Habits To Take On To Become An Overachiever

Attaining more success could be simply a matter of tweaking your daily routines to make yourself more productive. By making better use of downtime and taking steps to avoid distractions, you may surprise yourself with how much you can accomplish.

Fast Company offers suggestions of habits that could help you step up your game, including:

* Wake up early. If you’re on the computer while your friends and colleagues are still asleep, they won’t be able to bother you with emails and IMs, allowing you to more easily knock out tasks.

* Catch up on the news. Going hand in hand with the last suggestion, the sooner you get up to date, the sooner you can use the information to your advantage. As you sleep, paradigm-changing shifts may have occurred, and it’s better to find out about those early rather than be blindsided by them later on.

* Reach out to someone who can help you. Don’t make sales pitches or beg for a job. Just say hi and contribute something useful to stay on their radar. Seeds planted can blossom into opportunities down the line.

5 Things To Do Every Day For Success [Fast Company]