Most people want to be successful in life. But success can mean different things to different people: making more money; spending quality time with your family; or learning to play a musical instrument.
Since success is personal, defining what it means for you is first step to achieving it. Once you are clear about what success looks like for you, here are some important points to help you achieve it.
Steps to Success
1. Know your Potential: In order to succeed at anything you need to see that you have potential to reach your goals
2. Understand your Goal: List three or four reasons why you want to achieve this goal? What is result you want to obtain?
3. Set Realistic Goals & Timelines: Often times we want overnight success. Make sure your goals and time frame you have set are realistic.
4. Create a Plan: This is by far most important document of all. It allows you to keep track of everything involving your goal.
5. No Shortcuts: Shortcuts are sloppy and compromise your work and your integrity. “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.”
6. Have Courage: Depending on what success means to you, you will have to have courage to stand up for what you believe and desire to do, even if it means disappointing others.
7. Stay Motivated: It is critical to stay motivated when striving for big goal of success. Motivational tools will help you stay on track.
8. Be Passionate: Have passion for what you are doing and working toward. You will automatically put more effort into it.
9. No Excuses: If you want something badly enough, there is always a way!
10. No Fear: Fear of Failure is a normal emotion for everyone. How you get past fear determines whether you experience success.
11. Create Opportunities: Make things happen rather than waiting for opportunities to find you.