Do You Want To Be Successful?
What does it really mean to be successful? To drive around in a big car, live in a nice house, go on great holidays? Or does it mean to be truly happy with the work that one does? Does it mean to be creatively satisfied? Or is it about giving back to society in meaningful ways?
Success is something that everyone is after, but almost no one can give you a proper definition for it. Money, fame, knowledge and happiness are only some of its components. But success is more than the sum of its parts, and each person must have his or her own definition and understanding of the same. Here are some ways for you to find your meaning of success:
Get to know yourself:
It is surprising but true that very few people really know themselves. Without knowing who you really are and what you want from life, it is impossible to determine what success really means to you. Don’t let the media, society, family and peers define the idea of success for you. Instead, spend some time with yourself to understand what you really want from your life. List out the dreams that you want to realise, along with the fears that you think will come in the way of achieving those dreams. In keeping with that, devise a plan that will help you attain your goals. The path that you choose and the goal that you decide upon is what should define success for you.
Don’t be affected by others’ ‘success’:
It is very easy to be fooled by the image of others’ success. We have all fallen prey to this at some point or the other in our lives. When we see our friends and colleagues living the life that we can only dream of, we are quick to feel intimidated and disappointed. With the explosive expansion of social media, we must realise that we live in an age where people are busy projecting images of themselves that are not really true. Someone may post an image of a great holiday in Europe on Facebook, but we really don’t know whether this person is happy or not. This person may have the money, but could be very unhappy with his/her job. And without happiness, there can be no success. So, instead of getting taken in by the success that others are only trying to project, we must remain unaffected and gradually follow our path towards what we want to achieve.
Be willing to work hard:
Whatever your idea of success may be, it cannot be confused with “luck”. Success is always the result of hard work. Without due hard work, you cannot possibly be successful. However, this hard work must be carefully planned with a goal in mind. Seeking advise from people who have the success that you desire is always helpful. You will learn from their experiences. Don’t get caught in the rut of where you are today. Keep the future goal in mind to stay motivated and focused. Most importantly, don’t give up. Success comes to those who never stop trying.
Set goals for yourself:
Without setting clear goals for yourself, you will have no parameters to measure your success. You must have a clear idea of where you are currently in life and where you want to be. Once you set certain goals for yourself, you can draw out a clear plan of how you wish to work towards them. Your goals should be both short-term and long-term. Having only short-term goals will not lead you to your eventual idea of success. And having only long-term goals isn’t enough to keep you motivated all along. Keep your short-term goals achievable and realistic, while ensuring that they gradually help you achieve your long-term goals.
One of the most striking things about success that people fail to realise is that it lies in their own hands! And to be truly successful, you have to find your own meaning of success. The best way to start your journey towards success is to identify what you’re good at and what you love. At MeraJob, we help you find a job of that kind—the one that you’re good at and the one that you will love.
“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”– John Ruskin
Content adapted from: http://addicted2success.com/life/4-reasons-why-people-fail-to-succeed/
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