Great people become great by giving way to the infinite intelligence to work through them and animate through their being. As a human being, we are limited with a body, mind and few sense organs but when we realize our true nature as Atma, we at once begin expressing the cosmic knowledge, intelligence and wisdom through us.
Napoleon ascribed all his successes to the destiny in the honest moments. Caesar built St.Julian crediting his victories. Nature infact does it all and the wise men realize that they are mere instruments in the hands of nature. Remaining mere witnesses, they do their obligatory duties offering the fruits of the works to the Supreme.
Lord Krishna’s activities are well recorded in different Puranas and books. His daily activities involved meditation, sacrifices, spending time with his wives,political discussions etc. His life is a great example of people holding power and positions. Krishna teaches people to do things in a way of sacrifice, as a duty to the divine or as an oblation unto the sacred fire. His whole life was one big Yagya.
Similarly, we can look at other great avatars like Lord Rama. Everything he did as a King was for the welfare of his citizens and to the divine. He even went to the forests abandoning all the pleasures of the palace just to teach people that both kind of life were same to him. He wasn’t one attached to wealth and power. Even living in the jungle for many years, Rama was involved in worshipping the divine and working for the welfare of humanity. These kind of habits if emulated and taught can have a great impact on our life and character.
Habits that lead to enlightenment, moksha or liberation are very different from ones that cause bondage. Habits that take us to the attainment of material things and sensual pleasures are the ones that bring only misery and unhappiness.
Krishna tells the habits that we should make ourselves used to in the Bhagvad Gita. He talks about Karma Yoga which means working not for the fulfillment of some desire but for the welfare of the people without any attachment. Krishna also talks about devoting our life to the Supreme in everything we do. All the things that are listed in the Bhagvad Gita are few of the habits we must make part of our life.