Everyone aims to become successful, whether they admit that out loud or not. But then why is it that there are still a significant number of people who fail at achieving success? And how come there are those people who are able to do it?
Well here’s the thing, it is true that both groups have the drive and the willingness to succeed. But the question is, are they putting these feelings into actions? The biggest difference between these two types of people is the word initiative. The people who are able to make it, the ones who get to cross the finish line and achieve success, didn’t do so by sitting around waiting for some unknown miracle to happen. They went ahead and put themselves out there.
On the other hand, the rest of the population just sits around, complaining about how they haven’t accomplished anything and yet not doing anything to change their situation. This is the reason why some of us fail to become successful. At the beginning we expect things to be easy. And the moment things start turning complicated and difficult, we immediately abandon ship saying that this isn’t what we signed up for. But that’s not the case. Nothing ever comes easily. We need to work hard before we achieve the things that we want. We need to put ourselves out there and take initiative.
So if you want to slowly redirect your life and make the necessary changes to be able to achieve the goals that you have, here is a short guide to help you kick-start things:
1. Stay on the move – don’t allow yourself to become idle. As much as possible you should keep moving and thinking of more things that you could do to help in achieving your goals. Success will never approach you, you would have to be the one to make the leap. So be proactive and keep your head on the game.
2. Don’t procrastinate – time is gold. The less time you waste, the better. We sometimes have this tendency to procrastinate and set things that we need to do aside to finish some other time. This is definitely something that we should change. When you’re doing something, don’t wait for another time to finish it. If you can wrap things up in one sitting, all the better. This gives you more time to work on other things and in turn, produce more results.
3. Make your own luck – some people tend to wait for “good luck” or their “lucky break”. But if you keep waiting and waiting and doing nothing, you won’t be able to achieve anything. Remember that the world waits for no one. So do what you need to do while you still can.
Becoming successful is not an impossibility. If you think about it, achieving success is relatively easy. All we need to do is to stop wishing and dreaming and start moving. Our dreams will never come true if we don’t go ahead and make them happen.
by: Jeffrey Slayter