By: Lauren Levy
I’m gonna give you a easy route to how to get rich. Just kidding, turns out I’m still trying to figure that secret out. But, let me just say that success is more than being filthy rich.
Success is the accomplishment to your goals. Turning your thoughts into plans. Let’s face it, we are never fully satisfied. Why? Because we are always striving to be better. To reach bigger goals. It’s human nature.
Check out these tips on how to be successful.
Let’s start off with something more basic… your thoughts. Believe it or not, your thoughts can easily turn into your reality. Now, this does not always mean a good thing. This is to help you understand how powerful your thoughts can really be. For example, if you are one to always see the negative side to situations, your entire world can become dreadful.
Train your mind to see the positive life has to offer. There is ALWAYS a bright side, no matter how dark you think it is. Feed your thoughts with how sweet success will be once your goal is achieved. Whether it’s with a career, admission into the school of your dreams, sports, etc., success comes in all forms. But, they all have one thing in common, your mentality.
Learn from Mistakes
It’s impossible to stop mistakes from happening. No matter how big or small they may be, always learn from them. In fact, this makes your journey more interesting. How boring would it be if everything was perfect in life? Let’s face it, life is never going to be perfect. The best lessons come from trial and error! In fact, many entrepreneurs had times where businesses failed before becoming highly successful. Hello Apple.
Give it Time
Rome wasn’t built in a day, folks. Things take time! Also, who says accomplishing your goals was a race? KFC founder “Colonel” Harland Sanders was 65 years old when his fast food chain became a success. J.K. Rowling was a struggling single mother living from paycheck to paycheck before her famous “Harry Potter” novels became a hit. After being turned down by 12 different publishers, Rowling was 32 when the first novel in the series was even published. Success is a marathon, not a sprint.
No matter what you wish to accomplish, there is nothing wrong with advice from others. Mentors are perfect examples. Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, was mentored by Steve Jobs, perhaps one of the most successful billionaires of all time. Not only do mentors help inspire, but they help guide you through challenges. Ask them how they achieved success! A little help and motivation goes a long way.
Fake it ’til ya Make it
This tip sort of goes back to focusing on getting your mentality in the right direction. However, this includes your actions. Portraying confidence can have someone come off as in fact… confident! Go figure. If you enter a new job and have no idea what you’re doing, have some faith in yourself. Confidence and a great work ethic can go a long way.
What goals are YOU going after?