“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”
Everyone has its own definition of success. For some of us, success might mean money, power or winning.
Regardless what you imagine when we talk about success, there is always a change process behind. A change of the way we think and the way we act. And sometimes this process is easier than we think.
Here are some small but valuable things that are universal, which, if you apply them consequently, will make you more successful.
1. Take Conscious Action Toward Your Goals
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.”
Wouldn’t it be awesome if, after setting your goals and writing them down, all you had to do was sit back and relax and wait for a miracle to deliver them to you?
A recent study revealed that 86 percent of people who achieved success on a key goal or strategy noted a determination to succeed, especially when things got hard.
Having a vision helps you to stay focused and determined to succeed.
See here how a vision helps you to get more clarity and drives you forward to take action towards your goals.
2. Avoid Interruptions
“The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions.”
In today’s high pressure workplace, learning to manage interruptions is a key self-management skill.
My good friend Jan Esswein is a mindfulness expert. I’ve got the chance to attend Jan’s talks couple of times, I’ve studied his books… and I used what I learned from him with amazing results.
Right now, Jan is in the middle of a Digital Detox program which helps you learn how to consume digital content mindfully.
He’s released a series of high-value posts and will continue to do that over the next couple of weeks. They’re really great – and you can actually read them here.
3. Manage Multitasking Madness
“The number one root of all illness, as we know, is stress.”
There is too much input and the little control we have made us struggling with much more tasks than we can productively handle.
Learn here how to manage multitasking madness.
4. Give Yourself a Procrastination Seeding
“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”
This sounds very familiar: you know what you need to do. You know why you need to do it. You even know what steps you must take to get it done.
There’s just one small problem —you can’t seem to get started.
One study from the University of Calgary concluded that 60 percent of the population procrastinate. This is 4x more than 20 years ago.
Learn here how to avoid procrastination and to how to eliminate the most limiting belief „I have no time“.
5. Clear Out the Chaos
“We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right.”
Every day we have to deal with lots of stuff. To-do lists, phone calls, e-mails, notes and paperwork are piling up. All this mental and physical stuff becomes clutter and leads to chaos.
One study showed that the typical executive spends 4.5 hours a week looking for lost papers.
If your clutter-clearing efforts have fallen on hard times, don’t despair. Visualizing your work will help to clear out the chaos.
In this article, you’ll learn an easy four-step process to structure the stuff in your head and your office and reclaim your space.
Call To Action
If you want to learn step by step how to become more successful in the digital age, become stress free and highly productive, check out my free E-Book (in German) called: “9 Tägliche Praktiken um deine Produktivität zu verdreifachen.”
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”