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How much of your “work” is actually moving you forward?


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In an age where entrepreneurship and personal development are sexy, the mindset of today’s culture is to add, add, add.

More meetings, more emails, more conferences, more projects.

More, more, more.

When what you’re doing is what everybody else is doing, that’s when it’s time to stop and think

Really, there’s one thing that ultra-successful people learn to do which separates them from everyone else.





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Learn To Say “No” ❌
“It comes from saying ‘no’ to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much.” — Steve Jobs

Truly successful and productive people focus on what their talents and strengths are. Then they zero in on those and say ‘no’ to everything else.
Find out what your vision is. Establish your purpose and your dream in life.
If you want to earn those goals, you have to turn down everything that doesn’t align with them.

Does that mean no more watching Netflix or partying with friends?

For some, maybe it does.

For others, it may be a part of your dream to work hard while also making time to relax and enjoy yourself with others. There’s nothing wrong with that, as long as you have the right reasons, and you know what you want.




Evaluate

Do you know who you are?​
Do you know what you want in life?

Have you defined your dream and vision in life?

Until you do these things, you can’t decide what’s in line with your values and what isn’t. That’s when you can determine what is contributing to your goals and what isn’t.

You also have to determine what your strengths and skills are.

Try to outsource as many tasks or responsibilities as possible and zero in on the activities that you dominate at. Once you can laser focus the majority of your time onto tasks that are your strengths, that’s when you can really separate yourself from the rest of the crowd.

If you don’t wish to be in the top 1% of your craft, then that’s fine too.

Everyone has different values and priorities.

Thank you for reading.
 
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Good article, I agree with all. I only want to mention, that even if you outsource, what isn´t your strength (which you should do), you should always have at least some knowledge about that. Why? Because only then you could control, what was delivered to you. Sam Walton, he was known as a guy, who always ,,look over the shoulders" of his employees, his accountants, etc. He didn´t do it in a bad way, he keep of one simple truth: Trust, but verify.
All tips mentioned in this article is really helpful. Good Job Benjamin.