I'm glad you're curious about how to achieve great success!
After all, isn't that what we should all be striving for?!
The answer is yes. That's the only answer. Seriously.
Understand What Success Means
There's no one definition of success that applies to everyone. Success could mean different things to different people.
Success can be measured in terms of:
- Money. (This is the most obvious answer.)
- Mental and emotional wellbeing.
- Loving what you do.
- Having a wonderful family.
- Being in an incredible relationship where you're treated like royalty (humble brag about my relationship ;p)
- Being able to travel as often as you like! (One of my personal favorites)
- Being physically fit and in great shape.
- Having your health.
- Having a rich and intelligent mind. ( YES YES YES!)
- and the list goes on!...
Which one of these measurements of success applies to you?! Which one(s) do you feel resonate and reflect your measure of success?!
If you only measure success in terms of money, then you're not really successful at all. Rich or wealthy people can have monetary success but the relationships with their spouse could be crumbling and the relationship with their kids could be faint.
Re-work Your Mindset if You Have to
Set your mind up to view success in terms that feed your soul and wellbeing in all facets of your life! Money is a great measurement as well, just don't make it youronly measurement.
Define What You Want Most in Life
Your success will NEVER be accomplished without goals! More specifically, writing down your goals, not just keeping them in your head.
If you don't write them down, they will never happen!
How to Write Successful Goals
Use the S.M.A.R.T. method!
Make your goals:
This is a great resource on explaining how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals. Use this as a framework but don't be so rigid with it either.
When I talk about goals, I want them to be realistic within reason. Most of us set small goals because we know it's "realistic" to achieve them. Don't set your goals SMALL. Make them big so you fear them!
Be Ready to Work DAMN Hard on Achieving Success
After you've defined what you want most in life, you'll likely have to work HARD to get it! Don't be afraid of this hard work, and don't let fear stop you from setting your goals high. Everything that's worth it in life takes persistence, determination, and growth to receive.
Don't settle for mediocrity. Expect big things from your life. Do you want to look back and realized you could've done more?
Don't Let Others Discourage You
Most importantly, don't let others discourage you! You'll always hear the naysayers that try to tell you you're not good enough or you can't do something. Don't doubt yourself, but be prepared to work DAMN HARD to get it!
Always sharpen your skills, be hungry for growth and ALWAYS LEARN.
As I love to say, "Stop being the barrier to your own success!"