We all want to be successful, but many are not sure how to do it. Here are a few tips that, while they may not guarantee success, will certainly go a long way toward increasing your chances of being successful.
1. Develop a daily routine
This is extremely important to achieving success. A routine is something you do every day, no matter what.
You should at least have a morning routine and one before going to bed at night. A morning routine is essential for setting the tone for the day and getting off to a strong start.
The importance of routine was illustrated in a compelling way by one author who related the story of Jack Nicklaus’ routine before making a shot. His routine was so consistent that the time it took to pull his club from the bag until he hit the ball varied by no more than one second on each of his shots when he was at the top of his game.
By contrast, when Greg Norman fell apart at the 1996 Master’s Tournament, his pre-shot routine became progressively faster and faster.
It is easy to set up goals, but you also need to set a time when you are going to work on those goals, and for that, you need a routine.
2. Look to what you can do
Many of us have developed habits that are not the best. We naturally want to get rid of them, but stopping is often difficult. It becomes easier, however, if you replace the habit with something more beneficial. If, for example, you are addicted to video games, try to replace the time you play them with something else, such as reading, exercising, or some other more productive hobby.
3. Increase your motivation
How can you do this? One way is writing down your goal. Believe it or not, this small act of writing down your goal will enhance your chances of achieving it.
It is also important to set a deadline for the goal. And it should be a realistic one. If it is not, this will actually hurt more than help your motivation.
If you read about many very successful people, you will see that they actually read several hours each day. They are constantly learning. People like Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Elon Musk. You need to be continually learning and growing if you are going to be successful, and one of the most effective ways of doing this is to read.
And that means more than just surfing the internet. It means actually getting a book and reading the entire thing. Read books and read a lot of them.
5. Watch what successful people do
To be a success, you need to see how other achieve success. The story above about reading is one example. Find out what successful people do.