Most of us continue to chase success and some wait for it to surprise them. Listed below are 4 ideas that I think are better than chasing or waiting.
1. Start early
The core benefit is lack of distractions.
When you start early in the day or early in life you find fewer things holding you back.
Young people face less family pressures and social obligations. They make up for lack of experience — with their zeal, curiosity and willingness to learn. At young age people are not afraid to ask questions and ask for help.
This is the reason why we will continue to see an increasing number of teenage success stories. The miniscule cost of starting up and achieving scale with web and mobile has made it possible in recent years. Start-up accelerators like Y-Combinator are also fueling this growth.
Within next 10 years there will be more self-made billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg who became one at 23. Why because Zuckerberg has shown the world that it is possible to create something really big at a young age.
Teenagers and young people in their early 20s now have a role model. More people will take a shot at creating world changing enterprises. Not all of them will succeed but some will and they will motivate the next generation. The effect will continue.
In a day’s context, when you start early, the world is sleeping — at least your part of the world and there are less phone calls and emails to take care of. Be sure to start with the most important task of the day first and take the rest of the day as it comes.
If you make the best out of every day then chances are you will come up a winner.
2. Stop Wasting
Stop wasting time, money and energy.
Biggest gift of life is time which almost all of us are given equally without any discrimination. If you want to get more out of life, stop wasting your life’s precious moments.
“Money saved is money earned” is an old saying and it will hold true forever. The idea is not to be “Penny–Wise, Pound-Foolish (somebody who is cautious with small amounts of money, but careless with larger amounts)” but to be commonsensical about money, not spend all that you earn and take a stock of your spending habits.
Energy is required if you want to move around, focus or work. So it is important to conserve it.
Energy is wasted when you start your day without a plan. Energy is also wasted when one eats mindlessly. It is really hard to focus or work if you overeat as a lot of energy goes into digesting what you eat.
Knowing your life’s purpose is important to avoid wasting your time and energy.
3. Build Bonds
People need people.
As an entrepreneur you need a team to collaborate on your project, employees when your enterprise grows and customers from day one — after your product is ready.
You also need mentors to seek inputs and friends to share your joys and pains.
Building bonds take time. Focus on giving first – love, a helping hand, a smile — it will help you build deeper bonds.
4. Keep moving till you succeed
First find out your life’s purpose – something that you love spending your time on. Do not stop until you finish – take rest, recuperate for all reasons but be at it, if you want to succeed.
Life is too precious and time is too short to make halfhearted attempts at things you are not sure that you actually like.
What do you do to achieve success?
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