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No matter how busy successful people are, they always spend at least an hour a day (thus five hours a week) learning or practicing. And they do this across their entire career.
Barack Obama is far from the only leader to credit his success to reading. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, Mark Cuban and Jack Ma are all voracious readers.
The five-hour rule also includes reflecting and thinking. This could be just staring at the wall or jotting down your thoughts.
Focusing on the past gives you a chance to learn from mistakes you've made, as well as assess what you did correctly. As a result, you’ll be better suited to achieve your goals and improve your life.
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The “two-minute rule” has two parts.
First, if something takes less than two minutes, do it now. Next, start building new habits for two minutes at a time. The rule for this is: When you start a new habit, it should take less than two minutes to do. The idea is to make your habits as easy to start as possible.
Think of these “two-minute habits” as gateway habits that will lead to your overarching goal.
It takes time to get into a rhythm to work on a task. Instead of constantly starting and stopping that process, it’s better to keep your rhythm going by bundling similar tasks together.
By doing this, you avoid interruptions and prevents himself from procrastinating.
To become successful sooner, you first need a road map for your career. What do you want to achieve in your career?
Long term goals help you create a framework for your caree...
There’s a big benefit to repetition. Routines help you establish good habits and keep you moving forward.
With positive routines in place, you often begin to see results quickly.
A mentor is someone who is on the same career path as you, but further along.
They guide you through things like how to avoid potential pitfalls, and how you might approach the next steps of your career.
We always work the hardest for the things we are most passionate about.
Choose your destiny and invest yourself in those fields that most interest you.
This type of comfort breeds something lazy in us and we only do what is expected of us, but do not go beyond.
Crave what is new and unexplored, and fearlessly pursue those areas.
Effort counts twice as much as genius or talent.
Commit to being a person who wants to be more, do more, and consistently test the limits of your capacity. Embrace the responsibility and enjoy the freedom that comes with it.