So what can we learn from these people? I have discovered there are similar habits that are consistent amongst these types of people. Here I share my top five ways to be like one of the greats!
1. Say “No” to almost everything.
As famously quoted by billionaire Warren Buffet, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything,” is very true. How many leaders do you know that say No more often than they say Yes? Don’t feel obliged to say yes just because someone asks you for something.
2. Delegate almost everything.
They don’t ask themselves “How can I do this task?” Instead, they ask, “How can this task get done?”, they take the I out of it as much as possible. You don’t have to do everything yourself to be successful.
3. Take care of themselves
Most successful people know they need energy to get through each day and the best way to do that is to eat right, exercise and sleep well. They take time each day to eat healthy and work out. Richard Branson gets up at 5am every morning to exercise before work.
If the most successful entrepreneur in the world has time for a daily workout, so do you!
4. Commit to their goals
A successful person sets a goal and they commit 100% to achieving it. Successful people do not give up on a goal until they achieve it.
5. Work hard
Successful people are not lazy! Success is hard work. If you want to achieve great results, you’ll need to wake up early, stay up late and put in lots of energy. Success doesn’t just come to those who want it. You have to work hard!