Do you want to be successful? Most everyone does, but not everyone wants to do the things that they need to do to get that success. High achievers are driven to accomplish more than the average person, but they aren’t superheroes. Anyone can achieve more success in their life by following a few basic success principles that high achievers already follow.
1. Overcome Procrastination
Procrastination keeps you from your goals, but it also gives you insight into how badly you want to achieve the goals you have created. High achievers know that procrastinating is a sign that something needs to change.
– Maybe the goal is not something they really want
– Maybe they have too much going on at once
– Maybe the task is too big and causing too much stress
– Maybe it’s time to create new tasks
They see procrastination for what it is and then take action to overcome it. Once procrastination is out of the way, they can easily follow through on other important success principles, and you can too.
2. Consistently Take Action
If you want something badly enough, you have to act consistently on it. You can’t take some action today, wait a week, and then take some more action and expect a ton of success. You have to do it daily.
Every action you take is another step towards your goal. Even if the action doesn’t seemingly move you towards your goal, it teaches you something to help you move towards your goal. So, figure out what actions you need to take and then consistently take them.
3. Manage Time Effectively
You can take all the action you want on a task that doesn’t move you quickly towards your goals, or you can take action on a task that really helps you make big leaps. High achievers recognize the tasks that have the most impact on their success and make good use of their time by focusing on them more than other tasks.
While some people can get away without using a schedule, most people should follow a predetermined schedule that allocates various amounts of available time to certain tasks. Sit down, decide how long you have to work during the day, and the divide your time up in a way that will help you achieve the most success.
4. Develop Good Habits
Overcoming procrastination, taking action, and managing time can all be considered good habits that help high achievers reach success. But there are many non-work habits that they implement in their life too.
– Working during hours that they are most focused and energetic
– Eating right to support good energy and clarity
– Exercising to support good energy and clarity
– Balancing work life with personal life
– Getting enough sleep through the night to stay physically and mentally capable
– Reducing stress to stay motivated and optimistic
While developing good habits is one of the top success principles of high achievers, the habits vary from person to person. You may use meditation to alleviate stress, where someone else may go for a walk in nature. Whatever works for you is what you should focus on doing.
5. Work Closely With Other High Achievers
The founder of Mindvalley has this success principle down pat. Vishen Lakhiani has a team of people who are optimistic and eager to grow, both as employees and as individuals. It’s hard not to be excited about what you are doing when you are surrounded by people who are excited about what they are doing.
If you are an employee, surround yourself with optimistic and hardworking people.
If you are a boss, hire people who are forward thinkers and excited to make a difference.
And if you are the sole person in your business, surround yourself with like-minded business owners who are passionate about their business and striving to be successful.
6. Be Passionate
Another one of the biggest success principles is that you need to be able to put your heart and soul in what you are doing or you will never be passionate enough to consistently work towards achieving your goals.
High achievers are doing what they love as a career. Business owners, employees, and freelancers who are focused on doing what they love have the drive to achieve more than someone who is having to face the daily grind of doing something don’t enjoy every day.
If you do not feel passionate about what you are doing, then it may be time to find something new.
7. Develop Helpful Beliefs
What you believe will have a huge influence over what you do with your life. High achievers believe in themselves and what they are working towards.
For instance, they believe things like:
– I deserve to be successful
– Doing all tasks, boring or not, is valuable for my success
– I enjoy waking up each day and discovering what it will bring
– I can consistently develop my skills to become better and more successful
– I am capable of doing whatever I put my mind to
And on and on it goes.
If you believe negative and unhelpful things about yourself and your ability to achieve success, then it’s time to work on changing those beliefs. Once you do, it will be much easier to put all of the other success principles into action.
8. Create Lucky Breaks
High Achievers don’t leave things up to chance. They don’t sit back and cross their fingers that opportunity is going to fall in their lap. Instead, they work hard to ensure they are in the right places, taking advantage of the right opportunities and opening the right doors when they need to be opened.
If you think that chance is going to bring you the success you desire, then you are never going to achieve the type of success that you want. Luck is created, and you have the ability to create it.
9. View Failure As Opportunity
Everyone, including the most successful people in the world, faces failure. It is a part of reaching success, and high achievers understand this very well.
Failure is not a permanent roadblock, it is just an obstacle that teaches you important lessons, such as what doesn’t work or how to believe in yourself. Once you learn to accept failure as a positive thing, there will be nothing that you cannot reach.
10. Clearly Define Goals
If you don’t know where you are going, it is really hard to get there! You need to have a clear vision of your goal in order to understand where you need to focus your effort. Not everyone really understands where they want to go in life or what success they want to achieve, and that is what separates the high achievers from the average person.