How to Find What Works Best For You 49

How to Find What Works Best For You

This is a guest post by Rohan Bhardwaj, a Physics graduate. He loves to observe, learn and teach.

In the era where everything goes fast, sometimes we get stuck in work – writing, recording or finishing a presentation, for instance. We start juggling many things, sometimes get lost in the process, and end up doing less than what we expected.

The pressure to meet deadlines and the self-expectation to give our best end result make things even worse. With each second, we feel trapped.

The moment we realize that there might be some peaceful time and focus, boom – there comes something urgent, personal or unexpected.

We switch to thinking about it, and then spend the next 2 hours getting it done without realizing. And in middle of this chaos, we’ve left our passion project behind – the thing we wanted to get done in the first place. Be it designing, learning a new craft or just helping our parents.

You may change the world with your work. But before that, you need to find the peace and the rhythm to do the work with efficiency.

24 hours is all we get. Sometimes you can take a leave from work and hope that stuff will pan out for you. And then, it doesn’t.

It isn’t because you are lacking focus or clarity. It is because we love to let time pass. Second by second – we fail to realize what works for us and stick to strategies which are proven, sadly, for others.

The Success Effect

Day in and day out we find ourselves struggling to complete something we love. Then, we see others championing their work every day. They seem to be perfect.

Some recommend to wake up early and do the work. Others vouch that the work can be done better at night.

You sit there confused, trying a bunch of different techniques. Such as drinking coffee, trying a new location, or a different tool.

It doesn’t work that way.

There is something about successful people that we are attracted to.

There are many people who wake up in the morning without focus or any desire to get things done, and still succeed in life over time. So the tactics aren’t same for everyone.

We see that working hard brings awesome results, by reading about real-life examples. At the same time, there are plenty of people who invested the same amount of hard work but couldn’t reach their goals.

The simple point I am trying to make is this – you won’t magically become better in what you do by applying all the tactics you learned from influential people.

What Works Then?

You decide. After trying, failing and then comparing what works for you.

For example, if I want to write efficiently, it doesn’t matter whether I have 4 or 10 hours. If I am busy the whole day and get 2 hours free, then I can do a good job writing a piece.

On the other hand, if I get 10 free hours in a day, I am tempted to watch cat videos for 2 of them.

So if I want to maximize my potential, I need to find only 4 hours in a day, while for the rest of the time I have to be busy. Otherwise, I would simply procrastinate.

Also, I write better after I’ve just woken up. So that works for me and it helps me complete the work I’m passionate about.

Try and experiment with your schedule.

Do the work for 1 hour, then for 5 hours. Compare the 5-hour work, dividing the progress into hourly results, and see if working longer hours makes you more productive. If not, make the necessary changes to get optimum results.

Try waking up early. But also try doing your work at night, or in the afternoon.

What is your best buddy? Coffee or juice.

Slowly, while experimenting and tracking the results you get, you will find what works best for you.

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7 Quick Tips on How to Be More Successful in Everyday Life 6

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Everyone dreams about being successful. But what is success?

For you, it could be building a company, getting promoted at work, generating wealth, or more humble ambitions, such as being the best parent or partner. While success looks different to each person, we all have an innate desire to achieve.

No matter how you define success as an individual, here are some habits you can adopt to become more successful in everyday life.

1. Be Focused.

There are distractions all around us, from social media and smartphones to friends and family. While everyone needs some ‘me time,’ to be successful, you also need focus. As such, cut out distractions and set aside time to work towards your goal.

Remember: There is always something productive you can do.

2. Aim to Learn.

It can be easy to get hung up results but being successful is about more than the outcome. The key to being truly successful is about learning. This allows you to grow and adapt, changing your approach and leading to improvements. As such, make learning a goal. This will also help to keep you motivated, too.

3. Be Prepared.

Being prepared is essential to increase the chance of success. This can be applied to almost any situation. Whether you are expecting your first baby, have an upcoming exam or interview, or are considering CFD trading, all require research and preparation.

4. Stop the Excuses.

When something goes wrong, it can be easy to dig your head in the sand, but this is not a habit of a successful person. Instead, take responsibility. Stop your excuses, work on your weaknesses and make improvements. The onus is on you to be successful so step up, set challenges and drive yourself forward.

5. Be Happy.

You may be focussed on earning more money, or you may have a goal to buy a flash car. But if you’re working a job you cannot stand, putting in too many hours and sacrificing time with the ones you love, you could quickly start to feel miserable.

Increase your happiness and make it a marker of your success, even if it takes longer to achieve your goals.

6. Feel Grateful.

Success is often less about material possessions or goals than it is about changing our perceptions.

This is why it is important to start recognizing the good things around you. Recognise and feel grateful for what you already have and you will soon feel very successful indeed.

7. Start Failing.

This may seem counterintuitive, but failure is a big part of success. It helps to highlight the things we do not want and essentially provides clarity. A little failure never hurt anyone. After all, no one has ever become successful without first experiencing failure.