Healthy Habits Of Successful People
Everyone successful person got to where they are with perseverance and hard work. Not to be overlooked, they also got there using certain habits. Success is cultivated through positive habits. Here are a few, taken from Shape.com:
Barack and Michelle Obama
Former President Obama is a self-proclaimed night owl—but he wakes up early to squeeze in a workout before getting in to the office at 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m.
"Health is obviously important to Obama," writes Robert Pagliarini of CBS News. "So much so that it's the first thing he does in the morning. He doesn't hope to squeeze in a workout if he has time, he ensures he has time by doing it first thing."
The former first lady told Oprah that she wants her daughters to see her as a woman who takes care of herself, even if it means waking up at 4:30 a.m. to do it.
"I just started thinking, if I had to get up to go to work, I'd get up and go to work," Michelle said in an interview for O Magazine in 2009. "If I had to get up to take care of my kids, I'd get up to do that. But when it comes to yourself, then it's suddenly, 'Oh, I can't get up at 4:30 a.m.' So I had to change that. If I don't exercise, I won't feel good. I'll get depressed."
She said she sits in stillness for 20 minutes, twice a day. She's also brought in TM teachers for employees at Harpo Productions, Inc. who want to learn how to meditate.
After a meditation in Iowa last year, Oprah said, "I walked away feeling fuller than when I'd come in. Full of hope, a sense of contentment, and deep joy. Knowing for sure that even in the daily craziness that bombards us from every direction, there is—still—the constancy of stillness. Only from that space can you create your best work and your best life."
The Ford Motor Company’s Ford told Kornfield that during difficult times at the company, he set an intention every morning to go through his day with compassion. And to lead with compassion, Ford said he first learned to develop compassion for himself through a loving-kindness (metta) meditation practice.
The chief technology and strategy officer of Cisco Systems, meditates daily and spends her Saturdays doing a "digital detox."
“It’s almost like a reboot for your brain and your soul,” she said. “It makes me so much calmer when I’m responding to e-mails later.”