Success leads to success

‘Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.  Mark Victor Hansen

Creating legacy is about motivation

Creating legacy depends very much on motivation. If you are highly motivated, you will find it easier to keep working on your legacy projects day after day for a long time.

So how do you generate motivation? Well, there are few things more motivating than success. And as we all know, success leads to success?

How to bring success into your legacy endeavours

Legacy projects take a lot of time until completion, and even after that there is no guarantee that they will be popular with others – so success may sometimes seem like a very long time away. But you can still bring success into your legacy endeavours in a small way.

The trick is to induce small feelings of success into every single one of your days. How? Easy. By starting your day with completing small tasks that give you a sense of achievement to kick-start your day.

Tasks that give you a feeling of success

Here are a few examples of tasks you can do: writing a blog post; writing a diary entry about the day before; complete a mini-project, such as tidying up the bookshelves or your desk.

If you take a long time to get your brain to wake up properly in the morning, you can start your day with an even easier task to give you that sense of achievement: make your bed. It’s a great little activity that takes virtually no processing power, perfect for those of us with sleepy brains in the morning. Try it for a week and let me know how it goes.

Your morning ritual and small tasks both give you success feeling

Remember how a while ago we were talking about kick-starting your day with a ritual? This ritual is great to give you a sense of success, and it works wonders in combination with small tasks you can complete straight off.

The morning ritual is great for giving you a sense of continuity across your legacy project. The small tasks complement the morning ritual by giving you a quick sense of success that you can then leverage into much bigger tasks relating directly to your legacy projects.

It’s your turn

How do you bring in success into your day? What are some of the strategies you use? I’d love it if you would share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section.

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Alexa Ispas

I am a social entrepreneur, blogger, and talent scout, interested in helping people who want to create legacy. I have recently completed my PhD thesis in social psychology at the University of Edinburgh, and am originally from Romania. I am writing a daily blog on creating legacy, which you can find at www.alexaispas.com