10 rules of success: the special rituals to be one step ahead of other

Most successful people from the world of business, sports and the arts have special rituals that help them stay one step ahead of the competition. American writer Timothy Ferris in his book "Tools of the Titans: tactics, procedures and habits of successful people" divided by several methods, which help to achieve resounding success.

1. Come up with a morning ritual

Morning - a difficult time. You wake up (many - hard) and you realize that the sun is high, you have a lot of work, but you're still in your pajamas. As a result, you do not follow your plan, do not achieve the goals, and trying to fend off what the world throws at you.

Successful people have a morning ritual that helps to tune in to a fruitful day. This should be something as simple and easy and felt so at least the first five times. For example, only one conscious breath.

Sam Ferris recommends practicing meditation.

2. Turn your weakness in the chip

Many successful people are told that they are aware of their weaknesses. But instead of fighting with them, turned them into super powers with a strong push forward.

Ask yourself, "If my weakness should become a force, as if I did it," Then proceed.

Successful people understand that their shortcomings are not something that is objectively evil. These are just the qualities that are considered "unpopular" or do not like themselves.

A striking example: a famous American radio host Dan Carlin at the beginning of a career talk badly (in any case, it is repeated around). He did original: strongly emphasized the feature, made it his trademark style.

Perhaps someone will say that the advice to patent trivial drawbacks. And he will be right. Hence the following rule.

3. Keep it simple

Shay Carl, one of the founders of Maker Studios (the company sold to Disney for nearly a billion dollars), really wanted to lose weight. He did not use the latest diet or advanced technology. Karl realized to put himself in a good shape, do not ignore the clichés, and to follow them.

Banal advice to eat less and exercise more is still working very effectively.

We all know that the tears of sorrow will not help. But ever wondered why this phrase has become proverbial.

We can not achieve these goals is not because of lack of opportunities, and because we are all too complicated.

4. Learn to think, suffer and wait

Many people wonder what successful people like to read. Tim Ferriss, communicating with them, elaborate on what books they are presented with, and as a result collected his original list. It includes «Sapiens. A brief history of humanity "in November Yuval Harari, a collection of articles" Almanac poor Charlie "," Man's Search for Meaning "by Victor Frankl.

One book mentioned frequently. According to Ferris, it contains lessons that will be useful for everyone. This "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse.

The main lesson is described in it - is that we must learn to think, to wait and be patient.

Thinking allows a critical approach to the problems and ask more literate than most people, questions. And therefore, receive less obvious answers.

Patience teaches "starve" and endure discomfort. What eventually will confront the stronger inconvenience.

The ability to wait - it is selective patience. Anticipating the achievement of high results, you realize that the path to the resounding victory may be long.

5. Put yourself tasks before bedtime

LinkedIn founder and co-founder of PayPal, Reid Hoffman billionaire cope with the challenges of the curious way. Before going to sleep, he writes in his diary unsolved problem to the subconscious mind to "digest" it, and meditate at night.

Possibly, this method seems to be very simple. However, it has resorted to another known titanium - Chess prodigy Joshua Waitzkin, known for his biographical film "Searching for Bobby Fischer." It records the task after dinner and trying to solve it the next morning.

Never go to bed without a request to your subconscious mind.

6. Help people

Many people have achieved success, simplifying the life of his superiors. They were not limited to the scope of their tasks, and clearing the way for the manager, taking on additional responsibilities, independently solved various problems. Because of this, they conquered the trust and converted into the chief mentor.

It is not podlizyvanie and assistance aimed at the others to express themselves. Clearing the way for the people above you, and eventually you will create the path for yourself.

This principle worked in the days of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, it works now.

Billionaire Chris Sacco, who started at Google, volunteered to take notes for senior executives in business meetings. And thus I became closely acquainted with the world of business.

7. Do not think badly about people

Often we think of others as "complex", evil, when in fact they were just tired, experiencing due to some problems, upset or disappointed in yourself. In most cases, people do not want to hurt you. Do not make up one's mind, but just watch: perhaps someone has quarreled with her husband, or at his house burst pipe. Perhaps he simply incompetent or is hungry.

People are better understood as more children. When we communicate with moody or tired child, we never say what he's up against us something bad.

8. Choose your surroundings wisely

Naval Ravikant, CEO and co-founder AngelList, one of the first investors in a number of start-ups, which include Twitter and the Uber, offers a theory of the five chimpanzees. Its essence is simple: people around you affect us regardless of whether we realize it or not.

Excluding this factor, you will never be as successful and happy as you want to be.

Zoologists can predict the mood and behavior of any chimpanzee, if they know the other five animals, with which it communicates. Choose your "five chimpanzees" very carefully.

The world is changing for your example, and not by your opinion.

Emotionally, physically and financially you are the average of the five people that spend the most time. Look at those who are close to you. Are they the ones who you want to be? If you have children or subordinates, then you do affects them. And not by words but by deeds.

9. Listen first person, and then draw conclusions

Co-author of the bestseller "Freakonomics" Steven Dabner believes that moral compass can sometimes be overlooked. It's about what you need to take the time make their judgment about a person before you to listen to him.

If you will be guided solely by their moral character, you risk not to hear and not understand correctly what you are saying.

The demonization of the person at the beginning of the conversation to no good will not.

If you want to collaborate and solve problems, especially when people have different opinions, your moral position can be a huge obstacle.

When you are at the stage of generating ideas, not their check, moral compass should be temporarily set aside. Do not start a conversation with censure and identify the perpetrator. Especially if you need help this man to find solutions.

10. Appreciate the achievements

Savoring good times, which gave difficult achievements is an incredibly powerful technique that makes it possible to feel happy. Ferris said that before he gets to achieve many goals, but he did not appreciate what he did. After he killed a fire-breathing dragon, he immediately looked after the second goal.

So when things were not as good as we would like, Timothy felt depressed.

Fix it helped the "pride of the bank", in which Ferris daily folded leaves, on which he wrote, that happened a good day. In difficult times he took the jar and reminisced about their achievements.

If you can not enjoy what has been achieved, you can not be happy in the future.