1. Keep track of your accomplishments whether big or small.
This is a very important step to take, especially since becoming successful takes time. The mistake people make ( myself included sometimes lol ) is that they focus so much on the end goal(s) or destination that they don’t even feel or realize they accomplished a little bit ( or a lot ). This, believe it or not, is recipe for disaster. The reason for that is that you are not going to get that fulfilling feeling that you are doing something, which in turn would cause you to get frustrated and give up. One thing to do this is to buy a notepad and just write them down.
2. Stay productive
This is similar to list #1, but one can’t work without the other, right? Being and staying productive is one of the things that most people don’t do. So by staying productive, you would be ahead of most people, whether you are studying for an exam, doing homework, or even starting a business. What ever it is, you need to keep at it, because if you don’t nobody would, so start hustling!
3. Do not fall into the trap of overnight success
Im gonna say this..please, please, PLEASE do not get brainwashed into thinking that success comes fast, there is no such thing as getting rich quick, or anything for that matter. Let me give you an example: If you are working out, whether you are a male or female, do you get results the next day, or even the next week? Same goes with money, a get rich scheme is just that, a scheme! If you fall into this trap that success happens overnight, whether it be wealth, health, or happiness, you would not be successful, trust me. Also the lists on the top wouldn’t matter anymore. I hope I changed your mindset and made you realize that anything worthwhile in life requires some form of patience.
4. Read motivational books
This may sound a bit cliche, but reading motivational books would have a good impact on the way you perform when it comes to working for your goals. These type of books would make you feel better about your self, which in turn would actually increase your confidence when it comes to achieving your goals The best time to read these books are in the morning or during a period when you are not feeling so good. But then again they work other wise whether you are feeling happy or not. Just don’t rely on these books alone, they just give you a boost, the ultimate motivator is you:)
5. Keep your head high
This might be one of the hardest ones for people to overcome a lone, the thing is you can’t let any negative energy get to you and put you down. There are times when you are going to make mistakes, there are times when you are not going to be doing that much work, and there are times when you are not going to feel like its worth it, but just keep GOING! Trust me if you are persistent, you are going to make it.
6. Be very careful who you tell your goals/dreams
If there is one thing that would make your journey either comfortable or uncomfortable, it would be this one. You have to be very careful on who you talk to about this part of you. Especially when you just meet them, seriously I urge you to not do this, because if you do, there might be disastrous consequences. You would never know who is going to stab you on the back, no matter how much you think you know them. If they are like-minded ( above average thinking ) then its fine. Personally if someone asked me what I wanted to do when I grow up, I cringe because I don’t want to tell them everything that I am planning to do. And I don’t, I just simply tell them, ” Im not sure”. And if you decide you want to tell people I want to save you from all the haters, well this which is what we are going to talk about down below. And if you decide to tell people what are you goals and you get haters, well that is what we are going to talk about down below.
7. Don’t listen to the naysayers
Listening to naysayers can drop your energy and happiness levels in a matter of seconds. These people are toxic to you and you should avoid them like poison. They would do everything in their might to take you down, they are looking for preys who are trying to stand out of the crowd. They are what I call the “Bullies” of Big dreamers and extremely ambitious people. You can say “Well they don’t bother me” well thats cool, but their negative energy tends to rub off on you, or anyone for that matter. I experienced this personally, when I tell someone, some of my plans and they look at me like I have three heads, immediately I tell my self that this is not the person I would like to tell my goals to. Or if he/she is really negative I won’t even hangout with her. So instead hang out with positive people.