Becoming successful is, usually, what most of us aspire to. As a collective society, we strive to be successful friends, wives or husbands, brothers, sisters, professionals, or whatever else we can possibly excel at. And sometimes, we need a bit of inspiration or advice in order to achieve our planned success. That being said, here are a few bits of advice on how to become successful from some of the most successful men and women in the world, collected from an article on Entrepreneur.
Warren Buffet – Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
One of the world’s richest people, Warren Buffet has an estimated net worth of $66 billion. Clearly, he has done something right in his life to have so much money. And Buffet’s main piece of advice would surprise many. According to the Entrepreneur article, Buffet recommends that, in order to become successful, one should read at least 500 pages worth of material a day. Buffet also lives in a relatively modest, 40 year old house; he also makes it a point to stay off of social media completely. He believes that by reading in such great amounts, your knowledge will compound and give you the ability to become successful. Living well within your means is another powerful piece of advice for any person seeking success.
Steve Jobs – Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc.
The world renowned innovator of some of the world’s most impactful products, from the iPod to the iPhone, Steve Jobs had an incredibly successful life. And in order to achieve his success, Jobs would stare at himself in the mirror every morning and ask himself an honest question. According to the article, Jobs was on record having said, “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” Jobs, much like Buffet, stressed living a simplistic, minimalistic life.
Oprah Winfrey – Host of The Oprah Winfrey Show
One of the most popular talk show hosts in the world, Oprah Winfrey has turned her name into a brand, in stellar fashion. With a net worth of $3 billion dollars, Winfrey is, without a doubt, one of the richest entertainers in the world. One of the secrets to her success is her daily schedule, which includes waking up early, meditating, working out, has a healthy meal and arrives to work as early as possible.
There are still so many others on the list who could offer years of insight and wisdom. Hopefully this small list was able to inspire you in some way into becoming the successful person you want to be. For the full list, click here.