Mondays are considered the most important day of the week, but also the most dreaded. It’s usually when you have to catch up to deadlines, end the leftover tasks from last week and begin the week’s tasks, all at the same time. Many people apparently struggle with all of their Monday tasks that the rest of the week is impacted quite negatively. That’s why Mondays are hated by many, many people across all cultures and nations.
However, successful people don’t dread Mondays. In fact they love Mondays! They look forward to that particular day of the week. It’s a time to start fresh and to begin the task of accomplishing great things. How do they do it? Here are 16 characteristics common to successful people that help them excel every Monday.
1. They wake up early.
Successful people are able to achieve more because they have more time on their hands.
2. They exercise.
If you’re healthy, then you’ll never have to take a sick leave. So they take 10 minutes of their day to do cardio!
3. They eat a healthy breakfast.
Skipping out on the most important meal of the day is a no-no for successful people.
4. They arrive 10 to 15 minutes early.
Successful people know that the epitome of professionalism is shown in arriving not just on time, but earlier than that.
5. They clear their desk and desktop.
Clean desks are a sign of an efficient and well-rounded mind.
6. They carve out time for unexpected projects and tasks.
For successful people, time management is key to achieving it all.
7. They greet their teams and boss.
You’re never too high up above for a simple “Good morning”.
8. They update their to-do lists and goals.
This is how successful people prevent stagnancy in their lives.
9. They visualize the week’s successes.
Successful people are visionaries. They know what they want and can clearly see the big picture.
10. They screen emails for urgent requests.
You don’t get to be successful if you don’t know how to prioritize between urgent and unimportant requests.
11. They tackle the tough challenges first.
Never be scared to face all the difficult challenges head-on.
12. They make an extra effort to smile.
Successful people are happy people, in general.
13. They add a “blanket of humanity” to their emails.
Successful people know how to empathize and how to deal with other people’s emotions. That’s how they’re able to communicate their visions and their commands efficiently.
14. They’re able to say no.
Saying yes is easy, but it takes a person of success to say “no” when it matters.
15. They stay focused.
People fail largely because of their inability to set their eyes on the prize.
16. They remember that there IS Tuesday.
The work never ends for successful people, and they always are able to plan ahead!