5 tricks highly successful people use to get things done

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Everyone wants to achieve their goals as quickly as possible.

But that’s usually easier said that done.

So how can we go about achieving what we set out to achieve?

For starters, it helps to look at some real world examples of highly successful people who’ve employed tricks and strategies to help conquer their own goals.

Here are nine tricks that incredibly successful people use to accomplish their goals:

Sundar Pichai -- Know what morning routine works best for you

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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.

Bill Gates and Elon Musk -- Keep a tight schedule

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Bill Gates and Elon Musk are two busy guys with intense schedules.

In fact, both tech moguls break their days into five-minute increments. Everything is planned, down to the minute.

It's a great lesson for anyone looking to accomplish more in 24 hours.

Fast Company's Stephanie Vozza wrote that this sort of extreme scheduling can help people boost their productivity and achieve more in a day.

Oprah -- Ask yourself tough questions

Don't feel too bad about procrastinating. Even Oprah puts important tasks off.

But the media mogul also has a surefire way of breaking the cycle of procrastination.

She told Fast Company that she asks herself: 'What's the worst that's going to happen here, and why do I fear the confrontation?''

The truth is, we typically procrastinate for a reason. By identifying, examining, and confronting that reason head on, we can effectively move on and keep working toward our goals.

Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, and Richard Branson -- Write stuff down

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What do Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, and Richard Branson all have in common?

Well, they're all major names in business, sure.

But, when it comes to achieving their goals, they all expedite the process by writing things down. Gates, Sandberg, and Branson each carry around notebooks and pens at all times.

When inspiration strikes, Gates and Branson are able to capture it in writing. Sandberg, meanwhile, stays on track at Facebook by using her notebook as an old-school planner.

By keeping track of their great ideas and schedules, they set themselves up for success and get closer to accomplishing their goals.

JK Rowling -- Finish what you start, no matter who's watching

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Once you've set your sights on your dream, don't give up on it.

Just look at JK Rowling.

In April, Rowling retweeted writer Melanie Dione's tweet, which urged people to finish their creative projects, regardless of whether or not they where sure anyone would watch, read, or listen to them. 'There were so many times in the early 90s when I needed somebody to say this to me,' Rowling wrote.

The author struggled financially before the 'Harry Potter' series took off, Business Insider previously reported. She also received a ton of rejection letters before her fantasy series was picked up. However, she kept working and has since gone on to become one of the wealthiest people in the world, according to Forbes.

'Every project is worth completing as long as there's passion and drive behind it,' Allison Hirschlag writes in a post on career site Ladders.

Rowling understood that, in order to accomplish your goals, you'll need to believe in them and refuse to give up in the face of adversity.

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