“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:
7. Practice Stillness (Oprah Winfrey):
The weekends ca often be busier than weekdays with attempting to cram in chores, exercise, family commitments, social engagements, and more into a 48-hour period. The most successful people, including Oprah Winfrey, Forbes’ most powerful celebrity of 2013 still find time to sit in stillness. Take daily time out (20 minutes or more) for stillness, weekends included.
8. Forget FOMO, Embrace JOMO (Randi Zuckerberg):
Where FOMO means – Fear of missing out and JOMO means Joy of missing out. Randi Zuckerberg – the sister to the famous Facebook founder says people should be focusing on the joy of missing out, instead of wishing they were somewhere else having some other kind of fun. Successful people are highly competitive, high achievers by nature – practicing an attitude of gratitude and resisting social-media-induced FOMO is key for a genuinely happy and successful weekend.
9. Take Time To Reflect (Bill Gates):
The weekends are a perfect opportunity to step back and reflect on the lessons of the previous week, and to make improvements for the next. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure”, says Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft.
10. Give Back (Richard Branson):
Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson says that “it is amazing how focusing your mind on issues like health, poverty, conservation and climate change can help to re-energize your thinking in other areas.” Nothing helps put things in perspective and reduce stress more than helping those less fortunate. Weekends are a great time to get involved in local and community volunteer events.
11. Get Ready For The Rest of The Week (Jack Dorsey):
Successful people know that weekends are actually the secret weapon in professional success. Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey is notorious for 16-hour work days from Monday to Friday but says, “Saturday I take off. I hike. And then Sunday is reflections, feedback, strategy and getting ready for the rest of the week.”
12. Keep Up The Momentum (Jay-Z):
“You can want success all you want, but to get it, you can’t falter. You can’t slip. You can’t sleep. One eye open, for real and forever.” The secret behind the highly successful rap artist and entrepreneur is right there in his lyrics. Jay-Z did not become worth $520 million by merely wanting it five out of seven days of the week.
Begin making those changes in your life now.
Success is a 24/7 lifestyle choice – weekends included!