1. READ EVERYDAY
85% of millionaires read two or more books a month, and they choose books that help them grow, including topics like careers, biographies of successful people, self-help, health, current events, psychology, and leadership. -Corley’s study
Wealthy people love to learn because it helps them expand their knowledge-base and hone their skill sets. Even reading a mere 20-30 minutes a day will set you apart from the majority of people supposedly in pursuit of wealth.
2. PURSUE THINGS THAT INTEREST YOU
You’ve probably heard, “Perform a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” That’s so true… and wealthy people have turned it into a fine art!
Ask yourself, “What’s my passion? What excites me? What would I (almost) do for free?” Doing something that drives you that much will not only inspire you, but you’ll jump out of bed each morning, looking forward to the “work” you must do.
3. USE YOUR DREAMS TO SET YOUR GOALS
You know it. You’ve been told it a million times: Write down your goals. The question is… Where’s the best place to figure out the goals that will propel you into action? The answer: Your dreams.
Take the dreams of your life, envision them as clearly as possible, and, preferably, write this vision down. Then, reverse-engineer it to begin setting the goals you must achieve for this dream to become reality.
4. WRITE (AND KEEP) TO-DO LISTS
Look, this is both for the sake of organization, as well as the psychological aspect of the fact that your brain likes checklists. Nearly all personalities do.
Before going to bed each night, write the top 5 to 10 things you MUST achieve the next day. Then, review today’s list and cross off all the things you got done! The sense of satisfaction and accomplishment will amaze you, and you’ll find yourself trying harder to get things done — maybe even more of them. 🙂
Be sure you’re breaking down even long-term goals to to-do lists. They’ll help keep you focused. It is the daily small things that move you forward, afterall.
5. GET AND STAY FOCUSED
Millionaires watch less than an hour of TV each day, and 63% spend less than an hour a day on the internet engaged in activities like Facebook or YouTube videos. “This freed up time for them to pursue their dreams, goals, read, learn, exercise, and network.” -Corley’s study