Achieving success is simply a matter of consistently making choices that support the expansion of your life. World-class success depends on practicing world-class routines. Until you design an environment that sets you up for success, your ideal behavior will never happen.
If you want massive success, start doing what massively successful people do.
Namely: Respect your health. Education, not entertainment. Disciplined routines, every day.
You need the energy to support a high-functioning lifestyle.
If you want to go first-class in everything you do, you need the energy to support that high-functioning lifestyle.
World-class successful people prioritize their health over most things. They know eating crappy foods and not exercising severely limits their odds of success. They always get enough sleep. They take care of their bodies. They know their health is the difference between making tens of thousands of dollars a year and millions of dollars a year.
Most people don’t eat well. They people consume too much caffeine, alcohol, and/or sugar. They don’t exercise regularly (or at all). As a result, most people don’t sleep well. They’re overweight. Lazy. Tired all the time.
World-class success depends entirely on your ability to function at your highest level. Get your health right.
Education, not entertainment
Most people choose entertainment instead of learning and creating.
Entertainment and distraction is the enemy of creation and learning. Overindulgence in entertainment will keep you in a mediocre life.
If you make common choices, you’ll end up with a common life. If you want to be one of those rare, extraordinary people with world-class success, you need to make the extraordinary choice to learn instead of be entertained.
You have so much to learn, and so far to go. The only way to get there is to prioritize consistent, meaningful learning.
“Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.”Hal Elrod
Morning and evening routines
The world’s most successful people almost always have a diligent, consistent morning routine. Routines create environments where you can enter flow states to produce your best work.
If you behave the way world-class performers behave, you’ll start to produce world-class results. Think like they think. Do what they do.
If you want an extraordinary life, you need to give up a normal one
Creating a first-class life means doing things many people are unwilling to do. Most people choose comfort and security over freedom. If you want to go first-class in everything you do, you need to start making choices that no one else is.
Everything has a cost. If you say yes to an opportunity, that means you’re saying “no” to many others.
Unfortunately, most people choose “good” opportunities, not great ones. They don’t have the patience or poise to pass and wait for something better.
This is hard to do. Living an extraordinary life and going first-class in everything you do takes extreme discipline and focus. Most people are simply unwilling to do it.
In the words of Darren Hardy: “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.”
There are many good things you’ll have to give up in exchange for something greater.
If you want to go first-class in everything you do, you need to give up your addiction to security. Blazing your own path isn’t safe. The results are incredible, but only possible when you embrace the risk. Stop letting others define success for you. Only you can define your true success.
It’s not about money or status or things; it’s about becoming who you truly are, and excelling.
Common things deliver common results
Those who harbour a second-class attitude always end up developing a second-class life. Think big and you’ll live big. Think small and you’ll live a small life, with small relationships, small success, and a small income. Common choices guarantee common results. So let’s figure out what common and uncommon means today…
What is “common” today?
Common is settling for less than you deserve. Common is eating crappy foods that create crappy health. Common is bingeing on TV, alcohol, and junk food. Common means choosing entertainment and distraction instead of learning and creating.
What is “uncommon” today?
Intense self-discipline is uncommon. Investing in your self-education is very uncommon. Refusing to tolerate mediocrity is extremely uncommon.
Extraordinary choices deliver extraordinary results. Darren Hardy once said: “It’s no great achievement to go along with the crowd. Be the unusual guy, the extraordinary guy.”
Look at your life right now. Have you been making extraordinary choices recently? Or have your choices been average at best?
You don’t need to subsist solely on kale and coconut oil to be healthy. You don’t need to wake up at 5 a.m. every single day. You don’t need to work 20 hours a day to be productive. You don’t even need to become world-class after reading this article. It doesn’t happen in a day, or even months. It takes a long time to cultivate a lifestyle of discipline and focus. That’s OK. Do what you can.
Small things will become big things over time!
First-class success means you study your craft
Dreamers only talk about what life could be. But the elite study their craft and actually improve.
Elite performers tweak and modify their performance over and over again until it aligns with world-class behaviour. Every day, they change little things. Remember, those little things will grow into much bigger things.
Most people don’t have an effective routine of any kind. They don’t tweak their performance or consistently practice getting better.
Their morning routine consists of sleeping in as long as they before they have to rush out the door. Exercising and creating are sporadic and infrequent.
Many people claim they want enormous success, but their lives are undisciplined and scattered. Their choices aren’t world-class, they’re mediocre. In reality, they prefer their comfort over the cost of success.
If you want to become first-class in everything you do, you need to study your craft. You need to track your progress, measure your improvement, and have specific goals.
“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice.”“Good to Great” by Jim Collins
How you allocate your time and energy decides what your life looks like. If you study your craft and consistently make efforts to improve, success becomes inevitable.
If you want a first-class life, you must choose to make it happen. No amount of luck, good intentions, or raw talent will save you.
Sadly, most people will continue to make choices that keep them in mediocrity. First-class behaviour is rare. It’s difficult to cultivate, and harder to sustain. Most people are satisfied with regular and average. Therefore, if you felt motivated by this article, sit down, take a white paper and a pen and start writing down your plans, desires and all measurable steps that you’d have to do in order to achieve your objectives.
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