Life is full of uncertainties. Regardless of your age, where you live, or what your goals are, it is probably your ultimate aim in life to be happy and contented. In most cases, achieving happiness and contentment defines SUCCESS.
To be successful not only means having money and be famous all over the world. It is more than that. The real essence of being successful is when you are doing what you love. It means succeeding in doing your passions, knowing your purpose in life, and taking pleasure in whatever you are experiencing right now.
1) Identify your passion.
Before achieving success, you will have to define what success is to you. It may take a lot of time to identify your passions and interests that will greatly help you in achieving your goal. However, once you were able to determine what you can do and want to do with your life, everything will follow.
2) Make a bucket list of your goals and the things you want to achieve in life.
Make sure to know both your long-term and short-term goals. Do not settle on career and financial goals; instead try to think about your personal and relationship goals for the betterment of yourself. Check your bucket list whether you have achieved a certain goal or not and remind yourself about it. This will make you more eager to strive hard every day.
3) Be determined and live with purpose.
For you to be able to attain your dreams and be a better version of yourself, you have to start giving attention to your actions. Determination will be your driving force to live according to your purpose in life.
4) Adhere to your commitments.
Having a plan is not sufficient; keeping your words is also important. If you tell someone about the things you want to do today, do it. The same thing with not telling someone you will do something today if you cannot do it. Be honest in any case.
5) Be educated, be a learned individual.
Education is the stepping-stone to success, whether formal or apprenticeship as long as you will learn from it. It gives you the knowledge, skills and credibility to reach your maximum potential. In terms of financial success, statistics have presented that people with a higher degree of education tend to be more successful.
6) Make sure to manage your finances well.
Knowing how to manage your money appropriately will help you secure and ensure your financial stability any time, in spite of how low or high your income is.
7) Manage your time.
Doing lots of things until the last minute of your day will give you stress, and increase the chance of negligence and errors. Make sure to manage your time wisely for you to have sufficient time in completing your tasks effectively for a day. Make every second count.
8) Enjoy the current state.
If you steadily dwell on the past or constantly dreaming about the future, you are missing out half of your current state. Remember that the past and the future are just simply phantasms, and the real life takes place right at this moment. Now is the time to live. Enjoy and live well.
9) Do not compare yourself with others.
We may have the same colors; we came from the same nation, the same nationality and the same culture. However, we differ in many things from our skills and capabilities until the way we look at things. Many people compare themselves and try to measure their success through the success of the people around them.
One great secret to be happy is to value what you have and what you do. Your happiness and success depends on you, not on the people around you. Learn to appreciate your worth. Stop comparing yourself with others.