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Successful and rising entrepreneurs have a key behavior trait that propels them towards their goals: Motivation towards that goal, the constant fixation in their minds to what they want to achieve.
Successful entrepreneurs have a system, a daily set of habits, a power routine that defines their work ethic, eventually defining the course of their lives.
For daily motivation to arise, mental preparation (the night before and during the morning) is key. Certain visuals, music, and other trigger pieces can set your mind towards your goal.
Self-discipline and willpower can be in short supply and fail you, but this is your inner fire, your motivation that will sustain you.
Successful and motivated entrepreneurs set aside all external forces and distractions and have their own set of high standards. They do things a majority of people find difficult to do, like waking up early or avoiding TV or junk food.
Goal-setting makes your mind think differently and drives you towards it naturally. The obstacles appear small to a person having enough motivation.
Entrepreneurs who keep rising and stay motivated are the ones who never lose sight of their goals, always keeping them at the forefront of their minds.
We are wired to want to fit in socially, meaning not going against the flow. But courage is a skill that can be practiced by doing little things that cause you to feel uncomfortable and socially awkward, but with zero real negative impact.
Besides expanding your knowledge, reading can give you a good head start; this is often what your peers cannot obtain.
Even if you can't commit to an hour or more of reading every day, start with 20 to 30 minutes.
Minimizing or removing distractions is a great way to keep your productivity high, and it goes beyond just smartphones.
The root cause is our emotional discomfort and a need to be distracted.
Plan your day calendar reflecting your values, and stay on the tasks at hand.