Many of us wonder, what does it take to become successful? Is there a formula? Is there something that successful people do in order to be the people that they are?
Or does it all fall to luck?
Here’s some good news: it really is only 10% inspiration.
As for the other 90% ‘perspiration’? That’s also true. Successful people are always spending the bulk of their time investing in themselves.
By improving themselves, they push the bar for 90% higher and higher, until they go beyond what ‘average’ people achieve. There’s really no secret to success – just how much effort you are willing to put into getting it.
Of course, blind effort is wasted effort, so here’s the 3 keys to investing in yourself to guide your way!
Never stop learning.
Spend at least 30 minutes every day learning something – whether it’s through books, videos or podcasts.
If done consistently, that’s 180+ hours of learning clocked in in just 1 year. That’s the equivalent of an extra 4 hours of education, every single week.
Imagine the amount of progress you will make by investing such a small amount of effort every day. It’s compound interest working its magic, silently.
Make education a priority and you’ll be amazed at how far you can actually go.
Most people stop learning once they’ve completed school.
Don’t be one of them. Don’t stagnate after graduation.
Take care of yourself and your body.
It’s easy to take this one for granted when you have it amidst all the hectic schedules of life and work.
But if your health crashes, everything else will fall with it.
You may never get your previous productivity levels once it’s gone. Worst still – you may never be able to get anything done ever again.
While this is an extreme example, it’s the absolute truth. If you want to enjoy the fruits of your efforts in your later years, then take care of yourself now.
In fact, there should not be any point in your life where your ambition precedes your health, because those 2 should go hand-in-hand.
So set aside those 30 minutes a day for just you. Walk, exercise and be active.
The point is to get started and keep up that momentum no matter how little you begin with.
Alongside educating yourself and taking good care of your health, you need to model after a master.
What does that mean?
Find the person who is your role model for success and learn from him. His mindset, his actions, and how he got there.
This would tremendously shave off countless of hours and save you time learning from someone who has actually done it.
Someone who can guide you through the path, as well as helping you avoid the pitfalls throughout your journey.
So start educating yourself daily. Get healthy. And find a master to model after.
When you invest in yourself and commit to these 3 areas, you will transcend to your success even faster than you ever thought possible.