1. Be Honest With Yourself
You can fool everyone, but you can’t fool yourself. Lying to yourself will only hurt you in the end. The first and most difficult step is to be honest with yourself. Only then can you fix your problems and take the next step.
2. Learn How to Communicate and Tell Stories
A great mind is wasted if it cannot communicate it’s ideas to the world. Practice telling stories, this is the key ingredient to inspiring and influencing others with your ideas.
3. Surround Yourself With Like Minded Individuals
Motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. Like it or not, humans are greatly influenced! The people you hang out with, will most likely have an affect on the way you think, what you do with your time and the decisions you make. Be sure to surround yourself with like minded individuals, it can make all the difference.
4. Work Efficiently
Quality over Quantity. At the end of the day, it does not matter how long you work, what matters is what you do with the time that is given to you. Focus on the task in hand, always be thinking and never be just doing.
5. Tunnel Vision
All the greats have one thing in common, they all have tunnel vision. Visualize your goals and dreams, plan out exactly what you need to do in order to achieve them, and never stop moving forward. Always keep your eyes on the prize and never let unimportant things distract you from your end goals.
6. Be Accountable for Your Decisions, Actions and Goals
The day you decide to own up to your actions, is the day you become an adult. Only when you become fully independent and accountable for your actions will you truly understand the importance of sacrifice, dedication and hard work. You will be able to weed out the unimportant things from the important and find out what is truly worth fighting for.
7. Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
NOTHING is ever perfect, everyone has their own set of challenges no matter how perfect someone’s life may seem. Stop trying to live someone else’s life and start working on your own. Don’t be a second rate version of someone else and instead, focus on being a first rate version of yourself.
8. Never Stop Learning
Self Development is what will give you the edge over your competitors. Always stay hungry for more information, with knowledge comes power. Everyday learning and everyday change is pretty much the only 2 consistent things in life.
9. Take Care of Your Body
Your body is your machine. Take care of your machine and you will operate efficiently and effectively, don’t take care of your machine and you will eventually crash and burn.
10. Positivity is Key to Longevity
Life is a long journey full of ups and downs. Keeping a positive attitude and choosing to think positive goes a long way in keeping you healthy, motivated and alive. Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude.