportant, which is a much needed skill in all walks of life, especially where there are ever increasing opportunities and distractions. The good news is that real time is mental. It exists between your ears. You create it. Anything you create, you can manage. It’s time to remove any self-sabotage or self-limitation you have around – “not having enough time,” or today not being “the right time” to start a business or manage your current business properly.

 Number Two: Keeping a clean, organized space – One of the habits of Champions is that they have systems in place to help them find what they need, when they need it – they can quickly locate the information required to support their activities. When you’re disorganized, that extra time spent looking for a phone number, email address or a certain file forces you to drop your focus. Once it’s gone, it takes a while to get it back – and that’s where the real time is wasted. Keeping both your living and working spaces organized is crucial.

Number Three: Critical thinking and information analysis – We are living in the information age where, on a daily basis, we are constantly exposed to an ever growing and rapidly changing pool of information. Being able to evaluate this information, sort the valuable from the trivial, analyse its relevance and meaning, and relate it to other information is a priceless skill with universal applicability.

Number Four: Logical, informed decision making – Decision making simply knowing what to do based on the information available and totally dependent on Gods wisdom. Being able to respond quickly and effectively with the information you have in your head is essential to accomplishing anything.

Number Five: Using Google proficiently for online research – You don’t have to know everything, but you should be able to quickly and painlessly find out what you need to know. Google is a gateway to nearly infinite knowledge; it has indexed websites containing information on just about everything and everyone. If you’re having trouble finding something using Google, it’s time to learn a few new tricks. When I forgot how to knot a tie, I went to YouTube and saw an example and practice it. It was fun.

Number Six: Basic accounting and money management – It’s a simple fact that our modern society is governed by the constant exchange of money. Money allows you to maintain a roof over your head and put food on the table each night. Knowing how to properly manage your money – tracking and recording your expenses and income, saving and investing – is not only an important skill for thriving, it’s an important skill that helps you survive.

Number Seven: Effective communication and negotiating – Give the people in your life the information they need rather than expecting them to know the unknowable. Don’t try to read other people’s minds, and don’t make other people try to read yours. Most problems, big and small, within a family, friendship, or business relationship, start with bad communication. Speak honestly, and then give others a voice and show them that their words matter. And remember that compromise and effective negotiating are vital parts of effective communication.

 To be contd

 This is the first of a 2-part article written by Dr. Cel Iwendi. The original article was first published in http://www.thecomfortzone.se

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