“With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.”
Successful people always seem to have a lot of confidence in what they do. It is their confidence that brings them their success or it is their success that brings them the confidence? It is a chicken and egg story.
Well, in my opinion, it is both. You can build your confidence level and in the same time create the success results you want. And of course, if both also go simultaneously, you can boost your confidence to an even higher level.
And today I’m going to share with the 10 ways how to boost your confidence and build a successful life…
Do you want learn how to reach your goals? If you do, please continue to read on because this is one very powerful strategy that I’m going to share with you that can materialize your goals.
A lot of people fail to accomplish their goals and there are many reasons behind. They lack the motivation, they fail to focus and get distracted when taking action, and the goals don’t really pull them forward. If you don’t have the motivation, focus or even willpower, do not worry, you can still achieve what you want, through the power of habit.
As long as you are able to transform your habit into an act that will bring you the results, you will have no problem reaching your goals. The key is in creating the habit that will support you and move you toward your goals…
Want to learn how to get rid of procrastination once and for all? This will be the right place then. We all know that procrastination, or simply put, not taking action, is the number one killer of all successes. Therefore, we must learn to manage this issue before we can proceed to achieve any great result.
I’m going to share with you 3 powerful principles to beat procrastination today. And if you can master these 3 principles and apply them into your life, you will have no problem coming up with motivation, clarity and happiness in fulfilling your desire.
So here are 3 powerful techniques that you can use to help you overcome procrastination…
Want to learn the secret for improving productivity instantly? Here it is, do things that truly matters. Often times, we have many things or tasks we need to get done, however, most of the things that we do don’t really matter and will not give us the result we want.
For example, if you want to build a website that visits by millions, what you really need to do is to focus on the marketing. Doing activities that will bring you the traffic, spreading the words out so that people will know about your website and come to you. The problem is that most people never look at it this way. They will spend days designing their website logo and header. And spend weeks into writing the perfect article and hope that visitors will come automatically.
Doing Things That Are Bringing You The Most Results
You can be busy doing a lot of unproductive things throughout the day if you don’t take a look at what really gives you the most result. It is said that 80% of what we do each day only accounts for 20% of our result. And the other 20% of our work will produce 80% of our result. It is called the Pareto Rule, or simply 80/20 Rule.
Therefore, in order for you to be productive, you must first understand this rule. Find out what activity produces the most result to you and do more of that activity. As for other tasks that are not producing much result, you can choose to outsource it or do it only once you have taken down the most result-producing work.
It is either you focus on the quality or the quantity. You can be very busy with quantity, but eventually sees no result. I’d rather choose to get busy with what truly brings me results than busy doing something that never produces much of what I want in life.
Interesting read: 10 Creative Productivity Ideas To Be More Effective
You can ask yourself these few questions in order to focus on your results-producing activities…
1. What are my targets and my goals?
2. What kind of result that I want more of?
3. What activities, if completed, will give me the most results?
4. Knowing what I now know, what are the activities I should do and when can I start?
5. How can I begin and tackle down just one small thing that will give me result that I want?
Do you know that you’re improving each day? Compare yourself with 1 year ago, you have definitely grown with more experience and the things that you’ve learned have definitely increased. Therefore, if the same situation occurs, you can handle it with more experience and get better results. So ask yourself how you can do better with all the knowledge and skills you currently had right now.
Improving productivity is all about doing activities that yield the most results, and in the same time, organized yourself and make plans to do of those activities.
If procrastination and lack of action is your main problem, no worries, here something for you to learn, How To Get Rid Of Procrastination Once And For All.
Building a successful life is not all about being big and bold; it is more about creating small successes each day and how to deal with small little decisions that you have to face every day. Most people misunderstand success being something big and huge, they see it as a one-time thing and thought that people are successful because they did that one thing that leads them where they are.
Success is not going to happen in a day, just like Rome was not built in a day either. It is through the persistent of action taking, decision making and staying committed to the goal day in and day out, that will lead us to the success that we want.
And so here are 10 powerful tips how to build success throughout your day. One step at a time; by laying one brick at a time, you can build your own Great Wall over the long-term…
1. Start Your Day Strong
If you want to be great, you have to start to be great. You don’t have to wait until you’re perfect only to start everything, you can start right now. So start your day with healthy breakfast that gives you vibrant energy to go through your day. A lot of people skip their breakfast, which is a very vital mistake. If you start your day with a lot of problems, you will feel lethargic the whole day.
And if you start your day strong, you will finish it with a lot of accomplishments and feeling satisfied. Wake up early, do your daily exercise, review your goals and take healthy food. This is how great people start their day and I believe that you should do the same.
2. Know Your Purposes And Your Aims
If you don’t know what your purposes in life are, you will never have the passion to wake up early in the morning. Most people feel like wanted to sleep more because they don’t have a strong reason for them to get up. It is when you know exactly what you want to accomplish in your life and you feel exciting about it, you will never want to sleep more. You would want to wake up as early as possible to get things done, because you’re on fire.
You can start with your aims. What are your dreams? What do you want to accomplish in your life? Do you want to win the top sales award and bring your family to Hawaii for vacation? Do you want to drive your dream car and live in the bungalow that you have always imagined? If so, set them as goals and think about them once you opened your eyes in the morning.
