There are things we need to let go of and those we should adopt in case we want to be successful in life.
Whereas there is no defined route or formula to success, there a few things which if done and followed will pave the way to the success we all desire.
In this article that I shared with MTN Pulse Blog earlier this year, I highlighted habits every successful person does/has done. Ask everywhere, everyone will tell you the same.
“Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do.” ― William Makepeace Thackeray
- Educate yourself
Many people think what they studied at school is all they need to make a life. But guess what, that’s not the case. What we are taught at school will never be enough.
Educate yourself about that specific thing you are passionate about. Do research, read papers, read books, watch television and any other resources that could equip you with knowledge.
- Be Persistent
If you fail once, get up once more.
There is no harm in trying again and again till you shoot. You might never know how close you had got if you choose to give up after trying once.
- Push your limits
We at times want to limit ourselves. We convince ourselves how we might not be able to archive certain things thus decide to do only a few.
This blocks us from many opportunities. Don’t limit yourself. Don’t close those doors, leave them open.
- Exclusive focus
You can’t do many things at a go. You need to focus on one thing at a time and give it your whole without being destructed. Then after you can do another.
- Work out everyday
Doing daily exercise is very important. It actually helps you clear your head.
You can start with simple exercise, take a 10 minutes’ walk every morning or go jogging. Most successful people have made working out a priority.
- Spend time with people who inspire you
Instead of spending time with people you aren’t learning from, associate with those you look up to. Learn a thing or two from them.
- Have enough sleep
Every successful person you ask will tell you the same. Having proper sleep is one habit you must adopt.
Let your body rest such that it regains the energy lost during the day. Some people have at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night.
- Wake up early
Waking up a few hours before the time you are supposed to get to work is a must have habit if you are aiming at being successful.
It helps you create more time for yourself. Getting ready, exercising, and meditating without panic.
By the time you are supposed to leave home, your head is already clear and ready for the day.
- Manage your time
We spend a lot of time doing things which aren’t helping us in anyway. Or things which we should do last. Write down everything you want to do in a day the day before.
Choose the most important ones and do them first before you waste your energy on less important stuff.
- Manage your energy
If you have three meetings in a day, and you give the first meeting like two hours and use all your energy, what will you use in the other two meetings?
Learn to manage your energy, give someone at least twenty minutes of your time but with enough energy such that you can attend to the rest too with enough energy.