1. Make Materialism Irrelevant
Fancy cars and houses are only by-products of success. Establish a bare minimum for your material needs, and then you can enjoy the benefits of success, debt and stress free.
2. Enhance Knowledge
Success comes faster to those who are open, active learners. Absorb all the information you can and if you sense a gap you can’t fill, connect with people who have the knowledge you need.
3. Manage Relationship Expectations
Successful individuals carefully regulate the time that they can spend with others. Make choices about the people who matter to you and determine how you each can get value from your interactions. Then make sure they understand your limitations when you can’t be present.
4. Practice Emotional Self-Awareness
Not all successful people are calm and nice. In fact, many can be volatile. But most are very aware of their tempers and idiosyncrasies. They know how to use their emotions to get what they want from life and work hard to make sure feelings don’t become a detriment. Know yourself and learn how to let your emotions work for you in positive ways.
5. Commit to a Physical Ideal
Everyone has a vision of their own perfect body. Physical health is a consideration in life and it’s a big distraction when it gets out of whack. Determine the body you believe is worth working for and set a game plan to achieve and maintain it.
6. Gain Clarity About Spirituality
Highly successful people have a clear point of view as to the role spirituality plays in their life. Find your own way to be at one with the universe and be clear and deliberate in how you practice.
7. Adhere to a Code of Ethics
Really successful people live by rules, consistency is important for them to maintain power and stability. Their individual view of how the world works is the basis for how they believe people should be treated and they will defend it till the end. Determine your ethical lines and broadcast them clear so people around you know where you stand.
8. Focus on Time Efficiency
Prioritization is a key component of success. You can’t reach your pinnacle if you are wasting time on distractions. Integration of activities frees up time for greater achievement. Spend your time on activities that are fun, enlightening and productive and soon you’ll have gained hours to reap the benefits of success.
Ultimately, really successful people live their lives by design instead of default, so dedicate time and effort to determining the plan for your preferred future and execute that plan in a focused and consistent manner.