I’ve followed numerous success tips over the years to help me be and achieve the success I desired. I thought I knew what it took to be successful from a young age. However, the full realisation came when I realised that success is unique to each of us. This is something that evolves with us and is about much more than just setting a goal.
When we define success for ourselves, it changes how we see our lives. With this new perspective, our goals can become more specific, and our motivation and achievement levels can rise.
Here are some tips to achieve the things you want in life :
- Focus on commitment, not motivation – Just how committed are you to your goal? How important is it for you, and what are you willing to sacrifice in order to achieve it? If you find yourself fully committed, motivation will follow.
- Seek knowledge, not results – If you focus on the excitement of discovery, improving, exploring and experimenting, your motivation will always be fuelled. If you focus only on results, your motivation will be like weather; it will die the minute you hit a storm. So the key is to focus on the journey, not the destination. Keep thinking about what you are learning along the way and what you can improve.
- Use your imagination – When things go well, you are full of positive energy, and when you are experiencing difficulties, you need to be even more energetic. So rename your situation. If you keep repeating I hate my work, guess which feelings those words will evoke? It’s a matter of imagination. You can always find something to learn even from the worst boss in the world at the most boring job.
- Get rid of distractions – Meaningless things and distractions will always be in your way, especially those easy, usual things you would rather do instead of meaningful projects. Learn to focus on what is the most important. Write a list of time-wasters and hold yourself accountable to not do them.
- Don’t rely on others – You should never expect others to do it or you, not even your partner, friend or boss. They are all busy with their own needs. No one will make you happy or achieve your goals for you. It’s all on you.
What would you add to the list?