The habits of folk who aren't so successful

05 November 2015 - 02:36 By Guy Kelly, ©The Daily Telegraph

Did you work on your personal passion project this morning? Did you exercise and meditate, then read stories to your children? Did you do all that before breakfast? No? That's because you're a failure, according to bizarre research by the World Economic Forum that says doing all of the above are hallmarks of success. Here's how close normal people get:Wake up earlyTemporarily experience both astonishment and regret you've made it to another day. Then roll over to glare at your alarm before hitting "snooze" nine times until you eventually get out of bed a full 45 minutes after you intended.Drink water instead of coffeeBy quite literally falling asleep in the shower, mouth agape.ExerciseIron your clothes, get dressed and make it to the kitchen within three minutes.Work on a top-priority business projectRemember you have a meeting about something very important at 10am and haven't even taken the agenda notes out of your bag yet.Work on a personal passionRefuse to leave the house until you have completed the next level of Candy Crush Saga.Invest in family timeFuriously make sandwiches for your children, putting into practice none of the nutritional lessons you always drum into them.Connect with your spouseHaving been unable to form a coherent sentence all morning, decide to just WhatsApp your spouse at about 11am with an apology.Make your bed... into a working fort. Crawl in and hide from the day ahead.Meditate to clear your mindClose your eyes and ponder why you never got a job nearer home, why you stayed up late last night, how you haven't done anything useful with your degree . Think about returning to the fort.Write a list of things you're grateful for"1. Weekends"Plan the day aheadDecide, straight after breakfast, what you will have for lunch - and dinner. Remember to set the PVR.

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