What is success to you? How to be successful in life?To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth; others want power; some just want to make a positive impact on the world.All of these are perfectly valid, indeed success is a concept that means different things to different people. Though no matter what success is to you, it almost certainly isn’t something will come easily.
Sometimes what helps us to be successful in our professional lives is not such a great idea in our personal lives — competition is a quality that comes to mind. At the same time, we all have a limited amount of time each day to do the things that we want to do.There are countless guides and books to being successful, however, as success is personal and unique to each individual. The advice contained in these books can often not be relevant. Therefore following the advice of a single individual can often be unhelpful.With this in mind, considering the advice of a great many people, people whose ideas of success were different both to each other, and quite possibly, to you can be a good alternative.What follows is a list of best pieces of advice from some of the most successful people who have ever lived. If you want to learn how to be successful, these tips are essential:
1. Define Success on Your Own Terms: The road to success begins by defining in your own terms what success looks like to you.Different people have different definitions of success. What success means to one person could be totally different from another person.The first step in your journey to success is to have your own clear definition of what success means to you.This is an exercise similar to determining your destination before you embark on your journey.Once you know your destination, there are many ways you can follow to get to your endpoint. Even when you get off track, it is easy to get back on the road.The most challenging thing is when you do not have a clear destination. In this case you would be wandering around without a clear objective or purpose.You have to fight for your success. It will not be handed to you.Prepare to go to the battlefield of success with a made up mind full of focus with images of winning the battle firmly imprinted on your mind.Your definition of success should be a source of motivation and energize you to get started and keep working on your success journey.
2. Have a Big Dream: To achieve great success in life you have to dream big. Your big dream should inspire you to take the necessary action to achieve the dream.How big are your dreams? What is the greatest thing that you want to achieve in your life?Challenge yourself to dream bigger. Decide that you want more fulfillment for yourself.Your dream is the destination of where you want to be in the future.When you are dreaming, do not worry about how you will achieve the dream, for now just focus on seeing the big dream in your mind as clearly as you can.The goal of dreaming big is to create a better life for yourself and others. Imagine endless possibilities for your life, your career, your family and the world.A big dream is a substantial wish or an aspiration for something, of which when we attain it; we believe it would fulfill or satisfy an inner longing or desire.Visualize the outcomes that you want in your life. Zoom in on a few big ideas or one specific big idea that has the greatest meaning for you.By daring to dream big and going forward to reach for your dreams you in turn inspire others to dare to dream big and aim to attain the highest purpose of their life.
3.Take Action: Taking action is the most important step towards success. By taking action you get things done.The simple truth is that dreams, visions and goals are achieved and accomplished only through action.Taking the first step is usually the hardest part of the journey. Start at the level where you are then grow and increase your skill level and output over time.Action increases your confidence and leads to more action. Taking action gives birth to momentum.Simply put, by taking action you get things done.Action strengthens you. It grows you, makes you smarter, you learn more, you self-correct as you move along, you improve and become better.By taking action you get things done.However, it won’t be all smooth sailing, you will stumble and make missteps along the way but firmly picture the end result on your mind as you keep pushing forward and making focused progress towards your success.
4. Do Not Be Afraid of Failure: There is a story, it’s unconfirmed whether it actually happened, yet the message within is none the less true:Thomas Edison inventing the lightbulb was the result of several hundred failed attempts. In an interview, he was asked “How do you feel after all of your failed attempts?”His response was great, “I didn’t fail, I learned hundreds of ways not to invent the lightbulb”He saw each “failure” as a lesson. From that lesson he learned what won’t work, and also might work instead.Each failed attempt, each rejection, were key steps on his path to success. It is easy to feel like you should give up after a failure. But perhaps in that failure is a lesson.Pay attention to your failures, study them. Perhaps then you’ll learn how to succeed.
5.Believe in Your Capacity to Succeed:Success has to be something you can imagine yourself achieving.It is possible that you will come across those who doubt you and your ability to succeed. You must not become one of these people because the moment you cease believing and dreaming is the moment these dreams fall away.Keep dreaming!
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