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Develop These 7 Habits to Unlock Your Greatness

Updated on November 19, 2017
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Writing is my passion. I have an undying thirst and quest in the field of writing.Some eat, smoke, drink or use drugs when stress, I write.

You might wonder what makes some people superior achievers and what separates the normal from the great? However, if you are wondering if everyone created equal, and if some people are better at some things than others, most will answer the question, “yes”. However, three questions you must ask yourself to make sure you rank among-st the elite and consciously change your habits.

1. First, ask and learn what makes big achievers great.
2. Second, ask and learn what drives great achievers to challenge the odds and become legends in their own right.
3. Last, ask and know how you can unlock your greatness.

We are all born with the same potential for greatness, and carry the same capacity to become successful. The potential for greatness lives within each of us and greatness is an asset you must willfully invest in, it does not just show up with time or because you desire it. To unlock your greatness, the mindset is necessary, and you must be clear on your values. Habits determine 95% of your achievements and successful people be where they are today because of these practices.

A powerful greatness quote, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” To strive for greatness, you must be willing to step out of the box and be well-rounded. Also, you must be obligated to constant learning and be prepared to step out of your own way. We were put on this earth to achieve our most magnificent self, and when we change the rules and the elements that are keeping us from greatness, we can live out our purpose, and discover habits that will lead us to greatness.

Have you ever wondered how some people live a happy and prosperous life? Now think about it, wouldn't it be nice to live a successful life. It all begins with believing you are destined for greatness as success comes from the inside out. Greatness is not a skill you have, nor a goal you achieve. It is an inner game that is defined by your rules, and only you can claim your victory. Also, it’s a state of mind, which elevate all your thoughts in the direction of excellence and it’s the habits you develop. All left to do is pull all the weeds out of your life so you can live a better life.

There are things and peoples in your life who can keep you from achieving your true potential? Are you ready to pick out the ‘weeds’ in your life that are holding you back, smothering you and limiting you from living a happy life? These ‘weeds’ in your life that are holding you back are referred to as ‘limiting beliefs, ' and they hide as obstacles which allow you to make excuses, and help you believe lies that are not true. It is time to remove all 'limiting beliefs' that are in your life to derail you, freeze you in the past and keep you stuck to prevent you from moving forward to what you want to achieve. It is time to go ahead toward your desired outcome and live a better life.

If you want to eliminate the stories, you tell yourself and become a master of your artistry, something that will assist you in living a better life in every aspect; learn the necessary skills you will need to live a happier and better life. It is like learning the left-brained rules inside and out, so the right brain has the limitless freedom to allow you to be a born leader in creating your own standards.

To live a better life and know how to react to any situation; you need to learn the seven habits anyone will need to maintain as a human being. This ability will enhance consciousness; it will provide a safe atmosphere to discover, examine, and apply strategies and worldviews to live your best life ever. Also, it will eliminate fears and assumptions out of your life so that you can live a happier and better life.

Now, before I share with you, these habits, let me tell you, they are behaviors that most don’t want to learn. Some of them are activities in life that taught me to be careful who I trust from experience gained in life, and it takes some time before you can accept these actions, but if you allow yourself to learn these habits, you will become a better person afterward.

I learn these habits, and it was not easy, and before I master them, I’ve made it a special obligation to approach different things about my life and myself that I knew needed fixing. What was the hardest is accepting personal responsibility when things go wrong.

I learn when challenges occur, most people’s first impulse is to pass the blame onto others or just lament about what is going wrong. I didn't want to find myself doing this as that is one of the habits that all will have the hardest time learning, but if you manage to, there’s a tremendous opportunity for growth and a chance to live a better life.

The toughest thing in accepting personal responsibility is it can be far more painful than most will know. It requires you to stop blaming outside forces for your misfortunes and to start placing blame where it belongs, with you and that begins by looking in the mirror.

From my lessons learned, lets me tell you the importance of beginning with looking in the mirror, it is necessary if you want to live a better life. Mainly because you’re taking a good look at yourself and you are even setting up your life for an enormous change as you realize how your life became a mixture of bad choices you’ve made, actions you’ve taken, and results that have transpired because you have not allowed yourself to face responsibility.

