Yes, the definition of success differs from one person to another. After all, every person wants something different. Regardless of what success means to you and what you want to achieve in life, here are some of the timeless, tested and proven principles that have been and are still being used by some of the most successful people in the world.
Think big and bold
You must have a big and bold vision for you to achieve great success in life. Michelangelo, who is one of the world’s extraordinary people, once said, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
Remarkable people think big and bold. They visualize living their dream all the time.
The current president of the United States, Donald Trump says in his book, “You have to think anyway, so why not think big?” The president is absolutely right.
Find your passion and just do what you love
Even though this principle sounds like a cliché, most people tend to ignore it and it’s one of the main reasons they fail. It’s important that you what you spend 8 hours a day working on is something that you actually love. Otherwise you’re likely to lose motivation an become depressed.
When you love and enjoy what you do, you will be willing to do it again and again even if you keep on failing. You will have the motivation to do it even when things get tough.
Don’t be afraid to fail
Unlike most people, highly successful people don’t fear failing. Michael Jordan is among the best basketball players in the world and he has been able to achieve this reputation because he is always willing to go through failures. In fact, he has missed more than 9,000 shotsand lost more than 300 games in his basketball career. Furthermore, he has missed 26 times when he is trusted to give his team a winning shot. According to him, these failures are some of the reasons why he is a successful basketball player.
Everybody can dream and think big. However, not everyone is willing to take action on their dreams. Remarkable individuals who have achieved success in their lives have been able to produce outstanding results just because they are always willing to take action.
Reading books and biographies and learning new ideas is a good thing but you cannot make any difference in your life if you can’t apply the knowledge you have acquired. True power doesn’t come from the knowledge, but from implementation.
Believe in your dreams and yourself
Successful people make the impossible possible. People like Walt Disney made the impossible possible by creating Disneyland even after his former boss had fired him because he “lacked creativity and imagination”.
Your dreams are only an idea and they remain just that until you start believing that it is possible. They say that if you can dream it, then it means it is possible. Your dreams can only be possible once you believe that you can actually do it.
Make the journey enjoyable and exciting
Lifer is not a rehearsal and we only live once. So, why don’t you make your life fun, exciting and spectacular? Unless you’re having fun with your work and career, you will never be motivated to do your best. This means that you are never going to achieve your dreams.
Be sure to make your journey to success an exciting one. If you enjoy what you do, you will go the extra mile and do anything possible to achieve the best results.
Always maintain a positive attitude
Always maintain a positive attitude, no matter what happens. Of course, things will get rough along the way but without having a positive attitude you might not have the motivation to go on when they do.