Achieving success isn’t easy, and it’s even more difficult when you try to do it on your own. After all, this is why mentors are so prized—having someone to advise and guide you through your professional career is invaluable.
However, not all of us are blessed with someone who is always available and can dedicate a tremendous amount of time and energy towards helping us succeed. So what do you do when you don’t have a mentor? Should you just give up on your dreams?
No! If there’s no one to give you advice, start asking for advice.
Look at the most successful people around you. How did they get to where they are? Compare them to the less successful people you know. What’s the difference? Maybe it’s the way they dress, maybe it’s the level of confidence they have, maybe it’s how they plan their day. Identifying the characteristics and habits that successful people have in common, and then implementing those characteristics and habits into your own life is a sure-fire way to become successful yourself.
Aspects of Successful People
Pay extra close attention to these aspects of successful people:
- Their organization skills.
- The way they walk, talk, and behave with others.
- The way they dress.
- The books they read (this can offer great insights into their mind).
- How they spend their spare time.
- What kind of people they associate themselves with.
- What courses they have taken.
- What audio programs they listen to in their car.
Some of these aspects may seem silly, but paying attention to them is truly the best way to get to know and understand someone. Once you understand the way successful people think, it will be easier for you to emulate their behavior. And once you behave like them, you have a much higher chance of succeeding like them.
Don’t just observe these people from the sidelines though—be assertive and ask them for their advice on achieving success! They will be more than happy to share their wisdom with you, and your life will be all the better for it. After all, the best way to understand how someone thinks is to directly ask them about it.
Do It Step-by-Step
This approach can be time-consuming. At BooksInAction, we aim to bring you advice from the greatest, most successful people in the world with just one click. Over 30 self-help books written by various renowned authors from all over the world are summarized in our application, so you don’t need to waste your time puzzling over the inscrutable minds of the greats.
All you have to do is select the author and book whose life lessons you would like to learn. Then you will be presented with a list of “actions,” which consists of the author’s advice categorized by the area of your life it will most help.
You can pick and choose which actions you would like to implement in your life, and BooksInAction will send you a gentle reminder every day to help you to establish that action as a habit.
Don’t spend any more time struggling to identify what differentiates a successful person from a not-so-successful person. Let BooksInAction do the work for you! It makes the habits and characteristics of the greatest achievers in this world crystal clear and helps you to implement them in your own life.
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