I’ve read countless articles about what successful people do on their weekends. Do you want to know the secret? It’s the same thing that they do every other day.
Here are 12 weekend habits of highly successful people:
1. Robert Iger: Get up early
This Disney CEO is not the only executive claiming to rise at 4:30 every morning. Successful people do not stay in bed until 2 p.m. on a Sunday. Or even 11 a.m.
2. Benjamin Franklin: Have a plan
Apparently, this founding father asked himself every morning, “What good shall I do today?” Successful people know the importance of even daily goals — the weekends are no exception.
3. Timothy Ferris: Don’t multi-task
Multi-tasking is so 2005. It may be tempting to maximize your weekend productivity by running on the treadmill while calling your mother and trolling your newsfeed, but successful people know that this just reduces efficiency and effectiveness.
4. Anna Wintour: Stay active
Vogue’s editor-in-chief commits to playing tennis for one hour every day. And she’s not the only big-shot making time for exercise.
5. Steve Jobs: Prioritize what’s important
“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” Weekends are the time to remind yourself of the forgotten little things — to keep your work-life harmony (the new ‘balance’) in check and reset if needed.
6. Warren Buffet: Make time for hobbies
He may be considered the most successful investor of the 20th century, but in his “spare” time Buffett likes to play the ukulele.
7. Oprah: Practice stillness
Forbes’ most powerful celebrity of 2013 still finds time to sit in stillness for 20 minutes — twice a day! This once-best-kept secret of the yogis is now common knowledge.
8. Randi Zuckerberg: Forget FOMO, Embrace JOMO
We’ve all done it — posted a tastefully filtered snap of our weekend antics or checked in on social media to elicit “likes” and envy from our friends/followers (#bragging). Enter, the era of FOMO (fear of missing out).
9. Bill Gates: Take time to reflect
The founder of Microsoft famously said, “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
10. Richard Branson: Give back
This billionaire entrepreneur says that “it is amazing how focusing your mind on issues like health, poverty, conservation and climate change can help to re-energize your thinking in other areas.”
11. Jack Dorsey: Get ready for the rest of the week
The Twitter and Square co-founder is notorious for 16-hour work days from Monday to Friday but says, “Saturday I take off. I hike.
12. Jay Z: Keep up the momentum
He’s made an empire as a highly successful rap artist and entrepreneur, and the secret is right there in his lyrics: “You can want success all you want, but to get it, you can’t falter.
by Emma Rushton
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