27 Feb, 2018

Everyone wants success. Dreams and aspirations fuel the will to pursue success. But how much are you serious about it? Are you willing to give up anything to achieve success? Successful people are determined and always set their priorities right to achieve their goals.

They don’t let anything stop them from achieving their goal. They beat failures and kill negativity.

If you want to become successful you should know these 5 things:
1. Always stay focused on your goal
If you want to be successful, you have to hold on to your vision and dream come what may. Failures will come your way. Disappointments will make their way through. But that’s okay. Failures should only push you towards your goal and not take you away from it. Staying focused on your goal will help you cherish the process of succeeding.

2. Don’t wait for permission
One of the greatest mistakes you can make is to wait for people’s approval regarding your vision and dream. Not everyone wants you to succeed. Be diligent. Be wise. Take decisions for yourself and only believe those who have always wanted the best for you. When your dream lights a fire in you, keep that burning. Don’t let anyone dim the light.

3. Always trust your well-wishers
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work —Thomas Edison

I have always been inspired by Thomas Edison. He is one of the greatest examples of never letting people tell him he wasn’t good enough. He didn’t let failures dim his dream. He once said, “Many of life’s failures are people who don’t realise how close they were to success when they gave up.” His inventions contributed to modern night lights, motion pictures and the electric light bulb. Thomas Edison came home one day clutching onto a letter his teacher had instructed him to give his mother. As soon as his mother read the letter, her eyes were filled with tears and she told Edison that his teacher had said that Edison was a genius and the school wasn’t the right place for him and there were no teachers efficient enough to train him. Therefore, he was to be taught at home.

Few years down the line Mr Thomas’ mother passed away. Soon after he found the letter in his mother’s cupboard and read what was written in reality. The letter read, “The school cannot allow your son to attend classes anymore, he is mentally impaired. He is, therefore, rusticated.”

On reading the truth of being taken out from school, Mr Thomas wrote in his diary that Thomas Edison was a mentally deficient child whose mother turned him into a genius. Always trust those who wish the best for you. Thomas Edison failed multiple times but didn’t give up on his dreams. He knew his dream would come true if he would pursue them and prioritize them.

4. Stay healthy
Health is one of the most important factors that help success knock on your door sooner than ever. As the famous saying goes, health is wealth, it’s important to maintain good health to achieve success. Only good health will help you put in hard work and strengthen your vision and mission. Follow a healthy food diet and exercise regularly. Exercising will help you relieve of any physical stress your facing and will motivate you towards working hard and stay dedicated towards your goal.

Staying healthy will create a healthy work culture for yourself and your team. Healthy teams work better and execute increased productivity. Increased productivity will help you reach your goals faster. Continue exercising your

5. Let your work make the noise
Hard work, dedication, motivation, and priority are the main elements of success. You will experience pain, but there’s no gain without pain. Do everything you can and don’t give up. Be honest, maintain integrity, create goodwill, build an empire and let your work make the noise.

6. Take risks
Albert Einstein once said, “A ship is always safe at the shore—but that is NOT what it is built for.” In the same way, discover your potential and dive in. Take risks and discover success. Don’t sit back and think of what may or may not happen. Just let it happen. The results could be so much better than you have imagined.

As an entrepreneur, you have to take risks but calculated risks. That’s of core importance in entrepreneurship. Without risks there’ll be no fresh new ideas and innovation. If you have to stand out, work harder and work smarter.

7. Seek growth
Growth should be your goal. There is no point in having goals regarding everything else while growth is not the focus. With continuous and constant growth come results. An action plan when executed well will lead to action-oriented results and the growth is evident.

You will face stages of a drop in growth with the increase in competition, but keeping the right focus and constant hard work will put you a step ahead. Unhealthy competition will always prove disastrous. Learn from your competitors and build your empire on every learned lesson, every failure and every ounce of dedication and innovation. These tips can push you towards success sooner. Practice makes a man perfect. Practice these and see success knock your door.

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