We all want to be successful – whether it’s on a personal, work, or social level. And to become successful, it is sometimes useful to look at what other highly successful people are doing with their time.
With this in mind, here are 4 weekend habits of highly success people:
1) They get up early:
Disney CEO, Robert Iger, says that even on a weekend, he is up at 04:30 every morning. To us, he might seem completely crazy to be waking up at such an unearthly hour, but waking up this early just means that he has a head start on the rest of the world, and that he has more time to enjoy the things that interest him.
2) They have a plan:
It’s important to have daily goals, along with a plan for how you’re going to achieve them. The last thing you would want is to go to bed at night thinking about how you wasted a beautiful day.
Benjamin Franklin, for example, used to ask himself, “What good shall I do today?”
Successful people know what a blessing each day can be, and weekend days are no exception.
3) They prioritise what’s important:
Weekends are a time to catch up on all the little things that you might have missed out on during the week. Spending some time with your loved ones, for example, might not physically increase your income, but it is one of the most important things you can do for your general wellbeing.
At a commencement speech in 2005, Steve Jobs revealed that he would wake up each morning and ask himself, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
Answering this question can help you to figure out what your priorities are. And once you have this figured out, you can find a way to spend your time on the things that matter most to you.
4) They get ready for the rest of the week:
The Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey says that he works very hard during the week (sometimes he works 16 hours a day from Monday to Friday) but, “Saturday I take off. I hike. And then Sunday is reflections, feedback, strategy and getting ready for the rest of the week.”
You have to reward yourself with some leisure time over a weekend so that you can get ready for the new week and the new challenges that lie ahead. But you also need to make sure that you take time to learn from the previous week’s mistakes, and to prepare yourself (both physically and mentally) for the coming week’s activities.
Maintaining habits like these over a weekend is what allows people to be productive during the week and to become successful in what they do.
And since the weekend has just arrived, you can start putting these habits into practice to start setting yourself up for your own success.