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We all want to be more successful in life regardless of our age, how much money we earn, sex, marital status or whatever our occupation. Now, defining success can be different for everyone.
16 Proven ways to be more productive, happy and successful!
1. Commitment Required
No matter what goals you have set for yourself, in order to strive and reach those goals, you must be committed!
It’s commitment that drives you to continue trying and to make improvements needed to reach your goal and to better yourself. Whether you take a chance on launching an online business, joining a gym to improve your physical well being, or partaking in a cooking class to become a chef, commitment is what drives us all to become more successful!
2. Friends care about you, not your success.
Let’s be honest. Friends don’t care about your expensive clothes, shoes, hats or jewellery that you wear. Heck, they don’t even care how big your house is or the kind of car your driving! However, that’s not to say they don’t respect your achievements in life or your possessions. Instead, your friends care for you as an individual and they’ll give you their support no matter what — because they love you and believe in you. Believe it!
3. Being grateful every day.
Hey According to researchers Martin Seligman, Robert Emmons, and Michael McCullough, being grateful can result in feeling better about your self and your life, becoming more enthusiastic and more willing to help others.
Having grace makes peace within and may even reduce coronary artery disease. It’s important to take the time to write down every day what you’re grateful for. Give it a try!
4. Believe In Yourself…Take action!
An article in The Atlantic, shares studies on the confidence gap between men and women. The researchers discovered that confidence is just as important as competence. It was concluded in the article that “Taking action bolsters one’s belief in one’s ability to succeed.” Who knew?😉
5. Money’s Not Everything
As The Beatles song goes… “money can’t buy me love”. Yes sir! And quests what else money can’t buy? Happiness…that’s right. Just because you have lots of money doesn’t mean that you’re actually content and happy!
Certainly you need money and it makes life easier at times . But, to have a happy life, you should be focusing on your passion and not how much is in the paycheque!
6. Rejection- Don’t make it personal
Rejection is a fact of life. During some point in our lives, we will all face rejection. The key to confidence is to not take rejection personally but use it as a learning experience.
For example, ask yourself, Why did a VC reject your proposal? Maybe there wasn’t a market for your product. Perhaps you didn’t have a convincing pitch. Maybe the VC’s partner juse spent their Monthly budget! Accepting and learning from rejection is one way to guide you to success. Learn from rejection and use it as motivation to make things better next time!
7. Have a nest
You never know when something unexpected is going to happen, so when it does happen, you want to be prepared not surrounded by chaos. Being prepared for the worst case scenario can at least make life a whole lot less chaotic.
When the fridge crashed at the same time we ordered new winter tires for the Jeep, had I not had some cash set aside (a three-to-six month nest egg) it would have been a real struggle. I like having up to 12 months of cash to pay all bills tucked away. Doing this has significantly helped my peace of mind and my marriage!☺️
8. Social Skills are Key
Analyzed data between 1972 and 1992, by University of California, Santa Barbara, found that “The people who are both smart and socially adept earn more in today’s workforce than similarly endowed workers in 1980.”
Developing your people skills is a brilliant career move!😉
9. Travel Often
As Yii-Huei Phang states on The Huffington Post, traveling is a great way to “develop a person’s character” and become more open-minded. Additionally, while traveling is a great way to get away from the daily grind, it also helps you appreciate what you have back at home.
10. Focus-Don’t Multitask
If you’re feeling constantly burnt out it’s probably because you’re doing too much at one time. Research has found that “when you switch away from a primary task to do something else, you’re increasing the time it takes to finish that task by an average of 25 percent.” You’re also burning your reservoir of energy. Both of these issues decrease your productivity and prevent you from accomplishing tasks and goal.
This can make you cranky and fed-up!
11. Embrace a “Growth Mindset”
Psychologist argues that we have two-mindsets; “fixed” and “growth.”
A “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static.
A “growth mindset,” thrives on challenges and sees failure not as evidence of stupidity but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities.”
12. Balancing Work and Life
When work affects one’s home life it can result in employees burning themselves out and decreases overall morale in the office. I know this might not be an option for all employees, but it proves that everyone needs time away from the office.
So, If you’re able to spend less time in the office by working remotely or having flexible hours, you should be able to be productive in both your personal and professional life.
So, if you’re able to spend less time in the office by working remotely or working flexible hours, will help you be more productive in both your personal and professional life.
13. Don’t hold on to Grudges
Don’t hold on to grudges! It can mentally wear you out and make you miserable. It can make you feel angry all the time. And, don’t you find life seems to go a whole lot smoother when you’re not angry?
14. Commitment-Sticking it out
After years of studying both children and adults, psychologist Angela Duckworth found that one of the characteristics of successful individuals is having grit. Duckworth stated, “Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
15. Live and Love in the Moment
You can’t change the past and you have no control of the future. By living in the moment you can enjoy what’s in front of you right now.
When you’re busy making too many plans, or stressing over the past, you’re causing extra unnecessary stress that prevents you from enjoying the present. Relax, slowdown, and enjoy your life today!
16. Take care of your health first, then help others
According to psychologists they say people who volunteer tend to have higher self-esteem, psychological well-being, and happiness.
Additionally, helping others is beneficial for our mental health and sometimes our physical health as well. But, how can you help others if you haven’t taken care of yourself first?
Take care of your needs first, be physically healthy and mentally ready, have spare time, and then begin to help others!🙏
Planning and focusing on your health, life, desires, and goals will make you an overall well-rounded individual!
Enjoy your journey!
Brenda Lee ❤️