When it comes to succeeding in life, numerous people will want to give you advice and tell you how to change your life. However, most of them don’t necessarily know what success means to you, so it’s very important that you focus on what success means to you, and don’t let someone else define success for you.
Whether you see success as being rich and influential, powerful, or feeling prosperous, there are some tips for a successful living I will share, that cuts across every human endeavor
These powerful life tips will help you take the first step towards achieving your goals, because they have been proven and tested, and all come from some of the most successful people of all times
So, hope you are ready to transform your life for the better!?-I guess yes!-get all you desire, and learn the secrets to success in life!? , if yes, then this article is for you. Wait, let me ask you this before you read on:
What is success to you?
Before you can work toward your success in life you need to understand what success is to you.
Most people tend to measure their success in life against someone else’s accomplishments or definition of success. That is not a valid yardstick for measuring ‘your success, as success is personal and entails different things to different people. Regardless of the personal differences of what success entails, having a clear goal in mind is always one of the first steps towards success, as there is no victory without a battle, there is no successful person without a goal or an accomplishment. Successful people are intentional about their goals: they work towards them every day.
With that cleared out of the air, these life tips are not drafted to tell you how to succeed in any particular area. They are tested and proven to be able to help anyone, including you, to succeed in all endeavors.
1. Think positively
Table of Contents
One of the first steps to success is getting rid of negativity.
What we constantly think of, almost always have a way of expressing out
If you focus on negative thoughts, you are unlikely to have success or happiness in life. But if you are positive and motivated, you can almost do anything.
Consider for a moment. When anyone starts something entirely new and strange, like learning about a particular subject, it almost seems impossible at first to grasp it or totally understand it, but with determination and positivity, as time goes on, it suddenly becomes like a part of the person. This will not happen if all the person thinks of is “I can’t do it”. Your mind is really a magnet…it attracts things that are on the same frequency with it. Think positively, and you will experience positive results
“Your mind is a mighty thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will begin to change.” – Gautama Buddha
2. Be ever learning
As Colin Powell said, “There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure” that defines us. But the minute you stop being ready to learn new things, that’s the instance you leave the path of success.
Take a look at the most successful people on earth, one of the solid, most common things about them is the passion for learning.
Learning always puts you ahead in life. You cant want or desire success and despise learning, it is like shooting yourself in the leg. Discipline yourself to learn, dedicate quality time to reading. You can start with 1 hour daily, the idea is to develop the habit of reading and learning new things as well.
3. Don’t be afraid to aim at the stars!
There are numerous guides, materials that say that the only way to achieve your goals is to belittle them and make them small.
I don’t necessarily buy into that Ideology. People who win a 200m race are never trained with 200m!. They are trained with distances far greater than that.
Never put your big dreams aside simply because you want to work towards something more realistic and achievable.
Aim at the stars and shoot at them. You will achieve what is tremendous and huge that way.
4. Focus on your passions.
There is no person who is more successful than a person who does what he loves and loves what he does!!
As Steve Jobs said, “Your work is going to take up a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe to be great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Adapting the belief that passion equals success is the best way to succeed. And chances are high that, what you love is already what you’re naturally good at!
5. Avoid being distracted
No matter how determined you are to be successful, there will always be side distractions. In fact, the more your determinations, the more distractions. It’s simple physics!.
“To every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction” (Newton’s third law of motion).
OK let me paraphrase that…
To every step you take to go forward, there is an equal, that tries to bring you back, you will realize that is when the cinemas will start premiering your favorite TV shows, that’s when Twitter will have the hottest and most interesting threads of all time.
Mind you, all these are not bad in themselves In fact, there are pleasurable. But on your journey to success, they are distractions that sneak in, eat your time, and take your attention from what really matters at the time.
Getting rid of excessive distractions and negative thoughts is very vital on your way to success.
Now, let’s get this straight I don’t mean you can never watch a series again. But what I do mean is you have to be able to sacrifice some ‘pleasurable moments’ to focus and devote real time and attention to your goals.
6. Be afraid of failure!? No, never!
No matter how goal-oriented you are or can ever be, fear will always be a part of you. Fear of failure, fear of what people might say when you don’t meet your goals and targets.
However, it is important to note that failure does not always mean FAILURE. Those who really Fail are the ones who never try in the first place. Like I always like to say; ‘failure is the pathway that leads to success. You will never know success if you have not known failure
And if the fear of failure is really stopping you from living your dreams, I recommend you consider this quote from Barack Obama:
“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s about whether you let it harden or shame in action, or learn from it; that you choose to persevere.
Remember that great ideas die, from lack of execution!
As Obama aptly said, failure is inevitable. But choosing to give up or continue is up to you. And it just might make you stronger, wiser, or better in the meantime.
There you have it. Your 6 tips on how to be successful in life. I have done my part by providing you with what works… Will you do yours?. This leads me to this final bonus tip below
BECOME A DOER
One of Walt Disney’s most famous quotes is “the best way to begin is to stop talking and start doing” as well as “all our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”.
While this sounds a bit simple, just know that you’ll never succeed unless you’re willing to take the first step towards it.
If you really want to succeed in life, you can’t just talk about it. All the plans in the world are useless if you don’t take action and take the first step.
And I get it; there is always a reason not to take a risk. There will never be that perfect time. to start this journey. So stop waiting.
The key ingredient to success is to just do it.
Congratulations on reading this far, most people will not, and that’s why I have something special for you below :
The one who is ‘just aware’, will painfully have the same result as an ignorant person.
Stop reading ‘how – to succeed articles and Start now!…