5 Habits of Effective People

5 Habits of Effective People

Last update: 02 March, 2016

Effective people do the things they set their minds to. Sooner or later, they make their dreams and aspirations happen. Would you classify yourself as this type of person?

Effective people take advantage of time.

Undoubtedly, you’ve come to feel blocked off about a task and you feel like it’s impossible to go on. All because you’ve been wasting your time on other things.

If you’re effective, that doesn’t happen. You’re productive; you finish any task lying in your path, and more importantly, you succeed.

Today you’ll discover habits that effective people adopt. If you start implementing them regularly, you could be effective too! Are you willing to give it a try?

“Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.”
-Herbert Hoover-

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1. Be proactive

Effective people are very proactive people. This means they assume responsibility and take control of their lives.

Effective people create their own destiny while also finishing the goals they’ve set for themselves. This motivates them and gives them the strength to keep reaching for their dreams.

But having a goal in mind and the necessary motivation to achieve it isn’t enough. An effective person is very clear on what they want and what they’re going to do to achieve it.

2. Set clear goals

Effective people know exactly what they’re striving for. Knowing what you want to achieve is the first step for any effective person.

You have to know what you want and also be realistic. Your goal needs to be clearly defined and achievable in a certain time span.

But having clear objectives and a goal requires prior organization. Where should you start? What steps should you take? These are questions that demand answers.

Effectiveness is knowing how to discern between the important and the urgent, and prioritizing them accordingly.

3. Think of the common good

Thinking of the common good not only helps to balance your interpersonal relationships, but it helps to develop a general state of wellbeing that will be very necessary to reaching your goals successfully.

Cooperation, also known as teamwork, tends to work very well as long as the members are thinking of the common good instead of themselves.

Besides reaping the benefits of the many different ideas which will only enrich your life’s journey, it will generate an increase in your productivity, creativity and learning.

You’ll even see lowered stress levels when you feel supported in a group. Being alone can be very negative. Cooperation will make way for your goal to be a success.



4. Establish effective communication

If we’re in a group of people at work,  it’s important to listen and understand to come to terms with everyone, so that we may then be listened to and understood.

We must build relationships of mutual trust, understanding, and most importantly, active listening. Interpersonal relationships that are based on all those things will be a guaranteed success, and will help foster feelings of mutual respect within the members of the group.

Without effective communication, the group would likely never reach the finish line.

5. Allow yourself to rest

To be effective, you need to be rested. Working under constant pressure and stress causes your productivity to decrease, sooner or later.

That’s why effective people allow themselves to rest, take some vacation days,  take some time off the read a good book, meditate, exercise, you name it.

Taking time for yourself guarantees you a better disposition to face work, an increased state of well-being and very successful results.

It’s important to have a group to lean on, where you can establish positive relationships, and when stress and negativity start to rear their ugly heads, take a deep breath and regain the strength to continue down the path you’ve chosen, all the way to sheer success.

Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
-Peter Drucker-

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.