Success is one of those slippery, fluid terms. What does it mean? In the sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’, one of the characters cites their definition as owning a
The Oxford Engish Dictionary defines success as ‘the accomplishment of an aim or purpose’, which begs the question, what is the aim? Is success a specific something that can be attained, or is it more of a subjective thing, different from person to person?
Below are 6 key point that successful people have consistently put into practice, meaning that you too can know how to be successful in life.
6 Integral Tips on How to Be Successful in Life
Define your own Success for a better view of what you aim
To be successful, you need to well define success and commit to your definition!
Once you find your own ideal of success, you can begin the job of pursuing it.
Consider these people, who most people would achieve success in life. Winston Churchill, the great British leader, apparently believed that success was about never giving up in the face of failure, whilst US president Thomas Edison thought success was more about perspiration than inspiration.
In contrast, the spiritual guru Deepak Chopra maintains that success is about personal growth and spiritual fulfillment. Perhaps the most convincing, and most inclusive, definition of success comes from the author Stephen Covey, the author who surely knows a lot about ‘effective people’. He says that success is individual and that everyone can find their own experience of success.
Like in any journey, if you know what you are aiming for, you are more likely to be able to find it. If we accept this, it comes down to HOW to be successful in life, rather than what defines success.
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Schedule success because failing to prepare is to preparing to fail
Anthony Robbins, the success and motivational guru who has coached millions of people and fundamentally changed the lives of countless, gives himself hours to prepare before every meeting and interview, and psyches himself up with incantations (sayings that change our psychological and physiological state) beforehand.
He also says that the most important thing to achieve success in life is to take action. To do this, you need a schedule, a plan a timetable of what you will do and when you will do it. Scheduling also ensures that you are being realistic with your goals and targets, and forces you to reflect on how you will achieve them.
It also makes your goal more tangible. If you schedule something, it becomes real, and you are not merely going to put it off until tomorrow. So, if we schedule, success becomes a must, and, as Robbins says “If you can't you must, and if you must you can”.
Scheduling can involve keeping a diary or a journal. It doesn’t really matter HOW you do it, just that you do.
Believe in the possibilities of your own Success - If you don’t nobody else will.
You need to give up on self-limiting thoughts, and KNOW that success is possible for you if you honestly want it. If you didn’t believe that success was possible, you may not be able to commit to the hard work and toil that will allow you to make it happen.
However, if you have visualized success so that it seems to be within your grasp, so close that you could reach out and grab it, you will do anything to achieve it. This is they key benefit of visualization.
if you couldn’t visualize your goal and imagine it happening then you would be more likely to give up. View your dream as a reality and not just a fairytale.
Famous sportsmen and athletes often visualize what they want to happen in a game, for example, visualize themselves scoring a goal.
Let's take one of the highest paid athletes in the olymopic business as an example: Cristiano Ronaldo. He KNOWS that he will be a success in any given game, and also has an unbelievable sense of self-belief to the brink of arrogance.
That confidence and belief in his self
Act towards your goal because nobody else will do it for you
Being successful, whatever that means to you, whatever new meaning you found, it universally means means hard work!
Nobody ever became successful by accident, and success never knocked on anybody’s door when they were eating pizza and watching Netflix. Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female Prime Minister, famously ran the country on only four hours of sleep per night.