It is our basic human nature to want success for ourselves. We all want to achieve our dreams and goals. We all want to feel that exhilarating emotion whenever we achieve success – whether big or small. If you want to become successful, what better way to do it than to emulate people who have been there? For sure, you would want to know the things people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk do every day that make the difference.
Here are some of the most important things successful people do each and every day that enables them to get where they are:
1. They work smarter, not harder – successful people focus on being productive instead of being busy. They don’t spend ungodly amount of hours in order to keep themselves busy. When they put in the work, they make sure that they are being highly productive. They make all their working hours count and not just a way to get through the day. According to Tim Ferris, author of the book The 4-Hour Workweek, “Being busy is often a form of mental laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.”
2. They set S.M.A.R.T. goals – achieving success equates to achieving a goal. So it only goes without saying that you will never find success if you set unrealistic and unachievable goals. S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely. Setting this series of goals will set you up for achieving larger and loosely defined goals.
3. They keep failure in perspective – most so-called successful people take pride in having little-to-no failures. It’s either they are lying or they’re not as successful as they have been saying. Successful people always keep failure in a certain perspective. They know that they are still on the road to success and learn from their own failures every day.
4. They have balanced lives – before you can hope achieve wonderful things in life, a certain balance must be struck. Successful people know when to get into the grind and when to have time for themselves. They spend time with their families and loved ones. They take care of themselves by eating right and doing regular exercise. In other words, they have enough “me” time in between achieving their goals in life.
These are just some of the simple things that you can do in your daily life to achieve success. For more of my specific routines and more, check out the review I did on Inspirery back in April!
– Ali Mayar