There are a lot of ways for people in this world to become successful in life. from starting a business, getting a good job going to school etc. But those are not the only ways for you to become successful in life. In fact there are other more important things in life that you can do besides doing the status quo. These tips to becoming more successful are going to be extremely effective to manifesting the life of your dreams, that is if you take action!
1. Be Confident
Remember that being confident and being khaki are two very different things. For example: Being confident is feeling comfortable about going after what you want. An example statement is like: I know I can do this, and I am going to do what ever it takes to do it good. Also you feel good about yourself. Being khaki is like “This person things he’s better than me? Oh well he doesn’t know who I am. I am better than anyone else here!” As you can see being confident is way much better than being khaki. In The Law of Success, Napoleon Hill talks about self-confidence
2. Surround yourself with people who are successful
As the saying goes “You are the average of the 5 people you hang out and/or spend your time with. This quote goes without saying, it is very true. I see so many people that have potential in life going out with the wrong people. Now I am not saying that only some people have potential, because everybody has potential. Noticed I said “potential’ because not everyone is going to do it. Some people just want to survive and not thrive and thats fine. One more thing, if you have friends that don’t want to live great lives/or are just willing to settle for the ordinary don’t ditch them, because thats not nice either. I felt like I had to let that one out lol. Anyways chances are you want to thrive in life because you are reading this blog in he first place and thats great!:)
3. Self-educate yourself
Without a doubt, self educating yourself is one of the most powerful and best things you can ever do. There is a saying “Formal education will make you a living, self education would make you a fortune” There is a lot of truth behind this quote (besides it being a cheesy sentence). The truth is while being college educated (formal education) is good, thats not the end all be all of educating yourself. After that you need to self-educate yourself so you can be able to thrive instead of just survive. You see school is designed to teach the basics and to survive, get educated and get a good job. When you self-educate yourself you have a TREMENDOUS amount of advantage of those who don’t (which most people don’t), their education stops right after college. Self-Education has the power to change your life. So start hustling!:)
4. Dream Big!
This one, as cheesy as it sounds is going to be your foundation to your success. The bigger you dream, the higher of a chance you would become successful. For example: lets use money as the concept here, lets say you want to make $3,000 a month right? Now that your goal is to make $3,000 a month, you would work hard and consistent enough to make $3,000/month. But maybe you might make $2,000 a month or $2,500 a month, because lets face it… we live in the real world and you might not make that EXACT amount. Now that isn’t to say that you are not gonna make close or very close to that, as I indicated in the past two scenarios, because you can and will make pretty damn close to that amount. Now lets say you want to make $8,000 dollars a month, maybe you might make $7,000 or $7,500 a month. Although thats less money, thats a pretty darn good amount to start with! Now you see my point? The higher you set your goals, the more you will hustle, also the more better off you will be.
5. Give Value
There is nothing better than giving value to other people. I am not trying to say you need to save the world, I am saying that you should add value to people with what ever you have. In the business world the more you add value, the more money you make. In your personal life the more value you give, the more confidence you will get and the more you will personally grow. For example: I went to go to a volunteer at a soup kitchen in Bowery NYC. It was an amazing experience! Not only because I was giving, because I felt warm in my heart. There are different ways you can add value to other people, such as volunteering, helping the homeless, recommending a book to someone, or even giving someone advice. If you do these things karma WILL bring back good to you. In the book “the seven spiritual laws of success” there is a chapter called “The Law of Giving”. I highly recommend you read it.
6. Create a mastermind group
Don’t let the name scare you, this is not a group of evil geniuses creating a plan to take over the world. This is a group where you and other people are sharing ideas with each other, and have similar visions and goals the you want to achieve in business as well as life. This kind of group consists of 2 or more people, and the things you and others in the group discuss stays only within your group. In the book “The Law of Success” by Napoleon Hill describes it by definition like this. “A mind which grows out of the blending and co-ordination of two or more minds, IN A SPIRIT OF PERFECT HARMONY”. Perfect Harmony means that the people in your group, including yourself are in similar paths. This is vital if you want to be successful, because in a group like this, you will have people that will support you. Choose your people wisely though!
7. Be persistent
Being persistent is one of the most effective, as well as most challenging things to do when a person is on their way to success. I’ll be honest, I used to struggle with this in the past and I learned the hardware. The reason for this is because unlike the other lists that I just listed, this requires quite a bit of time, desire, determination, and dedication. There is a famous saying “To become a master of something requires 10,000 hours worth of work” This saying still holds true today, and it would always be that way. Haven’t you noticed that every successful person on this residence we call Earth has taken a lot of time to make their dream a reality? Whats worth having doesn’t come easy.
8. Be open minded
This list symbolizes who you are, and also who you will become as a person. If used wisely, it can make you, if not it can break you and even cause total ignorance. Having this type of mindset is very important if opportunities are coming your way. If you are open-minded you will increase your chances of having success in life. Instead of bashing opportunities that are coming your way observe, analyze, and as questions. This is a surefire way to become very successful. I am not saying that you should take on opportunities left and right, because there are some “opportunities” out there that require more research if you know what I mean. So please be open minded, as yourself (really) “Am I openminded?” Be truthful to yourself, the truth will set you free.
9. Find good mentors
Finding good mentors is a good way to “learn from other people’s mistakes”. These people are people with more experience in life and business than the person looking for them. More specifically a mentor is a person who is experienced in a certain field that you want to be in and is willing to teach you. For example: If you want to be rich, find someone who is rich. If you want to be fit and healthy, find someone who is fit and healthy. Get my point?… good. It sounds corny and obvious but most people seem to miss this. Would you learn how to play basketball from a high school student or Michael Jordon? I think you know the answer.
10. Be assertive
Being assertive belongs on the “unique” list to become successful. That is because when it comes to being successful most people leave this word out. I firmly believe that being an assertive person would put you light years ahead of the more timid and shy types. You would not be afraid to go after what you want when you want it. You are not afraid to say “No” to somebody. In other words you don’t let people dictate your future. If you do this I guarantee you that you will have more control of yourself.
So there are tips to becoming more successful, I hope that these lists suits you well and that you enjoyed reading this. I promise if you put all these lists into action you WILL become successful. As always leave a comment down below and let me know what you think:)