Success is a relative term. What looks like success to one person may not look like success to another. Your success will be achieved when you set and meet goals that are important to you and improve your life.
There are habits that all successful people have that are easy to cultivate with just a little effort. It would be well worth your time to focus on these characteristics and make them your own.
1-Don’t procrastinate. Procrastination will slow your progress and possibly derail your efforts. The longer you wait to get started, the more anxiety builds. Start every day full speed ahead towards your goals. Don’t hesitate. You can make great progress early in your day if you just begin. Hesitation can put you so far behind that you never begin.
2-Set specific goals for yourself. Once you have clearly stated goals it’s easier to make every decision with those goals in mind. If you know that you want to lose 10 pounds you are much more likely to plan and track your meals instead of just drifting through your day taking pot luck. If you want to get more sleep, you will get your evening chores done in time to wind down instead of continuing on social media until a good night’s sleep is a passing fantasy.
3-Give yourself time. If you are committed to a long term goal you are much more likely to keep working towards success in the hard times. When we want instant success we tend to bail out at the first sign of a downturn. Commit for the long haul. Some of the most successful people work at their dreams for decades before they realize their reality. A few years is very little in your lifetime and that kind of commitment can make the difference in realizing your perfect life or not. Relax into success and just keep doing the right things, over and over. As David says, “Trust the process.”
4-Don’t Quit! I’ve seen the quote “It’s not how many times that you fall down that counts. It’s how many times you get up.” Just keep working your plan. If it seems that it’s not working, reconfigure but don’t quit. Find a way that works that will carry you to your goals.
5-Make mistakes! It’s necessary to make mistakes in order to find what works. There’s a lot to learn by trying to find the best path to your goals. You will make mistakes. Allow yourself to be wrong and learn from it. Don’t wallow in it. Move on better equipped to advance towards success. By eliminating the wrong way, you narrow down the possibilities of what will actually work best. Get up, dust yourself off and go again with new knowledge to pursue your heart’s desire.
6-Befriend your competitors and learn their skills. There is room for everyone on the road to success. Share your knowledge and they will be more likely to reveal their trade secrets to you. Another person’s success is not your failure. Work together towards common goals. You can both thrive with enough knowledge and dedication and will produce better, more usable work and results.
Oh yes, let me reiterate, DON’T. QUIT. That’s the most important part. You will get there if you just don’t quit. This is the true magic that will weave a rich satisfying life. Get up and go again and bask in the glow of a job well done.