SUCCESS, what does it mean to you?

Success is simply the feeling of satisfaction and happiness one gets from leading a particular way of life or carrying out a particular activity. The never give up attitude is very important.
Success can only be achieved through hard work and a little bit of opportunity.

It is very important for every individual to define their own concept of success rather than following someone else’s footsteps. We must analyze what makes us happy, what gives us contentment, and what motivates us. No one knows our needs better than us.

As humans are unique individuals Success differs according to people’s interests and goals.
“Is it money or status in society”, “Is it how things are done?”, “Is it what you get in return?”, “Is it in the number of things we can amass in our life?”

People focus on the final outcome, but the long winding journey toward the goal is what matters. We look at everything through the eyes of instant gratification. Stories of success are not created overnight. Achievement whether big or small demands efforts and sacrifices.

Winston Churchill quotes it as, “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Many of us give up on success and settle for mediocrity? It all has to do with lack of
determination, persistence, hard work and stepping out of your comfort zone.

Most people are not committed and they did not dare to make the decision to strive for what they want in life. Success will come to you only when you are fully committed and decided that you will go for it no matter what.

So what makes successful people successful? What do they do differently than ordinary people that lead them to live an amazing life?

Here is how you can be successful in life…

1. Set Goals & Believe in them

Goals gives you purpose, and they help you to guide your life.

Most successful people achieve their goals because they define them, and consider them as believable and achievable. Goals directs you towards success. Goals should be
SMART – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time bound. Be honest when analysing your goals and change them if the need arises. Break your large goals into smaller, more manageable tasks.

2. Be ready for taking up challenges

Life always throws challenges along the way. You can use it as a stepping stone or buckle
down under pressure. The choice is yours. We are most proud when we overcome adversity to accomplish something worthwhile.

3. Develop Confidence

No one is born a confident person. Confidence is developed through everyday interactions and experiences.

Limit your negative thoughts and beliefs and shift to positive thoughts, will help you gain confidence. Focus on all the reasons of why you will you’ll succeed. You need to have the confidence to move on and to turn failures into learning lessons.

4. Live a Disciplined Life

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Discipline ensures the smooth flow of life. It works automatically and leads to success. It can be developed and strengthened at any given time if one puts their your mind to it. Resist the urge to give into negative behaviours, instead focus on all of the positive attributes.

5. Always be on the move

Besides thinking big, you always have to be on the move. Be proactive and make things happen rather than waiting for things to happen.
Take action and make your dreams a reality. A lot of people want to be successful but they are not willing to take the action to make their dreams come true.
So commit to taking at least 5 small actions that will move you toward your goals each day. Success requires consistency. So be consistent and take action every day.

6. Never Give Up

The journey to success is tough and you will go through a lot of failures and setbacks. However, never let them get you down. People like Walt Disney, Colonel Sanders, Richard Branson, Michael Jordan, Jack Ma, etc, simply refused to quit when they failed.

Great people will never quit and they will never give up on their dreams. They will hold on and continue to work hard even when every other people tell them it is impossible.

7. Always expect positive things

After reading success stories from great people around the world, I found that successful people are always positive and they expect positive things to happen in the future.

Always think positive and always expect the best. It does not matter even if you are not successful right now, what matters most is where you would want to go and are you willing to work for it.