They say, "success is a matter of perspective" and I agree to this statement completely. Everyone wants to be successful but we all have different definitions of success. If I am asked to define success in one word, I would say satisfaction because if you are satisfied with what you are doing, with what you are planning, with what you are achieving, aren't you successful already?
All our life, we study, we go to school, colleges, learn things but why? To be successful, right. But if that's the case then why do most of us fail to do so? Why don't we ever stop comparing ourselves with others? Why are we always still drowned in self-pity? Why are we just not happy with life?
I'll tell you why!
Because we are not using the right resources or the correct methods to accomplish our goals or to be successful and even if we are using the right resources, we are not following the right path. So today, I'll be telling you some ways everyone should adopt in their life if they want to be successful and lead a happy life. These are all the tips and tricks that I have learned in my nineteen years of life. I am not saying these are the only habits to make you successful but adopting them is sure to help you achieve success.
So no further talking and let's get started.
Every successful person I've ever met in life is someone who knows how to take full responsibility for their actions, even if the consequences aren't always good. They don't a complaint or whine about pity things like their situations or luck. They don't blame their failures on others. They take full charge of their lives. Not just that, they also know how to give someone their rightful credits. If someone played an important role in their success, even in the worst way imaginable, they give them credit.
If I could keep only one lesson out of all the ones that I've learned in life then it will be this. I am not saying you should say no to everything or everyone. I am just saying you shouldn't say yes to just anything or anyone. Never let your emotions cloud your judgment. Think logically. Heed into the matter with all your mind along with the heart. If someone is asking something of you which is not good for you or your future, then you shouldn't compromise with that and straight up say no which takes me to my third point.
Saying no to someone doesn't make you selfish. Thinking about yourself does not make you selfish. Making your happiness a priority does not make you a bad person, given your happiness isn't at the price of someone else's happiness. There is a fine line between selfish and self-care and the line is so thin that often in the fear of coming off as selfish, we keep hurting ourselves mentally, emotionally as well as physically. Your happiness, your health, your life, your everything is yours to take care of and not someone else's so don't take them lightly because they do matter.
They don't take rational decisions. I mean just because something is trending in the market doesn't mean you have to do it too because it makes you look cool. And yes, that happens with career and future choices too. I have faced it. Find out your passion. Know what your heart desires. Make it a priority to follow your dream and you become partially successful already. Dreaming is an easy task but making those dreams a reality takes courage. Don't be afraid to be courageous.
Comfort zones don't exist for them. They keep trying to make themselves better and better each day by setting different goals for them which is sure to bring out the best in them. The only comparison they have is with themselves and not anyone else. They strive to be this better version of their present selves. They work hard so that they can be at the top of all their worst and best phases. And that's what makes wise.
I think this is the key to be successful. Learning new skills or even enhancing old ones is what makes you better and it is also what makes you stand out. It doesn't matter what field you are from or work in. It also doesn't matter what they learn. It could be learning a new language. It could be something which you don't need at all in your work. The point is even if you are a graduate or standing on your feet, learning never stops.
I cannot stress enough on how important this point is. Successful people don't just spend impulsively. They live a minimalistic life and only have what they need. They don't spend what they don't have. Everything is mapped out in their minds and well planned. They act smart and use only those methods that a financially intelligent person should.
Last but not least, they never fail to be thankful for the real things in life. They are kind, always up for help, surround themselves with positivity and show gratitude to all those persons and things that have helped them become the person they are today. So go ahead and thank the person you are grateful for or to. It could be anyone, your parents, your guardian, your friend, your lover, your family, anyone. Just thank them and tell them you love them.
No one becomes successful overnight. It takes patience, consistency and a lot of hard work. It's okay if you don't have these habits in your life right now. Knowing about them is the first step.
I wouldn't say that I am successful myself but inculcating these ideologies in my life has certainly helped me a lot. I hope it helps you too.
Until next time,