If you're not already a fan of Marc and Angel Hack Life, here's one good reason to check them out.
In a recent post, Marc and Angel identify the 12 secrets to success. First and foremost, successful people have SMART goals, which are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely.
A second trait that successful people have is that the take decisive and immediate action. Dreaming of success can't replace actually doing something to get there. they make logical, informed decisions rather tahn emotional decisions. They also avoid the trap of trying to make things perfect because that's one sure way to get discouraged.
Successful people focus on productivity. Busy-ness isn't productive, so successful people don't settle for the 'mental laziness' that is being busy. "The real world," Marc and Angel say, "rewards people who get things done."
To be successful, you must work outside of your comfort zone. Great opportunities are where we grow the most and stretch ourselves outside of our comfort zones. And, yet, successful people also keep things simple and focus on making small, continuous improvements, measuring and tracking their progress as they go. Regardless of the outcome, successful people maintain a positive outlook because even errors lead to progress.
Successful people spend time with the right people - people who are like-minded, focused, and supportuve. At the saem time successful people maintain balance in their life.
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