What successful people do during their weekends? Sure you imagine extravagant things like elephants walk or take flights to dine in Paris and wake elsewhere in the world.
But apparently these people have a different view and not get carried away by extravagance, but by habit, and just that is what has led to success, and as Aristotle said: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, it is a habit. ”
Here are some examples of what some successful during the weekend:
1. Robert Iger: get up early habits
Disney CEO is not the only successful man who gets up at 4:30 am Every day! Yes, including weekends. Successful people do not stay in bed until 2 pm on Sundays, it is not even until 11 am.
Some studies show that the brain has the highest level of fitness for work for two and a half and up to 4 hours after waking. Wake up early weekend will put forward a lot of people around the world.
2. Benjamin Franklin: Have a plan people
Apparently this exceptional man wondered every morning: “What good shall I do today?”. Successful people know the importance of setting daily goals, and weekends are no exception. Sure, it can be a time for relaxation (planned and purposeful), but the slow down can never be an option.
3. Timothy Ferris: no multitasking successful
That multitasking is something that seems old-fashioned. It may be tempting to maximize productivity weekend: being on the treadmill while you call your mother and read the main news. But successful people know that this reduces efficiency and effectiveness. Instead, put your attention on each individual activity. Ferris recommends a maximum of two goals or tasks per day to ensure productivity and success.
4. Anna Wintour: stay active they have
The editor in chief of Vogue plays tennis for an hour every day. And it’s not the only big fish with time to exercise: Richard Branson is still active with the kite and billionaire quarter of India is a marathon runner. Successful people know the importance of the phrase healthy mind in a healthy body. And of course, this also serves to counteract the calories they earn at banquets to which the invite.
5. Steve Jobs: have priorities Finnish
“Some things do not have to change the world to be important,” said this successful man, and for this, used the weekend to remember those little things that in the movement of the week are being forgotten, to maintain a balance .
Spending time with your friends, your children or partner may not directly increase the numbers of your company, but no less important. Even the current president of the United States has become famous for find the time to sit down to dinner with his family. Only about having priorities.
6. Warren Buffet: have time for hobbies week
It is considered one of the most important investors in the twentieth century, but Warren has managed to have a time and be able to play the ukulele. Usually, successful people is also interesting people, and that have much to do their hobbies.
Of course, they perform group activities, such as playing golf with other investors, but those moments of solitude, his hobbie, causing reduction in stress and stimulate creativity.
7. Oprah: quiet practice
Oprah is one of the most powerful celebrities in the world, but daily, and that, as in other cases, including Saturday and Sunday, it takes 20 minutes, twice a day, to sit, relax and be still and in silence. This secret of yogis is now common knowledge.
Even the business world is recognizing the benefits of meditation and attention to reduce stress, improve productivity, facilitate creativity and maintain the general welfare. The most successful people take time every day to be quiet, weekends included.
8. Randi Zuckerberg: do not be afraid habits
Everything we have done -Upload a lot of pictures of our antics filter weekend to social networks to bring about a “like” and the envy of our friends and followers, belongs to the era of fear of getting lost. On weekends, we are even more prone to this fear.
But the CEO of Zuckerberg Media (you guessed it, sister of Facebook founder) says people should focus on joy, not fear of getting lost, through the mantra: “there is no place; I’d rather be where I am. ” Successful people are often competitive, high performance, by nature, but practicing an attitude of gratitude and resisting the fear induced by social networks, is the key to a happy weekend. And is not happiness the true marker of success?
9. Bill Gates: take time to reflect people
The founder of Microsoft said this famous phrase: “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Reflection should be a daily practice, but weekends are a perfect opportunity to take a step back and reflect on the lessons of the week and make improvements for the next.
10. Richard Branson: giving to others successful
This billionaire businessman says that “it is amazing how to focus my mind on issues such as health, poverty, conservation and climate change, can help re energize my thinking in other areas.”
He is according to Tom Corley, who studied the rich for five years before he wrote his book “Habits of wealth: the habits of daily success of wealthy individuals,” which found that 73% of wealthy people did volunteer work for five hours or more per month. Nothing helps put things in perspective and reduce stress rather than helping the less fortunate. Weekends are a good time to get involved in events and community volunteers.
11. Jack Dorsey: prepare for the new week they have
Twitter co-founder has a day of 16 hours, Monday through Friday, but says: “I took off Saturday. I go hiking. And then Sunday is for reflections, comments, strategies and prepare for the rest of the week. ”
Laura Vanderkam, author of “What the most successful people do on the weekend,” says that successful people know that weekends are really the secret weapon in professional success.
12. Jay Z: maintain momentum Finnish
It has become an empire as a rapper and entrepreneur, and the secret is right there in his lyrics: “You can wish all the success you want, but to get it, you can not fail. You can not slip. You can not sleep. An open eye, truth and forever. ”
Jay Z does not have a fortune of 520 million dollars only wanting him for five of the seven days a week.
If you want to spend your weekend on a luxury yacht in the Caribbean with Beyonce, the relentless persistence is all you will get. Well, we can always dream, right?
All said: success is a lifestyle 24/7 … yes, weekends included!