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5 Ways To Motivate Yourself Into Success

by Mark Samuel

Success isn’t going to just be handed to you, nor is it an “end goal.” It’s something you have to keep marching towards day after day, week after week.

It only happens anytime you overcome a challenge or accomplish a goal…and then it’s on to the next one.

Whether it’s in business or in your personal life, you can be successful every day. Here are a few great habits I’ve incorporated into my life that can motivate yourself to be as successful as you can possibly be.

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How To Get Success

1. Get up early 

We’ve all heard the old saying “early to bed, early to rise,” and it’s true. In a perfect world, we all strive to get 6-10 hours of sleep per night, but to be successful, often times we have to make sacrifices and sleep may be one of them.

Related: 8 Bedtime Hacks: A Cheat Sheet For Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

As tough as it can be, ending your nights earlier in exchange for longer days gives you more time to be productive – especially in the morning, when a lot of the magic can happen. Make sure you get the most out of your day by waking up with a fresh, well-rested mind and be ready to conquer your day.

2. Stay active

Whether it’s going to the gym or exercising outdoors, it’s important to stay active. An active mind and body keeps you healthy and on top of your game.

If you want to be successful and motivate yourself, make exercise, of any kind, a priority. Get it in early or take a break at lunch—it’s worth it. Your mind and body will thank you.

3. Eat healthy

A healthy diet and clean eating is key. If you’re eating a bunch of stuff that’s not good for you, let’s face it, you’re going to feel like crap.

Related: 10 Healthy Eating Habits You Should Adopt Today

You know that exhausted, lethargic feeling you have after eating something unhealthy? Yeah, that feeling’s not good for you. It won’t help you stay sharp through the day. On the other hand, eat something healthy and natural, and stay consistent with smaller, multiple meals through the day—you’ll feel like a champ. You’ll be on your game.

4. Be nice to as many people as possible

Nice guys don’t have to finish last. In fact, the nice guy is usually remembered, and then he’s referred business. I preach this and exercise it daily, especially when it comes to customer service: the main pillar in my business. Always remember that you never know who you’re talking to—he or she could provide huge opportunities for you.

4. Work hard physically and mentally 

Hard work always pays off – in everything. Think about it: You work hard at the gym; your body looks and feels better. You work hard at work, you see positive results. It’s really that simple. Work hard and give it your all every day, go to bed each night knowing you gave 110%, and then do it all over again the next day.

Related: 6 Things All Champions Do

The Takeaway

Motivate yourself. Incorporate these simple things into your lifestyle, and I guarantee you’ll start to feel the difference in your life. Success will no longer be something you strive for…it will just become a way of life. Keep on pushing.


Mark Samuel_New Headshot_2014Mark Samuel is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of a successful sports and fitness bag company – Fitmark.  He founded his first company at age 23 and is now onto his ninth venture. Mark is passionate about growing his business and teaching other entrepreneurs how to build successful companies. When he isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his family. Connect with him on Twitterand at

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