Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” What does it take to be successful? There’s no secret sauce for success. But there are a number of things that successful people share in common. Waking up early is definitely on the list. Limiting distractions and being active allows you to focus and get tasks done. Learning from your failures is as important as celebrating your achievements. Making lists and keeping track of your life can serve as a motivational tool.
Waiting for the perfect moment or the right conditions to move forward can leave you stuck forever. As E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web, said, “A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.” Sometimes, you just have to go and figure things out later. And how can we mention success without mentioning practice? It’s said that Michael Jordan practiced harder than he played in games. That must have been something to witness.
If you’re ever in a rut, remember what Winston Churchill said: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” No matter what situation you may find yourself in, you have to persist and move on. Lifehack has shared some of the routines that famous people keep in order to stay on top of the world. Check out the list below, and read the full article here.
- Bob Iger – Get Up Early
- Benjamin Franklin – Have a Plan
- Timothy Ferris – Don’t Multi-Task
- Anna Wintour – Stay Active
- Steve Jobs – Prioritize What’s Important
- Warren Buffet – Make Time for Hobbies
- Oprah – Practice Stillness
- Bill Gates – Take Time to Reflect
- Richard Branson – Give Back
- Jay Z – Keep Up the Momentum
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