By Nicolas Cole via inc.com Article
This Is the 1 Habit All Successful People Live By
“On the outside, successful people tend to look like they don’t have a care in the world. Everything is going according to plan. They have what they need, when they need it. They have who they need, where they need them. They have their priorities set, their goals envisioned, and all parties involved are aligned.
It appears to be a perfectly synchronized dance.
But the truth is, successful people are only out in the open when they want to be. They show up when it makes sense. They attend when it’s required–or of their own volition. They put themselves in positions strategically and with purpose, because the other 99% of the time, they’re working.
Successful people, especially the ones in the thick of the journey (and not yet coasting on the wake of their accomplishments) don’t have time for much else.
So when you see them, they appear to have it all under control.
But when you don’t see them, they’re working furiously to keep things moving full speed ahead. …
As a young entrepreneur and ambitious writer, I take it upon myself to surround myself with as many successful individuals as possible. … in taking it upon myself to talk to and learn from so many successful individuals–everyone from solopreneurs who have carved out a nice niche for themselves, all the way up to billionaires several times over–what I have learned is they all live by a very fundamental rule of thumb.
It’s actually quite simple.
Here’s the rule:
Do what you need to do, before you do what you want to do.