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This List of Infographics About Achieving Success Will Surely Inspire You

This List of Infographics About Achieving Success Will Surely Inspire You

What is the way to success? These infographics will teach you how to be successful and help you along your way.

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    I thought I would start with the above graphic. Most of what people spend their time on in life is work. So you might as well do something you enjoy doing. Chances are if you enjoy what you do you will be successful at it.

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      This infographic talks about when people are successful. There is no perfect time to start doing something where you have an interest. As you can see from the infograph above most of these people became successful in their 30s, but you can also find success later in life like Ray Kroc, McDonald’s founder.

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        Life is a series of small decisions that lead to where you want to be. No one makes one large jump and lands instantly on success. One percent improvement every day is doable. One hundred percent improvement in one day is daunting. As the great Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes said, “football is 3 yards forward and a cloud of dust. If we do that every possesion, we win the game.”

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          When you look at all the successful people in this infographic what stands out?  The fact that during their professional journey they all failed at one point or another.  Some of them focussed on one industry and tried until they got it right.  Others were more interested in owning their own business and when they found the right product or industry and the best way to find customers, they too were big successes.  The lesson learned here is never give up.  You don’t know if your success is just around the corner.

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            No one is successful without failure. The inventor Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” If you learn from your mistakes then you did not fail. You learned.

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              Many people have a dream of starting their own business. The first graphic I posted in this article showed that you should do what you love, are good at and can get paid for. This infographic illustrates the importance of planning, preparation and building the right team. You must surround yourself with good people. No one can build anything alone. Even Sir Richard Branson would agree with that. No man is an island, but one man can own an island. Isn’t that right Sir Richard?

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                Hard work is what builds success there is no easy path, no silver bullet. If you love what you are setting out to do the hard work won’t seem like work, but will seem like progress. Bill Gates used to get so involved in his work when he first started Microsoft he would forget to eat. Now that’s focus and devotion.

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                  The details matter. Even something so small as which side the toilet paper hangs off the roll can add to a customer experience. I won’t share with you which side I prefer. I don’t want to bias you. Read this infographic and decide for yourself.

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                    This infographicrepresents the responses from people of three different social strata who were asked “What are the main reasons for success?” See where hard work registered for rich people. Hard work, that’s the secret to success.

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                    Last Updated on September 17, 2018

                    How to Stop Multitasking and Become Way More Productive

                    How to Stop Multitasking and Become Way More Productive

                    Today we are expected to work in highly disruptive environments. We sit down at our desks, turn on our computer and immediately we are hit with hundreds of emails all vying for our attention.

                    Our phones are beeping and pinging with new alerts to messages, likes and comments and our colleagues are complaining about the latest company initiative is designed to get us to do more work and spend less time at home.

                    All these distractions result in us multitasking where our attention is switching between one crisis and the next.

                    Multitasking is a problem. But how to stop multitasking?

                    How bad really is multitasking?

                    It dilutes your focus and attention so even the easiest of tasks become much harder and take longer to complete.

                    Studies have shown that while you think you are multitasking, you are in fact task switching, which means your attention is switching between two or more pieces of work and that depletes the energy resources you have to do your work.

                    This is why, even though you may have done little to no physical activity, you arrive home at the end of the day feeling exhausted and not in the mood to do anything.

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                    We know it is not a good way to get quality work done, but the demands for out attention persist and rather than reduce, are likely to increase as the years go by.

                    So what to do about it?

                    Ways to stop multitasking and increase productivity

                    Now, forget about how to multitask!

                    Here are a few strategies on how to stop multitasking so you can get better quality and more work done in the time you have each working day:

                    1. Get enough rest

                    When you are tired, your brain has less strength to resist even the tiniest attention seeker. This is why when you find your mind wandering, it is a sign your brain is tired and time to take a break.

                    This does not just mean taking breaks throughout the day, it also means making sure you get enough sleep every day.

                    When you are well rested and take short regular breaks throughout the day your brain is fully refuelled and ready to focus in on the work that is important.

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                    2. Plan your day

                    When you don’t have a plan for the day, the day will create a plan for you. When you allow outside influences to take control of your day, it is very hard not to be dragged off in all directions.

                    When you have a plan for the day, when you arrive at work your brain knows exactly what it is you want to accomplish and will subconsciously have prepared itself for a sustained period of focused work.

                    Your resistance to distractions and other work will be high and you will focus much better on the work that needs doing.

                    3. Remove everything from your desk and screen except for the work you are doing

                    I learned this one a long time ago. In my previous work, I worked in a law office and I had case files to deal with. If I had more than one case file on my desk at any one time, I would find my eyes wandering over the other case files on my desk when I had something difficult to do.

                    I was looking for something easier. This meant often I was working on three or four cases at one time and that always led to mistakes and slower completion.

                    Now when I am working on something, I am in full-screen mode where all I can see is the work I am working on right now.

                    4. When at your desk, do work

                    We are creatures of habit. If we do our online shopping and news reading at our desks as well as our work, we will always have the temptation to be doing stuff that we should not be doing at that moment.

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                    Do your online shopping from another place—your home or from your phone when you are having a break—and only do your work when at your desk. This conditions your brain to focus in on your work and not other distractions.

                    5. Learn to say no

                    Whenever you hear the phrase “learn to say no,” it does not mean going about being rude to everyone. What it does mean is delay saying yes.

                    Most problems occur when we say “yes” immediately. We then have to spend an inordinate amount of energy thinking of ways to get ourselves out of the commitment we made.

                    By saying “let me think about it” or “can I let you know later” gives you time to evaluate the offer and allows you to get back to what you were doing quicker.

                    6. Turn off notifications on your computer

                    For most of us, we still use computers to do our work. When you have email alert pop-ups and other notifications turned on, they will distract you no matter how strong you feel.

                    Turn them off and schedule email reviewing for times between doing your focused work. Doing this will give you a lot of time back because you will be able to remain focused on the work in front of you.

                    7. Find a quiet place to do your most important work

                    Most workplaces have meeting rooms that are vacant. If you do have important work to get done, ask if you can use one of those rooms and do your work there.

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                    You can close the door, put on your headphones and just focus on what is important. This is a great way to remove all the other, non-important, tasks demanding your attention and just focus on one piece of work.

                    The bottom line

                    Focusing on one piece of work at a time can be hard but the benefits to the amount of work you get done are worth it. You will make fewer mistakes, you will get more done and will feel a lot less tired at the end of the day.

                    Make a list of the four or five things you want to get done the next day before you finish your work for the day and when you start the day, begin at the top of the list with the first item.

                    Don’t start anything else until you have finished the first one and then move on to the second one. This one trick will help you to become way more productive.

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