Tuesday, September 4, 2012

12 Things Successful People Do Differently

1.    Create and pursue S.M.A.R.T. goals -- S.M.A.R.T. goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.
2.    Take decisive and immediate action – Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action.
3.    Focus on being productive, not being busy – In other words, work smarter, not harder.
4.    Make logical, informed decisions – Think things through before making life-changing decisions.
5.    Avoid trying to make things perfect – The only way to get things done is to be imperfect 99% of the time.
6.    Work outside of your comfort zone – Embrace all moments of opportunity for personal growth and success.
7.    Keep things simple – Rather than evaluating every last detail of every possible option, choose something you think will work and give it a shot.
8.    Focus on making small, continuous improvements – Soon you'll find yourself on a spiral of changes – one building on the other.
9.    Measure and track your progress – Step back and assess your progress regularly so you know what needs to be done to excel and accelerate.
10.    Maintain a positive outlook as you learn from your mistakes – Look for the silver lining in every situation.
11.    Spend time with the right people – You are the sum of the people you spend the most time with.
12.    Maintain balance in your life – An imbalanced lifestyle will hold you back from reaching your full potential.