You are under no obligation to be the same person you were a year ago, 6 months ago, a week or 15 minutes ago. If you want to experience business and personal success, feel happier and enjoy life more, it’s time to start choosing the never-ending journey of self-development.
All successful business people have routines, behaviours, principles and mindsets that have contributed to their personal and business success. And more often than not share similarities with other successful individuals regardless of industry or profession. However it’s confusing knowing which routines and mindsets will create the best results in the least amount of time. So here are the top three universal success factors all successful business people have adopted.
1 Understanding themselves
With all the distractions facing us everyday, it can be hard to invest time and energy to engage in honest self-reflection. But making this investment to note your weaknesses, strengths, patterns of behaviour and unresolved issues will allow you to become a more successful version of yourself.
When you become more self-aware you will know:
· When and where you perform at optimal levels
· How much sleep you require to thrive
· The best types of food to eat to fuel your mind and body, and
· What types of people you enjoy working and socialising with.
2 Improving themselves
Successful business people know that to improve their net worth, they need to invest time in improving themselves. They read widely to learn, improve their knowledge, challenge their mindset and feel inspired. This endless pursuit is fuelled by the fact that the more we learn the more we learn we don’t know.
“If you are under the impression you have already perfected yourself, you will never rise to the heights you are no doubt capable of. ― Kazuo Ishiguro”
Successful business people also know that self-development is a holistic process. From practicing simple meditation practices every day to exercising regularly eating healthy food and getting enough sleep. You can take charge of your own life by developing a simple diet and exercise routine and maintain a level of balance across all areas of life.
3 Sharing their personal philosophy
Successful business people have developed a personal philosophy that pervades everything they say and do. Whenever they write, speak, mentor or give interviews they share their message and the very essence of themselves.
And this is how self-development becomes ‘contagious’. When successful business people develop others and keep engaging in self-development it sends a strong signal about what they believe in. The intrinsic rewards of mentoring is profound, the gift of knowledge is powerful in itself but when shared this scales the value of that learnt wisdom.
The self-development you pursue for career and business success will pay off ten fold in all areas of your life. For example, by learning to become a more effective listener in the boardroom, your family and friends will also feel like they’re being heard. And when you take charge of your own life, you improve relationships at work and home, with your friends, parents, partner and yourself.
When you embrace the never-ending journey of self-development, your life transforms from average to successful. As Tony Robbins says, “Commit to CANI! – Constant And Never-ending Improvement”
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