15 Cheat Codes for Life: Jump 7 Years Ahead of People
When you were a kid you would often search for cheat codes to give you a competitive edge. If you are stuck, specific cheat codes will help you to get to the next level.
This cheat code will unlock a new achievement, and save you a lot of time. There are many cheat codes that can help you get ahead of the rest.
We’re going to look at 15 cheat codes that will put you years ahead of 95% of people out there.
1. Accept rejection. You can stop worrying about rejection and become unstoppable sooner than you think.
Every successful entrepreneur or person has been through a laundry list of failures. We can’t ignore the many failures of risk-takers. One could argue that the road to success is not without its failures and hampered dreams.
The good news is that every rejection and failure can bring you closer to a yes, which could change your life. It is said that when one door closes another one opens. This may not seem like the case at the moment, but those rejections will help you become more tenacious so that you’re ready for whatever life throws at you.
2. This is how service workers are treated. It reveals their true colors.
How someone treats those who can’t do something for them accurately indicates character. How someone treats service personnel can reveal a lot about your character.
There is one quote that sums it all:
“I don’t trust anyone who’s nice to me, but rude to the waiter. Because they would treat me the same way if I were in that position.” –Muhammad Ali
3. Accept adversity, it will help you grow.
Your comfort zone is the worst place you can spend any time if you want to see growth in your life. Because nothing extraordinary has ever come from playing safe, the comfort zone is where dreams die.
How can you embrace adversity.
- Don’t be afraid to suck at something new.
- Challenge yourself constantly.
- Try a new sport regardless of your age.
- Seek feedback from people who aren’t afraid to hurt your feelings.
- If it scares you, then it means that you need to do it.
- If your goals aren’t intimidating, then they’re not bold enough.
4. First take action and then figure out what you need to do.
So many of us want to know everything upfront before taking action. It’s a true superpower to take action even if you don’t have all the answers. The universe will not conspire to give you the perfect conditions to start. It is up to you to take action and then to watch the universe conspire in your favor once momentum has been built.
This Ryan Holiday quote from “The Obstacle is The Way'” summarizes this notion best:
“We often assume that the world moves at our leisure. We put off initiating when we should. We jog instead of running, or even better, sprinting. And then we’re shocked -shocked!–when nothing big ever happens, when opportunities never show up, when new obstacles begin to pile up, or the enemies finally get their act together.”
Instead of waiting for the perfect conditions to start, focus on progress over perfection. Your future self will thank you for the risks you take today when you don’t feel fully prepared.
5. You must know what you want from life or you will never achieve it.
They say that no road will take you there when you don’t know where you’re going. To make your life a success, you must first decide what you want. Many people go through life without a plan and wonder why they don’t get lucky.
Knowing your goals is the best way to get them. Knowing what you want is the key to creating a plan for achieving it. The best part is that no matter what you want to accomplish, chances are that someone out there has already done it, so you can learn from them by buying a book, taking a course, or paying for coaching.
6. This is the most important thing that you can do.
Making yourself a priority isn’t selfish; it’s actually the most important thing that you can do because you can’t pour from an empty glass. Every investment you make in yourself today will pay dividends for years.
How can you invest in your self right now?
- Learn a new skill. Learn more to earn more.
- Buy a book on a topic that fascinates you. There is a book on every topic you could ever want to know about. You can spend $20 on a book to acquire a lifetime of knowledge.
- Spend money on your health. Spend money on your health. You want to be mentally and physically ready for whatever life throws at you.
- Take someone out for coffee or lunch. Offer to take someone out for lunch and you can learn a lot from someone who is a little ahead of you.
- Attend an event or conference in your field. Your network is your net worth, according to them. Do your best to reach out to those who are already there.
7. Multi-tasking is a trap. It is best to focus on one thing at a given time.
Multi-tasking is a recipe for doing a mediocre job on a bunch of random tasks. Focusing on one task at a given time will result in remarkable results. If you chase two rabbits, then you will end up catching none. Social media is full of people bragging about how much their accomplishments are, but the truth is that we all do better if we focus on one task at a given time.
