We all want to be successful. It’s that promise of finally reaching the light at the end of the tunnel that inspires us to keep hustling — even when the going gets tough.
Yes, success is always the end goal. But, stop and ask yourself this: Do you really have a clear picture of what success is?
Or, are you only operating with what you’ve been told? Are you falling into the trap of believing common myths about success?
If so, it’s time for a friendly wake-up call. Here are four success myths you’ve likely heard time and time again. But, remember, just because they’re oft-repeated, doesn’t mean they’re true.
1. Successful people all get up really early every morning
Yes, you will encounter occasional profiles of celebrities or other successful individuals who do get up insanely early. But just because it works for those few people does not mean that it works for everyone.
In fact, a large scale study of over 10,000 people found that the vast majority of people need more than seven hours of sleep every night – and that people who slept significantly less than that actually had poorer problem solving skills as well as other cognitive disadvantages. So if you’re trying to get by on much less sleep, you’re probably not being at your best every day.
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé