“If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, what you want becomes the sacrifice” –Anonymous
The meaning of success is different for different people. Thinking about success, some people imagine wealth, some consider power, some desire to make a significant impact on the world, some just want a sense of inner peace, and some consider a great career as a success.
Success is something that everyone endeavors to achieve. It excites you, makes you proud of yourself, and gives you the feeling that you have accomplished something & you did it well. No matter what the definition of success is to you, one thing that is a “must” in every situation is “hard work”. Without consistent hard work, you cannot achieve anything. And to achieve your goals easily, here is a proper road map and a precise guide for you to follow. So you might remain on the right track of your ultimate goals and become successful.
- Do what you love to do
Oprah Winfrey once said,
“If you are doing your job even not getting paid, you are definitely on the way to success.”
It is a worth remembering quote while doing your work. Imagine yourself to be as successful as you want in the current job. And this will definitely require extremely hard work which will consume much of your precious time. And if it is the job you hate or is not according to your taste, then it would mean that you are only thriving to fill your life with something you just hate to do. Would such success make some sense? No!
Then why not do something you love? Which are your passion and you always wanted to do that. When you’ll find your passion, motivation will come from inside which will keep you moving on no matter the circumstances are in your favor or otherwise. This way, you will actually become successful in fulfilling your life’s dreams. But if you aren’t successful in what you wanted to achieve, then at least you consumed your time in doing something you love.
- Learn the work-life balance
According to the CEO of Nike,
“The conflict between professional and personal life is immutable. It is a continuous battle between chaos and peace. Chances of your success lie in how well you deal with this battle.”
People often think that to become successful, you have to make the objective of your life to achieve success. And to achieve this objective, they think your job would help you out and you have to spend innumerable hours, you have to work in the evenings and work extremely hard for this.
But this practice affects your private life, can damage your health and can prevent you from an enjoyable life. Due to all these reasons, you might burn out soon and might decide to quit your job.
Contrarily, if your focus is only on the enjoyment and having fun with friends, this will also bring you no fruit. Your professional life would be affected badly and the work burden will continue to increase.
Therefore, in order to become successful in your life, you must learn the work-life balance. So you might give proper time to your personal life and can work peacefully at working place. And work-life balance is a big secret of successful people.
- Learn from failures
Henry Ford, the forefather of Ford Motors said,
“Failure is just an opportunity to start again, but more intelligently.”
Another secret to become successful is not to get afraid of your failures but to learn from the failed attempts. Never quit on the basis of your failure because you never know how close you were to success at the time you quit.
Behind Thomas Edison’s invention of the lightbulb, there were hundreds of failed attempts. An interviewer asked him about his feelings regarding all of his failed attempts. His reply was remarkable. He said, “I never failed. Instead, I learned several hundred ways of not to invent a lightbulb.”
He took every failure as a lesson and learned what not to repeat and what will not work. Each rejection and every failed attempt is a step towards success. In every failure there is a lesson, the only need is to pay attention to these failures carefully and attentively.
- Do not hesitate to present new ideas
It is the unfortunate fact that the workers who present the boldest & novel ideas are normally disregarded. People don’t accept new things quickly. But this doesn’t mean that you just stop working on the innovation due to the fear of being insulted and taunted. Just like all the other successful people who did their jobs differently, think differently, and do things differently.
If you get a novel idea, never throw it in the dustbin due to its novelty and that it is different but celebrate it! And this strange but new idea can prove to be the reason for your ultimate success one day.
- Believe in yourself
When you start doing something hurdles will definitely come. But do not get afraid of these hardships. Believe the efforts you put in, believe your struggle, and believe in yourself that you can do it and you can go through all difficult times.
There would be such people in your circle who will tease you and will keep reminding you that you can’t do it. They will doubt your abilities to succeed. Do not pay any heed to such energy vampires. Just keep doing your best to make your dreams come true.
- Have fun
If the journey of your dreams becomes tedious, achieving the results become difficult and challenging. Knowing about your capabilities can be exciting and fun. Therefore, it is essential to keep your aims fun and light so that you might become positive emotionally and keep thriving without any loss of perspective.
Learn to laugh at your mistakes. Crack jokes with your peers while working. It will reduce your stress level and will improve your mental efficiency. Hence, you will better cope with difficult situations. Hard times will ultimately pass either crying or laughing. Then why no to pass this time happily by keeping a deep smile on your face?
- Keep the distractions away
In the way of your success, there would be many distractions that could keep you away from achieving your goals. In order to become successful, you have to make a list of all those things which you consider as distractions and keep you busy with other things. These distractions can be a television, phone, or a person who becomes the reason for your stress.
Keep your phone shut while working, postpone watching television when you are working on something important, and don’t talk to that person who causes stress for you. Just focus on your aims and keep working hard because the perfect time to do anything, and to change your habits is now! Overcome distractions, become successful.
- Follow your intuition
Steve Jobs once said,
“Have the bravery to follow your institution and heart. They someway are already aware of what you actually want to become. All other things are secondary.”
In primeval Greece, a group used to live in Delphi and famously known as Oracles. Everyone either poor or rich or even kings used to take advice from them and used to know about their future. At the door of their temple two words were carved, “Know Thyself”.
Your intuitions never lie. You naturally know which things will benefit you & which would harm you. Intuition is just like a danger detective in your body so, follow it carefully and you would know the way to success. Make decisions wisely and become successful.
In sums and substances, if you want to become successful you have to dream big first and then have to believe in yourself firmly. The moment you know your worth and your abilities the moment you step on the first stair of success which keep moving on and keep lifting you up.