Wouldn't it be great if success was simple?
But it isn't.
There's no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, but we will do our best to steer you in the right direction.
Here's a list of helpful habits of some highly successful--and wildly productive--people to get your started. On your mark, get set, and...
GET UP INSANELY EARLY
It sounds scary, we know, but consider what would happen if instead of watching reruns of bad movies at night, you went to bed at a reasonable hour, thus allowing yourself to wake up early and be SUPER productive?
Waking up before anybody else allows you to work out the logistics of the day to come, track your time, and (most importantly) unplug for a few hours.
Take Paul Dejoe, who gets up at 4 a.m. (you heard that right) for maximum productivity:
What I was depriving myself from was time in the day where there was no pressure and no expectations. For the same reasons that I felt most creative on Saturday mornings and on planes, 4 a.m. has become a place of productive peace. That feeling is why I love what I do. I don't need a vacation. I don't need to step away. I just need a couple hours a day before anyone else is up.
After all, the early bird catches the worm--and much more, apparently.
KEEP PROMISES NO MATTER HOW SMALL
Talk is cheap and meaningful customer relationships are built on promises. Same goes for your personal life, right?
Success is built on mutually trusting relationships with just about everybody. If you say you're going to walk the office dog? Well, you'd best walk the office dog.
LEARN HOW TO TELL STORIES
You want to be successful in life, but you don't have a job, or you're looking for a new one. The first step to nail that dream job? Learn how to tell a great story--starting with your interview... Learn more about this and the remaining six FastCompany.com habits of the super successful.