6 Low-effort Strategies For Becoming Successful In Life - JULIUS SHEDRACK

Have you ever had the impression that success is a far-off, nearly unreachable goal?

I was there once. I had long thought that success was only for those who could put in a great deal of work and make significant sacrifices.

But look at me now, enjoying a life I used to believe was unattainable, and guess what? The trip wasn't as difficult as I had thought.

As a matter of fact, I found some really easy strategies to improve my life. I wish I had discovered these sooner! They could have moved me forward far more quickly.

Now, I’m eager to share these simple, yet effective strategies with you.

Let’s embark on this journey together, where success is not just a possibility, but a reality within your easy reach.

1. Develop simple routines:

I struggled for years to develop routines, so I’m very familiar with all the right and wrong ways to do them. And one of the biggest mistakes I made before was to try to make them too complicated.

I’ve seen influencers share their 20-step morning routine, and felt a twinge of jealousy — how come I can’t manage to do that?

  • Routines don't have to be difficult or time-consuming, though. They might be as easy as reading for 20 minutes before bed or having a glass of lemon water in the morning.
  • It's best, to be honest, to start with something as simple as that. Because you won't stick with a new regimen for very long if you try to incorporate 20 things at once.
  • Reduce it to the bare minimum and the things that are most important to you. What would you keep if you were to give up everything else but that one item?

Maybe you could write the book you’ve been dreaming of, if only you could write one page every morning for a year.

This is how you use the power of habit in order to compound tiny steps into quantum leaps.

2. Set individual task priorities:

Prioritizing tasks was a highly successful strategy I acquired during my road towards achievement.

Although it seems obvious, it's amazing how frequently we allow ourselves to become distracted by unimportant things. "I'll clear these dishes before I settle down to write my novel. and arrange my spice cabinet. and arrange my inbox of emails.

Eventually, after many classes and excruciating trial and error, I mastered the art of prioritization.

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Various successful people have their own methods, but my personal one is this: do a brain dump of all the tasks you’d like to do.

Then think: 
  • if you can’t do any of them except for one, which one will propel you the most towards success?
  • Now focus all your time and attention on getting that task done. Do not move onto the next task until you do.
  • The only exception is if there’s a waiting period involved — like documents getting processed, or waiting for someone to call you back — in which case move onto the next most important task.

The hardest thing about this, you’ll find, isn’t even picking out the top priority tasks — it’s not getting distracted by the other tasks in order to get them done.

3. Show appreciation:

Gratitude may seem more like a personal virtue than a good tactic, but in my experience, it's been a very effective tool for developing a successful attitude.

My viewpoint and, thus, the course of my life underwent a dramatic change when I began to actively practice gratitude.
I started writing down my blessings for a few minutes every morning. Something as basic as a bright day, a helpful buddy, or a recent accomplishment could suffice.
Through this practice, I was able to greet the day with positivity and an open heart. It helped me focus on the positive aspects of my life instead of my shortcomings.

4. Set crystal clear goals:

You probably know already that not all goals are like the others. People give all sorts of advice for the best way to set goals.

When I first decided to start being more goal-oriented, I got lost in the sea of information and the overwhelm really bogged me down.

But all you need to get started is one simple rule to follow: make your goals clear. In other words, know exactly what it is you want to achieve.

For instance, you might want to “be more productive”, but what does this mean exactly? Do you want to spend a maximum of 15 minutes per day on social media? Or spend 30 minutes every day improving a skill? Or finish work by 6pm?

These all fit under the vague term “be more productive”, but they are very different things.

Getting clear on your goal transforms it into a tangible target. You’ll know what actions you must take to reach it, and you’ll also easily tell whether or not you’ve reached it.

And it’s a very easy fix to make. First write down your goals in any way they occur to you, and then make them as specific and clear as possible.

5. Say no more often:

It's simple to become overwhelmed by the constant barrage of demands, invites, and expectations from other people amid the tornado that is life.

I used to say yes to almost everything for years, including extra work at work, social gatherings I didn't want to attend, and favors for friends and family. I ended up wearing myself out because I was afraid of disappointing anyone.

My realization that whenever I said yes to something I didn't want to do, I was really saying no to my ambitions and to myself marked a turning point in my life.

  • The turning point came when I realized that every time I said yes to something I didn’t want to do, I was actually saying no to myself and my own goals.
  • Every time I had a choice, I asked myself, “Is this task worth reserving time for — time that I could spend on something else?”
  • This was a game-changer. Learning to say no became my secret weapon in the pursuit of success.

And the truth is, setting boundaries is also a sign of self-respect. It’s about knowing your limits and valuing your time and energy.

6. Learn from pros:

Let's face it, reaching the top is never easy, no matter where you're attempting to go. So why not use the "chairlift" metaphor and enlist the aid of those who have previously achieved success?

It functions similarly to receiving a map of the area, allowing you to navigate and identify potential hazards such as rocks and roads, as well as locations to obtain the most beneficial supplies.

In less poetic terms, you obtain the most insightful and useful advice without having to spend hours searching for it and you learn from the mistakes made by others instead of having to make them yourself.

No matter what it is you’d like to be successful at, there are dozens of courses out there with successful people who have done it already and are willing to teach you how to do it too.
And you don’t have to limit yourself just to structured courses. I’ve learned so much just from listening to podcasts, reading books, and even following people I admire on social media.


Success isn’t reserved for a chosen few with extraordinary capabilities or resources. It’s accessible to everyone, including you, through simple yet effective strategies.

You can get a lot closer to your goals by being grateful, learning from experts, prioritizing work, creating routines, learning to say no, and defining clear targets.

These actions are more than just useful guidance; they are the cornerstones of an approach focused on one's own development and success.

Recall that the path to achievement holds equal significance as the final destination. Every action you do is evidence of your dedication to personal development and a happy, fulfilling existence.

Begin modest, maintain consistency, and see as these low-effort strategies clear your road to a fulfilling and prosperous existence.

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