Did you ever ask yourself how to become successful? What does success mean to you? How do you define it?
Here are some common patterns and traits of successful people, and a few recommendations on the best success books you can find to set up a plan for you!
So, without further ado, let’s go over the main things that highly successful people swear by.
1. Start by Defining your Goal & Dream Big
Success comes from first being able to define and know what your goals are and how you will be able to achieve them. Once you do that you can master a few core skills that will allow you to get to your end goal. If you skip this step, very likely the disorganization will overwhelm you and it will be harder to get what you want.
Make sure you niche down in your area of interest (if you want more concrete examples on how to pick a niche just click to get the free cheat sheet here) and set a smart goal (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound).
2. Fall in Love with the Process
Pick something you are passionate about because nothing will come easily unless you are ready to put in some major sweat equity to achieve your goals.
You need to learn to fall in love with the process and not just with the rewards. So, get on with it and start a list titled “what are you passionate about examples”, then start narrowing it down by process of elimination.
When you are embarking on a new journey, you have to make sure you embrace and accept your reality; it is okay if you start with nothing, everyone starts somewhere, don’t let that hold you back from achieving your dreams.
Don’t let the fear of failure, or failure itself, discourage you; the reality of the matter is that you can’t always get what you want. There will be moments that are going to be hard, that you wish you did things differently but, guess what? Now you have an advantage compared to the person who hasn’t even tried because you know what NOT to do; therefore, you are one step closer to success.
I am not suggesting you do things mindlessly and just hoping for the best; I am a firm believer that if you want something so badly that it becomes an obsession and you believe in yourself without a doubt and without giving yourself an option to fail, you will eventually get what you want.
SUGGESTED SUCCESS BOOK 1: “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
SUGGESTED SUCCESS BOOK 2: “The 4 Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss
So, just keep calm, track your progress, take corrective action if needed, and learn from your mistakes.
4. Be Yourself
Be authentic and be yourself. Don’t be a copycat.
Being authentic and using your personality, charm, talent, and quirks in your favor are what make you unique. Your true self is something that cannot be taken away from you; it is something that will not exhaust you to upkeep, and it is something that people genuinely enjoy.
What if some people hate you? Great! I know this is unconventional but let me show you a different point of view. People are not all the same; we can’t all agree with one opinion and all love the same things. Can you imagine what a boring world that would be? We need different people, from different backgrounds and upbringings, to contribute to society by being interested in different things, having different opinions, and having different ways to look at situations.
Otherwise, how would we ever grow? If you have someone that hates your material that is fine because it means you are niched down enough to be able to attract your exact target market. The people who will love what you have to offer because they have their main need or concern so specifically addressed, they will become your best fans and consider you an expert in that market.
5. Invest in Yourself
Invest in yourself, not only by putting your education first and continuing to have an open mindset when it comes to learning but also by choosing to put yourself first. No one is going to take as good care of you as you can do for yourself!
Among the most successful people the most common advice is:
- define your goals
- have an unwavering belief in your abilities to achieve what you are going after
- wake up early in the morning so you have more hours in the day to work
- learn time management
- master prioritizing tasks to avoid burnout
- and for the final step, do not forget to take care of your health and wellbeing by following a healthy diet and a workout routine.
These were the 5 tips that stood out the most when it comes to being successful and achieving all your dreams. If you want to hear more of these types of tips make sure to follow the blog and leave a comment to let me know your ideas, requests, and opinions.