All people desire to be successful. We all want success. And we’d want it fast. But how? Here are some ways to become one.
1. Be willing to work hard.
Success does not come through willpower alone. It takes consistency and determination. Doing something once won’t make a huge difference; it’s when you do that one thing many times over that you can achieve success. There is not any shortcut for success. It’s just the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure!
2. Don’t let discouragement stop you from pressing on.
Do not worry too much about other people’s views. Just adhere to what you want to achieve. Not everyone will be happy for you and your success. Some people are insecure and jealous. Be prepared for them, and look past them until you find the people who are happy for you and who support you in all that you do.
3. Do not be afraid of failure.
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all–in which case, you fail by default. Do not be afraid of failure. It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable. You’re going to fail — that much is a given. What will define you is how you pick yourself up after you’ve fallen. Don’t give up. If your first attempt didn’t work, don’t quit.
4. Give back when you can.
Great success is coupled with great responsibility. Do not take your success for granted. You may have worked hard for what you achieved, but know that you are now in a position to help those who are less fortunate. Now this doesn’t mean you have to give away everything you have to people less fortunate, but it wouldn’t hurt you to give a helping hand.
5. If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
You must resolutely determine that whatever you do shall always be the best of which you are capable. No matter how small and unimportant what you are doing may seem, if you do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead you to better things.
6. Treat others with respect.
Your beliefs, hobbies and reputation are some of the few personal things that you have. No one wants to associate themselves with a pompous prick who is only interested in themselves. Any business relationship and friendship is based on what value it brings. No one wants to be used, treat others as a you would treat yourself rather than a means to an end.