The world is made of many different people, different races, ages, shapes, sizes, all of which have had different backgrounds, families and upbringings. However, each person has the desire to be successful – have financial freedom, drive a nice car, and live in a beautiful house. However, although success can be achieved, it does not come easy.
Here are some tips on how to succeed by people who have succeeded.
1. Think big.
“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.” – Michelangelo Buonarroti, Great Renaissance Artist
Good point, but what does he know about 2015, right?…
“I like thinking big. If you going to be thinking anything, it might as well be big.” – Donald Trump, Chairman and president of The Trump Organisation, Trump Plaza Associates LLC and Trump Atlantic City Associates
2. Find what you love and let it kill you. (Not literally)
“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” – Mahatma Gandhi, Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism
3. Learn balance.
“There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.” – Phil Knight, CEO of Nike Inc.
4. Don’t be afraid of failure.
“When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” – Ellen DeGeneres, TV talk show host
5. Believe that the only option is to succeed.
“I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.” – Colonel Sanders, Founder of KFC
6. Be a person of action.
“The hardest thing about being productive is not the work, but the split second it takes to decide to take control.” – David Allen, best-selling Author
7. Avoid conflict.
“In the end, the aggressors always destroy themselves, making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along. Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity.” – Fritjof Capra, physicist and founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California
8. Don’t be afraid of introducing new ideas.
9. Believe in your capacity to succeed.
10. Always be positive.
“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali, former professional boxer
11. Don’t let their discouragement stop you.
– Kevin Knapoor in Mean Girls movie.
12. Give it your all, always.
“It’s mainly about working hard and proving to people you’re serious about it, and stretching yourself and learning. The mistake a lot of actors make, particularly young ones, is allowing themselves to feel that they’re the finished articles, the bee’s knees, and it’s not true.” – Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter.
13. Be brave – trust your gut.
“The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.” –Gisele Bundchen, Victoria’s Secret Angel