Walking on your road to success means dreaming less and doing more.
Here are 4 things that separate doers from dreamers.
- Doers focus on things that matter the most
You can dream about many things and try to achieve all of them to become the ‘Jack of all trades. But, to excel in something, you need to give your hundred per cent to it. Doers know where to focus and put their efforts. They use their strengths to turn an opportunity into success.
To practice this, ask yourself this question before doing anything – “Is it important to me right now?”
If the answer is no, delegate it to someone else or postpone it to do what is more important to you at that moment.
- Doers continue asking questions
Bill Gates once said that for curious learners, these are the best of times. Their ability to constantly learn new things with the digital medium is better than ever.
Curiosity can take you to places you have never been and achieve heights you have never conquered. When you constantly question things around, you search for the answers and acquire knowledge. Doers dream about many things but don’t wake up to forget them the next morning. Their growth mindset makes them turn their imaginations into reality.
Curiosity isn’t only the way to acquire knowledge. Several pieces of research suggest that curious people build better relationships and enjoy socializing more.
- Doers are leaders
People with a growth mindset don’t stop working and setting examples for others. They lead by influencing their teams and people who follow them. They challenge themselves every day and try to do something they have never done before. At the same time, doers empower others to work and learn.
These leaders inspire their team members to dream big and take small steps to achieve their goals, and in this process, become a better version of themselves.
- Doers know their weaknesses
It isn’t easy to trust others with quality results when you are desperately trying to build your business. But, doers know that they cannot do everything efficiently and delegate their weaknesses to others’ strengths. If your responsibilities are more than your capacity to handle them, the best thing you can do for yourself and your business is delegation.
Invest in a great team and establish a trust to achieve your company objectives.We can learn from business leaders like Jonathan Bloomberg who has managed to provide high-quality services to their clients by focusing on things that matter the most. Taking a unique approach to managing primarily North American public equities, his business follows a Warren-Buffett-like strategy: high concentration, value-focused and very long-term.
Practice these habits every day to succeed in your business and life. Dream big and start doing everything that is needed to turn your dreams into reality.