How To Be Successful
One of the questions that people often have when they start becoming serious about striving for success is how they can measure if they are successful enough or if they are doing enough to achieve their goals.
So they take a look at others and compare themselves to other people.
You never seem to measure up when you do that, particularly with those who have already achieved success.
So let us look at 4 points that will help you be your personal best in the article:
- Get serious about doing better.
- Compare yourself to your past self, more than you do to other people.
- Track your progress.
- Prioritize your goals and aspirations.
Your Success Factors May Be Different Than Any One Elses
Get clear and get motivated, if you are not. Each person is different and each success story is different. It is impossible to compare your journey to anyone else’s, so you have to do something else entirely. You have to compare yourself to yourself. Each person’s success factors can be different.
Compare Your Present With Your Past
The best way to accomplish this is by comparing your current self to your past self. The thing that many people do is live as their past selves instead of forgetting about that person and living in the present.
Your past self may have made mistakes, but your current self, going forward from this moment on, has not made any mistakes. You have a fresh, clean slate, and you have the benefit of all of the experience of your past self to rely upon.
Track Your Progress
Even more important than living in the moment is tracking your progress. No matter what goal you are pursuing, or what end you are looking for, tracking your progress will allow you to see how different you are today from where you have been.
For example, tracking each pound lost will give you motivation to continue even through the hardest times if you are trying to lose weight. If you feel like giving up because the income stream that you have been working on isn’t nearly as large as you thought it would be, checking out where you were a year ago can put the present in perspective.
How To Be Successful – Prioritize More
So here are some suggestions: You have to prioritize when you want to be successful. This often means that some things get overlooked and unfortunately, sometimes they are things that you don’t want to overlook. You have to make sacrifices if you want to achieve your goals and that means deciding what is most important, and working on it.
The reason for this is simple: we want too many things. Human beings are famous for wanting too much. Of course, it is also true of the things that drive us and the goals that we have, and that’s not a bad thing.
The problem is, when you have too many things that you want to accomplish, you aren’t going to have time for them all, and unless you are prioritizing, you are probably going to end up doing the things that are the most fun rather than the things that are the most important. That is why successful people prioritize.
Meet Steven. Steven is trying to make a list of the things that he wants to accomplish over the next five years. It looks like this:
- Learn 5 new languages (1 per year)– Spanish, American Sign Language, German, Italian and French
- Learn how to play musical instruments like a pro– first piano, then guitar
- Learn how to do my own taxes and keep track of business taxes
- Start my own business– some kind of retail store that is unique and fills a need
- Volunteer more– do some church work, homeless shelters, give to charity
- Become more organized so that I never miss appointments and always know where stuff is
- Lose 50 pounds and get in shape like I was when I was in my 30’s.
Steven wants to do so many things, but accomplishing them will take up far too much time. If you added up all of his stuff just from this partial list, half the day would be gone.
That’s why prioritizing is vital. You are going to accomplish very little if you can not choose what is most important and work on it first and most often.
Things To Think About
The bottom line is that when you want to measure your success, don’t measure it against other people. Other people may have had different opportunities, different skills and different circumstances that affected their progress, as compared to you.
Instead, compare yourself to your past self. If you have improved more than you ever thought possible when you started, then you can call that a huge success. In addition, focus on priorities. By choosing to prioritize, you can actually meet your goals in a much better way.
Next, check out the 21 Module training program that helps You “Get Clear, Get Motivated, & Get Started on Achieving Greater Success & Happiness in Life“. It is not too long, so it gets boring, and it is short enough to get your motivated and making changes!