We strive to succeed and achieve the goals we’ve always dreamed to realize, but sometimes we lose faith in our dreams and they forever remain unattainable.
Mostly, the reasons of our failure are the questions that we failed to answer or define.
Our minds have a unique ability that gives us the opportunity to convince ourselves that something we’ve dreamed of is highly possible to achieve.
But, if we’re not careful, formulating a mental disorder that whispers, “It’s impossible. I can’t do it. It’s not worth a try. I’ll never make it.” is inevitable.
Those who fell into doubt and stopped trying to succeed are bound to fail.
So, how to make sure that our mind doesn’t get into our road to success?
Following these 10 steps to success will ensure your mind to develop a never-give-up attitude.
13 Steps to Success
Define What you Want – One of the hardest things in life is to define what you want to achieve and become.
Blindly striving to a “general” goal is temporary, because it doesn’t increase your motivation and productivity, which will eventually lead to failure.
On the other hand, clearly knowing what you want boosts your eagerness to succeed.
Know your Limits – Don’t confuse obstacle and limit with each other. Because obstacles can be overcome, but not limits.
For instance, a deaf person can’t hear the music.
So, knowing your limits will help to define achievable goals, that will prevent you from ending up disappointed.
Never Fear Failure – Accept the possibility that you might fail. But as we fall, we must learn to stand up.
Understand why exactly you failed and try to understand the reason, to never repeat the same mistake.
Keep in mind, that every great individual has experienced failure and you’re not an exception.
Take Risks – There are no shortcuts to success. At the end of the day, this statement was proved being true:
He who doesn’t risk never gets to drink Champagne.
Though, risks shouldn’t be taken for risk’s sake.
It must analyzed, throughout and well-planned, because they have the ability to change our lives.
Moreover, don’t hesitate too much, opportunities may come, but they don’t last long. Make sure, that you’re not stretching things too much.
Set Deadlines – Setting deadlines is a wise decision to make, because it acts as an “alert system” in your subconscious mind, obliging you to do things that are essential for your success.
If your goal is big, break it into parts and set time limits for each.
Never Stop Learning – Learning is vital for you to become successful because if you stop learning, you stop growing.
Consequently, instead of getting closer to your goal, you’re moving backward.
In addition, the more you learn, fewer mistakes you’ll make. So, failure is less expected.
Ignore the Doubts of Others – Your dreams may seem unrealistic to others and you’ll have to listen to a lot of criticism.
Goals may have seemed far-fetched to others, but where they saw obstacles, you saw an opportunity.
But, it doesn’t mean that there are no obstacles, we simply chose to ignore/overcome them.
Do Something Every Day – Never have an unproductive day. Always try to do something that is directly connected to your goal.
Develop the skill of doing something 365 days each year that gets you closer to your dream.
Utilizing this formula in your life will amaze you with the progress you’ll have.
Don’t Settle – Some goals happen overnight, but some take time.
Never get discouraged and keep thinking forward.
Always develop your ideas and try to perfect them. Keep your dreams as top priorities and keep moving forward.
Avoid Negative Places – Stay far away from people, places and activities that can bring you down.
Participate in as many up-building activities as possible, hang out with positive friends, wisely chose the reading material and maximally try to find motivation in any work you do.
Understanding Fear – Blind fear makes you weak by creating imaginary obstacles that seem to be “unovercomeable”.
Fear has the power to prevent us from building relationships, starting innovative businesses and experiencing new things.
In order to, effectively deal with such fears, you have to identify the root and recognize them in yourself.
Quit Saying Tomorrow – One of the worst habits of humanity. Delaying something that is crucial for your success indicates to two possible outcomes.
Either you’re afraid of changes in life or someone is encouraging you to complete a certain task.
In any case, you’re literally destroying your future.
Stop Blaming – “If only this had happened, I would’ve definitely succeeded”. If you’re doing this, stop it! If you failed, the only reason you did, is you.
Start looking for problems in yourself, rather than blaming others. This way, you’ll learn important lessons and you’ll never repeat it.