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Have you ever caught yourself admiring someone else's success while going through LinkedIn or Facebook and pondering why your turn hasn't arrived yet? It's possible that you put off your passion project last quarter. Maybe you became bored with the new venture you wanted to start. Or perhaps the universe was sending you signals to stop trying and just cut your losses. It's simple to wonder if success is even possible for us given the smoke and mirrors of social media. With me, you may sort through the smoke and mirrors to see which principles are truly successful.

Aim for perseverance rather than perfection.

It's simple to fall victim to the perfectionist mentality. It does not, in fact, exist. That is why it is critical to prioritise daily perseverance over setting unrealistic goals and standards to which we cannot hold ourselves. Persistence is the bedrock and framework for your ultimate success. It's understandable why so many people choose to retreat when they encounter difficulties or obstacles. Roadblocks along the way can occasionally seem like a punishment and failure can be embarrassing. Rome was not built in a day, and the wealthy did not become wealthy overnight. Their rewards came after arduous behind-the-scenes work that most people didn't notice. Persistence is the only thing that will propel you forwards and into the ranks of the successful. What is the alternative? Anxiety, discontent, and regret Don't let the temporary discomfort of a slower process keep you from progressing. Your future self will be grateful.

Create and maintain healthy lifestyle habits.

Develop positive habits that guide your life if you want to achieve your goals or be successful in business. In this day and age, the following behaviours are crucial:

• Eating a balanced diet (coffee is not a meal)

• Working out (even when you don't feel like it), pushing your body,

• maintaining a consistent sleep schedule (that means getting proper sleep)

• Practising awareness and meditation (it actually does help reduce anxiety)

• Taking in podcasts on education and reading new books (take a break from Netflix)

• Goal setting and preparation (try making a vision board to help visualise your goals)

• Your business will run well if you take care of yourself

Taking action right now

There are endless options available to us everywhere in the world. It should come as no surprise that analytical paralysis occurs in both our personal and professional life.

Analysis paralysis is a state that you can experience when you are extremely overwhelmed by the number of options available to you. To make a thoughtful decision, a person may weigh pros and cons, consider different points of view, detailed information, and potential outcomes. This can lead to feelings of confusion and anxiety. As we become more perplexed, we may find ourselves caught in a whirlwind of thoughts, leaving us with the impression that making a clear, confident decision is impossible.

Analysis paralysis prevents us from taking action and leaves us tangled up in our own thoughts. It may result in idleness or more daydreaming than actual action. You may achieve your goals more quickly when you take action, which produces results.

Remember that success is a journey, not a destination.

- Robin Olivier (ActionCURVE NZ)

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