Many people want successful living, yet they do not work towards it. Success truly is a subjective matter, and success looks different in everyone’s eyes.
No matter the definition of success, you can always increase your chances of success by following these steps outlined below.
Let’s get started!
1. Know your “Why”
Arguably, knowing your “why” is your golden ticket to becoming successful.
If you are simply:
- Going through the motions
- Cannot connect with your work.
- Waiting to be paid at the end of the week.
Then life must be dull, and you might be really lazy.
2. Stop Wasting Time
Time is our most precious, non-renewable resource.
Stop wasting it.
You can never get back the precious minutes of the day, so why would you spend your time on something that will not help you accomplish your goals?
An Average Nigerian watches TV at least 4 hours a day.
That is by default 28 hours a week or 1,456 hours per year.
We would like to add that aside TV, social media, and other typical distractions, we also waste so much time by:
- Worrying about things that will never happen.
- Thinking about doing something but not doing it.
- Being upset about someone else’s attitude or reaction
- Commuting to work and not learning from audiobooks or podcasts.
Why do we waste so much time?
3. Develop a Roadmap
If you were told to move from one point to another i.e., from Point A to B you would need directions to proceed. A map would come in handy. You cannot go through life without a plan.
Your roadmap to your goal really does not have to be super complex.
In fact, it can be simple – if it guides you from Point A to Point B.
Below are some tips to help you develop your roadmap to success:
- Define your end goal.
- Think about the steps involved to achieve your end goal.
- Prioritize the most important steps.
- Establish deadlines to complete those steps.
- Pinpoint what you need to accomplish your goals.
- Implement your action steps.
- Monitor and evaluate your progress.
You cannot win without a plan.
4. Understand Money Basics
Even if you are on track to becoming the next Fintech big shot or next Dangote, that still should not absolve you from having personal finance concepts.
In fact, the more successful you are, the more money savvy you will likely have to be to:
- Understand financial deals.
- Maximize your limited financial resources.
- Ensure you, your investors, and your stakeholders see the highest ROI.
And when you are still in the early stages of growing your success and making money, it is even more important to understand the money basics for a successful living-
These basics include:
- Tax planning
- Cutting debt
- Life insurance
- Estate planning
- Health insurance
5. Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
Have you ever heard of the phrase “practice makes perfect?”
Scratch that from your memory. Want a successful life? learn, practice.
6. Visualize your Goals
Successful living requires adequate visualization of goals:
Simultaneously, those studies have indicated that visualizing your goals can reduce:
When you imagine success, you effectively program your body and mind to react opportunely to the scenario you have created in your subconscious mind.
7. Learn Outside of the Classroom
You can only learn so much in the classroom. The rest is learned outside. And quite frankly, when I reflect on my time in school, there were only so many things that my teachers taught me:
- Social Studies
Although these subjects can help you advance in life, there is so much more to be learned that can help you jump ahead of the competition.
You can learn:
- How to self-love
- How to think bolder
- How to achieve your goals
- How to grow your influence
- How to make a bigger impact
- How to become resilient to stress
- How to increase your productivity
- How to become an entrepreneurial success
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