The definition of success may not be the same for everyone, but there are always things we can add and omit from our daily routines to make us more success and productive.
Don’t play small
Lose the fear! Don’t be afraid to try new things and follow your dreams. Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from working on your potential and towards your passions in life. The world needs more of that. Dream big and never fear success.
Don’t expect perfection
Nothing will ever be perfect regardless of how much we want it to be. Therefore, do not strive towards perfection and do not let your fear of not being good enough get the best of you.
Instead, take action. If you are always waiting for the “perfect” time and circumstances, you will probably lose great opportunities. There is no such thing as perfect.
Don’t make excuses
You are the creator of your own life. Successful people have taken the matter in their own hands and know that they are the only ones who are responsible for their life choices – both successes and failures. However frightening this sounds this may sound, it is also exciting once you realize that the power for success is within you.
Don’t let your mindset be short-termed
If you want success, you must give up the short-termed mindset, and like all successful people start making long-term plans. Successful people follow these long-termed plans with a series of everyday habits. These habits become part of who they are. For example, there is a difference when someone exercises to get in shape for a season, as opposed to someone who exercises daily because it is a part of who they are.
Beware of the fixed mindset
Do not let yourself believe that your intelligence and talent are fixed virtues and that your success in life will be based solely on your traits. Successful people know that in order to succeed they must work hard daily on improving their talent, perceptions, learning new things and developing a progressive mindset. Don’t be the same person today as you were yesterday. Grow and improve yourself daily.
Being fully present and focused on one task is the key to success. No matter what the task is – a workout, a hobby, a business idea – you need to take one thing at a time and excel in it.
Lose your need to be liked
Sometimes, no matter how much effort you put in your work, there will be people who won’t approve of it. And that is perfectly fine, as long as you believe in yourself, your capabilities and understand that you cannot expect everyone to like you. What you can do, however, is improve yourself, work on yourself and your talents every day, and understand that sometimes your biggest “haters” are your secret admirers.
Don’t say ‘Yes’ to things that don’t back your goals
Successful people know that in order to achieve long-term success they need to give up on many short-term gratifications and pleasures. Therefore, if you want success you have to be prepared to say ‘no’ to certain plans and activities with friends, colleagues, or family. It’ll all be worth it in the end.
Remove leading an unhealthy lifestyle from your habits
Every achievement and happiness starts within yourself. Taking care of your health and well-being is essential. You should keep in mind two things: healthy diet and physical activity.
Avoid believe in the “Magic Bullet”
There is no such thing as overnight. Life is not a fairytale with a magic wand. However, successful people know that in order to succeed they need to take small steps of improvement every day. Plan for the future, focus on the present by making the most of your day, success is sure to follow in time.
Drop the theory that you can control everything
Learn the difference between the two. Some things are out of our control and no matter how much we try, we cannot change them. You must learn to separate yourself from the things you cannot change, and focus on the things you can. Do however, keep in mind that sometimes the only thing that you can change about something is your attitude towards it.
Say ‘No’ to toxic people
Take a closer look at the people in your surrounding and try to see them as they really are. Some people are more accomplished and successful than you, and some are not.
Surround yourself only with people that are more successful and more accomplished than you are however scary and challenging this may seem at first. Chances are success will translate soon. On the other hand, if you spend time with people who are less accomplished than you are, they will bring down your success to their level.
Don’t be dependent on TV and social media
Television and the internet have become diseases of our modern society. Avoid using this virtual reality as an escape route from real life. Unless your work depends on them, you should cut short your dependency and focus your time and energy on more meaningful and important things.