5 Things Successful People Do Every Day
Crafting the ideal beginning, middle, and end to a day is synonymous with success for a lot of us. Just the other day, I had a conversation with one of my leaders about the difference between being ‘busy’ and being ‘productive.’ Oftentimes, in our daily reflection, we confuse the quantity of events in a day with the quality of the day overall. It’s not until we adopt a conscious understanding of the correlation between time and impact that we begin to find what we would define as success in our life.
Below are the guidelines some of the most successful people in today’s world follow in order to reinforce the line between a busy day and a fulfilling day:
- They focus on minutes, not hours. During that same phone conversation yesterday, I shared how my natural thought process goes to a place of reaction any time I realize I might fall short of quota for the month. Rather than focusing on the day, I begin to calculate what deficit I need to make up for in the following month. It was at that time that my leader advised I “stop focusing on the month and start focusing on the day.” A relatively easy piece of advice to implement, but a feat for someone like me that tends to put pressure in places likely to break if I don’t offer complementary self care (which in the work sense, would be a day off every now and then). When we focus on the present, it makes the future less easy to stress about because we are honing in on what’s controllable in the current moment, rather than what hasn’t happened yet.
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2. They preserve and maximize their energy. Just because you feel okay after only 5 or 6 hours of sleep, doesn’t mean you should make it a habit of only getting that amount every night. You can’t make more minutes in the day, but you can increase your energy to then increase your attention, focus, and productivity. Highly successful people don’t skip meals, sleep, or breaks in the pursuit of more, more, more.
Rather, they view food as fuel, sleep as…