Wednesday, February 18, 2015

8 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves

Source: Time.

1. What Time Do You Wake Up?

There are 24 hours in a day, and you can use all of them. — Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric

2. What Decisions Can You Stop Making?

I really want to clear my life so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community. — Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

3. What Are You Afraid Of?

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. — Steve Jobs, late CEO of Apple

4. What Is Today’s Single Most Important Goal?

You’re not going to do this forever. There’s a finite amount of time you’re going to be doing this. Do this really, really well. And if you do this really, really well, everybody will see that, and they’ll move you onto the next thing. — Terry Lundgren, CEO of Macy’s

5. What Hard Thing Are You Not Doing Enough?

I don’t like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don’t spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities. — Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computers

6. What Easy Thing Are You Doing Too Much?

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. — Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People

7. Do You Really Need to Buy That?

Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Don’t forget Rule No. 1. — Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

8. How Are You Going to Implement the Changes That Need to Be Made?

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. — John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil