Success in life takes work and a bit of luck. As the old saying goes, ‘1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.’ You don’t wake up one morning with a genius idea that is the key to a brilliant future.
But let’s be clear here. Though it takes a lot of work, we don’t mean that perspiration alone will get you results. It is a combination of both focused effort, and working smart too.
The question you want to ask is–what habits should you develop? In this article, we share the 5 pillars that helped successful people gain success, and stay succesful.
1 – Exercise
No one can thrive in the real world unless they are both physically and mentally fit, with the physical strength and mental focus to deal with the stresses of life. Daily exercise, even low-impact, stretching or even some form of meditation exercises will fully prepare you for the day ahead. Have a simple but regular routine each day.
2 – Be a Student of Success
Podcasts, educational videos and reading widely will make you better at what you do. And they are FREE thanks to the internet. High-achievers read every day. Not just the news. They investigate their area of expertise, and have a broad range of interests. By learning something worthwhile every single day, you add to your ability to conquer difficult life and financial issues. Find that bubble of happiness
3 – Acknowledge Your Weaknesses, but Focus on Your Strengths
Recognizing what you are good at can be difficult. But once you do, consciously focus on your passions and talents. Study them. Einstein said everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, the fish will spend all its life feeling like a failure and failing.
4 – Prioritize
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you tried to build a building from the top down without the right foundations in place? It’ll topple over. So you have to sequence and prioritize in your life. Do not be distracted by time wasters like video games, social media and negative people. You have more important things to do.
5 – Proven Processes
Identifying the strategies and actions that will get you where you want to go is essential. Get assistance in achieving your goals. No man is an island. And no master wasn’t a student. The right specialized training offers vital learning that puts you in control of your financial well-being. The best way, is to learn from people who have been there before. This minimizes your risk, and gives you confidence that you can do it too.