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7 Mental Shifts This Man Had That Made Him A Success At 22

7 Mental Shifts This Man Had That Made Him A Success At 22

Tucker Hughes become a millionaire by the age of 22. He did that in the most competitive environment in the world. His average competitors had 10 times more experience in his field. Moreover, when he was only 20, he finished his master’s degree at very prestigious university, he had travelled to more than 50 countries around the world, completed 13 triathlons, and now lives a wonderful, fulfilled, happy life.

It may seem that everything was always perfect in this young man‘s life, however there was a period when the days weren’t so bright. After graduating from the school he started to venture into the family business of real estate. Early on, he realized if they would have any success it will be very hard. However, by being ambitious he did not get discouraged.

By being persistent and creative he achieved incredible results, he made millions of dollars from real estate commissions throughout the last year. Now you can Learn the 7 mental shifts that Tucker used to accelerate his success by such a young age.

1. Do Not Get Discouraged By Your Age

Instead of seeing yourself as too young for success, use your youth as the biggest asset. Believe that your youth is exactly what will bring you success, do not give yourself any excuses and do not wait for the next day, a certain month or a certain year.

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Accelerate your success right now, there will never be a perfect time. Make yourself a person with whom others wants to be around and network with. Become a young dedicated, hardworking professional.

2. Your Biggest Investment Is You. Consistently Keep Improving Yourself

The wisest investment is investing in yourself. Read every day, listen to positive programs that make your personal growth. Surround yourself with mentors and peers who are much more successful. Your number one priority in life is to keep learning and growing yourself. Work harder on yourself than on your work.

However, do not burn yourself out too much. Your health is everything, you must devote some time to relax and recreate your mental and physical powers. Go for a run, get a massage, give yourself some kind of luxurious gift, spoil and reward yourself after hard days.

3. Plan and Make Decisions Fast and Quickly

No matter how mentally prepared you are, there will be times when you will hit a threshold and you will get in a negative state where nothing happens. To prevent you from getting to that state often, make decisions as quickly as possible. Build a habit of planning and following through so that you can perform everything without thinking and being mentally drained. Tucker Hughes knows what he will wear for work and will eat next week. What about you?

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4.  Create a Habit of Deep Productive Focused Work

The only thing that stops you from explosive success and jumping out of mediocrity is the habit working productively many hours. Your deep concentrated focused hours is the most important factor of your success. However, keep in mind activity is not productivity. If you are really busy it does not mean it will bring you success. Focus and take massive action on activities that gives you results.

Tucker Hughes said that his success came from intentionally developing mental stamina. Without that he had no way to outperform business people who had decades of experience. Eliminate any distractions when working and keep aware when your focus is drifting. At the end of the day do an analysis of how you performed and be very vigorous on improving yourself daily.

5. Dream Boldly and Be More Ambitious

You must set goals for yourself. Every successful person has this exact trait in common. “If you don’t have 1-year, 5-year and 10-year goals for yourself do it right now” says Tucker.  Review them daily, consistently. First thing in the morning look at them.

Also, apply his other strategy, by asking yourself, “Could I achieve my 10 year goals this year?“. One of the character traits that Tucker Hughes has is that he pushes himself out of his comfort zone by slowing his timeline and creating an optimal path to his success.

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6. Use an Aggressive Campaign Method

Plan and execute. The fastest, easiest, simplest way to put your content in motion is to create a campaign of your promotions. Tucker‘s advice for you: “Reach out to your prospects in different ways and mediums every week for at least a month”. Be very aggressive and persistent. However, try to do this and not be annoying at the same time. Even if you are not in sales, it is still applicable in most endeavors to get your goal.

7. Have Faith

If you won’t believe in yourself you likely won’t make it. The good thing is you really have what it takes! There is nothing that can stop you from achieving your dreams except you.

Everyone who fails in life has their excuses. Be different.  Commit to excellence every day which is another trait of Tucker Hughes.

If you want to succeed , go out and get busy.

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The original article was published by the author http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/252726

 

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Last Updated on December 10, 2019

How to Stay Motivated and Reach Your Big Goals in Life

How to Stay Motivated and Reach Your Big Goals in Life

It is hardly a secret that the key to successfully accomplishing one goal after another is staying motivated. There are, of course, tasks which successful people may not like at all, yet they find motivation to complete them because they recognize how each particular task serves a greater goal.

So how to stay motivated most of the time? Here are 5 simple yet effective ways on how to stay motivated and get what you want:

1. Find Your Good Reasons

Anything you do, no matter how simple, has a number of good reasons behind it.

You may not be able to find good reasons to do some tasks at first but, if you take just a few moments to analyze them, you will easily spot something good. We also have many tasks which don’t need any reasoning at all – we’ve been doing them for so long that they feel natural.

If you’re ever stuck with some tasks you hate and there seems to be no motivation to complete it whatsoever, here’s what you need to do: find your good reasons.

Even when you set goals, there needs to be reasons behind these goals. They may not be obvious, but stay at it until you see some, as this will bring your motivation back and will help you finish the task.

