Who doesn’t want to be successful in life? You do, like most of us, don’t you? We all set goals and strive to reach those goals. Now, one question that I often hear people as is “What is success?”
And the answer is…well, it differs a lot as success means different things to each and every one of us.
To my spouse, for example, success means being able to make at least $15,000 per month from his business. (We currently live in Saudi Arabia, so $15,000 would mean pretty much). His friend who loves working as employee considers success as being able to build his home before retirement.
Another person who loves to write (that’s me) might consider success as selling 50 copies of their book per day while a university student (my younger sister) might consider success as passing all their courses with at least a B grade.
Notice how people define success differently, and it doesn’t always have to be about money. Success has a great significance and it requires work to achieve it.
Whatever you are trying to achieve in life, you can always exceed your goal. You can work on becoming a better person and applying proven techniques to achieve success.
First, you need to identify your strengths, without which you won’t be able to succeed at anything. Let’s say you want to become an NBA player, but you hate cardio exercise (running), you’re unlikely to succeed in this field.
Conversely, if you are passionate about writing and dream of becoming a bestselling author, you have potential to improve your skills and work towards achieving your goal.
Second, if you’re passionate about something, it takes grit for you to achieve your goal. As I mentioned in a previous post, when you experience the dip (challenges, obstacles, etc) and persist, it is because you know that what you wish to achieve is extremely valuable.
Take the time to look at the mistakes that you committed and learn from those mistakes so that you don’t repeat them. Focus on your goal and keep working and moving forward.
Third, it makes sense to dream big, and by dreaming big, I don’t mean to dream that you own the world, although that would be cool. Keep it real. Think about what you would like to achieve in life and what you’re ready to give.
Fourth, you need a plan. After identifying your goal, you should make a plan to document your progress and what you have accomplished so far.
Finally, you should be willing to learn. Be prepared to cut off (or stay away from) naysayers and surround yourself with people who share the same aspirations as you. It is important that you interact with people who have the same goals or aspirations as you and those who can cheer you on.
Ready for success? Let us know if you have any other strategies that have worked for you.