And how you can raise the bar higher for yourself
Success is sweet. Everyone wants more of it, and they want it again and again.
But many people become comfortable with their success and continue to bask in old glory. No wonder they hit a plateau and, over some time, stagnate.
That’s where the insanely successful people stand apart from the crowd. They don’t allow themselves to get stuck.
The highly successful people are never content with who they become or what they accomplish. These high-achievers are moving up all the time. They are constantly pushing new boundaries and focusing on going from good to great and from great to phenomenal. This is what propels them to the next higher level.
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If you’re ambitious, raring to go, and want to take things a notch up, follow these eight tips and achieve your success:
1. Continuous improvement
When it comes to achieving success, nothing can be more rewarding than investing in yourself.
Highly successful people understand the importance of personal development and strive to better themselves by learning new things, enhancing knowledge, and acquiring advanced skills.
They don’t hold themselves back from seeking a mentor and benefiting from their vast experience, wisdom, and learning. Self-betterment is a lifelong habit that is a surefire way to boost success.
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”
— Ernest Hemingway
2. Unbreakable commitment
In today’s fast-paced life, there’s so much on your plate that you can easily get lost in the trivia and lose sight of your goals.
The highly successful people thus mentally commit to their success and growth. They show up for work on time, practice self-discipline, and always keep their goals and vision at the forefront of their mind.
The more you commit, the more you’ll be determined to reach your goals, and the more you’ll be able to push through the obstacles that stand in your way.
3. Realistic goals
Highly successful people know the importance of setting challenging yet achievable goals.
They are fully aware of their strengths and weaknesses; know what they want and are capable of. Keeping their ability to achieve goals in mind, they set realistic goals and align their efforts with those goals.
Setting goals that are attainable not only increases your chances of achieving them but also keeps you enthused and motivated to pursue bigger goals.
“All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.”
— Norman Vincent Peale
4. Supreme sense of focus
The remarkably successful people are not hugely different from others in competence and skill. How they operate daily increases their chances of success manifold and makes all the difference.
These super-achievers are driven and passionate about their goals which makes them put in a tremendous amount of persistent and focused effort. They consciously cut out distractions, practice self-discipline, and focus whole-heartedly on what they want to achieve.
Once they get in the zone, they are intensely focused, and nothing can deter them from completing the task at hand.
“Learning how to rein in your thoughts and focus is going to help you achieve your goals in life. Without focus, you can never achieve anything.”
— Eric Phillips
5. Pursuit of excellence
People who achieve great success put in their best and perform at their highest level. They don’t stop till they have done the work to the best of their ability.
Instead of wasting time comparing themselves with others, the highly successful invest in building themselves up and improving their skills. They strive for excellence and thus keep raising the bar higher for themselves.
“Excellence is not a skill; it’s an attitude.”
— Ralph Marston
6. Focus on Productivity
Most people feel rushed because they are forever trying to do as many things as possible in the limited amount of time they have. They not only become frustrated but also stressed up because they haven’t done the things that were important for them to do.
That’s not how highly successful people work. Instead of just being busy, these people focus on being productive. They prioritize things, prepare their to-do list, and tackle tasks importance-wise.
Without bothering about the ease or difficulty involved in carrying out those tasks, these great achievers focus on getting things done and achieve results faster and in lesser time.
“Ordinary people think merely of spending time; great people think of using it.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer
7. Think creatively
We’re living in a world that is both competitive and rapidly changing. Innovations, novel ideas, and new ways of working rule the day.
Successful people have the edge over the rest because they teach themselves to view things through a creative lens, different from the traditional way. They encourage themselves to think out-of-the-box and make a conscious effort to observe various things, be curious, and experiment with new methods.
Creative expression helps them work more efficiently and effectively and plays a significant role in helping them up to their level.
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8. Get up and get going
Highly successful people are action-oriented; they are doers. Once they have set goals and prepared their blueprint, they stop thinking and start working because to live your dreams, you have to start taking decisive action and consistently work towards your goals.
“Notwithstanding how long you shall keep thinking about it, action is what will make it a reality,”
— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Success is not anyone’s copyright; you too can have it. No matter where you are in your business or career, you can level up, take yourself to the next higher level and achieve your biggest dreams. Oscar Wilde rightly expressed it: “Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.”
CONTRIBUTED BY Dr. Roopleen
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