3. Focus On Your Big Five
Once your day starts, you may get distracted from many things. For instance, Facebook is one of the most distracting things that we have to deal with in our daily life. Sometimes we will just waste our day like that without producing much result. Therefore, we have to focus on our big five. Your big five is the list of 5 important tasks that you need to do for that day in order to produce the result you want.
It can be your big three or big ten. I choose only five tasks because I think it is most suitable according to my own day to day schedule. Focus on doing these five tasks and get them done as soon as your day starts. This way, you will definitely make sure that you will be moving in the direction you want and creating the outcomes you desire.
4. Do What Matters Most
It is true that we have too many things to do during the day. Sometimes things happen and we just need to stop everything and get our focus shifted. For example, you can be sitting in front of your computer, trying to write an article or drafting your proposal for your client, however, when a call comes in and you have to attend to that matter, and let go on your current work. When things like this happened, what you need to do is to focus on what matters most.
Of course, some tasks need your immediate attention and they are not giving you the results you want. Hence, you need to do what matters most when you become available again. Sometimes you have to judge which tasks truly matters on your own. You can be busy like an ant, but are you really producing the results you want and getting to the place you desire? If it is not, perhaps it is time for you to think about what you are busy about every day.
5. Eat Healthily, Exercise And Take Rest
The food you eat gives you energy. I’m not an expert in health industry, but I do know that whatever comes into our stomach, will affect our biochemistry. And if we don’t take care of our meals, eventually we will suffer the consequences. Make sure you exercise regularly. Even if you cannot find time, try to do a little exercise for about 20 minutes each day. The best time is after you wake up and before you start your day.
Robin Sharma, the author who wrote The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari even suggests us to go for a ‘second wind workout’. What he means is that we exercise for a second time early in the evening, say around 6pm. You don’t have to do extreme workout, take a walk in the garden is a great way to feel refresh and ready to take on the world again. By the way, take enough rest when needed.
6. Practice Positive Thinking Throughout Your Day
This is going to be difficult because our thinking is habitual. However, if you have made it into your habit, it’s going to be effortless. If you want to change your life, you have to change your thinking. It all starts from within your mind. And when you go through your daily activities, you will face a lot of events and situations. Remember, there are no good events or a bad one. They are merely occurrences, depending on how you look at them.
Just like there is no good or bad news, it is just news. When you face something tough and difficult, think positively and try to frame it from another perspective. When it is raining, instead of complaining the weather, think of it as a time that you will have less competitors and a time where you can impress your clients with your hard work.
Must read article: The Magic Of Positive Thinking
7. Apply The 60/60/30 Principle
Everyone knows that we can’t focus on doing a task for a long time, our energy and the level of our focus will fall. Therefore, we need to use this technique, 60/60/30. What this principle means is that we work on our task with full focus for 50 minutes, and then take a 10 minutes rest. When you are focusing in working on your task, make sure you do only just that task, and once the 50 minutes are up, stop right away even if you’re half way. Take a short 10 minutes break for a walk or grab a snack.
After that, continue to work on your task or other task for another 50 minutes. Then take a 10 minutes break and stop for 30 minutes. If you want to stay productive all the time, this is the technique that will work for you. When you use up your focus and energy, you need a short break. This is how you can go for the long run and still be productive throughout the day.
8. End Your Day With Gratitude
How do you end your day? Well, for most people, they never put up much thought on this and they will just fall on their bed and sleep. As for you, you cannot be the same because you are different. You are unique and you want to build a successful life. Thus, you have to appreciate what you have gone through the day before you go to sleep.
Feel gratitude for all the things happened and feel lucky that you are able to sleep soundly again at night. If you have done your big five, you will feel satisfied and will be able to go to sleep well. On the other hand, if you have not done much during the day, don’t feel stress as you cannot change the past. Instead, think about the future you want to create and act on the present. Think about what you can do and how you can improve to do it better.
9. Rehearse And Plan For Tomorrow
There is another important thing you need to do before you sleep, which is to plan for the next day. If you truly want to be productive and build successes, you must plan for what comes next. Even if you cannot predict the future, but if you plan, you have a better chance for making it real. Having a plan is much better than no plan at all.
If possible, rehearse how you are going through the next day in your mind. See how you want things to happen. When you know exactly what you want to accomplish on the next day, you will do things more effectively and be more productive.
10. Understand That Life Is A Marathon And Not A Sprint
After you’ve done what you need to, all you need to do is to pray and feel the success coming your way. Honestly, you cannot force success to come to you. You can only wait and do what you are supposed to do each day. Just like planting a tree, you can only water it, make sure it has enough sunshine and give it fertilizer. Other than that, all you can do is waiting for the tree to grow.
The same goes for success. If you do what you need to do each day and accomplishes all the small successes, there is nothing much you can do except to wait for results. So choose to wait happily and believe that things will eventually turn out well for you. Success is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Thus, you don’t have to rush to create the amazing results you want. If you’ve done your part, success will definitely come to you.
Therefore, you need to find motivation everyday, discover what inspires you and what driven you. For more information on 10 Ideas How To Find Your Motivation.