“We are what we repeatedly do”, Aristotle said. Hence, if you want to be excellent and highly successful, note that it has to become a habit, not merely an act. Here are weekend habits of people who are highly successful in their various spheres of life:
1.Get Up Early (Robert Iger):
Successful people do not stay in bed until 2p.m or even 11 a.m just because it is a Sunday. The Disney C.E.O and many others rise up at 4:30 a.m every morning. Research shows that our brains are sharpest two and a half to four hours after waking.
2. Have A Plan (Benjamin Franklin):
Ask yourself when you wake up every morning, “What good shall I do today?” Successful people such as this founding father know the importance of even daily goals. The weekends are no exception. Although they may also make time for planned and purposeful rejuvenation.
3. Do Not Multi-task (Timothy Ferris):
While it may be tempting to maximize your weekend productivity by running many tasks at a time, successful people know that this just reduces efficiency and effectiveness. Instead of muli-tasking, be present for every single activity. Ferris recommends a maximum of two goals or tasks per day to ensure productivity and accomplishments align.
4. Stay Active (Anna Wintour):
Anna Wintour, Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief, like many other big shots, commits to playing tennis for one hour every day. Successful people know the importance of an active body for an active mind – weekends included.
5. Prioritize What is Important (Steve Jobs):
Weekends are the time to remind yourself of the forgotten little things – to keep your work-life harmony in check and reset if needed. While spending time with your friends, children or partner may not directly increase profits that day or propel you into the limelight, it does not make it any less important. Even the current U.S. president famously makes time to sit down for dinner with his family.
6. Make Time For Hobbies (Warren Buffet):
Successful people are generally interesting people – and their hobbies have a lot to do with that. Golfing on Saturdays can be a great way to network and source business opportunities, but solo hobbies such as knitting can aid succes through fostering creativity and relieving stress.
To be continued…