Everyone wants to succeed in life. People want to be successful at what they do, whether it is in business, sports, health, career, relationship, or in their finances. Success means different thing to different people. So in whatever area of life you want to achieve success, there are three fundamental tips you must know that can help you to achieve your dream of becoming successful.
- Books: If you want to succeed you must love to read books. There are countless books on various subjects all over the world. Readers are indeed leaders, you can gain new perspectives and knowledge by reading appropriate books in your areas of interests. If you want to succeed in any area of your life, just find relevant books in the field so that you can learn from the experiences of the authors of the different books. For example, if you want to learn how to cook any food, find a cook book and rely on the recipe to teach you how to prepare the food. If you want to learn about money, pick up books about money management. In the same way, there are books on leadership, painting, relationships, and starting a business, and many more subjects, you just have to know what you want and find appropriate books to read in order to acquire the right knowledge to fulfill your goal.
- Individuals: The people you surround yourself with have a lot of influence on your outlook in life. To achieve success and excel at what you do, you must ensure that you surround yourself with people that will positively impact your life. It is true that we are the sum total of the 5 people we surround ourselves with the most. Seek out and connect with people that are smarter and more experienced than you because they can help lift and guide you to attain your potentials. Surround yourself with people that can inspire and help you to grow. You must be deliberate in choosing the people in your network and do not let it default to people you meet by chance at work or in your neighborhood. Reach out to people you need to help you attain your goals and find ways to be of help to them as well so that you will be bringing something to the table in the relationship. You must do away with association or relationship that place limits on your potentials. To change your reality, you have to change your mentality. Watch the people in your network because you will end up being a mirror image of those you associate with.
- Goals: One way of achieving success and pushing ourselves beyond our limits is to set high goals. You should set goals that will stretch you and get you out of your comfort zone. Your goals should not be a set of Wishlist or some new year resolution that you make every January but soon discard as you get into February. Your goals have to be backed with action plans that will get you to your desired dream. The best way to stay motivated and committed to your goals is to write them down and ensure that they are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timebound). By writing them down you will be able to challenge yourself to come up with ideas on how to achieve the goals. I started my blog website using this approach. I wrote 20 different ideas of what I can blog about, before finally settling for Winners Ways because I have the competence and passion for helping people to maximize their potentials. Whatever you want to achieve, set high goals, and think big as you take steps in your action plans to move forward to fulfilling the goals.
Now, it is also important that to point out that the best things in life takes time. Do not expect to achieve overnight success. You should know that it will take time for you to start seeing results. There is a 10,000 hours concept that was popularized by the bestselling Author Malcolm Gladwell in his book “Outliers”, in which he expressed that all it takes to become an expert in any field is 10,000 hours of practice. I agree that mastering a skill takes serious time, but when we talk about success, it is extremely difficult to put a timeframe on how soon or how long it will take to become successful. Success varies from one person to another, it is personal, while it may take one person 3 years to achieve success in a certain endeavor, another person might need 5 years or more to achieve the same level of success in the same field. Your passion, interest, and ability to quickly adjust and learn along the way plays a BIG role in your results.