The most successful people of our time,
have one thing in common: they wake up early! Why? It’s the best time
to get things done.
The evening is no time for work – you
need to relax, spend time with family or engage in the hobbies you
morning checklist will help you be fit and ready for a productive
Make your bed. This is
the easiest and most productive task you can do to start your
morning. Making your bed will give you a sense of achievement and
have you ready for the next task.
Have fruit juice ready. Many
people will go for the coffee, but fruit juice has natural sugars
and vitamins/minerals ready to provide you with stimulant-free
energy – perfect for those who always feel wired and crash from
coffee in the afternoon.
Go for a walk. Exercise
is not just important for weight loss. Going for a morning walk can
also help to kickstart your metabolism and have you ready to roll
when it comes to energy for the day – plus the walk will align your
posture and better your mood.
Eat something. Fasting
can be a beneficial way to lose weight, but it’s no way to show up
to work. Having food that is high in complex carbohydrates and
protein is essential to your energy production for the day. Hands
down, the best food for breakfast is oatmeal.
Drink water before work.
Becoming dehydrated at work is an easy way to ruin your
productivity. Drinking a glass of water prior to work is a great way
to hydrate for the day.
Throw some snacks into your
bag. Hunger can make you cranky – something none of your
coworkers want to experience. Do yourself a favor and bring some
snacks for the day.
Create daily targets.
Creating simple daily targets that are obtainable before the end
of the day is a great way to stay in touch with your goals. Keep in
mind that these daily targets can also align with your weekly and
monthly objectives and key results.
Whether you’re looking for a way to
increase your quality of work or you’re one of the select few who
is always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, ensuring you
start your day off on the right foot is essential to your success.
Have you ever gotten excited about
doing something, only to be shot down by the people that you thought
would support you? It happens all the time.
Maybe you decided you wanted to train
for a marathon, only to be reminded that you’re not athletic and
quit on the last few things you tried. Or, maybe you wanted to start
a business, only to be told that most businesses fail. Then you’re
told that you shouldn’t bother, because you don’t have any
business experience anyway.
Life is full of critics. The more you
try to accomplish, the more people you’ll have trying to stop you
in one way or another.
Try these ideas to
overcome the critics and live your best life:
Understand the real reason
for their criticism. When you try to be more than you are, it
makes the people in your life uncomfortable. They’re used to you
being a certain way. It also bothers them that you might become
successful while they’re too afraid to change. No one wants to
justify their own mediocrity.
Avoid reacting. People
are only rewarded for trying to hold you back if you quit or if you
get upset. Stick to your plan and avoid responding in an
emotional way. Just ignore them and keep on going.
Consider keeping your big
plans to yourself. While many success gurus recommend announcing
your grand plans to the world as a means of holding yourself
accountable, studies show that this hurts more people than it
When you let the world know
what you want to accomplish, the critics crawl out of the
Avoid dwelling on the
criticism. There’s no reason to sit around and stew over it.
Let it go and put your attention on something that is either useful
Consider the source of
criticism. If Stephen King has something to say about your
horror novel, you’d be wise to listen. If your Uncle Joe, the
plumber, is criticizing your plans for being an architect, why would
Find the right people to
“criticize” you. Find the right critics. These are often
referred to as “mentors.” Find an expert that’s willing to
take a look at what you’re doing and provide useful advice.
The right mentor can save you a lot of time and speed up your
Become even more focused.
Use criticism as motivation to focus and work even harder. Show
everyone what you can do. Have the last laugh.
Find people who truly support
you. Most people wish they had more friends. What people really
need is just a couple of friends that truly want the best for you.
Bette Midler won Emmys,
Grammys, Golden Globes, and many other awards. She stated that the
hardest part of winning any of her awards was finding someone that
was truly happy for her.
Cut the critics out of your
life if you can. If you have things you want to accomplish,
there’s no room for those who are trying to stop you. You might be
hesitant to cut your critical mom out of your life, but there’s no
reason to hold onto the negative friend that you’ve rarely seen
since high school.
the subject. Get your critic talking about themselves or
something going on in their own life. They may soon forget about
If you have big plans for your life,
you’re going to have to deal with a lot of critics, too.
Remember that most people choose
comfort over growth, but they’re secretly frustrated with
themselves because of it. Your choice to live a bigger life is an
unpleasant reminder to your critics that they settled. Avoid
allowing their issues to derail your dreams.
Follow those dreams and go on to live
the life you desire!