A lot of people desire to get ahead but being ahead is more than having a desire.
It is about desiring and acting. Rather than sitting back and critiquing those who are successful and concluding that they are just lucky or probably got their wealth and success through dubious means, you should intentionally act towards being successful.
According to journalist and writer, Christina Desmarais, “Achieving great things isn’t rocket science. It’s just a matter of having the discipline to do the right things over and over.”
If you want to succeed, you have to do what other people are not doing. Here are nine things you should do to get ahead of others:
1. Get your goals ready
If you want to be ahead, then you should have goals. People who want to be successful usually have goals. Choose not to follow the track life take you. You can decide to create your own track and run your own race.
2. Prepare for your day
Don’t be carried unware. Decide how your day would look like. Head into your day prepared. Do your homework. Carefully plan for whatever activities you have and execute them accordingly.
3. Meet deadlines
Try to meet up with your deadlines. Meeting up plans will help to avoid losing opportunities, penalties and other frictions of life.
4. Utilise opportunities
You cannot be ahead of others, if you do same thing that they are doing. You will never win by sitting in your comfort zone. Go out there and meet people. Build your contacts and be ready to take calculated risks.
5. Avoid complaining
The more you complain, the more time you are wasting. Complaining could be termed procrastination in disguise.
6. Have time to relax
Engage in activities that would make your body and mind to be relaxed. Do something you are passionate about while relaxing.
7. Be of help to others
Be ready to help others whenever you can. No man is an island. You will need people too in your journey of life. As gotten from timemanagementnija.com “Never underestimate the power of helping others. Life is often a team sport, and you never know when your teammates will be there to support you. Always be there for them”.
8. Make firm decisions
Make firm decisions that you would keep and work towards. Don’t allow life to choose your path for you. Decide to carve out your path and follow it. You can always learn from decisions that did not turn out well. Don’t fear the bad decision.
9. Learn new things
Keep learning and following trends and innovations. Education does not stop when you leave school, successful people are lifelong learners. Never pass up the chance to learn a new fact or a new skill.