Everyone wants to be successful. In life, in your relationship or in business we all strive to be successful and to live a happy and successful life. The real question is how? How do we become successful?
Walt Disney suggests, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
The initial route to success must start with the courage to pursue our dreams and take steps into making our dreams a reality. We have taken a look at some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, businessmen and world leaders and identified the key traits that all of these people share.
The Early Bird
The rumor appears to be true. The early bird really does catch the worm.
An experiment ran by sleep experts at Harvard University found that the brain is sharpest between 2.5-4 hours after waking up.
Richard Branson, Bob Iger and Marissa Mayer are all up and starting their day by 5am. Branson claims that this allows him to start his day before everyone else and get organised and focused before the world has woken up.
World leader Barrack Obama claims to workout for 45 minutes everyday. Mark Zuckerberg manages to fit in 3 high intensity sessions per week and Richard Branson is a fitness fanatic. Still don’t have time to workout?
Exercise has been proven to boost creativity, improve brain function and stave of mental deterioration.
Were not suggesting you spend all weekend slaving away at the desk, but the most important thing is to make the most of your time.
Use Sunday to plan the week ahead and get organised for all of the things you need to complete in the upcoming week. This will give you a 1-day head start on the rest of the world. Remember, it is important to relax and recuperate so be sure to spend some quality family time on your days off.
Multitasking may seem effective and has been given a great rep over the years. However, this is proven to negatively affect productivity and efficiency. Bill Gates has suggested that successful people spend time doing “deep work”. Side line some real time for important tasks and focus on nothing but the task at hand.
The Power of NO
It’s very easy to get drowned in commitments and find your time being quickly eaten up.
Warren Buffets suggests writing your top 25 major things to accomplish down. Then select the 5 that you most want to achieve. Devote your time and attention to these things and if something comes up that does not push you towards achieving these things then you can happily turn them down.
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