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Discover the Routine That Empowers Super-Achievers

Discover the Routine That Empowers Super-Achievers

Achieving goals and attaining success by reaching multiple goals seems like a mountainous challenge at the outset. The truth is that nothing great comes easy. It takes resilience, adaptation and vision.

However, successful people do not procrastinate or let the task of becoming successful overwhelm them. They understand the challenges and limitations ahead; thus, they know what they can do to maneuver their way and become successful. This is why successful people are often called “super-achievers”. In a very real sense they are like every other person. But most days, they are more productive and result-oriented. To achieve this, they set a daily routine that guides them to achieve their goals.

No matter how big the project before you or how daunting the task may be, consistency will help you achieve more and be more productive. That’s the secret to super-achievers accomplishing what they do: They are consistent in their routine.

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So how do they get so consistent? Super-achievers do the following:

They set goals

Every achiever knows what he wants to accomplish in a day and how such goals will affect larger, long-term goals. They don’t concern themselves with “staying busy”. Busyness is not the same as productivity. Super-achievers are concerned with results.

And before you have results, you need a goal.

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They prioritize

Super-achievers know what is important and what isn’t. There is always a scale of differentiation between what is important and what is urgent. What is urgent may not be important and what is important may not be urgent.

Super-achievers have the ability to prioritize and set a balance with their daily activities.

They create to-do-lists

Whether written in a journal or as a set of reminders on their smartphones, super-achievers are organized. They structure their days. They don’t allow clutter with their time. They know what they have to and what they do not have to do. Thus, they schedule their time to maintain a balance in every area of their lives.

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They have time to network, build relationships, exercise and get the needed rest to achieve those things they set out to do. Simply put, they are structured and have a written plan on how to get their day accomplished.

They measure progress

The thing about it is that you can be doing so much and you do not realize how much you are accomplishing or how far you have come. You may be distracted by the fact that you are taking tiny steps or feel that you are not stepping in the right direction.

Do not be tempted with this fallacy; super-achievers measure their progress. They always look over their shoulder to see how far they have come. They also make sure they are headed in the right direction, on the right track.

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They do not focus on the future without taking a thing or two from the past.

They learn

People may take this for granted, but achievement stems from strategizing, commitment and dedication. Any achievements gained without learning are short-lived and lack value.

Super-achievers learn from their failures. They seek expert guidance through mentors, books or audio CDs. They are focused on learning as they move on. Such knowledge nourishes them and helps them to navigate the obstacles and challenges that come their way.

Remember: You have to be consistent and build on daily successes if you want to be a super-achiever. Super-achievers are more daring yet they remain consistent and solid as they surge on to their long-term goals. They are not distracted; rather, they remain focused on taking the tiny steps and maintaining an accurate routine to achieve their goals.

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Casey Imafidon

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Published on April 25, 2019

How Creativity Can Help You Get Ahead in Life

How Creativity Can Help You Get Ahead in Life

Have you ever felt limited in your abilities to do something you really wanted to pursue? Maybe it was an ambition you had, or an idea to start something. Perhaps it was an opportunity that came your way, but you weren’t able to take it because something held you back.

Often, we’re unable to progress towards our goals because such obstacles stand in the way. We let our limitations stop or overshadow our abilities to see through to a goal.

Yet, there’s one thing that we rarely think of to use when trying to overcome limitations.

Creativity.

What is Creativity?

When I say creativity, I’m not talking about an innate talent. Creativity is a much needed, but often neglected, skill that everyone has! It’s a skill with huge leverage that allows you to generate enormous amounts of value from relatively little input.

Creativity at its heart, is being able to see things in a way that others cannot. It’s a skill that helps you find new perspectives to create new possibilities and solutions to different problems.

Everything, including brilliant inventions, cannot come from nothing; it all derives from some sort of inspiration. Creativity works by connecting things together in order to derive new meaning or value.

From this perspective, you can find creativity at play in many areas.

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For example, Mark Zuckerburg rapidly became successful by taking the previously existing concept of social media, and combining it with an incredibly simple interface that appealed to a much wider audience. Uber and Lyft combined the idea of a traditional taxi service with an incredibly efficient smartphone app.

Both of these examples connect different ideas, find common ground amongst the differences, and create a completely new idea out of them.

That’s creativity in a nutshell, and anyone can improve theirs.

Limitations are Actually Opportunities

The advantage of using creativity, is to help you see limitations as opportunities. Take any limitation that you may find yourself facing, is there a way to look at things differently?

Let me illustrate with an example.

On the day of my son’s 5th birthday, my wife and I arranged a party for him at a children’s adventure park. His friends and family were all invited, and the plan was to have a long, fun day out to celebrate.

However, the day didn’t go exactly as planned…

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At Lifehack, we pride ourselves on a healthy work-life balance, so I wasn’t concerned about taking the day off to celebrate. But, on the big day, a call came through to my phone.

It was a manager from Lifehack. He excitedly told me that a group of investors were quite interested in our business proposition, and were wanting to meet later that day.

This was great news! A potential investment could be coming our way. But, I was already miles away from home and the office. Plus, it was my son’s birthday…

I asked if I could call him back once we got settled into the park.

To be honest, I was pretty certain I was not going to be able to make it. Asking to reschedule would be a risky request, but there was no way that I was going to miss my son’s party.

My son could sense something was off, and he asked me what was wrong. So I let him know that I just received a call about a meeting today, but also told him not to worry as today was about celebrating his birthday.

But like all kids, he continued questioning me…

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“But daddy, is it important?”

“No, of course not,” I bluffed.

Then, with childlike intuition and creativity, he asked: “Can’t you just meet with them at the park?”

And, then it struck me! This was the idea that I was missing.

Even though my son didn’t quite understand that it would not be possible for the investors to meet me at the park, it made sense for me to simply do a video call!

I could miss 25 minutes of the party to do a quick call while the rest of the party walked through the aquarium. And, in the end, that was exactly what happened.

I called back my teammate and asked him to briefly explain to the investors why I couldn’t be there in person to meet, but would be happy to join via video. I took the call, and was able to spend the rest of the day at the park with my son.

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Not only did my son enjoy his birthday, his simple idea led to a successful investment meeting that allowed us to get funding for a new project.

This is where I was able to turn a limitation into an opportunity that enabled me to reach my success.

Creativity is One Key to Success

When you use your creative ability to turn your limitations and setbacks into opportunities, you’ll find doors opening for you in areas you may have never imagined.

Remember, your attitude is also important when it comes to achieving a goal, and tackling a setback or problem. That’s because a positive attitude transforms not just your mental state, but your physical and emotional well being. It is the key to lasting total transformation.

Check out this article to learn more about how you can tune your attitude towards positivity.

So, the next time you’re feeling limited by your abilities, setbacks or challenges, don’t give up. Really look at the situation, and see how you can leverage on your creativity to find an alternative solution.

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