- Learning, knowledge
- Correcting mistakes
- Analysing what you're doing wrong
- Doing things better and striving to get better
- Giving value
- Emotional work
- Positive focus of attention
- Taking inspired action
- Keep repeating the process
What does success mean to you?
No one can define your success, it is all about your personal achievements, no matter how big or small they are, because only you can define your own successes.
Different individuals will define success differently, for some success is defined as being wealthy in their business venture or profession.
If you're into sports, it will probably be about winning trophies or striving to be the best. Some people's idea of success is being famous or successful in your chosen craft or field of expertise.
For others, success,
What ever you want. You should aim to make your journey to success, as enjoyable as possible.
Many successful people claim, it is more about the journey than the final destination.
Loving and enjoying what you're doing, is a great bonus because you feel more inspired and motivated to do the
Although you may feel as if you want to find and follow your purpose. Your real purpose, is to feel good, have fun and enjoy yourself.
Get this part of the equation right, and your success will follow and it will be easier and less stressful.
These days it seems that nearly everybody is demanding instant success and results. And although each person's personal journey to success is different.
There is rarely such a thing as, overnight success, and the chances are, your road to success will take many twists and turns and there will be many ups and downs and highs and lows.
Success is all about taking and implementing small but progressive daily action steps and following and creating a new positive daily habits, rituals and routines.
There may be times when you have to step out of your comfort zone. In some cases you may get rejected at your first attempt or things might not happen as quickly as you would have liked.
The thing to bear in mind is, failure is an important process of success. Nobody, gets it right first time everytime.
Trying to be successful, without being prepared for experiencing the failures, is not a very good strategy to have. Because, you will perceive, any failures, as weaknesses and a moment of defeat.
But if you put your mind to something, you can accomplish and overcome anything.
Trying too hard to be successful or wanting it too badly, is another pitfall that needs to be avoided.
As this can instantly cause unnecessary pressure that you could do without. If you make it your goal to be successful at all costs, when things do go wrong, or not as well as you expected.
Then it can lead to feelings of frustration and disappointment, or the need to try harder and harder.
So rather than allowing failure turn your mind into negativity, let it be your teacher, and see if you can learn a lesson from it, so you can become and do better.
Success rarely happens by chance, it is usually a result of following a solid structure and plan, combined with the right, persistently applied strategies and actions.
These should involve both working on the physical action, as well as working on your mindset and emotional state.
Sometimes you want to follow the inspiration and success of a proven idea or strategy.
But other times you have to think outside the box, put your own spin on things, be a bit different or use your own innovation and creativity.
And once you get the positive momentum flowing, just allow your success to evolve as you go, making small adjustments along the way, as these can make a big difference.
1) Work ethic and mental attitude
- Learn and develop the skill levels, high standards or accumulation of knowledge of your chosen field, and strive to keep on learning and getting better
- Having the skill levels, is one thing. But, in many cases, especially if you need to perform or do a task. You need to have the faith and belief in you, and your abilities to perform at your highest standard of excellence, and be at your peak performance best, when it is needed, or when you're put in a competitive situation, or when you're put under pressure
- When you need to perform or work. You need to feel and be in that relaxed, but alert, free flowing state. This requires, getting adequate amounts of quality rest, keeping yourself fit and healthy, having the right positive mindset, as well as knowing how to manage your state and emotions
3) Make a strong commitment that you will succeed
Success requires a strong commitment to get you to where you want to go, and you will, usually, have to make some sacrifices along the way.
If at any time you find your commitment wavering, think about all the positive reasons, why you wanted to be successful in the first place to reignite your passion.
Often the main reason why people want to be successful is to escape from the life that they're living at the moment or to avoid living a life of struggle.
Depending on the size of your goal, this may also involve, making some lifestyle changes, which may require you, to cut back on some of your old leisure activities.
Especially, if they are unhealthy, or they are denying you of the time you need to set aside, for learning, applying and developing your skill levels.
If, you have any toxic people or negative people in your life. Try not to spend too much time with them or at least, don't allow them to drain your energy or allow them to dampen your enthusiasm.
Decide that you will not stop or give in, no matter how hard things get and no matter what challenges and obstacles you need to overcome.
Even when things get tough keep going, the biggest obstacle most people have to endure is themselves and their negative ego.
4) Don't become disheartened or overwhelmed
Take one step at a time, this way you won't start to feel too overwhelmed by the magnitude of your goal, if you look too far ahead or you try to do too many things in one go then that can cause stress and overwhelm, there is no need to rush.
The last thing you want is to get stressed or frustrated, you need to stay energized, creative and enthusiastic and stress will block out all of these.
This is why it is important to put aside around twenty minutes a day to deeply relax and one of the best ways to relax is to meditate because your health and well-being a far more important than success.
Learn to unwind a few hours before you go to bed and although you have to put in the work ethic to become successful don't neglect yourself.
Although you have to be committed and make sacrifices make sure you pursue your hobbies and make some time to do the things you enjoy, or read a book or get out and observe nature.
When you're feeling overwhelmed or things are getting on top of you. Take a mini break, and have a few moments to relax and chill out and compose yourself.
Never try to keep on going, when you're feeling stressed, overwhelmed and frustrated.
Everything has to have a starting point, so it does not matter what your situation is at the moment, just take the first step and keep on growing and improving at a pace that suits you.
