Admit it, we all look up to someone for their success. We tend to notice success on social media; on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, and on television. When we see motivational and successful posts, we ask ourselves, “how do I become that motivated and successful?” Well, let’s find out!
First, find a routine that makes you get out of bed!
Yes, we all like to hit the snooze button before getting out of bed, so factor that into what time you set your alarm. Go ahead and give yourself those extra 10 minutes before beginning your morning routine. We can control how we spend our first several hours of the day, just set your mind to it! As Mark Cuban says, “One thing we can all control is effort. Put in the time to become an expert in whatever you are doing. This effort will give you an advantage because most people don’t do this.”
Second, start early!
We all like our sleep, but why not get up earlier to focus on you instead of going straight to taking care of the children, getting ready for practice, walking the dog, or preparing for work. Consider working out, have a cup of coffee, watch the news, read the paper, or prepare for the day! No, we do not always want to get up before the rest of the world, but it gives you the advantage! This can be easily worked into your routine! “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen” (Michael Jordan).
Third, read something motivational!
We all see people on social media post motivational quotes to get their day going, why not try it? Reading something motivational first thing in the morning sets the tone for your day. You can read from a book, on Google, and Pinterest while lying in bed! You can also view quotes from a favorite athlete, such as Peyton Manning. As Peyton says, “It is not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it’s refusing to fail.”
Fourth, be grateful daily!
We all have bad days and sometimes forget how wonderful life is. To remind yourself that life is a gift, try making your first words about gratitude. Say out loud what you are grateful for. That can be your job, children, spouse, food, shelter, athletic talent, anything! According to WebMD, gratitude has been linked to more optimism, decreased anger, happiness, and health benefits. Why not make this part of your routine?