Over the past week or so I have been thinking about what makes a person successful, no matter what business they happen to be in. I’m not just talking about success in your job, but success in every aspect of your life. True and complete joy and contentment.
Is it talent? Is it luck? Rich family?
I really tried to look around people and within myself asking these questions, while quietly observing those around me trying to see if there was a top secret “code” that people were following that other people could try out too.
The truth is, there was no ‘code.’ There was, however, a common thread that I picked up for sure among those where I was seeking some sort of answer.
Everyone that I observed that was living a truly fulfilling life, not just in their job but with everything it seemed, all did certain LITTLE things every day. I always say it’s not the big things that yield results, but the culminations of small things done here and there that give you the big pay off you are looking for.
And wouldn’t you know that is applicable everywhere?
That daily UN-SEXY habits and rituals are what build us or break us.
This doesn’t apply to just our health and fitness goals, but to our relationships, family, business, etc. Pretty much everything!
- waking up at 5 am for a workout? Unsexy
- Leaving a little love note in your kids shoe the night before school? Unsexy
- Making sure you are hydrated every day? Unsexy
- Getting that last sweaty rep in the gym even though you are exhausted? Unsexy
- Treating the janitor like the CEO? Unsexy
- Taking the garbage out before your spouse asks you? Unsexy
These are just examples…but you get the point. What I’ve observed is that it’s the little things that truly matter at the end of the day and it can apply to everyone and to every aspect of your life. So what now? Think about everything you say and do today. Are you speaking from love and kindness? Are you taking care of yourself?
Lets be mindful today. Un-sexy habits make us into sexy individuals in more ways than the physical portrayal of the actual word.