"Whatever it takes, don't be afraid"
The steps in developing the habits of a successful businessman
Decide. A successful businessman clearly decides what should be done and act in a specific way a hundred percent of the time. For example, you have a business project that should be finished in a specified timeframe, you must finish each segmented goals (whatever it takes) that will lead to finish the project.
Don't rationalize. At the first stage of developing a new habit, you may encounter difficulties such as procrastination or making excuses. It's pretty normal how humans react negatively in a difficult situation. But a successful businessman is highly discipline to continue the business project he started.
Tell other people. You tell other people about your plans. This will reinforce your behavior to materialize and finish the business project. You will have this shame feeling if you don't work out your project. And if you succeed in your business project, those people you've told to will applause and praise you. Thus, it will further augment your behavior to create another successful business project.
Imagine the success. Isn't it wonderful and fun to picture out your behavior in performing the business project and visualizing the success and awards that you wanted? This "yuga" or visualization process can inspire you more in fulfilling the project. Think of the project as detailed as you can. This will help you materialize what's on your mind.
Repeat. Repeat the habits of a successful businessman. There's an old saying "practice makes you perfect". Repeatedly affirm in your mind and in your behavior those habits until they become yours automatically working for you.
Be persistent. Sometimes in developing a new habit, difficulties may arise such as laziness and other external problems. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going". You have to be tough or persistent. Be strong. Listen to your heart and be bold. Just like the youtube sensation and popular singer Justin Bieber says, "Never say, Never".
Reward yourself. Give a pat in your back. Reward yourself after finishing a project that you work so hard, a project that you sacrifice with many sleepless nights. Everytime you reward yourself, you reinforce the newly acquired habit, the newly acquired accomplishment. Thus, it will be easy for you if you do the same kind of project and be successful like any successful businessman in the world.
Learning a new habit is difficult at the beginning but after many times of practice, it will become automatic that you'll never aware that you already possess such kind of powerful habit that will dramatically change your life.