Some ideas for what a good reason can be:

  • A material reward – quite often, you will get paid for doing something you normally don’t like doing at all.
  • Personal gain – you will learn something new or will perhaps improve yourself in a certain way.
  • A feeling of accomplishment – at least you’ll be able to walk away feeling great about finding the motivation and courage to complete such a tedious task.
  • A step closer to your bigger goal – even the biggest accomplishments in history have started small and relied on simple and far less pleasant tasks than you might be working on. Every task you complete brings you closer to the ultimate goal, and acknowledging this always feels good.

2. Make It Fun

When it comes to motivation, attitude is everything. Different people may have completely opposite feelings towards the same task: some will hate it, others will love it.

Why do you think this happens? It’s simple: some of us find ways to make any task interesting and fun to do!

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Take sports for example. Visiting your local gym daily for a half-an-hour workout session sounds rather boring to some. Yet many others love the idea!

They like exercising not only because they recognize the good reasons behind it, but simply because it’s fun! At certain time of their daily schedule, they find going to gym to be the best thing to do, simply because nothing else will fit their time and lifestyle so perfectly.

Depending on how you look at it, you can have fun doing just about anything! Just look for ways of having fun, and you’ll find them!

A simple approach is to start working on any task by asking yourself a few questions:

  • How can I enjoy this task?
  • What can I do to make this task fun for myself and possibly for others?
  • How can I make this work the best part of my day?

As long as you learn to have the definite expectation of any task being potentially enjoyable, you will start to feel motivated.

Some of you will probably think of a thing or two which are valid exceptions from this statement, like something you always hate doing no matter how hard you try making it fun. You’re probably right, and that’s why I don’t claim everything to be fun.

However, most tasks have a great potential of being enjoyable, and so looking for ways to have fun while working is definitely a good habit to acquire.

3. Change Your Approach And Don’t Give Up

When something doesn’t feel right, it’s always a good time to take a moment and look for a different approach for the task.

You may be doing everything correctly and most efficiently, but such approach isn’t necessarily the most motivating one. Quite often, you can find a number of obvious tweaks to your current approach which will both change your experience and open up new possibilities.

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That’s why saying “one way or another” is so common — if you really want to accomplish your goal, there is always a way; and most likely, there’s more than one way.

If a certain approach doesn’t work for you, find another one, and keep trying until you find the one which will both keep you motivated and get you the desired results.

Some people think that trying a different approach means giving up. They take pride in being really stubborn and refusing to try any other options on their way towards the goal.

My opinion on this is that the power of focus is great, but you should be focusing on your goal, and not limiting your options by focusing on just one way to accomplish it it.

4. Recognize Your Progress

Everything you may be working on can be easily split into smaller parts and stages. For most goals, it is quite natural to split the process of accomplishing them into smaller tasks and milestones. There are a few reasons behind doing this, and one of them is tracking your progress.

We track our progress automatically with most activities. But to stay motivated, you need to recognize your progress, not merely track it.

Here’s how tracking and recognizing your progress is different:

Tracking is merely taking a note of having reached a certain stage in your process. Recognizing is taking time to look at a bigger picture and realize where exactly you are, and how much more you have left to do.

For example, if you’re going to read a book, always start by going through the contents table. Getting familiar with chapter titles and memorizing their total number will make it easier for you to recognize your progress as you read. Confirming how many pages your book has before starting it is also a good idea.

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You see, reading any book you will be automatically looking at page numbers and chapter titles, but without knowing the total number of pages, this information will have little meaning.

Somehow, it is human nature to always want things to happen in short term or even at once. Even though we split complex tasks into simpler actions, we don’t quite feel the satisfaction until all is done and the task is fully complete.

For many scenarios though, the task is so vast that such approach will drain all the motivation out of you long before you have a chance to reach your goal. That’s why it is important to always take small steps and recognize the positive different and progress made. This is how your motivation can sustain in long term.

5. Reward Yourself

This is a trick everyone likes: rewarding yourself is always pleasant. This is also one of the easiest and at the same time most powerful ways to stay motivated!

Feeling down about doing something? Dread the idea of working on some task? Hate the whole idea of working? You’re not alone.

Right from the beginning, agree on some deliverables which will justify yourself getting rewarded. As soon as you get one of the agreed results, take time to reward yourself in some way.

For some tasks, just taking a break and relaxing for a few minutes will do.

For others, you may want to get a fresh cup of coffee and even treat yourself a dessert.

For even bigger and more demanding tasks, reward yourself by doing something even more enjoyable, like going to a cinema or taking a trip to some place nice, or even buying yourself something.

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Your progress may not seem to others like anything worth celebrating but, take time and do it anyway! It is your task and your reward, so any ways to stay motivated are good.

The more you reward yourself for the honestly made progress, the more motivated you will feel about reaching new milestones, thus finally accomplishing your goal.

Mix and Match

Now that you have these five ways of staying motivated, it is a good moment to give you the key to them all: mix and match!

Pick one of the techniques and apply it to your situation. If it doesn’t work, or if you simply want to get more motivated, try another technique right way. Mix different approaches and match them to your task for the best results.

Just think about it: Finding good reasons to work on your task is bound to helping you feel better; and identifying ways to make it fun will help you enjoy the task even more.

Or, if you plan a few points for easier tracking of your progress and on top of that, agree on rewarding yourself as you go; this will make you feel most motivated about anything you have to work through.

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