Welcome to the Success Blog Series! There are three parts to this series, and this is part three. You can find Part One here, and Part Two here!

In the first two parts of this series on success, I explained why success doesn’t always come easily to you and how to strengthen your mind-body connection. Make sure to read them first before reading on here!

This is the third part of the series, where I show you how to build habits for success. Building success requires your mind and body to be connected to support your goals and aspirations, and here’s where your logical mind comes in.

Habits to Build Success

Now you’ve spent some time strengthening your mind-body connection, we can turn our attention to the logical steps you need to take to get there. Specifically, let’s talk about my top three steps with actionable tasks!

Consistent and intentional actions

When it comes to achieving success, you need to have a clear goal you want to achieve. Then you need to set clear objectives, making sure you break them down into actionable steps, and consistently take those steps towards your goal.

This habit of taking deliberate and purposeful action can help you make progress towards your goals, build momentum, and propel you to the success you want!

Actionable Task 1

Look at your goal. Now work backwards - what is the last thing you need before you achieve it? What’s the thing before that you need? What’s the thing before that? And keep working back to where you are right now. Re-order those things into the steps you need to take and go get started!

Continuous learning and improvement

The very act of taking steps towards your goal is to improve your current situation. You cannot achieve a goal without learning and improvement! It’s simply impossible. So by consciously investing in your own learning and personal development on the way to success, you can build your skills, stay ahead of the curve and improve your chances of success.

Any skills you learn along the way will be transferable, too! Remember, to consistently improve, you need to stay open minded, curious and receptive to new ideas. Nobody ever achieved success by rejecting every new thing that came their way.

Actionable Task 2

Consider your goals and your action steps. What is there on your list of action steps that needs to be done? Do you need to learn something new? Do you need to practise? Do you simply need to assess your current skill set and apply one of them to the list? Whatever it is, take five minutes now and consider what you need to do. Then, if it’s something new you need, go ahead and find the path to achieving that step.

Consciously create a supportive mindset

Notice I didn’t say a positive mindset? I always find that those words conjure up an image of an ideal that doesn’t exist. You cannot be positive all the time, but you can be supportive all the time.

Consciously creating a supportive mindset means cultivating a growth mindset, being kind to yourself in the face of challenge, and allowing failures to be perceived as learning opportunities. I know, it sounds so much easier said than done, but if you can consciously give yourself the support you need, you will find that success tends to be easier to achieve.

Actionable Task 3

Consider your current mindset. Is it supporting you? If not, what do you need? Write down a list of things you need to feel supported.

This isn’t likely to be physical things or support from another person, but more of your internal mental support. Do you need to write down your thoughts? Do you need to cultivate more mindfulness? Do you need to be kinder to yourself? What will make you feel supported?

Remember and listen to what your body is telling you - it usually has the answers that your mind doesn’t!

Three important things to consider…

You have to find things that work for you, and the things that work, you will stick to.

When you’ve read about success, you probably have come across some very generic information that feels a bit disconnected from real life. And that’s OK - habits for success can vary massively from person to person. Somebody may have all the time in the world for a 3 mile walk in nature each day, but that may not work for your lifestyle, and that’s OK! What works for other people might not work for you. 

What can you do that feeds your needs but is completely in alignment with your life?

Remember change is part of the process

When you are building habits for success, you may find that some things in your life fall apart, or fall away from you. This is natural, but sometimes can be a bit jarring if you weren’t expecting it. What is important to remember is that change is part of the process. Your habits can change and align with your goals, which means naturally you will stop doing one thing for another. And this can happen at any point in the process - habits you needed at the start of your journey may evolve and change through the journey itself!

For example, you decide to start going for a walk in the mornings. You may find that you need to get up earlier to go for a 30 min walk before work. Your new habit of getting up early and going out has erased the old habit of staying in bed till the last moment and then rushing to get to work. 

How can you remind yourself that change is necessary and natural?

How is your overall wellness?

When you embark on this process of building habits for success, you may find that you need to invest more in your overall wellness. It sounds so simple, but it’s often the little things that are overlooked that can make all the difference. 

I’m not talking about big changes like radical diets or exercise routines, but the little things in life. Remember, your mind-body connection needs to be strong, so things that pull you away from that connection can potentially derail your habits for success! Take a look at things in your life and consider if you are;

  • Staying hydrated
  • Getting enough exercise
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Getting out into nature
  • Spending time with friends and family
  • Spending time doing creative pursuits
  • Taking rest regularly, not just when you need it
  • Setting boundaries on social media and not scrolling endlessly
  • Setting boundaries on comparing yourself to others
  • Taking time out for yourself - even if it’s just five minutes to breathe
  • Shaking up your daily routine if it gets boring

What can you invest more time in to boost your overall wellness?

Your Habits for Success

By now you will have an idea of the goals you wish to achieve, and the steps you need to take to get there. You probably also know whether you need to address any habits that are no longer serving you and which ones you want to keep. And you've started to strengthen your mind-body connection which is the most empowering thing you can do for yourself.

Because you must create your own habits for success.

My habits for success will not be the same as yours, and that's OK. We all need different things. And you now have all the tools you need to get started, so you can stop procrastinating!

Let me know how you get on, or if you need any support. Email me or DM me on Instagram!