by Jessica Lunk
1. Be the Early Bird
The early bird gets the worm, and the procrastinator gets…nothing. Instead of putting off the things you dread – check them off the list first.
2. Make Every Moment Count
There’s always tomorrow, right? That’s not always true, and we never know where we’ll be a day, week, or month from now. If you have a goal in mind, don’t wait. Start working for it today.
3. Don’t Be Defined by the Negative
There will always be doubters saying you’re too young, you’re too inexperienced, that won’t work. Don’t let them stand between you and what you want to get out of your career, and out of your life.
4. Work in a Happy Place
Create a space where you can be stress free, focused, and use creativity to solve problems.
5. Visualize Your Success
Visualization is a powerful tool. When you’re having a tough day, picture your goals and what you can achieve! Believing in your goals is the first step to achieving them.
6. Hang with the Right Crew
You are the company you keep. Are you surrounding yourself with people who inspire and motivate you? Or do you let others drag you down?
7. Live with No Regrets
Chances are, you won’t regret the things you’ve done, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do. Grasp opportunity when it presents itself, because it could be gone in a flash.
8. Take a Full-Time Approach to Your Dreams
You’d never get to the NBA by just playing a pickup game on the weekends. So don’t expect to become successful just by winging it. Dedicate yourself to your goal – not just when it’s convenient, but when it’s tough, too.
9. Put Your Goals on Autopilot
Don’t leave your goals to chance. Set deadlines and create reminders to help you stay on target.
10. Don’t Stay Satisfied
There’s always room to grow, and complacency is just as dangerous as moving backwards.
11. Be Consistent
The most successful people are just like everyone else, except they are never deterred by the bump in the road. If you fail the first time, try again.
12. Enjoy the Ride
You may be a long way from reaching your biggest dreams, so don’t forget to enjoy the ride. Appreciate the small achievements you’ve made along the way!