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These seven small changes in your day-to-day routine will help you get the results you want in the days to come!

Be Goal-driven

Define a set of goals and give yourself milestones on how and when you want to achieve them. This can apply to anything from fitness, to study, to career growth. Giving yourself a road map will help you minimise distractions, make best use of your time and drive towards your objectives. Don’t forget – enjoy chasing success, but don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.

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Be in Charge

Success comes to those that don’t shy away from taking responsibility – that means for the good and the bad. Taking responsibility and accountability for our studies and work will always result in a form of accomplishment – whether that’s learning from a mistake or taking pride in an achievement. Remember that excuses will always be there, but opportunities won’t.

Be Focused

Focus and discipline are two of our most important tools when it comes to achieving our long-term goals. They allow us to almost take a tunnel-vision approach to our road forward, blocking out distractions along the way. The difficulty is that we live in the age of the instant. Music, entertainment, social engagement are all at the tips of our fingers. Even more so, it’s human nature to enjoy instant gratification. Ultimately, it comes down to you asking yourself what’s more important: “What do I want now and what do I want long term?”.

Be Determined

The best things in life comes to those who fight for what they want. Thinking big is perfect – it gives you the drive to define the benchmarks that will see your ultimate goal become reality. The catch is this takes tenacity and perseverance, but most of all, resilience. Things won’t go 100% your way every step of the way, but don’t let that distract you from the bigger picture. Bounce back, and stay the course.

Be Positive

Surrounding yourself with positive people is a sure-fire way to keep you inspired and determined to achieve more. Choose social circles you know are full of reliable and dependable people that are going to lift you up – not bring you down. Asking successful friends, family and people you admire how they got where they are, is a terrific way to project your goals and visualise your own pathway there. Avoid negative and vexatious people that may stifle your growth.

Be Happy

Choose to be happy. Make sure that as much as humanly possible you strive to engage in activities every day that make you happy. Work hard on recognising the things in life that bring out the best in you.  Just as importantly, determine the things that make a negative impact on your health and well-being, you’d be wise to remove elements that don’t foster your happiness. We’re all on amazing journey in life, strive to be happy.

Be Humble

One of, if not the most valuable qualities in a successful person is humility. Take pride in your achievements, the small everyday victories and your grand successes. However, one key thing to always keep in mind is to avoid comparing yourself with others. Be a leader. Be the inspiration and the benchmark for your peers to strive to. Lift others up every day and they’ll do the same in turn.

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