Simply Successful Secrets

Posted by Donald Latumahina

Sania Wyatt tagged me for Simply Successful Secrets project (initiated by Aaron Potts) with the following rule:

Compose a new blog post listing the top 5 to 10 things that you do almost every day that help you to be successful. They can be anything at all, but they have to be things that you do at least 4 or 5 times every week. Anything less than that may be a hobby that helps you out, but we are after the real day in and day out habits that help you to be successful.

Good challenge. It’s always interesting to see what works and what doesn’t work. So here are what I do daily (or almost daily):

  1. Reading
    This is an essential part of my life. I love reading books and web sites (blogs included, of course) for one simple reason: reading allows me to absorb the thoughts of the best people in the world. It is as if I meet them personally and hear what they say. 
  2. Listening and watching
    I love listening to podcasts and watching educational or motivational videos. Like reading, it allows me learn from the best people in the world. Audio learning is especially useful because I can learn while working on something else.
  3. Writing
    Mainly writing this blog, of course :). Writing forces me to digest whatever inputs I get and put them in new forms. As a result, I become more aware of any potential ideas. I grasp ideas better and create new ideas faster. 
  4. Exercise
    I try to exercise more regularly only recently, but I already feel the difference. Exercise keeps my energy level high throughout the day which is very helpful to overcome my daily challenges.
  5. Quiet time
    Spirituality helps strengthen all other parts of my life. It refreshes me and gives me peace of mind, clarity, and directions.

These things work well for me, but of course there is still a lot of room for improvements.

Now I’d like to tag these people to share their Simply Successful Secrets with us:

Categories: Attitude

Please use your real name and note that I reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

17 Responses so far.

  1. Kammie says:

    Thanks for the tag Donald!

    You’ve got a great list here…I’m with you on many of your secrets…reading, writing and observing…I’m the constant voyer and ever the eavsdropper! I LOVE hearing people relate to oe another and HOW they communicate.

    I’ll work on my list and have it posted soon.

    Stay passionate,
    Kammie

  2. Thanks, Kammie. I’m looking forward to reading your secrets :).

  3. Donald,

    Thank you so much for participating in the Simply Successful Secrets project! I have found so many wonderful blogs like yours that are dedicated to learning and growth, and I am compiling what is turning out to be a very interesting list of success habits.

    I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future, and look for a link back to your site when I post the master list at the end of the project.

    Thanks again for participating!

  4. This is a very interesting project, Aaron. I’m glad to be part of it. Thanks for stopping by, and I’m looking forward to reading the results in your blog.

  5. Psychic says:

    I am looking through your archives and other posts. This is a great post and well done to you for putting it up for us to share.
    Psychic ability

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  11. Some really great points, thank you!
    I was curious what are your thoughts on “The Secret” movie?

    Ken.

  12. Thanks, Ken. I watched “The Secret” only in YouTube, but I hear quite a lot about it and it’s interesting. All in all, I share the same view as J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly. You can read his review about this topic.

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  14. That is a great start. I really believe that consistency is the key to success. Whatever you commit to doing, do it every day, whether you feel like it or not. Over time, that will pay off!

  15. Mehrdad says:

    I think to be successful needs curiosity in every thing that is possible.i dont mean to be rude” just when possible “although i have problems to be successful but that is what i experienced!

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