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In order to be a successful leader, there are certain attributes you should possess. Of course you need to be courageous, motivational and dedicated, but there are other aspects of being a leader that can be executed even in your personal life. These are features that need to be worked on from within as often as you can. Below we will discuss a few of the daily habits that all business leaders should adopt, as featured in an article on Forbes.

Reflect upon yourself.

Of course, as a leader, you are busy with the daily tasks of running your organization. However, it is important that you take time out of your day each day to reflect upon yourself. Consider what you have accomplished, what you still need to accomplish, and evaluate your goals. How your team views you is important, but you also need to take a look at yourself outside of the view of others. This will help to keep you grounded and self-aware.

Write down your goals for the day.

As silly as it sounds, written lists are still helpful in this digital era. Writing down lists of your goals for the day helps you visualize what you want to do. It creates a clear image in your mind and organizes your thoughts in chronological order. When you write down your goals each day, you can track your progress and avoid losing track of what you want to accomplish. The rule of thumb is to try to write down at least three goals each day that you can focus on and complete. 

Complete your hardest task first.

This suggestion might not rank in as a favorite, but it will undoubtedly save you some peace of mind if you follow it. By getting your first task out of the way first, you avoid needing to stress about it for the rest of your day. Also, once you complete your hardest task, it gives you a sense of accomplishment and keeps you motivated because everything else will be less strenuous in comparison. You will have a clear mind to take in your other tasks without the lingering and clouding thoughts of needing to do something very stressful.