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How To Become Wildly Successful At Anything
"We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are." -- Tobias Wolff, Writer The interesting thing about success is that anyone can do it. If you simply do what successful people do, you are inevitably going to be successful. Right? Well, ok, maybe it's not simply a case of follow the leader.

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Clarity

First, you have to know what you want. Sometimes this is best discovered by knowing what you don’t want. This can only be accomplished by trying, experimenting, and taking action.

Keep moving...

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Focus

Once you become clear about what you want to do, identify the tasks that help you make the most progress.

If you can discipline yourself to work on high-value tasks, your life will change for...

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Goal Setting

Goal setting gives your mind something to focus on. If you don’t give your mind something to go after, it won’t know what to do. Use the SMART criteria for setting goals:

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Action

Once you’ve set your goal, it’s time to start taking massive action.

If you want to succeed at anything, you have to become relentless.

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Trial & Error

Becoming successful is all about trial and error. Be willing to try different things until you succeed. Don't fall from one thing to another. Give it a good chance first.

Pick one thing that ...

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Action Steps

  • Define what you want. What is the final result you are after? Do you want better relationships, financial independence or something else?
  • Set a SMART (Specific, Measur...

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The great keys to success and to change your life have always been the same:

  1. Decide exactly what you want and where you want to go.
  2. Set a deadline and make a plan to get there.
  3. Take daily action on your plan.
  4. Resolve in advance that you will persevere until you succeed.

Learn From The Experts

You will not live long enough to figure it all out for yourself. 

You can learn from others who have gone before. Acquire as many of them as possible. Then use them to help you do the things you want to do. Learn from their mistakes and benefit from their systems.

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See Your Side Hustle as "Me Time"

When choosing your side hustle, pick something you want to do, be or achieve, and actively work toward it. Not only will you enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes with progress...

Always Default To Action

Spend some time planning. Then spend a lot more time doing. If you're unsure, do something -- and then react appropriately.

It's easy to think and plan and evaluate yourself out of ever starting a side hustle. See starting a side business as the grand experiment it is. Never forget that the fun is in the doing -- not the thinking.

Only do What Generates Revenue

You may need to spend some time on admin and infrastructure. But you don't need fancy spreadsheets, comprehensive reports, a catchy brand or a mission statement.

Successful side-hustlers focus on selling and working. Anything else is time taken away from generating revenue.

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Turn envy into curiosity

This will help you to take action instead of feeling sorry for yourself. So the next time you see someone do something you want to do, either:

  • Reverse engineer what ...

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The labels you put on yourself

They shape your actions. If you think of yourself as lazy or weak, you act in accordance with that label.

Instead of placing labels on yourself, try making statements indicating you’re in the process of improving. Change “I am” to “I’m working on it.”

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