Although everything might not be your fault, sometimes things happen in life that is out of our control, but you still must take the opportunity to view everything in your life as if it was your sole responsibility to fix. Bear in mind, some successes know how to operate as they begin practicing perseverance to play this game of life on easy, and the one who doesn't know how to manage survival get stuck playing on legendary difficulty.

Here's something to think about and take to heart, the person you are today is determined by the quality of the habits that you form. To live a prosperous life, you must create good habits and adopt positive behavior; To be successful, you need to learn the seven habits to unlock the greatness that everybody needs to live a better life. Let’s get started:

First, you must accept personal responsibility and sets the foundation for professional effectiveness, for some, it’s much easier to pass the blame but have you taken the time to think why do you blame others, and at what costs is it to you? Think of the tragedy and sad place the world would be in if everybody dodges accountability and shift the responsibility to someone else. One must increase productivity to restore balance, and develop greater maturity and responsibility.

Habit 1: Be Proactive; this approach is about taking responsibility for every aspect of your life. It will assist you to stop blaming everything on someone else. A proactive person will realize that they are "response-able" and not blame circumstances or conditions, nor conditioning for their actions. Proactive people focus their efforts on their Circle of Influence. They are not a product of their events because they work on the things they can do something about like health problems, misbehaved children, or troubles at work.

Habit 2: A sense of purpose and vision: To develop a mission and vision one must be willing to step out the box. Also, the mindset is necessary for achieving greatness and greatness lies in understanding, you must be well-rounded. You must strive to be a radical thinker who is a trendsetter, a game changer and intensely driven to make this world a better place.

Habit 3: Put first things first: Putting first things first means, what are the "first things" you need to identify as your top priorities in life? To live a more stable life, you have to organize and execute around you the most critical priorities and understand that the most important step to change anything in your life is to take 100% responsibility for what’s happening in life.

Habit 4: A strong set of core values: If a person wants to unlock his or her greatness they must be clear on their values. Your values stand for what makes you stand out and what goals are in line to make you unique to the consumer. Also, they are the unconscious motivators which shape a person future, a part of any mission one believes in and are what an individual sees as beneficial.

Habit 5: Seek to understand, then to be understood: And in doing so, make sure to know this habit is the most significant of the seven. This habit makes you a lifelong learner, and that is important, especially when you are adequately ready to learn. Also, this habit shares to understand, then to be understood, you must communicate effectively at all levels of a person or of the organization.

Many do not efficiently listen; they are preparing to speak when it’s their turn. While another person is speaking, most are "listen" at one of the four levels: pretending, ignoring, attentive listening or selective listening. When we seek to understand we should be using empathic listening, the highest form of listening.

Habit 6: Unwavering belief: Your beliefs develop the primary rules of how you achieve or how you play the game of success. Although the only person who can stand in the way of your greatness is you, however, an unwavering belief in your vision will lead to your greatness.

Habit 7: Make effective decisions: The choices you make in life can have a powerful impact on those who desire to succeed, especially since greatness is a decision. Good decisions positively impact others given that every great achiever makes this decision about their future. They analyze their choices to determine if they are getting them where they need to go and strive to learn quickly what works for growth.

Now that I have shared with you how to create your daily road-map to greatness and how I stop wondering in life all left to do is apply these habits in your life. Also, I shared how some I start to live a happy and prosperous life and stop living in poverty; you can too live a better life. Now dig deep inside to begin applying these habits. And if there’s an aspect of your life that needs immediate attention I challenge you today – to implement these seven habits and add decades to your life.

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    • Pam Morris profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Morris 

      10 months ago from Atlanta Georgia

      Thank you so much for your compliment, and I agree with you, "We do continue to evolve and grow throughout our entire time on this planet." I grew so much after I develop these habits, and they made my life so much better, and I know they will help whoever apply them.

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      Patricia Scott 

      10 months ago from sunny Florida

      Absolutely have nailed it. And it is never too late to use these suggestions....we continue to evolve and grow throughout our entire time on this planet...rediscovering ourselves can be so powerful.

      Thank you for sharing this with us. Have a lovely day.

      Angels are on the way to you today ps


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