Virginia at Work: Things successful people do differently

Virginia at Work

A lot of people want success, but some just want to survive the day at work.

That’s especially true for working moms.

A new study finds the average working mom clocks in 98 hours a week.

To win and work your way up, you need a plan.

Harvard Business Review has a breakdown of nine things that successful people do differently.

  1. Get specific when setting goals.
  2. Seize the moment to act on your goals.
  3. Know exactly how far you have left to go.
  4. Be a realistic optimist. Be positive, but don’t underestimate how difficult it will be to reach your goal.
  5. Focus on getting better, rather than being good.
  6. Have grit, basically be willing to commit to long-term goals, even when things get difficult. 
  7. Build your willpower muscle. Take on a challenge that requires you to do something you’d honestly rather not do.
  8. Don’t tempt fate. No matter how strong your willpower muscle becomes, it’s important to respect. Successful people know not to make reaching a goal harder than it already is.
  9. Focus on what you will do, not what you won’t do.

“They are being intentional in how they spend their time. They watch less television. They focus on very specific goal that they have,” says Lynda McNutt Foster.

She goes on to say, “They figure out who they need to spend time with who will help them move forward or give them a deep level of satisfaction because of that relationship. So, they just aren’t haphazard in the way that they set up their lives.”

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