We’re all familiar with the saying, “it’s the little things that
count”. In the same vein, to be successful you have to pay attention and
consistently do seemingly little things to achieve that goal.
Damilola Ojo shares 7 small things to do if
you want to successful.
Focus More on Being Productive
not enough to just be busy doing one thing or the other. To be
successful, you must find ways to be productive in all you do. Nothing
you commit your time, skills or knowledge to should be a waste. Find
ways to always get things done efficiently and get tangible results from
Focus on Always Being At Your Best
successful, you should live by this mantra, “If it’s worth my time,
it’s worth my best.” Try to create a track record of diligence and
commitment for yourself in whatever you do. Ultimately, this will
culminate in consistent excellence for you, which is bound to eventually
single you out for good in your endeavours and lead you to success. If
you’re in doubt, just give it a shot. Also, find, relate with and hang
around people who complement your strengths and help bring out the best
Focus on Making Continuous Improvement
best last year should not be your best this year. Focus on continually
improving and expanding your capabilities. Consistent improvement
secures your relevance in the scheme of things, especially in the
workplace. Take a step at a time, with little improvements and
advancements here and there, and before you know it you’ll surprise even
Take Care of Your Body
hardly function at your best and be successful, if your body and mind is
weak. Success is largely mental and your body plays a vital role in
helping you achieve success, so you should never for any reason neglect
the two. It’s going to be quite difficult for a sick or terminally ill
man or woman to be successful. Besides, the point of striving for
success in the first place, is to actually enjoy it. Pay attention to
your mental and physical health.
Live a Balanced Life
isn’t only measured by monetary wealth. To be truly successful, you’ll
have to agree that vital aspects of your life have to be at least be
okay (if not perfect). You should learn to balance making money with
living a healthy life and paying attention to your family and friends.
You must put your life and personal goals in perspective, and at every
point learn to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s.
Be Positive and Responsible
time you want to be negative about certain aspects of your life, sit
down and think of what it will cost you to just be positive. Optimism
and positivity enhances your drive, which is very essential for success
in the first place. One can hardly succeed without drive. You should
also be responsible enough to take responsibility for your success. No
one can stop you from succeeding if you are truly determined to. Well,
no one but yourself.
Be Focused and Consistent
the saying, ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’. Focus and consistency
are extremely vital ingredients for success. Assess the five most
successful people in the world, there is one thing they all have in
common – a ‘niche’. They’re all known for something. Being focused and
consistent helps you remain patient and persistent when you need to be.
It also helps to enhance your strengths and helps you overcome your
weaknesses. It saves you from procrastination and helps you see through
your plans. Be focused and consistent. It will go a long way for you.