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10 Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

Guides & TipsPosted by Blessing Maregere Wed, January 15, 2014 18:19:00

10 things you need to do to be successful:

1. Follow Your Passion:

Passion is the key to success. If you want to succeed you need to identify and follow your passion. If you follow your passion you will put all the energy and drive to make it happen. If you follow your passion you will be happy, you will also become an expert in that field and more opportunities will come to you.

2. Give Up Sleep:

“Some of you want to sleep more than you want to be successful.”- Eric Thomas if you want to succeed you might need to give up sleep. Sleeping is for billionaires. Until I make by billion I will then sleep. Most successful people have four hours or less. You need to put everything into your passion and work hard to achieve it.

3. Networking:

For you to be successful you need to go out there and networking. ‘Its not about what you know its about who you know. Most successful people you know they have contacts and links; this is how people get successful. You need to get out there and meet people in your field. If you aspire to be a doctor or entrepreneur you need to network with them.

4. Make noise:

There is no way you’re going to be successful if you just keep your ideas to yourself. You need to tell everyone what you are up to. Its important to make noise and tell everyone, especially if you have just started a business, making noise will bring you more clients and opportunities.

5. Have a successful mindset:

I spoke at a school in London about my success story and one student said to me the reason why most people are successful is because they’re lucky. I disagree with this success is not about being lucky everyone has the potential to be successful. What makes us different from successful people is the way we think. Success is about the mind set you think positively you will be successful. Creating a successful mindset is the first step to everything; it will power your success. The right mindset will fire up your creativity and it will inspire you when the world doubts your genius.

6. Write goals down:

The secret to accomplishing what matters most to you is committing your goals to writing. This is important because it will force you to clarify what you want. Writing goals down will force you to select something specific and also decide what you want. Writing goals down will motivate you to take action. Every Sunday I write my weekly goals and I always achieve them because I have written them down and I always review them. Writing them down will also provoke you to make the next point.

7. Surround yourself with people you aspire to be:

“Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher” If you hang around or surround yourself with people you aspire to be you will be successful and get to their level. Jim Rohn said ‘ You’re the average of the five people you spend most of the time with.’ Success is contagious so it is important if you wan to be successful you need to find the right circles.

8. Stop procrastinating:

If you want to be successful you need to stop procrastinating. I used to procrastinate all the time, but I found ways to help me stop. One way you can use to stop procrastinating is breaking your work into little steps. This makes it easier to do and you will be motivated to achieve the steps because they are not too big. Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously we find the work too overwhelming for us. Another way you can stop is by changing the environment; I used to do my work at home and always getting distracted with the TV, Internet and my phone. Now if I am doing my business work I do it in my office or a business lounge. Find the right environment were they is not much distraction.

9. Develop yourself:

Learning never finish and personal development is important when you want to be successful. If you want to develop yourself first thing is to do a personal SWOT analysis, you need to analyze you strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats. This will help you look at an area that needs developing and look at actions needed to be taken to develop those skills.

10. Turn your negative into positive:

For you to be successful you need to be a positive thinker. Negative situation to arise but successful people turn negative into a positive. This can be done by evaluating the situation and looking at possible ways that can be used to turn it into a positive. If you’re not confident you don’t give up on your dreams or passion, you look at ways you can gain your confidence this could be by getting a coach or attending training. Remember success is about the mindset.

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