I once saw a mug with a saying on it that was so powerful, it shook me to my core.
"You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé."
But seriously, it really got me thinking about what it takes to be truly successful.
If we're all armed with the same 24 hours, we can all achieve something remarkable if we truly will it. It's not so much the time and space we're allotted that influence our ability to succeed, but rather the habits we adopt and the actions we pursue that contribute to our growth.
If you're feeling like your 24 hours aren't enough, take note of the habits we've outlined below.
When they find themselves in need of a blog post by noon and it's already 11, they don't race to put together something lukewarm before the clock strikes twelve. Instead, they get creative. They seek out a well-performing ebook, pull an excerpt, add a new introduction, optimize it, and publish it with time to spare.
While it's common to view risk-taking as a a misguided approach to handling any business venture, successful people would argue that that's not always the case.
Rather than focusing solely on the potential danger in taking risks, they see an opportunity to challenge the status quo. As a result, they become known as the path pavers, the pioneers, and most importantly, the people who stand out.
They're well-versed in the logistics of risk management, but they are the first to capitalize on the unexpected opportunities that risk-taking can bring about.
They Are Never Afraid to Say No
For something as simple as a two-letter word, saying "no" can often times feel like an impossible feat.
In an effort to manage their time more effectively, successful people don't make promises that they can't keep.
Before agreeing to take something on, they take the time to evaluate whether or not they have a handle on their current priorities.
They Measure Their Metrics
There's a business proverb that states, "You can't manage what you can't measure."
The businesses that hold themselves to this way of thinking are the the ones who will have the greatest understanding of what is working where and why.