Day #156: Success Is Allowed


“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

Everyone and anyone can and should be successful and the only difference between the people who are and who are not is the simple choices we make each day. These will vary, however there are eight simple yet important traits which will fuel your success.

1. You need to stop keeping the entirety of your goals to yourself

Personally I find this one on the half-half side as I have found usually when you share your goals too early or even your end result, you automatically tell your mind that you have already achieved this and it can release the idea to your mind and limits your ability to work hard for it. I would advise, noting to someone rather than saying I am going to lose 25kgs, say I am working to lose weight this year. Regardless, this will vary per person but the point is to find one and stick to what works for you…

2. Stop expecting it all to just happen overnight

I think this one speaks for itself. It takes time and you should know this. It is going to take hard work and dedication to achieve your goals. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to be a lawyer, a teacher, a writer, or a coffee shop owner. The trials and tribulations are what make you feel successful when your dreams turn into reality.

3. Stop focusing on what isn’t working and look for the bright side!

When you are too busy focusing on the mistakes and setbacks that you are going to have to deal with and not seeing them as an opportunity to learn, you are only hurting yourself.

4. Listen to those in charge of you – your boss, parents etc…

They are where they are for a reason, so when they take the time to invest encouragement and wisdom to you, this is an opportunity that could change your life.

5. Don’t cram your schedule!

Do not keep your schedule so full that you don’t have time to think. Successful people make sure that there is time aside to eat, exercise, and unwind.

6. Don’t work to just earn, work to learn

Successful people are always looking for ways to get to the next step or stage. Instead of showing up to work to earn your hourly wage, show up as if you were learning how to run the place. Own what you do and make it fun, make it yours and do it proud.

7. Excuses will never help

Take responsibility for what you are doing, if you make a mistake or you are delayed for a deadline, don’t beat around the bush, but have a clear valid reason of why you are where you are.

8. Stop being shy of failure

Successful people will accept failure as another step closer to their success. You will fail, it is just life. But you will also have grand success. Sometimes we win sometimes we wont, but with the right skills, tools and willpower you will get there. Opportunity has many doors, you just need to keep knocking until the right one opens.