Have you ever read a book of an entrepreneur and wondered how they acquired all that wealth? What have they done differently? How did they figure out the secret to making lots of money and reaching all their goals?
After much research, I have decided to write a post on what the successful do daily that aids their success and helped create the life they love.
- They wake up at least 1 to 2 hours earlier every day
If you look at Richard Branson, Bill Clinton or Warren Buffett, you will notice one similarity between all of them. They all know that time is limited and important and they make sure they wake up at least 1 to 2 hours earlier just so they can get more time out of a day. Your brain is at its most powerful during the first 2 hours of the morning. Using those hours wisely is incredibly important and successful people know that.
Some early risers include:
- Richard Branson gets up with the sun at 5:45 am.
- Gary Vaynerchuk wakes up at 6 am.
- Warren Buffett wakes up at 6:45 am.
You don’t need to get up at 4:00 am just to be successful but you do need to wake up early and utilize those first 2 hours of the day the right way. By doing this you are positioning yourself for success.
- They don’t say ‘’Yes’’ to everything
Billionaire Warren Buffet once said, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.”. Remember you have limited time in a day. Actually, to be exact you have 1,440 minutes in a day. Make sure you are using your time wisely. Use most of that time working on your goals, plans, and dreams and if you already work at 9 – 5, make time before your day starts and make time after your day has finished. Your future success is up to you.
- They create a morning routine that works
I cannot express enough how important it is to have a morning routine that works for you. Everyone needs a morning routine that helps them be the most productive and helps them focus on their goals and reaching their success.
Take a look at Benjamin Franklin who wakes up at 4:00 a.m. to plan his schedule each day, and most successful people do the same thing. Arianna Huffington wakes up early, exercises and then plans her day or Tony Robbins takes 10 minutes to himself each morning to visualize what he wants to accomplish that day. These successful people have a morning routine that they stick to daily and it works.
- They don’t procrastinate
Successful people get things done. Actually one of Bill Gates rules for success is to stop procrastinating and get the job done. In order to do good work or great work you need to give yourself time but you also cannot wait until the last minute to get it done.
- They get the most important task done in the morning
Successful people understand that during the day you will get distracted and that is why it is so important to get the most important task done in the morning when you have fewer distractions. Learning to utilize your time is so important and this is something the successful understand.
- They are self-disciplined
Out of all the entrepreneurial books, I have read the one main thing that has stood out to me is that the successful always talk about being self-disciplined. They believe that it doesn’t just take motivation to help you reach your goals and success, it takes discipline as well. You are not always going to feel motivated and that is where your self-discipline steps in.
Robert Kiyosaki once stated, “Self-discipline is the No.1 delineating factor between the rich, the middle class, and the poor.”
- They are the hardest workers in the room
Successful people are not afraid to get their hands dirty and they aren’t afraid to work those long hours while trying to build their business. Look at Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. They have this endless drive to work on their businesses, goals, and plans and they make them a reality. I’m sure you have heard that saying ‘’The harder I worked, the luckier I got’’. Successful people are willing to do what other people are not willing to do and that is why they are so successful.
These are just a few rules that the successful live by. I can guarantee you that there are so many more. Stop waiting for a better day or a better situation. Just start today and work from there. The successful have given us some of the tools that will help aid your success and it’s now up to us to work at it daily and make it happen.
“If you’ve lost your hustle, it’s because you aren’t in tune to why you’re doing it” – Gary Vaynerchuk