What You Need To Know
Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Mark Cuban all have a few things in common that make them so successful. And all of them share a lack of practices that unsuccessful people make on a daily basis.
There are many things people simply do not know that could change their life in regards to becoming successful. Sometimes, it doesn’t start with doing more, but with doing less.
What does that mean? It means YOU need to stop making these simple mistakes that unsuccessful people do on a daily basis. It’s impossible to break through the ceiling without cutting off the weight that’s holding you back.
Here is a list compiled by our experts in order to ensure YOU aren’t making these mistakes on a daily basis.
1. Living Paycheck To Paycheck
It’s common to allocate your money for bills, living expenses etc… But when you do so you’re also turning into a short-sighted version of your former self. Instead, set long-term goals to ensure that you are making progress instead of standing in stagnation. U.S. News published a very helpful article on how to achieve these goals through a number of ways. The article, written by financial planner Kelly Campbell, speaks about early planning and the importance of reviewing every facet of your financial life.
2. Grow Confidence And Lose All Self-doubt
Your success is dependent upon your belief in yourself, and your confidence is dependent upon your success. It is then no secret that it has been scientifically proven that most successful people maintain high levels of confidence in their abilities. The Confidence-Code, written by Katty Kay of BBC, and Claire Shipman of Good Morning America, touches on how your success stems directly through believing in yourself. “Taking action bolsters one’s belief in one’s ability to succeed,” they write. “So confidence accumulates–through hard work, through success, and even through failure.”
3. Live With Time in Mind
When one values time, a day can seem like a year. This also means that getting your goals accomplished for the day become much more manageable. Think about it, if you have five things to get done for the day and each will take an hour, it should totally be doable. But if you fail to keep track of where you’re at in the day, say, at lunch time, then it’s easy to get side-tracked and lose that goal-oriented mindset that gave you the advantage of having an entire day to accomplish your goals.
This can seem stressful, but living with the clock in mind is what helps the most successful people in the world set longer-term goals. Sometimes, it just takes scheduling a day out to be able to work up to a week, then a month, then a year. A very helpful book that focuses on Time Management, Getting Things Done: The art of stress free productivity, by David Allen, tells you exactly how to maintain your goals with the clock in mind, but not so much so that your head explodes.