The Ten Mantras given below will highlight what successful people do differently in life which sets them apart from others:
- Have a clear agenda: To begin with try to have a clear and focused agenda. This will help you a lot. Say suppose, “I will improve my Data Interpretation in three months is better than I will make my DI strong”.
- Seize the opportunity: As humans we tend to juggle with so many goals: left, right and centre. In this juggling we routinely miss out many opportunities to act on goal because we simply fail to notice them. Achieving your goal simply means grabbing these opportunities before they slip through your gingers.
- Keep a tab on your progress: Reaching your goal definitely requires honest and regular monitoring of progress from your side. But if you are clueless how much you are away from your goal then all your efforts are futile.
- Aim to be a realistic optimistic: While setting a goal engage yourself in a lot of positive thinking about how likely you will be able to achieve it. Most goals worth achieving require time, planning, effort and persistence.
- Aim to be better rather than being good: Many of us hold the notion that our intelligence, personality or physical aptitudes are fixed. Don’t restrict yourself like this as it will prove harmful in the long run.
- Have grit: Grit is a willingness to commit to long-term goals and to persist in the face of difficulty. Studies show that gritty people obtain more education in their lifetime, and earn higher college GPAs.
- Develop your willpower muscle: Treat your will power like a muscle just like any other muscles in your body. When this muscle doesn’t get much exercise it becomes weaker over time.
- Go easy with the flow: No matter how strong your willpower muscle becomes, it’s important to respect the fact that it can take up to a point. Don’t overtax it or else you will temporarily run out of steam. Don’t try to take too much challenging tasks at once, like trying to quit smoking and dieting at the same time. Don’t be overly confident. Successful people know not to make reaching a goal harder than it already is.
- Find an alternative: If you really want to be successful then find an alternative to keep your bad habits at bay. Plan how you will replace bad habits with good ones rather than focusing only on the bad habits.
- Do SWOT analysis: Lastly, try to do a regular SWOT analysis of yourself and your actions. SWOT, an unofficial acronym for Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threats is an effective tool of identifying and working on your Strengths and Weaknesses, and to examine and understand the opportunities and threats you might face while achieving your goal.