Habits of the Most Successful
What are the habits of the most successful? Different experts have their favorite most successful habits. Terri Foy in her new book: Five Things Successful People Do Before 8 A.M. offers the consideration of five habits that are both in agreement with God’s Word and in agreement with the most successful people studied.
Creating good habits is a choice for each of us. Habits become routines and routines begin to determine our life course. A few good habits taken to routine and then on to autopilot can set the sail of our life and turn the tide of how life works for us.
“Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with.” ~ Terri
Five Good Habits to Learn and Create
For me, this is the most important of all. As we pray, we are talking to God. As we meditate we are listening for Him to talk to us. Keeping a Journal and a Planner next to us opens the pathway to capture ideas and direction that come from the King. Included in this time for me is to also read my Bible. As I read, I pray the scriptures.
For example, if I am reading in the Psalms and see that Psalm 139 says I am fearfully and wonderfully made, I declare, “Thank you Lord that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” As I read about what God says about those who pervert justice and truth (some politicians and most mainstream media) and what will happen to them, I pray “Lord, your word says ‘the plans of the wicked are being turned upside down,’ and ‘The mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.’ I declare this over our United States.”
Read (20 Minutes a Day)
From every one of these keystone habits other good habits will come forth. Give yourself a goal of reading 20 minutes a day. Of course, you need a choice of excellent books. The books you read and the people you meet will make a very big difference in how your life turns out.
I remember when our children were little, I found a book by Oral Roberts about Expecting a Miracle. I really believe this began a path always looking for the best in my life. Later I read Gloria Copeland’s book God’s Will for You. This book was wonderful in answering my questions about healing and finances. It began a journey of solidifying my faith in my covenant of healing and prosperity.
My favorite book of all to read is the Bible. Each year I try a different version and read it through. My plan includes the Proverb of the day, 5 Psalms a day, and one or two OT and NT chapters. Proverbs is “the greatest book of wisdom ever written, mostly penned by the wisest man to ever live.” TPT
“Opportunities will open as your mind opens. Ideas will flourish as you turn pages.” ~ Rohn
This habit is likely the easiest of all. Have your phone by your side as you are getting ready for the day and “Push Play” on a motivational speaker like Jim Rohn, Earl Shoaf, Earl Nightingale or find a recording of your favorite Bible teacher and listen, learn, and become inspired for the day. Most successful people have learned from a mentor. Now our mentor can be right at our fingertips.
Write and Review Dreams and Goals
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
When you take the time to put your goals into writing, you turn your goals into dreams with deadlines. Momentum starts to be created. Review these goals every day by writing your top 10 each day. After 30 days, give life to those dreams by viewing and speaking them.
Did you know that research shows that exercise is one of the most important habits to develop to completely transform your life. This motivates me! How about you? Exercise not only creates muscles, which increases our metabolism to burn calories and fat, but it also gives us massive boosts of energy.
Baby steps: 20 mintues a day. This is doable.
Find out the strategies to implement these five Keystone Habits in the Home Study Course: