We all daydream of being rich and successful. Dreaming is powerfully attractive. It allows you to create any possibility without fear of failure or judgment. Unfortunately, the problem with dreams is that they are nothing more than a contemplation of a possibility of doing something.
And no one has ever become rich and successful based on a possibility of doing something. In order to become a high achiever, those dreams must become grounded in growth. Intentional growth is what separates high achievers from those who simply daydream.
Some of the most successful people in the world intimately understood that to achieve their dreams, they must grow, in self-awareness, character, skill set and relationships.
Oprah Winfrey was raised in poverty, but she had dreams and today has a net worth of $3 billion. Howard Schultz was raised in the projects, but he had dreams and today is chairman and CEO of Starbucks.
These high achievers intentionally grew by creating good habits, like:
- Writing down their goals
- Keeping TV viewing to a minimum
- Reading more than 30 minutes every day
- Networking with people who could help them
- Teaching good success habits to their children
"Keep a growth journal. And incorporate what you're learning into your everyday life. You cannot change your life until you change something you do every day."
--John C. Maxwell
This infographic by Business Management Degree lists a number of good habits that some of the most successful people are using to build an awesome life. I suggest that you grab a growth journal and add one habit per day. You may never become rich, but I am confident that your life will become awesome.