Motivating yourself, stepping up, staying focused and being critical. These are the four things that, if done every day, will help a person to be much more successful in their career according to a recent article by the Business Insider. These four tips come courtesy of James Caan, CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw Group who clearly achieved a high station in his career by following his own advice. The truth is, these same four steps can be applied even before one enters the work world. For those studying medical coding online with the Allen School as an example, practicing these same four steps on a daily basis can drive successful studies and help to develop the work habits that are critical to success one you’ve earned your certificate and begin to make your way into the workforce. Ultimately, these four steps are relevant to everyone, no matter what kind of activity they’re involved in. Whether it is studying to earn a nursing assistant certification, learning to make a souffle, mastering a second language, starting a dog walking business or any other pursuit; motivation, follow through, focus and metrics are key factors to planning for and attaining success in life.