3 Essentials for Success: Sleep, Exercise and Positive Thinking
Sometimes, when it comes to achieving success in both your professional and personal life, focusing on the most basic, simple priorities is the most beneficial thing that you can do.
When you give your body and mind the things they need to excel, good results will follow.
No matter what you are hoping to achieve or accomplish, there are three essentials for success: sleep, exercise, and positive thinking.
Below, we’ll cover each one and discuss why they are so important.
1. Get Plenty of Sleep
In modern times, far too many people suffer from a lack of sleep.
There are several different factors causing this, with the first being the busy, stressful lives that we live. When you’re in a constant state of hustle, it’s easy to put a good night’s sleep on the backburner.
Likewise, when you’ve had a long, stressful day, relaxing your mind and falling asleep can sometimes be difficult.
The second factor that causes a lack of sleep in modern times is artificial light, especially the light from a smartphone or computer.
Many people spend the late night hours on their phone or computer, right up to the minute they try to go to sleep.
This constant flood of light, though, can trick your brain into thinking it’s still daylight, slowing your melatonin production and making it hard to fall asleep at night.
If you want to be at your best each day, though, it is essential that you overcome these challenges and get a good night’s rest.
Eight hours of sleep each night is recommended, and it’s definitely a worthwhile goal to aim for.
When you start getting enough sleep each night so that your body and mind are both fully refreshed the next day, you may be surprised by the results that it brings you.
Exercise is a key factor to success.
The physical benefits of exercise are well-documented. However, the mental benefits of exercise are certainly noteworthy as well.
Countless studies have shown the impact that regular exercise can have on your confidence, optimism, enthusiasm, and much more.
When you exercise, your body releases endorphins – the “feel good hormone” – and these endorphins are able to provide a wide range of positive benefits as you go about your day.
In addition to releasing endorphins, regular exercise is able to boost your confidence by changing your body and showing you that you can hit your goals if you set your mind to them.
Of course, the physical benefits of exercise are definitely worthwhile as well.
When you exercise regularly, you’ll have more energy, more strength, and better health – all things which are able to translate to more success in both your personal and professional life.
3. Think Positively
Finally, you must think positively.
There’s a motivational quote that says, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right”.
In more ways than one, a person’s outlook on life often turns into a self-fulfilling prophecy. When you fill your mind with positive thoughts and optimism, positive results typically follow.
Conversely, when you fill your mind with negative thoughts and pessimism, negative results typically follow.
Positive thinking is like fuel for your mind, driving you to succeed and helping you to overcome the challenges that you encounter rather than being brought down by them.
In order for you to have a mindset that lends itself to success, it’s essential to start trying to have a positive outlook in all aspects of your life.
In the end, you may be shocked by just how dramatic the results will be when you make this one simple change.
Now I’d love to hear from you, so my question today is: Have you thought positively about yourself today?
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About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.