October 5, 2019 | 2 min read

How to Achieve Success While You’re Still Young

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A lot of people still believe that success comes with age. However, young and successful entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg and Kylie Jenner proved this theory wrong. When he was 27, Facebook founder Zuckerberg was hailed one of the most successful young entrepreneurs. As of November 2018, his net worth is a whopping $55B.

Jenner, on one hand, has made her first $1B at the tender age of 21. She is the founder and owner of Kylie Cosmetics and has over 129 million followers on Instagram. These uber successful and young entrepreneurs have the same 24 hours as everyone else, so, what are they doing differently? Check out these top 5 success habits of young, outstanding people.

Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up

Being there is key. No successful person ever made it without getting up, dressing up, and showing up. And you need to do this regardless of how you’re feeling. Start by actually getting up once you hear your alarm clock and avoid hitting the snooze button every morning. You’ll find that the early bird does get the most worms. And life will happen- family, relationships, and a lot of other things can and will get in the way of realizing your goals, but just keep on keeping on and be where you need to be.

Set a Timeline

A goal without a timeline is a dream. Make sure to “pressure yourself” and get things done by setting and following a timeline. Keep in mind that lost time is forever lost, so make sure to use your time wisely. Whenever you set yourself a goal, there should be a target date tied next to it. 

Respect Other People’s Time and Effort

It’s important to realize how important other people’s time and effort are. This sets the professionals from the novice, and gaining that reputation will take you further in your career. And the sooner you learn and practice this, the faster you’ll arrive at your destination.

Never Stop Learning

One characteristic of highly successful individuals is their thirst for knowledge. They’re always on the lookout for skills that would raise their professional value and make them stronger competitors. Take up a new language or train for a new skill you’ve always been interested in. All these will get you a step closer to success.

Know When to Take a Break

The race to success is demanding and can also be draining. Don’t forget to take a break when you need to. Keep in mind that your health and overall wellness is crucial in moving forward and achieving your goals, so take good care of it.

These habits may not be easy to do at first, but practice makes perfect. Keep doing these every day until it’s hard to depart from them and you’ve got yourself some strong work ethics that will help pave the road to success at a young age.

-Danna Borbon

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