What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Success is a mindset and what you can achieve in life, often simply starts with a thought.
“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” – Aristotle, Greek philosopher
Feel energised, motivated, and set the tone of the day by starting your day a little early. You may have heard that most highly successful people are early risers. A good head start in the day gives you the flexibility to get some exercise, make a list of to-do-things for the day, and organise your thoughts. A couple of hours for yourself before the daily routine for getting ready, commute, and any other family and personal obligations kick in is a great way to stay on top of your game, every day.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”- Henry Ford
You are never too old to learn. In fact, reskilling or upskilling, can give you an edge on your career and even help to do your job better – or open new job opportunities. It can also keep you motivated and more confident to take on more responsibilities. There has been never been a better time to invest in yourself by picking up some new skills or learnings.
“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”- Buddha
Health is the foundation for your life. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is crucial for you to stay focused and energised. Every aspect of our lives is controlled by our brain—our thoughts, movements, breathing, heartbeat, senses and more. And like everything else in our bodies, the brain requires energy—in the form of the foods we eat. By paying close attention to the foods we eat, we’re able to control how well our brains perform—physically, intellectually, and emotionally.
Research has shown that there is a correlation between mood and food. Today, the rapidly growing field of nutritional psychiatry is finding there are many connections between what we eat and the types of bacteria that live in our guts which affect how we feel and even, how we behave. [Source; GenMind]
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book”- Irish proverb
Sleep plays a critical role in helping our bodies and minds recover and rejuvenate. As a result, sleep contributes to improvements in learning and promotes regulatory functions such as emotional and behavioural control that are important for each and every day. Benefits of sleep include:
- Improving our ability to learn new information and form memories
- Restoring neural connections
- Assisting in optimal emotional control, decision making, and social interaction
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.”- Les Brown
Put yourself on the path to success with goals. With clear goals, you would know what you want to achieve, and you can then work towards achieving your goals.
They can be big, small, short-term or long-term. But they all share one thing: They will give you something to aim for.
As just like a ship without a destination, if you have no goals, you’ll end drifting aimlessly. Goals give you purpose. They also give you drive and enthusiasm. In other words—they make you feel alive!
Here is what we recommend;
- Take some time to evaluate all areas of your life (health, career, family, etc.).
- Determine which of these areas need a boost.
- Think of ways in which to achieve this (for example, if you want to boost your health, you could eat less and exercise more).
- Set some definite goals that you would like to achieve.
- Write down your goals, including the date you want to accomplish them by.