Wake up early. Whether it’s Michelle Obama, Oprah, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, or whoever you want to look up, each and every one of them seems to share one thing in common – they like to start their days while the rest of us are still sound asleep. Perhaps all of that extra time and productivity is something we should all consider.
Take full responsibility for your life. Even though you can’t always control what happens to you, you can always control how you respond to those events. Choosing to respond in a positive way will lead you down a more positive path for your future.
Be continuously learning. Successful people are all aware that in order to maintain their success they must continue to learn and grow with the world around them. Many successful people, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, all speak of reading every day as a means of continuous learning. And why not? Reading is one of the easiest ways to learn.
Know your priorities. Furthermore, do the most important tasks first. If you always know what your priorities are, you’re never going to waste time questioning what comes next. It’s also better to be effective on the right task than efficient with a smaller, less meaningful task.
Make health and exercise two of your priorities. Research has suggested that a healthy diet and exercising every day can lead to higher levels of productivity and less time felt being sluggish and lagged down by your environment.
Have discipline and self-control. Successful people know what they want in life and they’re not going to get distracted along the way by a fear of missing out on what could be happening around them.
Leave your ego behind. Successful people check their ego at the door to ensure that the success of their goals is achieved over any pride that might occur in discussion. What they desire is far more important than their pride.
Embrace failure. Successful people take their failures and learn from them. They don’t make the same mistakes once because they turn their failures into growth.
Show up. Even when you don’t want to, show up. Successful people will show up, they will woo, they will talk and take names and network and will always take the opportunity for the experience.
Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. To be successful you must be far more focused on yourself then on anyone else in this world. If you truly want something. If you truly dream of an empire, don’t compare yourself to anyone else. What you’re building isn’t what they’ve built or what they’ve done. Go your own way, be your own person and don’t compare yourself to anyone.