Reaching success is a matter of discipline and applying yourself using a few key principles. In this article, you will discover five practices that many successful people use to reach their goals. These are timeless concepts that you can apply whether you are a student or a professional in the workforce.
Before you can start the journey to success, you need to define what success means for you. As you work through this step, remember that your definition of success may evolve over time. As a starting point, I suggest writing a five year vision for your life to cover the following areas:
Resource: Complete the “5 Days To Your Best Year Ever” Goal Setting Course from Michael Hyatt. It is an excellent resource to help you develop goals.
In order to reach your goals as fast as possible, you need to know your strengths and motivations. Fortunately, there are several great resources available to help you discover your strengths.
As you get started in working toward success, your greatest results will come from working in your strengths.
The art of getting things done each day is the “how” of reaching success. There are many productivity systems and methods available. In my experience, “Getting Things Done” by David Allen is the most helpful and valuable set of productivity and organization system.
Each and every month, I allocate time and money to lifelong learning. It’s a key practice that I have learned from successful people such as Bill Gates and Brian Tracy. My approach to lifelong learning includes a combination of free and paid resources.
Action: Get started this week in lifelong learning by reading a book. If you are in business, start with the 99 Best Business Books from The Personal MBA.
Studying books and learning through courses are vital. However, these resources are only part of the success picture. To become a successful leader in your field, take the time to actively participate in associations.
Take Action: What success or motivational tips will you put into action this week?