Of a truth, being successful is everyone’s dream and this is expressed daily as men and women work hard to achieve their various goals. However, life cannot and will not offer success to anyone on a platter of gold. There are steps you must take, rules you must obey and principals you must follow to attain positive success.
Considering the rate at which success is being desired and the fact that not everybody knows the road to this destination called success, I am being compelled to share some knowledge on how to become positively successful. This article contains four important principles you must not neglect if success is in your agenda!
You can’t possibly be successful without setting a target and having a goal. Your goal gives your life a direction and boosts your motivation. Ask yourself some questions like; ‘Where do I want to be in five years time?’, ‘How has today contributed to my future?’ Questions like this activate your mind to the next step to take. They propel you to set a target for yourself.
Having a target is one important step to success. A target is something you want to achieve at a given time, place or condition. Once you have a target, you’ll definitely do all it takes to make it a reality. First, begin with outlining your objectives, which are your goals. You can jot them down in a book for easy access in case you forget or go off track. Next is to set a time period for you to achieve these goals. When will these objectives become reality? In 3 years time or before you clock a certain age? Set a target time-frame for yourself and aim at it! The important thing is to set realistic targets in order to achieve excellence in anything you do.
It is not enough to just set goals and make targets. These goals and targets are more or less ordinary dreams if action is not taken to accomplish them. No one can achieve anything by just relaxing and taking coffee all day long! There must be something you must do to make that dream come through as it’s only an action that can bring about a reaction!
Keep a visual reminder of your goals in front of you daily to keep your mind focused. Be clear on your vision. You know what you want to achieve, now you need to work and walk towards making everything you’ll need to reach that vision happen. If you can’t fly, just jump. Can’t jump? Well, you can always run. If you are not as fast as to run, just walk, you’ll definitely get there. And if you still need some time to be able to walk, don’t worry, you an always crawl. Whatever it is, make sure you’re moving. Take a step no matter how scary it may look, you definitely have to start somewhere. Never remain stagnant!
Excellence is defined as the condition of being superior. Excellence means greatness — the very best. It is the flair of being extremely good. It means standing out, making a difference. It is the quality of excelling; of being truly the best at something. Excellence is an outward expression of inner integrity, passion and a strong sense to make a true difference. Excellence is a quality that people really appreciate because it is a scarce commodity.
Achieving excellence may be a difficult task on its own but it is the only tool that differentiates an intelligent person and an intellectual person. Being outstanding and making a difference in what you do is one way that leads to success. However, being excellently successful is not applying the same method to things and expecting a different result. It is not like solving a mathematical problem with different methods but still arriving at the same answer. You make a change by doing things differently from the way others do theirs. Following the crowd will not make you stand out. Grow your skills and be ready to learn from everything and everyone. Set high goals and challenge yourself out of your comfort zone.
There’s this saying that quitters never win and winners never quit. Accept your mistakes but do not ever stop forging ahead. There may be times when all your efforts to achieve that goal may seem not to be fruitful at all. Don’t give up, keep moving. It’s important to heed to the lessons of failure but never dance to the tune of defeat. As long as you are on the right path, success is a sure thing. Be determined and let your passion drive you till you arrive at your destination.
Remember, your mistakes don’t make you, they are not who you are. Only you can define who you truly are. Never underestimate your capability because of a past failure or mistake. Take courage and move forward for as long there’s life, there’s hope.
Success can be attained by anyone anywhere. The only factor that can determine if you’ll be successful or not is YOU! Decide for yourself now. Set your goals and targets from now. Take that step you’ve been thinking about. Take a different look at your business, your job, your family, whatever it is you’ve been trying to improve on. Make changes, strive for excellence and remember to make sure you’re always moving until you soar high like an eagle.