Because if you never give your goal a chance then you will never know what could have been.
There is nothing worse in life than regret, at the end of your life or venture at the very least you want to know you give it your best effort.
5) Inspiration and determination are the foundation of success
Before you can motivate yourself, you need to have a positive and worthwhile reason for why you want to achieve your goal or dreams.
A strong motivation is what is needed if you want to turn a dream into a reality, but the best form of motivation is to be inspired.
You can achieve this by imagining how much better you or your life will be once you have accomplished your goal. Focus on the rewards, benefits and satisfaction that you're going gain and feel.
To summon up the required motivation and drive you have to know that the completion of your goal will be well worth your effort.
To reinforce this keep reminding yourself that all your effort will be worth it because some bigger goals will require making sacrifices, this is often known as delayed gratification.
If you find your motivation and inspiration taking a dip, watch or read inspiring stories about others, especially people who have already succeeded in the field you want to succeed at.
Because it can give you encouragement when life seems tough, knowing that if others have done it you can too.
Many successful people state the importance of giving back or helping others.
7) Using the power of your mind
8) Take inspired action
Although the right positive attitude is essential you still need to do the work and action that is necessary to take you to where you want to get.
Goals without action will remain wishful thinking, you're going to need to put in the levels of work that are necessary.
This will require motivation, determination and will power, the hardest part for most is getting up and running.
Sometimes this is because they don't know where or how to begin whilst others cannot sustain the amount of inspiration and sometimes the sheer will power and drive that they need.
The main components of success are motivation and determination combined with the attitude of nothing is going to stop you.
The more you practice and work on strengthening your will power and determination the easier you will find it to motivate yourself.
Having a good mentor or coach is important to help you overcome or avoid any pitfalls or obstacles, then once you get the positive momentum going, the key is to keep it going even when you get setbacks.
If you do make a mistake or hit the wall, it can pay to go off and relax and then when
Success also involves stepping out of your comfort zone and leaving behind some old habits and unhelpful ways of thinking, and replacing them with new positive habits of success.
There will be many times when you feel like quitting
Achieving goals are fraught with challenges and ups and downs, these obstacles will come in many different forms and they can sometimes strike when you least expect them or you have just started making good progress.
Whatever your goal you are sure to run into many setbacks and disappointments that can leave you feeling tired and disheartened.
Setbacks and obstacles can be difficult to handle and they can make you feel frustrated and wanting to quit, you might think why bother putting yourself through all this pain and suffering, think of the positive reward.
During these dark periods you have to dig deep inside of yourself to summon up the motivation, strength and drive that's will push you through these obstacles and help you overcome the challenges that you're facing.
This could be a good time to stop and reflect on where you are compared to where you want to be, have a break, recharge your batteries, then analyze the situation carefully and focus on what you can do to solve the problem or better what you're doing.
You will reach a point on your way to becoming successful, where you will feel fed up and tired of trying.
There will be times when you feel you have failed and it's just not worth the effort anymore.
After failing many times, and all successful people fail many times and make many mistakes, it will leave you feeling frustrated and even feel a bit depressed for a brief while.
Sometimes, the stress and tension you will feel between what you want to achieve and the place where you are at the moment will become too overwhelming and too difficult to bear.
The easy option will be to give in rather than being constantly reminded every day of where you are right now, and having to listen to those same old self defeating and self destructive inner stories and negative comments.
After all, if you're not getting the results you expect, then why endure all that pain and suffering.
But if you quit, you will never know what might have been, and it is well documented, that most successful people found great success, just beyond the point of adversity and setbacks where they were about to give in.
Allow your failures to be your best teacher.
So try to remain positive and upbeat in those difficult times, make it your mission to learn something from each setback and failure, and keep focused on the end positive outcome, rather than putting your attention onto, the not happening or things going wrong.
12) Strive to be better
One of the best tips you can have to be successful is to always strive to be better, because the day you think you have reached your true potential is the day you stop growing and the point where you begin to get left behind by your competitors.
Sadly, it has become human nature to focus on the negative instead of putting your attention on getting better at what you're doing.
Many people allow their past failures, mistakes and conditioning to project the negative into their future. This creates fear of failure and anxiety.
What you should be doing is, you should program and condition your brain to seek out ways of getting better and teach it to enjoy what you're doing.
Instead of focusing on failure and things going wrong for you, tell yourself you can do it and only think about what you can achieve and the ways in which you can improve and do things better.
It is alright to analyze and learn from your previous mistakes and failures, but don't dwell on them and don't allow them to influence your future and your emotional and physical state.
You will perform better and you will achieve better results if you're in the peace and calm of the now. Your biggest obstacle to success is the battle you will have with yourself.
When you stop battling with yourself and you take some of the importance of achieving your goal and you put more effort into enjoying what you're doing so you begin to release some of the pressure, then you will achieve more success and you will achieve better results.
But if you fear failure or you focus on the negative, then you will create more negativity and more anxiety, and you will condition your mind to play safe, and you won't grow if you keep on taking the safe option.
To avoid fear and anxiety, keep out of the past and stop focusing on things going wrong in the future. Also try not to dwell on the negative, because when we focus on the negative we block out all the positive and good.
If things have or they are still going wrong, or if you're not getting the results you want, don't beat yourself up and create even more frustration and fears, just think about what you can achieve, what you have already achieved and how you can do things better and only plan for a better future.
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