Do you wish you could be as successful as the world’s top-earning individuals? Well, you can be! Use these life lessons from millionaires as motivation to become a top performer.
I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.
Facebook has become one of the most prominent social networking sites in recent years. The original website, created by Mark Zuckerberg in his college dorm, worked slightly differently and was quickly shut down by the college.
Zuckerberg didn’t let this get him down, though. He preferred to focus on getting something done, even if progress was slow, and this belief soon helped him to succeed.
Are you one of those individuals who makes a list of things to do but by the end of the day, you realize you haven’t done anything?
You are not alone. Millions of people across the globe struggle with procrastination.
Procrastination occurs when you delay getting things done. It could be because a task is difficult, not that glamorous, or maybe you just don’t feel like doing it.
Do not let procrastination get the better of you and stop you from being the best possible version of yourself!
There is a link between the frontal systems of the brain and executive function (like self-control) that may cause your procrastination. The brain learns through repetitive behaviors, so if you continuously delay getting things done, you are teaching your mind that it is okay to procrastinate.
Procrastination is a habit and habits can change!
The more you practice excellence, the better you will become at taking action. This is the premise of the Law of Little Actions.
Here is a quick tip when procrastination strikes: Breath deeply six times. Acknowledge your negative thoughts, then visualize previous successes. Want to attend an event that will show you the simple 3-step formula thousands have used to eliminate procrastination? Sign up here!
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
Oprah Winfrey faced much adversity during her youth but refused to let these events get her down; she chose instead to persevere and make a success of her life. She defeated the odds and soon became a media powerhouse.
Winfrey focused on her own role in getting the most out of her life. She is her own motivator because no one else knows what a person does behind closed doors.
When you have strong morals and do what you are supposed to, you have integrity. This is linked to accountability or taking ownership because you are holding yourself accountable for your success.
What comes to mind when you think of accountability?
For many people, accountability evokes images of consequences or punishment. You need to change this perception. If things don’t go according to plan, there might be consequences, but being accountable also helps you to take action.
Integrity requires that you establish strong ethical principles by which you intend to live your life. Sticking to these principles is where accountability comes in.
Think about your life and write down the principles that you WANT to live by. You might not be adhering to them currently, and we will change that, so for now, write down where you want to be.
You have now identified a desired state in your principles. Now, think about how you will achieve these principles in your life. Hold yourself accountable daily to see how you are making progress and make changes when you stray from your plan. Want to attend an event that will show you the simple 3-step formula thousands have used to eliminate procrastination? Sign up here!
I think that's the single best piece of advice: Constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
Probably one of the most controversial billionaires, Elon Musk continues to innovate and come up with ever more interesting concepts. He heads up Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and SolarCity and plans on making life on Mars possible.
What makes Musk so good at brainstorming and pursuing mind-blowing ideas?
Musk constantly asks questions about the environment and challenges the status quo. This has made him successful because he seeks to improve his current reality and refuses to back down.
Your brain changes constantly which is known as neuroplasticity. Every time you give your brain new information or think about something, you encourage it to construct and reconstruct neural pathways.
When you are curious, you question the world around you. This allows you to think more about why things happen the way they do, identifies problems, and conjures up potential solutions. Asking questions makes you think differently, and the answers you come up with could be your ticket to success.
Being inquisitive is a habit that you can strengthen and focus on daily.
Take a couple of deep breaths and identify the first thought that appears in your brain. Now, question it. Why is it there? What is your brain trying to tell you?
Consider these questions next:
What is the one thing you would like to change in your life? How can you do this?
Don’t stop now. Continue asking questions and explore all kinds of solutions. Want to attend an event that will show you the simple 3-step formula thousands have used to eliminate procrastination? Sign up here!
It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you failed by default.
At any point in time, Rowling could have given up or allowed her depression to take over, but she didn’t let these things get her down. Instead, she considers failure as an essential part of life.
Every dream you have and goal you want to achieve comes with risks and the possibility of failure, but you won’t get anywhere if you have a fear of failure.
The brain contains a part called the amygdala which brings fear to the forefront—especially if there are unknown components to the situation. The amygdala causes anxiety and stress, and this prevents you from taking action.
A major life lesson is that you have to face your fear head-on because you can’t fail if you don’t even try.
When you experience fear, you have to change your mindset. An effective way to do this is through visualization. The more you visualize your success, the more you minimize your fear.
Even if you do fail, it is still a learning opportunity. Investigate what happened, identify mistakes, and then create a plan to get back on track to achieving your goals.
To a contrarian like me, constant advice not to do something almost always starts me quickly down the risky, unpopular path.
As a leading businessman and politician, Michael Bloomberg is someone who you can listen to when it comes to making the most of your life. Bloomberg worked hard from a young age and played by the rules, but he didn’t agree with anyone who told him not to do something.
It is exactly this mindset that allowed Bloomberg to hold office as Mayor of New York. Both in politics and business, he frequently created policies that didn’t meet the approval of many people but still provided exceptional results.
How many times did someone attempt to dissuade you from doing something?
Did you end up doing it anyway, partly because they said you shouldn’t?
This is known as reactance which occurs when someone tries to put restrictions on your freedom. When a threat to freedom presents itself, you may decide to counter it by doing what someone else suggested you shouldn’t do.
In some cases, this dissuasion is due to fear or because you are putting yourself in danger. However, some dissuasion stems from disagreements with your opinion—in which case you shouldn’t be listening to the other person in the first place.
You are the only person who can control what happens in your life, so choose your own destiny. The only person who knows what is best for you is you, and you shouldn’t let other people hold you back from your dreams. This is an important lesson in life.
If you want the best in life, then write down any opinion that is holding you back. Determine how you can overcome this situation and visualize yourself achieving your heart’s desires.
Imagine yourself achieving all your dreams and looking back on your life from many years in the future.
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