What you should learn from Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Angela Merkel, Beyoncé Knowles and other modern leaders. Everyone wants to achieve their goals. But how to do this as quickly and effectively as possible? As always, the experience of rich and famous people who have reached perfection in the implementation of plans and the turning the cherished ideas into reality comes to the rescue. There are nine secrets that can be adopted.
Observe the morning rituals
The Google CEO tunes in to success since the morning: Pichai makes an omelet, drinks tea and reads the news. There is nothing special – but it works. “I’m not a morning person, so I need to be some time alone to regain consciousness — a cup of tea and a fresh newspaper help me with this”, — said Pichai in an interview with the Recode. Take care of yourself since the morning. Do everything you need to spend the rest of the day as productively as possible — go for a run, get some coffee or just think about life. Waste a little time on yourself – it will help you tune in to achieve effectively your goals during the day.
Make your choice easy
Every day we have to make countless decisions. It’s exhausting. The New York Times even admits that decision-making fatigue is a real problem: “It’s impossible to make one decision after another without paying for it with health”. That is why the CEO of Facebook, whose decisions directly affect the well-being of the company worth 480 billion dollars, avoids making unnecessary choices in his life. Each morning Zuckerberg puts on his own “uniform”: jeans, trainers and the gray T-shirt. Comfortable clothing makes manager free from the need to go through his wardrobe — and therefore, from making unnecessary decisions, which can lead to impulsivity and indecision in the end.
Save yourself from such things during the day — so you will have the power to make really important decisions that affect the achievement of your goals.
Don't tell the whole world about your goals
Discussing the goals makes the brain think that you have already achieved it. So, the more you tell others about your plans, the less motivation you have for real action. Probably we should really listen to Beyoncé: in keeping with her principles, she unexpectedly for all released a new album in 2016. The singer didn’t sit back. At first, she finished her work, and only then she enjoyed the fruits of commercial success and praises.
Take your time, consider all options
Fast improvised actions are the only way to immediately reach the goal, do you agree? Actually, not exactly. Rash decisions can seriously slow down you and your progress. Follow the example of the German Chancellor. “It’s important for me to discuss all the options – to go through all the scenarios and not just juggle far-fetched assumptions”, — said Merkel in an interview with the BBC. It is better to try to avoid impulsive decisions and instead observe what is happening around – this will help “contrast rationality with your instincts”.
Ask yourself important questions
Don’t beat yourself up for procrastination. Even Oprah sometimes defers important things. But at the same time, she knows the right way to break the vicious circle of idleness. She told Fast Company that she got used to asking herself: “What is the worst deal and why am I afraid to take it?” In fact, there is always a reason for procrastination. It needs to be identified, studied and suppressed and there is the only way to move forward and continue to work on achieving goals.
Stick to the tight schedule
Bill Gates and Elon Musk are very busy people with a hectic schedule. The working day of both magnates is divided into five-minute intervals. They have even no free second.
This is a great example for those who want to achieve more in 24 hours. Stephanie Vozza, one of the authors of Fast Company, wrote in her article that such detailed planning helps to significantly improve productivity and to accommodate more achievements in one day.