Success can be defined in many ways, Making billions of green papers, completing groundbreaking research, being a cultural icon in film or music the list is pretty much endless.
Luckily Tim Ferriss has interviewed those that we would mainstream think are successful. From ex navy seals, to the likes of Tony Robbins to Seth Rogan in his bible of a book, Tools of Titans (well worth a read btw)
Tools of Titans is a fantastic book because the main objective is to take those golden nuggets of information from these very enlightening and engaging people and try to see if there are any correlations between them all.
Tim makes some cross references throughout and does also pick out some very good points, which come up alot in his various interviews.
One of the most interesting he picks out his that a lot of the people he interviews are using some form of meditation throughout the day, 10 minutes maybe more to relax, unwind and re-energise. I tried my hand at meditating for 10 days, if you’re interested I’ll write a blog about it, let me know.
If you have read my other blog posts, you will know that i’m a fan of Jocko Wilink and you can read up about that here. Another point that came across was the art of discipline, they all seemed to be able to switch on and get the job done as to say. I think this is vitally important if you want to succeed due to the job at hand. If you struggle with this sort of stuff, There are 100’s of self help books out there from, Eat That Frog – Brian Tracy is one of my personal favs.
This is the golden nugget. This is the fast food takeaway I found so helpful from this book. What was so clear among all of the top billionaires and successful people was that they love to challenge themselves. Be it intellectually or physically, they love to challenge themselves and make themselves better. Now you know i’m all about that life on this blog so I think this is so damn important it should be engraved on stone. The ability to challenge yourself will make you better, getting out of your comfortable zone, challengeing your beliefs, your behaviours and understanding why you do what you do.