5 Shocking Ways Your Lifestyle Can Determine Your Success
1. The way you daydream sets up your
Your future is an uncharted territory. If you’re
going to be successful, you’re going to need to
draw a map. Successful people have a clear
vision of exactly what they want success to look
like, taste like, feel like, including what kind of
business they want to run, how often they want
to work, who they want to associate with, where
they vacation, how often exercise, and how
much self-esteem they have. Start imagining the
life you want to live, and you’ll have a step-by-
step guide for how to get there.
2. You eat, sleep, and breathe your way
Success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. If you’re
not sleeping enough and living off Cheetos,
you’re probably not going to have the energy to
go after your dreams. Successful people
incorporate success into every aspect of their
lives, including nutrition, exercise, sleep,
relationships, and self-care. If you start treating
yourself like a successful person now, you’re
setting yourself up for long-term success.
3. The boundaries you set are the
blueprint for your life.
Boundaries are simply the way you teach people
how to treat you. From the way you accept to be
treated, to the amount you are paid, to the
hours you’re willing to work, boundaries are
the rules you define for your life. If you let
people walk all over you today, that’s probably
not going to change, no matter how “successful”
4. You think of yourself as successful
as you’re going to be.
The world will generally take you as seriously as
you take yourself. Nobody batted an eye at Mark
Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs when they first start
their companies. But, if take yourself seriously
and consistently put in the actions necessary to
keep moving forward, eventually you’ll become
as successful as you decide to be.
5. At the end of the day, it’s about how
much enjoyment you can stand.
Success isn’t really about how much you can
achieve; it’s more about how much you can
enjoy. If you allow yourself to cherish moments
of success without constantly thinking, “What’s
the next thing?” then you’re already more than
halfway there. Success follows happiness. So, if
you can hold on to the joy of all that you’ve
accomplished, you’ll attract a lot more success
into your life than the guy or gal who’s burnt
out, striving to keep doing more.
Success is just as much an internal mindset as it
is an external experience. When you get the
internal stuff together and start treating yourself
like a successful person, you welcome other
people to treat you successfully as well.
When we get down to it, success isn’t just the
number of people who know your name or the
the amount in your bank account; success is
consciously designing a life that meets your
goals and vision. It’s about building the exact
lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of, regardless
of money or fame.
And, once you get there, the rest is just icing on
the cake. Because success always follows