Here Are the 7 Things That Can Make You Wildly Successful | TIME.com
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
To Build A Better Career, First Build A Better You:
It might sound fluffy but research shows how people feel about themselves has a huge effect on success.
For most people studied, the first step toward improving their job performance had nothing to do with the job itself but instead with improving how they felt about themselves. In fact, for eight in ten people, self-image matters more in how they rate their job performance than does their actual job performance. - Gribble 2000
What frequently produces creative ideas? It’s not clever tricks — it’s being genuinely interested in your work.
Hell yes. Being engaged WINS.
The trick is to know WHAT to engage with.
Seven things that will make you more successful:
- First, Build A Better You
- Quality, Not Quantity
- Make Plans And Goals
- Focus On The Small Wins
- Know What Motivates You
- Choose The Right Workplace
- Learn People Skills
What’s the easiest way to get started? Go here.
Take the time to reflect on how far you’ve come and the good work you’ve done:
It boosts your motivation.
That’s not indulgent or fluffy — persistent people spend twice as long thinking about their accomplishments.
Comparing people who tend to give up easily with people who tend to carry on, even through difficult challenges, researchers find that persistent people spend twice as much time thinking, not about what has to be done, but about what they have already accomplished, the fact that the task is doable, and that they are capable of it. – Sparrow 1998
Here’s Dan Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, the single best book on motivation:
Learn more about motivation here.