There are always people around us who continuously achieve incredible feats and create enough wealth to make anyone admire. And when we dig deeper, we learn that most of them are high performers.
Of course, being such a person is something that everyone aspires to, but not everyone knows the secret to doing so. When looking at one of the world’s most productive people – billionaire Jeff Bezos – one has drawn the key factors that make him such a person. Those are the traits that anyone should learn to apply in their own search for success.
Few success stories are written without ups and downs and periods of stress. The same is true of Jeff Bezos’ own story. But although he seemed to have risked it all, even at times living in red and black, wobbly, it seems he did it all with a plan in advance.
Everything Bezos does is in the plan for the next two or three years, which includes careful calculations, growth milestones, and contingency plans for situations. The risks he was seen to take during those two years, though tense and dangerous, were premeditated.
Jeff Bezos is willing to see those around him oppose his decision, knowing only that to succeed, he will have to let it all go and move forward with what he thinks is best.
So be prepared to take calculated risks. Build contingency plans for contingencies, and be prepared to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Ignore all objections and trust what your heart tells you.
Don’t just think big – but think big but be very detailed
Jeff Bezos’ name is associated with Amazon – a giant-scale company that is constantly growing day by day. But Amazon is also friendly and close to each individual customer every time they use it. Amazon users have always felt that this e-commerce site seems designed to cater to them.
This is by no means a coincidence or a personal feeling. The key lies in the way Jeff Bezos thinks. He personified the Amazon business model. He himself has always been obsessed with giving customers exactly what they want, and that is why Amazon is designed to be so user-friendly and efficient.
This is also a valuable lesson for entrepreneurs who dream of getting rich. When you start thinking about how you are going to change the world, think big, but also think specific. Think of big ways to solve small problems, make life more convenient by giving people what they need, even if they don’t realize it.
Take time to “lazy”
It sounds absurd, but Jeff Bezos does give advice that to become more effective at work, be more “lazy”, such as sleeping more.
The “laziness” here, when done properly, can be highly effective in the long run. Especially when done on purpose. Today, there are many people who are buried in a job to the point of exhaustion. They do not have time for themselves to rest or do other things to become more comprehensive, explore their creativity and expand their worldview.
Sometimes, there are things that seem impossible to apply directly to our current job, can work wonders for another part of our lives, and ultimately help us be more productive. Thus, intentional laziness can be an effective teacher, a wonderful break from stress, and a golden opportunity for self-improvement.
Obviously, these three characteristics are not the top factors that make Jeff Bezos’ miracles, but they are extremely important features of his personality, contributing to the success he has built. From those characteristics, apply them to your own journey of finding success.
Risk it all, in a careful and effective way. Think big, in a specific way. And take time outside of work to become more well-rounded. That’s when we will notice increased productivity in all aspects of our lives.