4. Learn with a purpose.
“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” —T.S. Eliot
When you seek learning, it should be purposeful. Only you can decide the direction of your training. Research has found that self-directed learning is highly correlated with learning satisfaction. Thus, what you learn should clearly connect with your interests and goals. As Albert Einstein said, “That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.”
5. Streamline your life.
If you want to accomplish your goals in life, you’ll need space in your life to take action toward those goals. The way to create room in your life is to streamline your life. You’ll need to streamline your schedule and get rid of the unimportant junk to make time to take massive action toward your biggest dreams.
Start by eliminating time-sucking ’empty activities,’ the activities that don’t add value to your life. Carefully evaluate how you are spending your time and determine which tasks you can declutter from your schedule in order to create room to work on your big goals.
6. Find people to help you.
No matter how driven you are, you’d be foolish to think you can achieve success single-handedly. Even if someone else isn’t aiding you directly, it’s helpful to establish a few individuals whom you can emulate, who will inspire you to persevere or hold you accountable.
For example, a mentor can dispense valuable advice so that you won’t have to learn basic lessons the hard way. You might benefit from a sidekick or cheerleader to keep you motivated and hold you accountable. Find specific people who can help you bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.