Success is not for the faint of heart. If you want success, you must claim it, chase after it and you must never get tired of failing because success comes after a million failures. You must also acknowledge different forms of success; a little achievement can be great if you made it to be. Everyone is after greatness and success, but not everyone will achieve it. Everyone dreams of the greenest garden, but not everyone gives time for planting. You must be aware of the struggles you will need to overcome in order to have success. Here are a few things you should know in order to be successful in life.
- Find yourself
In order to achieve your goals, you must first define what success means for you. Know your goals, know your limits and know your passion. You must know your goals first before trying to chase success.
- Do it for you
Not everyone will share or understand your dream. There will always be someone who’ll judge for your dreams and goals. The trick is to do it for you, not for anyone else. Do not do it to fish out compliments, or to impress other people. Do it because you want to do it. This way, the success or failure is for you and for no one else. The lessons are for you and the good things are also for you.
- Never settle for less
First thing is to know what you are worth. Never settle for anything less, thinking you will never have anything better. Never settle for what other people might think as success, only settle if you feel you have succeeded. The only time to settle is when you want to, not when you have to.
- Money doesn’t always mean success
Some people have it all yet are still unfulfilled. Some may live in a big mansion but no one to live in it with. Success isn’t always about money. Try to achieve your goals not just because of the money, not just for compliments or for the material things. Money will eventually run out.
- Remember the little successes you had
There will be times when you will fail, or you will feel like nothing is working out. Remember where you started and what you have achieved since then, remember the little achievements you had. These little achievements will help you get to where you want to go and it will always be there whether you fail or succeed.
- Chase for something great
Since you are going there, why not chase for the bigger picture. Put this in mind, not everyone might see the depth or greatness of your goal. Some might see it as too small of a goal or some might see it as too much. Remember, this goal is yours and you will be the one putting in the hard work. So think big, bigger than what you think you can achieve, but always put what you want first.
- No excuses
There will be days where you find an obstacle between you and your goals, these are the days where you must face the obstacles more. No excuses and do what you woke up to do for. Never forget your goal and why you are doing it. An obstacle can also be a door to your success or it can be a lesson. No excuses.
- There will be bad days
It will not always be sunshine and unicorns. There will be days where it’s raining. All you have to do is to enjoy the puddles for a while and just never stop chasing for success. These rainy days will be part of your story one day and it might inspire those who are in the same journey as you.
- Never give up
Never give up, it will not be easy, it will be harder than you thought but never give up. If you really want it, you will have it as long as you work hard for it.