Everyone’s dream is to be successful in life. No one wants to fail no matter what. Success is a positive goal which everyone, even a young child, craves for but it is unfortunate that most people end up not achieving any form of success till they leave this world.
There are just two things which can make those behind to remember you when you leave this earth. They are:
Nothing like near-success! It is either you fail or you succeed. I know you want to succeed! Now, let me share ways you can make it in this life using my life experience. Keep reading!
But, what does it really mean to be successful in life? This is a a universal question without any universal answer. In other words, individuals, groups and institutions have their own definition of “being successful”. But, always bear it in mind that success in life deals with what is positive which acquired through positive means.
Success in life, to some people means acquiring immeasurable wealth (money) while others believe it means having good reputation. Some believe that success is not complete if you do not have both wealth and good reputation.
I will talk about this in my next post. For now, let move straight to how to achieve whatever you define as success (always bear it in mind that success in life deals with what is positive which acquired through positive means).
How to Achieve Success in life – Step by Step Guide
Follow the tips below to start making headway to success.
Be conscious of time
One of the most important factors in one’s life is time. Time controls everything but nothing controls time. God has made it to be so. A saying has it that “if you do not plan, then you plan to fail“. The saying is true!
Life is like a business which if not well planned will be doomed; the owner(s) will not make any profit. The worst thing is that the owner (s) may lose the business capital. Time makes a man to plan his life adequately.
Every new age comes with a responsibility and a goal which must be achieved then. If one fails to achieve a particular goal at the appropriate time, he/she would hardly or never achieve such.
It is always nice to be conscious of your age and to know what you should achieve in that particular age. Also note that you are not getting any younger and that people are looking up to you. This are ways of being conscious of your time.
Plan your life for success
This step deals with a well detailed proposal for doing or achieving something or intention or decision about what one is going to do in the future. Just like I mentioned above, life is like a business. Therefore, it requires planning.
I came across a poem which made me very conscious of my life and future. It is titled “The Panic of Growing Older” by Lenrie Peters. Each time I go through this poem and analysis, it gets me going. It makes me know that if i don’t plan my life on time then i’m bound to suffer for life.
The poem tells me when to plan life and what i should do at each stage of my life. Don’t worry, I will still bring in the poem here as we proceed.
When do I start planning my life for success
You start to plan your life as early as possible. According to Lenrie Peters in his poem “The Panic of Growing Older”, Stanza two, he said,
stilled by hope
of gigantic success
time and exploration
Which means that at the age of twenty, one swims in hope and expectation of a successful future. In other words, at 20 years, you should be rest assured that you have a bright future. So, you should start before the age of twenty.
I saw this poem at the age of 17. It recited it from time to time as it reminds of my life journey to success.
Start working to achieve your plans
After planning how you want your life to be, the next thing is to start working towards. If you remain idol after the plan, then you are actually planning to fail.
Merely writing down the plan in a book does not solve anything until you start working towards it. Your plans will definitely die with you if you don’t do anything on time.
Again, do not procrastinate. Do not say, “I will do it later” when you are meant to do it now. It kills your plan and also prolongs your journey to a successful life.
Make a plan B – How to be successful in life
Plan B simply means a second plan. Plans, sometimes don’t work out as originally planned. If your first plan fails, no need to get stranded instead move on with plan B.
In case you do not know, there is need for plan B because unforeseen circumstances may set in to shatter plan A. In fact, if possible, get a plan C and D. That gives you larger chances to succeed.
The highest principle of successful life is self-discipline. If you lack this it means you can make plans and at same time shatter it.
Self-discipline means sticking strictly to your plans and not allowing anything come in-between.
However, sometimes, your plans may seem to be affected by some circumstances such as death (when your sponsor dies) or any other unforeseen circumstance. This is where plan B comes in.
Choose your friends wisely
Those with few friends tend to make it faster in life because he finds it easier to manage his friends and every other person around him. Choose only those with the same or similar vision with you.
People around contribute immensely to your success. Be conscious of those around you. It is true you cannot succeed without friends but the truth remains that if you choose the wrong people, you will definitely fail no matter your plans and steps towards achieving such.
I have about 4 good friends. We all had our visions back then in school. Three of us were good on the internet so we chose to build online businesses while one was very good in law so we decided to assist him get to the level of Senior Advocate (SA). We helped one another a great deal and that is how it should be.
Do not give up
One thing you should try to get rid of is “get rich quick syndrome”. It has actually dealt with with so many persons. Imbibe patience, negligence and commitment.
Get a motivator
A motivator is someone or something that motivates you to do a particular thing. You need someone to always look up to to.
Well, I had no one to look up yo but I had things that motivated me which include:
- The condition then
- Lenrie Peter’s poem
- Song titled “Can’t give up now”.
I was determined to change my family status, I was also moved by poem and finally by the lyrics of the song “Can’t give up now”. So, look for something that will always keep you going.
How long does it take to be successful in life?
It takes a little time as few days, weeks or months. It can also take as long as one year, two or more years depending on when your plans starts to yield fruits.
I chose my life career as blogging when I was 19 years old. I started blogging when I saw that no one was there to raise my fees in school and house rents. It was a long hard year.
I blogged for 1 year+ without any good fruit from it. I built my first two blogs but it yielded nothing. Yet I did not give up.
I had my third blog when I was 21 years old which I worked on with every seriousness and blogging skills I had. Guess what, I made almost 4,000$ within 6 months at the age 21. That means, it took me almost two years to financially successful after making my plans.
All you need is patience and consistency in whatever you do. It will surely click for you one day.
I always feel happy when I remember that poem, the panic of growing older because it helped me make plans on time. I recommend you read it too.
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