We all want to succeed in every aspect of our lives. We want to expand our horizons and have more of what we desire. In this article, I will be showing you 14 Success tips you must know to succeed In Life.
1. Communicate effectively with others.
This has a lot to do with knowing how to communicate with the public. Knowing how to communicate effectively is a good skill for achieving anything.
The pathway to success will be quite difficult for you if you lack communication skills, there are things that relationships will bring to you faster than if you had gone off on your own. Wherever you want to be in life, there are others who have gone before you in that particular endeavor.
Your good communication and relational skills will be extremely helpful, when you meet such people, as they would be stepping stones to your success path.
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Reading is actually one of the best ways to learn, grow and gain knowledge. Now the deal is in not ‘just reading anything’, but it’s in reading strategic and edifying materials that you are intentional towards and that promise to bring desired changes in your life that’s what strategic, intentional reading entails.
Not many people read. Reading does to the mind what exercise does to the body. A lot of people want to be ahead in life, not knowing that, “for you to be ahead, something must be in your head”
I understand that reading can be difficult, especially when you are just starting out. But reading a few pages daily can add up to make a huge difference. That’s how habits are built, and a reading habit is no exception – consistency over intensity!.
Warren Buffet reads an average of 6 hours daily that’s long right?
It should interest you to know that he didn’t start out with that kind of Intensive reading. The intensity was built through consistency. Dedicate at least, 1 hour daily to reading self-development books, and watch in wonder how your life takes on a new leaf towards success
3) Choose your friends wisely
Surround yourself with interesting people but, above all, with people who are optimistic, have the same passion as you, and are moving in the same direction as you. As hard as it may seem to you, there are some people who really drag us away from goals, hence success.
They have this lackadaisical attitude towards life, unserious and they just let life live them! You are different and that’s why you are here, reading this. Now, I am not saying you should just cut everyone away from you. All I am saying is surrounding yourself with people of like minds and the same passions as you will quickly lead you to your destination.
Just imagine being on a ship with someone who is determined to go North, while you are set to go South!. What a heck of a drama that will be and how much time that will be lost! in that hopelessness. So I feel the need to repeat myself… Choose your friends wisely!
4) Dedicate yourself to what you love and do well.
The key to being successful is to find what you are excited about and indulge in it. This will make you go through the downsides and the various vicissitudes that the path of success brings. Being passionate and excited about a particular thing is just want you to need to succeed in it, even when it’s against all odds
5) Practice getting out of your comfort zone.
Most people want to stay in their comfort zone.
You can’t expect magic to happen if you do the same things over and over again. You just have to move on and start doing new things. Fear of failure is the reason why people stay in their comfort zone. And there truly is no success without failure. Comfort zones are growth inhibitors.
You cant grow there. Being successful requires you to try different things or the same things in different ways! Take a step out of your comfort zone and behold the wildness of life, and new challenges and discover ways to tackle them…. that means Growth!
6 ) Consistency is the key to success.
In any endeavor of life, patience is essential if you are to stand out as different from the people around you, then you have to be consistent. Consistency is something not everyone has, as most people often give up on things that don’t work out as they expect at first. So stay consistent on your path, so long as you have clarity and a clear picture of what you want. Sooner than later you will see a breakthrough in your efforts.
7) Take care of your own health.
Exercise, eat and sleep well.
The better you manage your body, the better you will feel and the better results you will have in any area of life. Dedicate time to preparing healthy meals and exercising for at least 30 minutes a day.
Not having time to exercise or eat healthy food is unwise. If you have time to watch TV or watch Tik Tok, then you have time to take care of your body. Always remember that a healthy body equals a healthy mind, and a healthy mind equals a healthy life…
8) Do not be discouraged by failure.
Failure is inevitable in life. I do not know anyone who has not failed in any area of his life. The difference between successful people and others is how they cope with such failures. If you use your shortcomings as an opportunity to improve and resume your work with more confidence, you will be truly successful in what you do.
9) Do not stay idle.
The bed and sofa are the killers of time. The bed is for rest at night, but oversleeping is not healthy. Time is not a renewable resource, and therefore you would want to make the most use of it as possible. Instead of idling around, pick up a book and read or you can ponder on productive ideas.
In whatever you do, try to make judicious use of your time. Your success is a function of time, and so is almost everything else. Time reveals what we have done over a particular period. Don’t waste time I repeat, a ‘second’ loss, can’t be bought back.
Successful people know time as their most expensive commodity, they never waste their time on unproductive things. You literally give your life to whatever you give your time to never forget this.
10) Accept those things we cannot change.
There is a saying or prayer: Give me peace, Lord, to accept things I cannot change ”, calm to accept, but give me courage, courage, drive and the desire to change what I can change, and give me the wisdom needed to understand what I can and cannot do.
Don’t waste your time and energy on those things that don’t depend on you. Focus on those things that you truly need. For example, you can’t change your country’s economy but certainly, you can alter your personal economy positively, and you owe it to yourself if you fail or succeed!
11) Take time each day to encourage yourself.
We all need to remember why we spend so much time in that profession where we want to excel. Maybe you want to earn a lot of money, fame, or acceptance, … Whatever the reason, you need to remember why you are doing it and have a mental picture of the moment you are going to achieve your goal
This last tip is related to #4. If you choose to do something you love, you are sure to do it with enthusiasm and zeal. These attitudes will lead to success in your life
13) Focus on productivity (very different from being busy).
Make it a practice to remove the word “I’m busy” from your vocabulary, instead say “I can’t do it because it’s not my priority.
Everyone has 24 hours a day. You are responsible for assigning the key functions.
When you wake up, commit to doing one activity that makes a difference in your life. It will be your main job. Set a priority every day and do it. By applying the 80/20 principle, you should know that 20% of needed inputs will change things positively by 80%.
Always find your 20% and don’t waste time on the 80% activities that only make a 20% difference!. That is me telling you to stop wasting time on things with minimal productivity. Being busy doesn’t equal being productive!
14) Add value
Successful people are valued, and they are duly rewarded for providing value to others in the form of solutions to people’s problems. Your success will depend on how much you can contribute to others.
We live in a world of cause and effect. And in this polarity of living, the effect always takes care of itself. In order words, take care of the cause and the effects will have no other choice than to follow.
Success is an effect, Poverty is also an effect, and lack is an effect. These things are like ‘report cards’ that try to point us to a ’cause’
Many people who want to be successful, lack this basic understanding, and they just shadowbox here and there.
Between the lines of what you just read lies the ’cause’ and you will only experience the ‘effect’ if you engage the ’cause’.
I would advise you to go through it again and really grasp it. “Once have I spoken, twice have you heard”!