When it comes to success so many people feel that the life that they have always dreamed of is just going to fall into their lap. What most people do not understand is that when you look at highly successful people they have heard 10 times as many no’s as they have heard yes’s. If you want to succeed at something it is going to take hard work.
So here are my 5 tips to achieving your goal.
- Work Toward Your Goal Everyday
Whatever you want to be or whatever you want to do can feel so far off if you just look at the end result. If you want to be a doctor and you have not even applied for undergraduate school yet, then being a doctor will seem impossible. But if you just take it one day at a time and reach toward your goal everyday then you will always feel like you are working toward something. To be a doctor first you need to research undergraduate schools, then apply to school, make good grades, finish undergrad, research medical schools, apply to medical school, and the list goes on and on until you are finally a doctor. But as you can see if you want to be a doctor, then everyday it is going to require an effort for you to do something to work toward your goal. Every day you will have to study, this will in turn lead to good grades, which will in turn increase your chances of getting into medical school. The point is that whatever you dream is if you work at it every day you will always feel like you are making progress and you will never feel like you area stuck where you are.
- Envision your future
Envisioning your future goes beyond making a vison board. Anybody can put some pictures up and stare at it all day but is that really bringing you closer to your goal if you do not know how to get there. I can have a million dollar mansion on my board and a really fine man, but does that mean I am going to get it if I am sitting on my butt everyday wishing and hoping my vision board would come true. Envisioning your future is thinking about where you want to go and how you are going to get there. If you want to be a President of the United States envision how you are going to get there. By thinking about how you are going to reach your goals helps you in understanding what steps you need to take to reach those goals. If you want to be the President then you may need to volunteer, work, or join some political initiatives. Once you have done that envision your next step and think to yourself how you will make that next step happen. Envisioning your future you will always have your end results in mind so that you can make the needed steps to make that in goal become a reality.
- Don’t Fade Into The Background
Anyone who has ever reached their goals in life did not get to it by being afraid to stand out. If you fade into the background like everyone else then people will assume that you are like everyone else. Therefore why should they give you an opportunity over the next person? There is nothing really that special about you? You cannot be afraid to show what you know, show who you are, and go above and beyond to get to where you want to go you cannot be afraid to stand out. And if people have something to say about it, so what! Other people’s opinion of you cannot make you live in fear of stepping out of your comfort zone. If you want to be where you want to be you cannot be afraid to put yourself out there.
- Never Give Up
Have you ever seen people who have a dream that they are so passionate about then when it takes too long they are ready to give up? Dreams never come easy. And giving up will never get you where you need to be. No matter how much rejection you get, how many times you hear the word no, and no matter how many people tell you that your dreams are stupid. If you believe in what you are doing then keep going. This even goes for when you have reached your dreams. This is why there are so many one hit wonders out there. They dream so long of making it big and then they come out with that one big song, make some money, and then they disappear. That is because they forgot to keep going and keep working to get to the next level. Even if you have achieved your dream on a lower level who says you cannot keep going higher.
- Be you
You exist for a reason. All the weird and quirky things about you are for a reason. If your aspiration in life is to be the next Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, or Michael Jackson, then it is never going to happen. Because those people already exist. You cannot replicate or duplicate what they have already built or what they have already done because you are not them. When you learn to embrace your own talents and use what you are good at to get where you need to be, then that is when success will occur in your own way. Because you are being you to get there and no trying to be knock off version of someone else.