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Pelé - a famous former Brazilian football player - has a very good saying 'Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.' Success - this word contains many aspirations and goals from all of us. However, behind the limelight, behind the successes that are praised by thousands of thousands of people are the relentless efforts, the eagerness to learn, the will to improve themselves every day.

Success, in addition to understanding and intelligence, also requires small 'tips' and effective working/practicing methods. Today's article will give a few suggestions on useful habits that are applied and distilled from people who have achieved much success before.


1. Wake up at the crack of dawn

We've all heard the saying 'Get up early to be successful'. You may think this is some kind of a joke, but scientific studies have proven it is legitimate. Waking up early every day will give us 1 to 2 more hours to learn new knowledge. Bill Gates - the fourth richest billionaire in the world - once shared that he has a habit of waking up at 6:30 - 7 am. Moreover, to avoid wasting time, there are days when Bill Gates even drinks soft drinks instead of rice for breakfast (King Nem 2021).


However, this saying doesn't just mean 'get up early'. The saying 'Get up early to succeed' refers to the arrangement of a reasonable schedule. If you feel you are more productive at night, schedule time to study and work at night, as long as you still have adequate rest time. Failure to arrange a suitable timetable can bring about undesirable consequences. For example, procrastinating and putting off important tasks until close to deadlines can lead to unnecessary stress. Moreover, because there is not much time left to refine and complete the work, mistakes are inevitable and the possibility of making them increases.


2. Live your life with a plan

Successful people often set themselves very clear plans. This is very necessary because we can localize the things that need to be done so that we can focus on the biggest goal. In setting goals, we should apply the SMART method - this includes Specific, Measurable (can be defined as writing 300 words in a 1500 word essay), Achievable (as far as achievable), Relevant, and Time-bound (with a clear timeline).

There is a very famous piece of advice that is being circulated on the internet: 'Don't be busy, be productive' (Our beautiful life, nd). A productive person is also a busy person, but a busy person is not always a productive person. Productive people tend to think differently, they don't waste time on a task for too long. Instead, they try to make the most of their time productive.


Here are some ways to be more productive:

- Use a planner to help you organize your work throughout the day, week, and month.

- Set reminders on your phone and use electronic timers for better time management.

- Make a list of all the things you need to do for a given day and mark each task as you complete it. This will give you more flexibility in understanding the plan and more motivation to complete it.

3. Do more than what is asked

Volunteering to do things that are not part of your obligations is one of the secrets that successful people often do. Surely everyone has heard the saying: 'Work while others are resting', but not everyone understands the meaning of this saying. Doing tasks that we are not assigned, doing things that are not our expertise, stepping out of our comfort zones will help us learn more new knowledge and gain new experiences. This helps us to have new job opportunities, new experiences that we never thought of. Moreover, this job helps us create a beautiful image in the eyes of those around us, thereby strengthening and expanding more relationships. As a result, our self-worth is also enhanced.


4. Reasonable spending

No matter how much money we earn, if we don't know how to spend it, the money we have will soon vanish into thin air. Learning how to manage money will help ensure financial stability over time, regardless of your income. Especially, in the context of COVID-19 (or unfortunate circumstances such as illness, accident), people have to distance themselves, they cannot go to work, the money saved in advance can be considered a 'salvation'. Let us get through these difficult times.


- Keep track of your expenses. Subtract your monthly expenses from your monthly income to determine how much spending money you have available each month. Also, regularly review your bank statements and notice where you've spent your money. This will help us prevent overspending and ensure that your bank statements are accurate.

- Cut back. If you don't make enough money to cover your living expenses, take a look at your expenses to see where you can cut back. For example, instead of constantly eating out, practice cooking at home; Instead of buying expensive branded items, choose the right clothes that enhance your figure.

- Save money. Warren Buffett - a great American investor, businessman and philanthropist - has a saying 'Don't save what is left after spending, but spent what is left after saving', meaning to advise everyone to know how to set up a savings account and only spend what is left over, instead of overspending and then saving what's left. This is a reasonable way to help us think carefully about our expenses, and avoid buying unnecessary items.

- Invest with caution. If your workplace offers a retirement savings plan, put your excess earnings into it.


5. Improve yourself every day

'Learn, learn more, learn forever' - a famous inspirational quote of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - a Russian revolutionary, statesman, and political theorist. In today's modern society, technology and people are constantly developing. If we rest on our laurels and achievements and stop learning, we will easily be left behind. Successful people often keep a habit of reading books every day. This helps us avoid wasting time lying around and doing meaningless things. Moreover, reading books helps us to absorb the knowledge and thoughts of those who have gone before and learn a lot from their experiences.

The 'study' here not only stops at learning letters and learning culture, but we can learn more soft skills and other talents outside. Life is diverse and colorful and encounters many situations that arise. Therefore, fostering and cultivating knowledge and skills to be able to integrate and be compatible with all situations will help us become more confident. Not only that, this is also a plus point to help us make a better impression on those around us.

Maybe at first, having to get used to new things will make you feel confused, tired, even frustrated because of searching forever but still not achieving the desired results at the beginning. However, this is also an opportunity for us to learn how to handle situations and exercise our creativity, and learn how to overcome difficulties and obstacles in life. We may start off slow at first, but trust that learning a little bit more each day will help us as we move forward, becoming the best version of ourselves.

6.Always stay positive

In life, there will be things that are not satisfactory, there are plans that cannot be achieved. However, instead of spending time being sad and depressed, successful people choose to look back and learn from their mistakes. From there there are mistakes, failures become experiences, interesting experiences, turning negative things into positives.


Moreover, a 'positive lifestyle' also includes knowing how to limit our exposure to negative information and relationships in the thousands of news that are spread every day and the thousands of people we can give to others. change. The things around us are catalysts that affect our mood and productivity. Not only that, we can create a positive life for ourselves by trying to see the good sides of things instead of just constantly criticizing the bad sides. Let's learn to accept our own shortcomings, the limitations of things and learn how to improve those areas.

7.Keep a healthy lifestyle

Thomas Carlyle - a Scottish philosopher, satirist, writer, historian and teacher - once said, 'He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything'. (roughly translated as: 'There is hope in health, and in hope, great things can be accomplished'). Above all, health is still the most important. Success has no meaning if we don't have enough health to enjoy the results that we have worked so hard to achieve. Don't skip meals because you're busy working, don't forget to exercise and get enough sleep to stay alert and focused so you can be productive at work. Therefore, the first lesson we should keep in mind before we want to become successful is to keep ourselves a healthy body, a scientific lifestyle and not to work too hard lest we bring harm to ourselves.


Vua Nem 2021, ‘Dậy sớm để thành công có đúng không? Lời giải đáp từ các chuyên gia hàng đầu dành cho bạn’, Vua Nem, 22 March, viewed 27 November 2021,

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