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MADE TO LEAD 10 PRODUCTIVITY Rituals OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE MADE BY JASMINE BROWLEY Regardless of how you personally define it, we’re all in search of the same outcome: success. How to get there is another story. Studies show that the best way to attain success in health and wealth is in closely observing those who have attained it. Here are 10 tips and tricks that will help guide you to a more fulfilled life. 1. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE MAKE TARGETED LISTS. It’s easy to feel like you’re in over your head with the requirements of building a dream project. Creating a daily list of actionable steps that need to be crossed off keeps suc- cessful people honest, motivated, and constantly progressing. Start small and gradually build. Doing this first thing in the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. 2. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE MAXIMIZE “OFF DAYS.” There’s always time to learn something new or get things done. Successful people live by this. Having an extra pocket of time is a good indicator that your challenge is either too small or you’re not thinking grand enough. 4. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE LIMIT ACCESS TO DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS. 3. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE IDENTIFY MISTAKES AND WAYS TO GROW. When faced with a chal- lenge, overcoming fear, or coming back from a “fail- ure,” successful people are focused on growth more than they fixate on the out- come of failure. Tip: When feeling let down, reflect by writing three missteps in the process and how you plan to fix them next time. | 12 Society is constantly stimulated by electron- ic communication and instant digital access. Text messaging, the virtual worlds of social media and email can become serious time sucks if not prioritized properly. A study from researchers at the Univer- sity of British Columbia found that when people were limited to checking their email just three times per day, their stress levels decreased significantly. If possible, limit yourself to checking your social media accounts and emails once a day to limit distractions.