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12 Things Successful People Do Differently

February 02, 2012 | 77,065 views

People who are wildly successful – think Clint Eastwood and Warren Buffett – take steps to help them realize their full potential. Some of these things are strategies you can easily emulate to rise to success in your own life…

  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.

For a more in-depth explanation of each of these strategies, click on the link below.

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