Do you want to learn how to be successful in life?
Are you tired of settling for mediocre and ready to take your life and success to the next level?
I was too, I wanted to learn how to be successful so I went after it with 100% commitment. I went to seminars, joined masterminds, read books on successful people, and start implementing into my life.
I’ve found if you want to learn how to be successful in life you need to follow successful people. As Tony Robbins said, “Success leaves clues.”
Almost anything you want to achieve has already been done by someone else. Follow those people to learn their strategies and speed up your own success.
There is no need to reinvent the wheel to success. Find out what other successful people are doing and you too can learn how to be successful in life.
How to Be Successful in Life: 5 Simple Ways
1.) Create an Empowering Morning & Evening Routine
“If you win the morning you win the day.”
If you want to learn how to be successful in life the first thing to do is create a morning routine.
After reading countless personal development books I learned people like Tony Robbins, Oprah, and Bill Gates all have empowering morning rituals. Here’s how you can start:
Start With a Night Time Routine
A good morning routine starts the night before. One of my mentors, Benjamin Hardy, taught me that Benjamin taught me that successful people intentionally direct their subconscious before bed. The use a nighttime routine to help them with problems before going to sleep.
As Thomas Edison said,“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.”
Start by spending 5–10 minutes with a journal to think about what you are trying to accomplish. Write out three wins for the day to help you feel accomplished and proud of your day. Then, look at your goals and ask some questions about why you are struggling to achieve them.
Instead of thinking of your problems, write out the problem and several questions asking for answers. This will give your subconscious mind something to work on while I sleep.
Lastly, write out some of your goals as already being completed.
For example, instead of saying you want to be a professional athlete, write “I am a professional golfer on the PGA Tour.” Then visualize for a few minutes each of these dreams as already completed. This will give yourself a positive visual image before going to bed.
This was exact opposite process of what most people do before bed. Most people go to sleep worrying about the future instead of dreaming about it in a positive way.
Negative thoughts, especially at night, are poison for your mind and goals. Go to bed dreaming about your dream future. Imagine how it will all look, feel, and be when you reach your biggest goals.
Wake Up With Purpose
Instead of waking up without a plan dedicate your mornings to being all about YOU. Start by writing in a journal for 5-10 minutes. Write out, in detail, what it will be like when you accomplish specific goals. Be as detailed as you can. Read these statements out loud to affirm them to yourself.
If you have a vision board you can also look at this and imagine your goals as completed. This helps give my subconscious mind a clear image of what you are trying to achieve. I usually do this after 10–15 minutes of using the “Primed Mind” app or daily meditation.
2.) Your Journal is How to Be Successful in Life
A journal is simple but so beneficial in helping you learn how to be successful in life. I learned all of these tricks from Benjamin Hardy’s Journal Mastery Course.
Last year after reading and hearing the importance of a journal from nearly everyone I decided to give it a try. The only problem was that I had no clue what I was supposed to write about. Somedays it was a recap of the day, other entries were how I was feeling, and sometimes it was just random thoughts. While I still got some value, once I learned how to structure my journal writing I finally began to see results.
By writing in your journal each morning you are able to tap into your subconscious as the fog is still clearing from your conscious brain. Instead of aimlessly writing I spend 10–15 minutes each morning brain dumping:
- I write about 2–3 things I’m really grateful for in my life.
- Review and write my goals and vision.
- Detail my goals as already completed. Write out the specific details and bring in other senses of the goal becoming accomplished.
Journaling will help reframe your subconscious and reshape your identity by using it as a vehicle to consciously create your intended future.
“The subconscious mind will translate into its physical equivalent, by the most direct and practical method available.” — Napoleon Hill
3.) Set Bigger Goals
The best part of getting up early is that it allows you extra time to focus on yourself and your goals. It’s a time for you be proactive instead of reactive in designing your future. The problem is that most people use a SMART goal setting system, which emphasizes on making goals “realistic.”
Don’t waste your time on “realistic” goals, instead 10x them. If your goal is to earn $100,000 in the next 12 months why not add a zero and make $1,000,000?
You might think it sounds crazy and I did too. But once I watched a video from Dan Sullivan, I began to understand the power of the 10X’ing your goals.
As Dan said in this video, “It’s a lot easier to go 10x on your goals instead of 2x.” By choosing to 10X your goals you will gain intellectual engagement and emotional commitment. Once you are committed your brain will act as a filter and get rid of anything that is unnecessary to your goal by delegating or deleting it.
By going 10X instead of 2X you create a totally different mindset to operate from. In order to achieve your goals, you need to set big goals and focus on them every day.
4.) Reshape Your Environment
After reading “Willpower Doesn’t Work” which says most self-improvement books have it all wrong. Most books preach about discipline and willpower to achieve your goals. While those are needed, you also need to change your environment to shift everything else.
As Benjamin Hardy said in his book, “Environmental design is different. It’s about creating conditions that make your success inevitable. For example, if you want to be focused at work, you need to remove all distractions from your physical and digital workspace. If you want to eat healthy, remove all of the unhealthy foods from your house. If you want to get creative insights, get out of town and relax for a day or two.”
Willpower fades but your environment can always be changed to help you reach your goals. And it’s worked amazing. I’ve reshaped my environment by decluttering, cleaning, and removing anything that doesn’t give a feeling of success. This may seem too easy but start by cleaning your desk or closet and you’ll notice a significant change.
“A person’s environment forms every aspect of their lives, from their income to their value system to their waistline to their hobbies.” — Benjamin Hardy
How to Be Successful in Life From Will Smith
5.) Always Invest In Yourself
As Warren Buffett said, “The greatest investment you can make is in yourself.”
Spend money on yourself, your mind, and your self-education. There’s a psychology behind investing in yourself too. It’s a principle known as “sunk cost fallacy.” The term tends to have a negative connotation because you are overvaluing something (i.e. relationship or business) and continue to stay with it when it’s clearly not working.
But as Benjamin Hardy said in Willpower Doesn’t Work “Sunk cost doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. Actually, you can leverage this human tendency to your benefit.”
By investing in yourself you put skin the game. You are telling your brain what is important and what is a priority. Whether it’s spending money on a coach, trainer, mastermind, or event, it will help you speed up success.
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill
If you want to learn how to be successful in life start using these five tips. Success and achievement of your goals will only come from getting outside your comfort zone. Start by changing your environment, routine, and thoughts to change your life. Once you are clear about your future you can use these lessons to accomplish anything.
Don’t expect change to happen naturally. Work hard to make a successful life and/or successful business.
As Tony Robbins said, “If you want life to change, you have to change. If you want life to get better, you have to get better. It’s the only way.”
Do you do any of these tricks already? Let me know in the comments!
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