Ever wonder how some people seem to find success regardless of what they’re doing? How do they do it, and how you can get some of what they have?
It’s no accident, successful people follow specific actions and even leave clues for others to emulate. The great news is, if you’re willing to start applying those actions, you too can join their exclusive club.
Below are five proven tips to help you better understand how to get from where you are to where you want to be:
1) Work and Rest Cycle
Insufficient rest and over sleeping are equally dangerous. According to webmd.com, “Many people can function with 6 hours’ sleep.” It may surprise you to learn that a consistent sleep cycle significantly impacts your health, performance and wealth. We set ourselves up for true success when we rise and fall on a consistent cycle.
2) Diet and Exercise
A healthy diet and physical exercise are not only important for your body, they also help your brain stay sharp. Exercise increases your heart rate and pumps more oxygen to the brain. It also aids the bodies release of unhealthy hormones, creating a healthy environment for brain cells to grow and reduce stress. In addition, a healthy diet enhances the benefits of your workouts and delivers the fuel you need to perform at an elite level.
If you’re one of billions who fail to make it a habit to read at least 30 minutes per day, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Reading is a significant factor that separates elite performers from all others. Reading improves your focus and concentration, builds stronger analytical skills and boosts your memory. Most importantly, you can get books for free if you visit your local library. Here’s the best kept secret, “If you aren’t a fan of reading, they come as audio books you can listen to during your commute or while at the gym.” Once I learned that the worlds top performers have extensive libraries, I immediately shifted my entertainment to reading.
4) Your Network
The late and great Jim Rohn famously said, “We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” This is why we must be choosy when it comes to our network. We have to control what and who we allow into our minds. What’s true of computers is also true of humans–garbage in equals garbage out. If everyone looks, talks and acts like you, I suggest switching things up. Surround yourself with other success minded individuals and you’ll experience a phenomenal transformation and quantum leaps in your growth and development.
5) Have Fun
Last, but certainly not least — enjoy every second as if it were your last. From experience, the adrenaline of making money and beating the competition is fun for a while. However, like any drug, it wears off over time and you’ll need a bigger dose to attempt to recapture the thrill. That’s why we should maximize our time doing the things we love. Having fun sustains your energy level and keeps you encouraged to continue the journey.
Yes. You can reinvent your life and your career. Achieving whatever your heart desires.
This wont be easy. However, to get from where you are to where you want to be, simply follow the clues and you too can become one of the worlds elite performers.