How many successful people do you personally know in the world? Most people can’t list more than a handful. Why is achieving success so hard and what is it that sets the successful apart from the unsuccessful? The two biggest things people search for are simple: the desire to be successful and the desire to feel satisfied in life. If you study the biographies of successful people, you will find that it is not where they came from or started out that influenced their success, it’s truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome. There are certain things that are universal, which will make you successful if you face these challenges with heart and mind both.
1. FIGHTING YOUR FEARS:
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“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
If you want to succeed, you have to learn how to overcome your fears and deal with them so they don’t undermine your success. If you don’t have the capacity to master your fears, they will certainly haunt you all your life and will take away the chances for your success. Stand firm in front of your fears and face them with determination. Your fears should not challenge you its you who should challenge them and their defeat is your win.
2. WAKING UP EARLY:
This is on top of most people’s list, it is often just so hard! It is true that by waking up just one hour earlier every day, you’ll have an extra five hours a week to work on achieving your goal. Statistics don’t lie and most successful people don’t sleep in, they rise early. We have heard it often in our childhood that “early to be early to rise, makes a man healthy and wise”. Make this your habit to wake up early and put all your energy in achieving your goal.
3. STOP PROCRASTINATING:
Procrastinating can seriously sabotage your chances of success. You can lose your money, opportunities, your money, your chances, your confidence and most importantly your reputation. Deal with your procrastination if you know it is holding you back, don’t let procrastination steal your dreams and success, it happens too often to too many people. Take it as a challenge and face it like a warrior.
4. GETTING IT GOING:
It is easy to come up with a million reasons why you should put off taking ‘certain’ actions that you should be taking. How often do you say, “The time isn’t right,” or “I’m not ready”? You just have to get it going, it doesn’t have to be right or perfect, but you need to keep taking continuous steps closer towards your goal. Never take stops, remember what happened to the bunny when he took stops in the race thinking he would get what he wanted, but it never happened and he faced the loss.
5. DEALING WITH CHANGE:
Change is vital and improvement is the logical form of change. It is hard to change and accept it at times, but it is necessary to reach certain goals and be more successful. Strive to embrace change and find ways to adapt to it easier. You need change in order to have a successful life. Change can prove better for you so don’t resist it, welcome it!
6. GOING THAT EXTRA MILE:
It is hard and takes much more energy, but how badly do you want success? The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little bit more effort you put in. Success is possible if you are willing to do the things you need to do to get you where you want to be. Don’t give up on your goals and dreams of success, know that they are truly possible if you really want them to be.
7. REMOVE TOXIC PEOPLE:
Just as great people help you to reach your full potential, toxic people drag you right down with them. Whether it’s negativity, cruelty, the victim syndrome, or just plain craziness, toxic people create stress and strife that should be avoided at all costs. You will never reach the top unless you are surrounded with like minded people. Know when to say good bye to such people to have a successful life.
8. STAYING ENTHUSIASTIC (SUCCESSFUL LIFE):
Staying enthusiastic when things don’t look good is much easier said than done. In the face of adversity, keeping that spirit of enthusiasm will give you the strength you need to keep going. What you focus on expands, so don’t focus on what isn’t working, put your focus on what you can do to make it work and be enthusiastic about the next possibility.
9. PLANNING EFFECTIVELY:
You need to have a plan and you need to plan effectively as well. If you don’t plan, how do you know where you are going? You need to have you game plan, as to how are you going to reach your path of success by executing the plan. Face this challenge with strong foot and you will carve out your ways to success and a successful life. Learning to plan effectively, it is easy to undermine your efforts with bad planning and therefore undermine your chances of success.
10. STOP WORRYING WHAT OTHERS THINK:
When your sense of pleasure and satisfaction are derived from comparing yourself to others, you are no longer the master of your own destiny but it is hard to not let other people’s comments and opinions get you down at times, you are human after all. Successful people know that caring about what other people think is a waste of time and energy. It is up to you whether you will allow others to make you feel less, it is your choice. Simply smile at the people who doubt and put you down and keep moving forward.
Conclusion: Bringing it all together. Your success is driven by your mindset. With discipline and focus, you can ensure that these seven obstacles never hold you back from reaching your full potential.