If you have trouble focusing on one task at once, Gary Keller’s “The One Thing” is a great book to help you. Here’s a quick quote that summarizes the entire book.
“It is not that we have too little time to do all the things we need to do, it is that we feel the need to do too many things in the time we have.”
Most of us don’t have an issue with time management. We struggle with figuring out the one thing that deserves our focus, so we try to complete multiple different tasks simultaneously.
8. If you want to be unstoppable, stop lying to yourself.
You have to know yourself and be self-aware enough to accept your limitations. You don’t want to lie to yourself. As tempting as it is to make audacious statements about what you plan on doing, you’re better off setting small and attainable goals that will help you get to the finish line.
9. To build deeper relationships, focus on quality friendships.
How many times have you seen a documentary about an athlete, musician, or celebrity who ended up losing everything they had? Although they were surrounded by a large entourage, it seemed as though they didn’t have any real friends. This is not something you want to happen to. Few quality friendships that are close to you are more valuable than many casual acquaintances who don’t care about you. You want to surround yourself with people on a similar mission so that you don’t get sidetracked or brought down by anyone’s misery.
10. Accepting suffering is essential if you want to achieve greatness.
You won’t get anywhere in life if you avoid all suffering. It’s why so few people succeed in building a successful business, or getting into great physical shape. We don’t know if the short-term discomfort will be worth the long-term benefits. This is why most people will give up on suffering.
Knowing today that suffering tomorrow will be worth it is a cheat code that few people will accept. It will be worth everything you go through today when you reach the other side. Nothing worth doing has ever been easy.
11. What happens to you is more important than how you react.
Life isn’t about what happens to you. It’s how you respond to what happens. Instead of blaming others for your problems, it’s important to take responsibility for your own actions. You can’t control what happens to you but you can choose how to respond to it. How you respond to conflict and challenges will say plenty about you.
12. If you want your life to change, choose to make a change today.
Your life won’t change until you change. You must make the decision to change your life. Nobody else can. You can hire coaches, mentorship and join a mastermind but nothing will matter if you don’t make a decision to change. The choices you make today will be reflected in the results you get tomorrow.
13. You will need to make sacrifices in order to be successful.
While it’s easy to admire successful people when you see what they’ve accomplished, you don’t know what they went through to get to where they are.
To reach the next level, you must make many sacrifices. The good news is that every sacrifice you make today will be evident in the rewards you receive in the future.
14. When you stop worrying about what others think of your abilities, you become more powerful.
So many of us worry about the opinions of others when in reality, those people don’t even know what’s best for us. It would be better if you didn’t worry about what other people think.
Most people will judge you if they are jealous of your willingness to take risks. Someone who is doing better than you will never criticize you. Criticism is more likely to come from people who are not doing as well as yours.
This quote about worrying about what others think always makes me think…
“When you’re 20, you care what everyone thinks. When you’re 40, you stop caring what everyone thinks; when you’re 60, you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place.”
This quote was originally attributed to Winston Churchill, but the original author hasn’t been verified. Regardless of who said this, we spend far too much time worrying about what others think of us when their opinions don’t pay our bills.
15. Your tribe will attract your vibe.
Smiling may not seem like a big deal at the moment, but your energy will attract many opportunities. Your vibe attracts your tribe. You may have heard this before, but it is not until you actually try it. How you present yourself to the world will determine what kind of energy you attract into your life. This is something you should remember when you go out into the world.
Those are 15 cheat codes that will help you get ahead in life. This list can be saved and used to get inspiration or help you feel stuck.
Work Hard to Win at the Game of Life
Why cheat at video games? Because you want to win! Old-school gamers will recall the days when pressing Down Up, Right and Left would unlock unlimited wealth and health. You’ll be more successful if you can find a cheatcode for life.
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