Sundar Pichai — Know what morning routine works best for you
The CEO of Google sets himself up for success every morning with his pre-dawn routine. Pichai digs into an omelette, drinks tea, and catches up on the news.
There's nothing flashy about this habit, but it works for him. "I'm not a morning person, so I need my time with my paper and tea to wake up and kind of get going," Pichai told Recode.
So take care of yourself in the morning. Do whatever you need to do to get yourself prepared for the rest of the day, whether that means going on a jog, curling up with a nice cup of coffee, or taking some time to contemplate your life.
By taking some time for yourself, you'll be setting yourself up to better tackle your goals throughout the day.
Mark Zuckerberg — Simplify your choices
We all have to make countless decisions throughout the day. That's just life — but sometimes, all those choices can weigh us down.
The New York Times reported that decision fatigue is a real problem: "You can't make decision after decision without paying a biological price."
That's why the CEO of Facebook — whose decisions directly impact the well-being of a $480 billion company — eliminates unnecessary choices from his life.
For example, every morning, Zuckerberg puts on a "uniform" of sorts: jeans, sneakers, and a gray t-shirt.
By adopting a comfortable work uniform, the CEO helps stave off decision fatigue, which can result in impulsiveness and indecisiveness.
Reducing the number of choices you need to make throughout the day is a great way of setting yourself up for success when it comes to making decisions regarding truly important goals.
Beyoncé Knowles — Don't talk about your goals
It's easy to fall into to the trap of gabbing about our goals to everyone who will listen. After all, once your plans are out there, you'll have to follow through, right?
Wrong. Talking too much can actually hurt your chances of success.
Business Insider contributor Daniel Welsey described the problem with talking too much about your dreams: "Communicating your goals tricks the brain into thinking you've already achieved them."
So, basically, the more you talk about your plans, the less motivated you are to actually get stuff done.
We should really be more like Beyonce, who famously released a full album out of the blue in 2016. Queen Bey didn't sit around hyping her work and hawking her new music. She let the album drop and then basked in the commercial success and critical accolades.