By: Farah Jamil
No matter how old you are, where you’re from or what you do for a living, we all share something in common—a desire to be successful.
The truth is – success isn’t a goal or destination — it’s a MINDSET you take on to achieve your goals. Each person’s definition of success is different but most people equate success with wealth, fame and power.
No matter how you define success, here are few things you can do today to help you reach the success you wish to achieve.
Define your goals:
You should understand one undeniable fact that you must build your life by yourself otherwise the circumstances will make it for you. In order to achieve your goal, maybe you will have to work long and hard. Maybe you will have to sacrifice something, make an effort and invest money. But remember that everything depends on you so determine your goals which are most important for you.
Improve your skills:
Every day ask yourself what to do in order to achieve a better result than yesterday. Try to work more efficiently. And it doesn’t concern only job but all spheres of life. Work on yourself every day. Success comes to those who are in a constant learning process.
Do not stop at the achievement of a “good enough” result. Go on, keep improving your skills. Remember, success is a long thorny path full of mistakes and obstacles, but it is worth the risk.
Don’t be afraid of failure:
Fear of failure is a very real and incredibly debilitating barrier holding a lot of us back from winning. For instance, we don’t apply for that job because we’re sure there’s “no way” we can get it. You should keep in mind that your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.
And never be afraid to share your ideas, it’s an indirect way to get success.
From Mark Twain, Famed Author: “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”
Your positive attitude is a result of a balanced life plan which you develop yourself by avoiding conflicts. You are a kind and hardworking person. You are independent and reliable. Be sure that you can control your own future.
From Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of America: “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”
Be willing to work beyond capacity:
Obstacles and challenges will always be in your way during your journey. It’s about figuring out how to jump over them and continue working beyond your capacity. Don’t ever get too comfortable where you are. Always be willing to work hard.
From JC Penny, Founder of JC Penney Inc.: “Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.”
Surround yourself with the right people:
Negative influences and negative people will only pull you down. On your road to success, you need to keep all the negativity outside of your walls. Keep people and ideas around you that support your success and your belief in yourself. Make sure you surround yourself with the people who will help you get where you want.
Good luck comes to those who are working hard and diligently. A truly successful person works much hard. They do not look for easy ways. Above all, be curious, and this will lead you to your goals and success. Remember, your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” —Earl Nightingale
Story first published: 22nd July 2017