Success is a subjective term for it holds a different meaning in the lives of different people. For some it is about earning a hefty amount of money and for some it is achieving desired grades. For some it is living a certain way of life and for some it can be about at least living!
Let the meaning of success be any, here are a few thumb rules that applies to all when on a quest to achieve success and find the answer to the question “How to be successful in life”-
Set your goal- Even before starting, you should know where you want to reach.
Planning is necessary- Following a predefined road map is one of the characteristics of all successful people.
Merge hard work with smart work- Success is an outcome of both the brain and the body. Put your body to work (Physical strength) along with working smartly (Brain work)
Procrastination is the biggest enemy- If you can overcome your own procrastination; you are definitely going to make it to success because it is the most important step to fight your own, inherited and innate demons.
Consistency is the Key- There’s this saying “Rome was not built in a day” and the term success confirms to it so aptly. For most people in the world, Success is not an overnight thing but rather it’s a long term process of consistently doing the thing.
Don’t be impatient, don’t choose shortcut- Success starts with beginning to do a certain thing and it goes on and on until you become good, better, best and then successful. You can not directly jump onto the final step of being successful without being consistent in your approach.
Don’t restrict yourself in the time frames of other people- Some people get it earlier in life and some takes it longer. If a certain person has achieved something at a certain age and within certain time, don’t push yourself in following the same. This would only lead to stress and this might take you a step back. Things work differently for different people. All that matters is success.
Learn to enjoy the process- Sometimes, success is not only about reaching the ultimate destination but also about cherishing the process and collect what you get during the process.
Be ready to give and take- Be it help, love, care, and respect, cordial relations with each person around you can help you achieve success faster and better.
To sum up and put it in a nutshell, Success is a very personal achievement and on the way, everything will first fall and then fall into places, all you have to do is keep moving and keep celebrating life with arms wide open for all the opportunities that the universe bestow us with!
Importance of success (why it’s necessary to be successful in life)-
From Mr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, "Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success."
Mr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an aerospace scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007).
As long as you do not face difficulties, you will not get the happiness of success, because the happiness and joy of achieving success comes only when you have been struggling or working for it for a long time.
When you never face any difficulties and have experience of solving difficulties so you will not enjoy your success.
Never afraid of failures on the way to success.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure
To be failure.