How to become a succes? In this day and age, everyone wants to become a success, and fast. Truthfully, there’s no single secret hack that will make you a success overnight. Becoming a success takes hard work, persistence and patience. Imagine yourself in 5 years. Where do you see yourself? Maybe on the beach with your friends and family, or sitting on the couch watching a romantic movie with your wife. Your success lies in your hands. The truth is success isn’t a goal or destination, it’s a mindset you take on to achieve your goals.
I’ve always dreamt of having my own company, and at 27 I accomplished that. But I didn’t get it by just rubbing a genie’s magic lamp, and it came true. It became a reality because I worked hard every day and night, so hard that sometimes I even forgot to even eat and sleep. But that’s what dream chasers do, they chase dreams. I could tell you all the things you need to do to be successful, and at first, you will probably do a couple of those things, but 3 months from now you’ll be back to your current routine. Becoming a success is a lifestyle, it has to become part of you. So, if you finally want to figure out how to be successful, then keep reading this article.
What is Success in Life?
The first question you must ask yourself is: What is success in life? To easily answer that question, success in life is whatever you define it to be. Some might define success as having luxurious boats and huge houses, whereas others consider a life full of joy and happiness with their family and kids as the true meaning of success. Everyone thinks differently about what makes them successful in life. Once you have figured out what is important for you personally then you can focus on your visions and goals.
Here are my 10 tips to become successful
#1. Create and follow a strategy
It’s time to get down to business. No more complaining about life and how it sucks. No more being jealous of your friends’ success. It’s your time now! Be clear about what it is you want to achieve in life, and write these goals down. But don’t just write them down, or post them on your Instagram so that the entire world can see. You need to stay focused and complete every one of them.
2 years ago I wrote a message to myself on a small piece of paper and I placed it in my wallet. The message was “ Dear Kevin, you will become a huge success in the coming years”. I read that message every day, especially on the days when I didn’t have the motivation to do any work. Once I read that message, it gave me a huge energy boost to keep going and keep working hard. You can choose to either write down your long-term goals, short-term goals or even both. I choose to write both because they both keep me motivated.
But make sure to set goals that are motivating, and can keep you going. Having goals without a plan of action is equivalent to an ostrich walking around with his head in the ground. You’ll have too much going on and this will cause you to get super stressed. Eventually, you’ll get super frustrated with yourself, and your goal will collapse. On to the next tip.
#2. Develop mental toughness
Mental Toughness is a personality trait that determines your ability to perform consistently under stress and pressure. It is a very important personality trait to have to succeed. People who have mental toughness are always up for any challenge because they see challenges as opportunities. Mental toughness allows you to confidently control your destiny.
So what can you do to improve your mental toughness and become successful in life?
- You have to believe in yourself: Stop being negative and stay positive. You need to remove all the negativity from your life. Keep fighting no matter what.
- Keep trying: Even when things seem impossible, you have to keep trying. One of the most important habits of successful people is that they always keep trying no matter how difficult the situation. Most importantly you have to see setbacks and failures as learning opportunities.
- Find support: The world is a very big place, and you can feel lonely at times. It can be difficult overcoming difficult obstacles alone. Having a strong support system can make it easier to overcome difficult obstacles. You can think of friends, co-workers, mentors, family members, and anyone who you know will cheer you on when things get tough. Remember this: If you have anyone in your circle who you feel is holding you back, don’t be afraid to cut them off. Always surround yourself with positivity.
#3. Stop talking, and start doing
Have you ever wondered how productive you would be if you didn’t talk about how productive you could be? Trust me you could be very productive. You won’t become a success if you don’t do anything. You need to put in the blood, sweat, tears, time and effort into achieving your goals.
Think about all the successful people you might idolise such as Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mike Trout, Kobe Bryant (R.I.P) and Michael Jordan. These guys didn’t become a success by being lazy, they worked their tails off every day, and they got rewarded for their hard work. It may seem easier to just come home and put on Netflix or Videoland after a long day at work, but if you want to become a success, you’ll have to outwork those around you.
#4. Have fun on your success journey
You have to do what you love. There will be times that the journey to achieving your goals might become tedious, which will make it more challenging for you to succeed. But if you love what you do, then you’ll make it fun. You’ll begin seeing challenges as fun and exciting learning experiences.
#5. Stop looking for validation
The sentence speaks for itself. If you are going to be successful in life, you are going to have to stop looking for validation. What do I mean by that? I mean you don’t need anyone’s approval for your brilliant ideas. They are your ideas! Live life the way you want and stop looking for validation by your mom, dad, uncle, wife and best friend.
#6. Don’t be afraid of failure
If you want to be great at something then you cannot be afraid of failure. You are going to fail a million times. Michael Jordan, who is one of the greatest basketball players of all time once said: I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. If that doesn’t inspire you, then I don’t know what can. The point is you have to keep trying.
#7. Believe in yourself
Only you can believe in you! Success has to be something you can imagine yourself achieving. You are more than likely to come across people who are going to doubt you, and your ability to succeed. You must let them bring you down. People who can’t succeed hate to see others do, and that’s why they want to bring you down with them. Don’t let your dreams fall away because someone else can’t achieve theirs. Keep believing!
#8. Don’t let your comfort zone hold you back
A lot of people are afraid of change. They won’t take the risk and live to regret. Life is very short! You need to take risks and get out of your comfort zone to become a success. Successful people thrive in times of change. They take risks that others won’t. Taking risks doesn’t always work out, however, if it does work out then it comes with a huge reward. Do you know what reward you get by not taking a risk, and staying in your comfort zone? Absolutely nothing! That is your reward.
#9. Manage your time and finances
Learning how to manage your money will help ensure you financial stability over time, regardless of your income. Meaning stop buying a bunch of useless stuff that you don’t need.
Another important thing is managing your time. There are 24 hours in a day, and yet, there is never enough time. Let’s face it, there will never be enough time. But you have to make the best of what you have. Manage your time wisely.
#10. Enjoy life
The last advice is to just enjoy life. A lot of people get so caught up in chasing success that they forget to enjoy life. Go out with your friends, visit your family, go to the park with your kids and just enjoy life to the fullest.
Being successful comes to you and how you want to achieve your goals. We could list a billion more hacks about how to be successful in life but if you are not willing to put in the work, it won’t pay off. Now that you’ve finished reading this article you have 1 option1:
First option: You must start chasing your dreams.
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