1. Attitude

Everyone is drawn to a positive attitude, even the tough boss who refuses to ever crack a smile. People love to be around other people who constantly have a postive outlook to life and you know what they say about attracting who you are. Your attitude really does dictate how far you get. It won’t always be easy, it takes great sense to think positive even when it seems like your life is on a non-ending roller coaster. But stay through the ride and you’ll see that it gets better. A positive affirmation a day helps get you through the day.

  2. Be a Sponge

Who are the top dogs in your field? in the age of technology, one good thing it has given us is the ability to gain access to information and people we wouldn’t otherwise have access to. One good advice I once got was to take people that were key influencers in my field out to lunch, coffee or dinner and just spend some quality time with them. You’d be surprised how much you can learn from someone when you’re not even outrightly asking for it. Also seek out for free webinars, tutorials and maybe some short courses you can take part in that will help take you a little further in your knowledge trajectory.

  3. Resilience never hurt anybody 

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, resilience is the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens. You can’t be successful if you’re not resilient. Things will not always go your way; you’ll fail, fall and feel miserable. You have to have an insatiable appetite for success that no matter what happens, you never stop being in hot pursuit of your dreams. The one inevitable thing is that obstacles will come your way, you will have to jump over hurdles but it is in the getting up every time you fall that you win. 

  4. If it isn’t building you, let it go.

The business of building is a very serious one. You’ve worked hard to get your foundations right, the last thing you want to be doing is allowing someone use cheap cement  on the structure. That’s what it is when you allow certain distractions into your domain. Letting go of distractions can be a painful process but it is also worth it in the end. Whatever that distraction might be, bad habits, bad friends, self-doubt… let it all go.

  5. Choose anxiety-driven growth over boredom-driven growth. 

“When your challenges exceed your skills, you feel anxiety. But when your skills exceed your challenges, you feel boredom. In order to stretch ourselves outside of our comfort zone, we need to seek challenges that are beyond us, even if we don’t have the skills to meet them yet” says, Jim Stone.

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