Success is a word/concept that many have debated over the years. There’s no specific road to success, nor is there a written set of rules that you can follow. The term’s meaning happens to vary from one person to the other. One thing however is for sure, most people who have labelled themselves as successful, have at some point mentioned the qualities below:
Whatever you do in life, you need to do it with passion. Try to pinpoint your passion and turn it into a career. If that’s not possible, then manage to love what you do. Find all the little perks that make you happy in your current work, focus on them and you’ll do a much better job.
Stay optimistic and you’ll go far. It’s definitely easier said than done, but if you take things negatively all the time, you’ll find yourself wanting to give up quickly. Stay positive, even if you’re often getting rejected or failing. Fight through it all, and have hope that you will make it one day.
You need to have the drive to go further and further. Don’t just settle early on in life. Have hopes, dreams and ambitions. If your dream doesn’t scare you, then it isn’t big enough. Don’t be afraid to aim for things that seem out of reach.
Be committed to what you’ve started. When things get tough, don’t start doubting yourself or your passion for something. Just be dedicated till the end, and if you fail, at least you won’t regret anything because you’ll know that you’ve tried your best and have given it your all.
5- Confidence (or pretend to be)
This is probably not the greatest piece of advice, because some of us are just born more confident than others, which is why it can suck and seem unfair. But what you can do, is pretend to be confident. Act like you have high self-esteem, and with time, you’ll actually start believing it. Don’t tell people about how shy or insecure you are. Just pretend that you’re not, and with time you’ll be convinced with that yourself.
The most important of all the above mentioned traits is patience. Because, even if you started out optimistic, committed, confident, highly driven and passionate, you might still not go very far if you’re impatient. If you settle for the job that you don’t really like because you can’t wait to earn that much money, or marry the wrong person because you can’t wait to start a family, in a few years time, you’ll regret making these hasty decisions. Don’t be in a rush. Have faith and patience that the right things will come at the right time and everything will fall into place.
Whatever you do, don’t be too hard on yourself. Appreciate what you’ve done and what you’re doing everyday.
The most important thing is try to be content with wherever you end up!