1. Know Where You’re Going
Have you ever been told to just go with the flow? It seems like a chill way to live life
but what we often forget is some flowing entities end up flowing to a cesspit. Not
nice right?! If you aren’t clear about your goals, values and what you stand for, you
will wander, waste time, and be tossed to and fro by the opinions of others. Create a
personal mission statement that will act as a road map and direct and guide your
decision-making process.

2. Be Proactive Instead of Reactive
Being proactive is the key to mastering the other habits. Proactive people
understand that they are responsible for their own happiness or unhappiness. They
don’t blame others for their own actions or feelings. If someone around you is in a
stink of a mood, being proactive allows you to be supportive of them if you want to
be but doesn’t allow you to be dragged down with them. Practice being in charge of
your own emotions and not easily influenced by the negativity of others so you can
focus on your own path and goals.

3. Synergise, Synergise, Synergise.
Synergy is achieved when two or more people work together to create something
better than either could alone. Through this habit, we can learn it doesn’t have to be
‘your way’ or ‘my way’ but rather a better way, a higher way. Synergy allows us to
value differences and better appreciate others. Upholding diversity is what we are all
about! Netwomen is the perfect community to join to help you master this habit and
can help us all reach levels of potential we never could have imagined alone!

4. Eat the Frog First
Have you ever heard of this phrase before? It means to get the most important thing
done first, even if you don’t necessarily want to do it- dread it even. This habit helps
decrease procrastination and helps us prioritize and manage our time so that we
focus on and complete the most important things in our lives. Putting first things first
also means learning to overcome fears and being strong during difficult times. It’s
living life according to what matters most.

5. Think Win-Win #CommunityOverCompetition
We can learn to adopt the belief that it is possible to create an atmosphere of win-
win in every relationship. This habit encourages the idea that in any given discussion
or situation both parties can arrive at a mutually beneficial solution. Through this
habit, we can learn to celebrate the accomplishments of others instead of being
threatened and jealous of them. This will create much more meaningful connections
for us and allow us to elevate each other to where we need to be simultaneous.

6. Try First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Because most people don’t listen very well, one of the great frustrations in life is that
many don’t feel understood. Feeling misunderstood can often be the foundation of
mental health deteriorating which is a big problem globally. This habit of active
listening will bring us an abundance of positivity and allow us to learn things we may
have missed before while also uplifting others.

7. Taking time to Reflect and Renew
We should never get too busy living our lives to take time to renew ourselves. When
we reflect and renew, we are keeping our personal selves sharp so that we are in a
better position mentally to deal with what life throws at us. After all, If we aren’t ready
to roll with the punches, then we should expect to get punched in the face (by a life of
course) (don’t expect any other punches!). This habit means regularly renewing and
strengthening the four key dimensions of life – body, brain, heart, and soul.

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By Farlan- netwomen ambassador