12 Things You Can Do Every Day To Become Highly Successful
Success is defined in many ways. Financial, associative and philanthropic success are just some of the ways to measure success. How does someone achieve their goals? Here are 12 things you can do to help succeed.
1. Plan your day the day before
Stephen Covey said in his book 7 Habits of Effective People that you should check the day after yesterday. In this way, you have already created a mental map of how tomorrow will unfold. You can make sure you have the information for your meetings. If you need to add other activities, you can find out where you have time. Plan your day at night before becoming proactive and insensitive.
2. Create a task list
Ok, so you just plan your day. Thoughts appear? What main topic did you discuss in this customer conversation? Make a note. Did you run out of milk at breakfast this morning? Take your work on the way home, if you have already forgotten. Calls to make? Write it down. If you make a list of what you want to do the next day, you will have a better chance of doing so.
3. Sleep well
It’s easier if you plan your day, feel comfortable with what you have to do tomorrow, and then empty your mind. You do not have to go to bed and try to keep in mind what you have to do tomorrow because you have a list. You must also sleep at least eight hours and sleep at least at the same time each night. If you like reading before going to bed, you should do it somewhere else than in your bed.
4. Get up sooner than necessary
Getting ready for work in the morning always seems to take longer than expected. Then there is traffic, weather and parking. The more time you spend, the more you charge your car or computer, the more active you become and the less likely to forget. You will also be more relaxed when you reach your destination. Nothing says a failure like a rushed, disorganized sweaty guy who meets late for a meeting.
You have heard this since elementary school. It does not matter what you read. You can read the Wall Street Journal 45 minutes a day or a novel the night before going to bed, but not in your bed. You can read stores or books on hobbies. The fact is that you read. Reading increases our vocabulary, makes us better scribes and trains the muscle that is our brain … The brain is an organ, but you understand what it is.
6. Set goals
A goal is a dream with a timeline. You must not only set goals, but also set different goals. If you want to start your own business, you need to set goals to learn the skills that will help you run a small business. Start with a job in the industry and try to be promoted in the first year. Or if your goal is to write a book, set the goal to finish a number of chapters by a certain date.
7. Measure your goals
How do you know if you are on the right track if you do not measure your goals? If you have been in this position for six months and there does not seem to be any promotion … why? Did you underestimate everything you had to learn? That’s good, adjust your schedule. If you do not do what you need to do, think about why you lost interest or momentum. Maybe this job is not for you?
Our life is a story, not a plan. A plane is linear and a story does not follow a straight path. Your life is a story with side intrigues and surprise characters. It is normal to re-evaluate your goals and determine where you have evolved, as well as change direction. So you learn and find out what you are doing well.
9. Get a mentor
A mentor should keep you honest. If you do not achieve your goals, they should ask you. You should meet them regularly and tell them what your goals are and how long you have to reach them.
10. Stay healthy
Sick people find it difficult to be successful because they are just trying to stay alive. Take care of yourself. Exercise, stretch and eat right. Exercise is a great way to keep you mind fresh by letting off stress. It can also give you time to gather your thoughts. Stretching is important because it keeps you from getting injured and then not being able to exercise. I am not talking about running a marathon – A long walk on a regular basis counts.
Multitasking is a lie. Successful people focus on what they are good at and leave everyone in their dust Look at what you are interested in doing in life and see if you are good at it. If you are, you are done looking. You have found your ONE thing. See you on the other side!
12. Rinse and repeat
Consistency is what makes people successful. I’m sure you have all had that coach who told you, “what you do in practice, you do in a game.” That person is a genius, listen to them. Practice makes perfect… fake it ’till you make it. Whatever saying you want to use it all means the same thing. Once you have found your one thing keep working on getting better and better at it. How do you do that? Start with number one on this list and do all twelve steps over again, day after day until it becomes second nature. It takes 21 days to form a habit.
Featured photo credit: http://www.self-inspiration.com/ via yahoo.com