After suffering, winning, failing, making and losing fortunes, and finally learning what success truly means, I’ve picked up these 21 mindset life hacks. They help me achieve success every day and they will carry me through whatever successes may come in my future.
They’ll bring success into YOUR life too. I guarantee it.
1. Ruthlessly Manage Your Time
We’re all given 24 hours in a day, but some people get a lot more productivity in than others and end up achieving their life goals soon. The secret to success is managing your time and learning to shut out distractions, negative thoughts and people so that you can focus on the things that matter.
2. Never Peak
Your best should always be yet to come. The message behind this is simple, always stay a student. Keep learning. Always grow. Kaizen. Your best days aren’t behind you, they’re yet to come.
3. Motivate Yourself
Don’t rely on people, accomplishments, or random circumstances to keep you motivated. You’re going to hit long periods of difficulty or even failure. The only way you’ll ever push past those discouraging moments is by keeping yourself motivated and on track to success.
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4. Set the Right Goals
It isn’t just about setting goals it’s about setting the right goals. You may be headed in a direction but are you sure it’s the right one? What’s really best for you? For your family? For your business? Don’t steer them wrong with an absolute laser focus on what you DON’T need.
5. Always Increase Your Standards
Every time your work meets your highest expectations, double them. Never let yourself settle into good when you could keep pushing for better. Recognize your accomplishment, then find out how your next task can accomplish even more.
6. Live Your Life by the List
Want to know what you’ve already accomplished, what you need to finish, and what you’re going to conquer in the future? Make a list. Make a list for today, make a list for next week, and make a list for your entire career. Know exactly what you need to be doing today, tomorrow and next year so that you never stray from the path to success.
7. Take Imperfect Action
If you’re always raising your standards and never peaking then your work will never be done. But that doesn’t mean you can’t distribute it. Perfection never comes when you’re always making improvements, but your imperfect work can still add value to lives. Get your imperfect work on the market and then work toward perfection.
8. Avoid Your Weakness Like a Sickness
Kill the weak. Don’t spend your time on tasks you weren’t made to do. Instead: outsource. Constant improvement is only worth it with your natural aptitudes. Trying to learn or improve a task that falls far outside of your inherent skill sets is a waste of your time.
9. Kill the Negative
Negative thoughts, negative people, negative situations— avoid them like the plague they are. Don’t let your thoughts or the comments of others convince you that you won’t succeed. Instead, cut the negative out of your life and focus on your next task, next accomplishment, next success.
10. Erase “Good Enough” from Your Vocabulary
You’re done settling for work that simply gets the job done. From now on, if you can make it better you will. Laziness, lack of time, adequacy, these excuses don’t matter anymore. Whenever you find a problem you’re absolutely going to fix it.
11. Never be Afraid of Failure
Don’t let the fear of getting something wrong stop you from getting anything right. YOU WILL FAIL. Get over your fear of it, get past it when it happens, and don’t let it keep you from succeeding.
12. Learn from the Best
There will always be someone better than you at everything and anything.Instead of responding with disappointment, jealousy, or discouragement, get over your pride and learn form those more successful than you.
13. Ask for Help
If you had any pride left, now’s the time to lose it. Go farther than learning from the best and ask them to help you, mentor you and teach you how to be the best. Don’t just observe, actively learn through a master’s teaching.
You won’t ever get to the top if you’re just a stepping stone for someone else’s ascent. But you won’t like yourself once you get there if you stepped on others during your own journey. Respect yourself and respect those around you. Do whatever it takes to be successful except treating others, or allowing yourself to be treated, with anything less than respect.
15. Don’t be Stupid with Your Money
Rich people are only rich as long as they don’t mismanage their money; no one stays wealthy by spending irresponsibly. Money is freedom, but recklessness is a path to financial ruin. Once you’re rich spend money like you’re poor and you might just stay rich for your entire life.
16. Take Calculated Risks
Playing the safe bet with every decision is never going to bring you major success. But that doesn’t mean you should play your career like a game of craps. Do your research, take informed risks, and learn when to risk a little in order to win big.
17. Use all Your Resources
Your world is full of tools that can help you get to where you want to be and be the best once you get there. Don’t let pride or laziness keep you from making use of every available resource.
18. Success is Adding Value to Someone Else’s Life
Whether you offer a service or produce a product, and as long as you aren’t a thief, your work is nothing more than an exchange of value— money in exchange for your work. Make sure that, whatever you offer, it always adds more value than it costs. This mentality will ensure your success.
19. Get Over Your Hang-Ups with Money
If you have a problem with making money, how do you ever expect to be successful? If you have deep seeded issues with the wealthy, how will you learn from them? As long as you are constantly adding value to other lives you will never have any hang-ups about the money you make while doing it.
20. Do things Because they’re Hard— Avoid ‘Easy’
If it isn’t hard, why do it? If it’s easy, why not pay someone a few bucks to do it? Don’t waste your time with easy; reserve your time for the most difficult and the most challenging. When something becomes too easy for you, find someone else to take over and start on your next challenge.
21. Live for Yourself by Living for Others
If you live solely for yourself you’ll never be satisfied, you’ll never be happy, and you will never be successful. But if you live your life to better the lives of others, all of your most selfish desires will be satisfied beyond your wildest dreams. A life of servitude is, in actuality, a life of mastery.