Success has many definitions. It is about believing that you can pursue your dreams. It is about learning to not give up and achieve what you believe in. As it is said, “Noting attracts success, like success”. When in pursuit of success, it’s important to realize that falling on your ass and getting knocked down is part of the process. Following are the tips that you need to consider implementing to help you secure your share of success.
1. NEVER GIVE UP
You will be amazed with what you can achieve by trying again. There may come moments in your life in which the easy thing to do would be to just give up but choosing hope and being resilient in such situations can do wonders for you and elevate you to new heights of success. If you want to chase your dreams, you will be daring to hang in there no matter how worse it gets. You have to remember that the path of success is paved with a thousand failures but each failure brings you closer to your destination.
2. BE THE BEST AT YOUR JOB
It is difficult to succeed if you do the same thing as everyone else does. It is important to get yourself distinguished by being extra-ordinary at whatever you do. Whether it’s about your career, relationship or any personal accomplishment, the extra-ordinary person attracts everyone. Be an expert at your interest and you will be in demand. Wouldn’t you like to stand out of the crowd?
3. START NOW
Are you waiting for something before you transform your ideas into reality? Do you spend a lot of time planning and waiting for the best time? You rarely catch the perfect moments so just start now and make it happen. Most people don’t get to use their full potential because they keep waiting and when they decide to start when it becomes too late and it leaves them wondering where all their time went. I am sure you don’t want to be one of them so just start doing whatever you’ve been wanted to. Remember, success comes through action only.
4. EXPAND YOUR SKILLSET
The process of learning never stops. Expanding your knowledge and skills can be tremendously useful in advancing your career and life. A person with a broadened skillset is more likely to be preferred at any organization. If you think you lack having a lot of skills, you can surely enhance your abilities and make a big difference. Read books, take additional educational and technical courses and attend workshops. Value the skills you possess and make them known. Doing the extra-effort and learning new things will increase your performance and efficiency.
5. HAVE GOALS
People who are goal-oriented tend to be more interested and passionate about life. Goal-setting exposes your unique strengths and give you a clear vision. Think about what interests you the most and shape it into a goal. When creating goals, you have to make sure that they are specific and go according to your passions. Keep in mind the benefits and stay focused on the outcomes of the goal as it keeps you motivated during the struggle.
Sometimes stress and negativity occupies our life to the extent where we don’t seem to take it anymore. We get sad, angry, depressed and become unable to carry out things that we do in our normal routine. Take time off for yourself. Do something that makes you happy. Go for a walk or take time out for gardening if you love plants. You’ll find your energy getting boosted in few weeks. Eventually you will be able to take brisk steps on the road to success.
7. BE POSITIVE
We often are surrounded with negative opinions and thoughts and we end up cultivating a lifestyle which makes us unhappy, discontent and hopeless. And for turning it around, we need to change the way we see things. We get so caught up in living a negative lifestyle that it becomes very hard for us to appreciate good qualities and things. Let’s face it, positivity is critical for happiness and success. Passive people are not happy or successful people. They drag everyone around them. It is important to love yourself and others. Show gratitude and be kind. Little kind things do matter; be it helping someone cross the road or giving a smile to a homeless person. Positive attitude can go a long way in imparting success in your life.
Do you know your priorities for the day? Build a time-frame and make a list of your priorities. The most important and urgent tasks must be on top. You will also need to prioritize your short-term and long-term goals accordingly. Determine your priorities wisely. When it gets stressing, list out all tasks and categorize the things that you need to do first. Yes, it is crucial to decide the importance and urgency of each task. Soon you will be able to evaluate your progress.
9. LEARN FROM MISTAKES
Mistakes teach us what we want and how we can grow and improve ourselves. We distance ourselves from learning and self-acceptance when we blame others and deny the fact that we can be flawed. Wise people make mistakes easily and they accept because they know it will speed up their progress. Nobody is perfect and it makes life interesting but learning from mistakes and growing is the part that makes this this imperfection beautiful. Mistakes bring a powerful lesson for us, posing great opportunities to success.
10. LOVE THE PROCESS OF YOUR WORK
Confucius said, ‘Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a single day for your life’. If you are not really happy and satisfied with what you are doing, try to turn it into something that you love to do and are passionate about. Fall in love with the process instead of the result. Fall in love with the admin work, the phone calls, the late nights, the adrenaline and the risk. If you are not happy with your job, it’s time to quit it and do something else. You will be surprised what challenges you overcome by seeking mental satisfaction. In short, do what you love to do and success will follow you.
Now go live your life – and APPLY these principles because the biggest lie you’ve ever been told is that
KNOWLEDGE = POWER
It’s not… Knowledge needs to be applied for it to be effective and turned into power, so in reality it should look like this:
APPLIED KNOWLEDGE = POWER