I stumbled upon this article while perusing my Bloglovin' feed the other day. Most of these "How to Be Successful" articles scream of click-bait, but this one really caught my attention. They aren't revolutionary ideas, but the title of the article clicked in my brain. There is a correlation between pushing yourself to do more with being more.
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The article is from the site Career Girl Daily. Give it a read and let me know what you think!
1. They Wake Up Early
The early bird catches the worm. We know successful people wake up early, they do this because there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Whether they’re working on their own businesses, meditating, hiking, exercising or just catching up with the news. Their busy lives start early. Start with the right foot by waking up early to be ahead of anyone else and be able to tick everything on your to-do list.
2. They Read
Reading opens your mind by inspiring you, teaching you new lessons and keeping you updated on what’s going on around the world. Successful people want to constantly improve their lifestyle and stay updated on the world, reading books you wouldn’t normally have picked up, books from other perspectives, and books on world issues is a great way to keep your mind open.
3. They Exercise
A healthy mind lives in a healthy body. Exercising is not only key for your body but also for your brain, improving your mental performance and productivity. Self-made millionaires work damn hard, which means they need an outlet, and exercising is the perfect one.
4. They Have (Or Had) A Mentor
As Thomas C. Corley wrote in his book Change Your Habits, Change Your Life, “Success mentors do more than simply influence your life in some positive way. They regularly and actively participate in your success by teaching you what to do and what not to do. They share with you valuable life lessons they learned either from their own mentors or from the school of hard knocks.” Successful people don’t sit at the top all alone, they rely on people to help them grow their empire.
5. They Followed Their Passion
It’s as easy as this: do what you love, follow your passion and success will come. When you do something you’re passionate about you will be much more inclined to work harder and do everything it takes to succeed.
6. They Hang Out With Successful People
Hanging out with the right crew is key to success. Successful people can inspire you, teach you and push you to constantly step out of your comfort zone, helping you to set your determination bar very high.
7. They Invest In Other People
Self-made millionaires are people that weren’t born with such status. They know how hard life can get and for this reason they give back to society. Being charitable is a great habit that we should all adopt (if we haven’t already).
8. They Don’t Know Negativity
In order to gain long-term success, you need to a have a positive mindset. That’s why self-made millionaires don’t know the meaning of the word “negativity” and surround themselves with positive-minded people. If you don’t believe in it yourself, who else will?
9. They Don’t Go With The Flow
Leaders often take unpopular decisions and don’t go with the flow. The whole reason they’re self-made millionaires is that they put themselves apart from the crowd and decided to do something that was terrifying
10. They Seek Feedback
Criticism helps us grow and that’s exactly why self-made millionaires don’t run away from it: they know how important it is. Feedback is essential to learning what is working and what is not. Being humble will always help you go far in life.
Article by Ludovica Tronci, taken from Career Girl Daily.
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