Most people want to achieve success in life, however creating success is easier said than done. You need to get clear about what you want, work hard and trust the process along the way. In this article we give you 11 steps towards breaking through to success in your personal life.
- Get clear about what you want
The first and most important step towards success in life is to get clear about what you want. Without knowing exactly what you want, you will not have any direction. Neither will you know where to focus your energy and passion. Your time is precious and you need to start investing in what you need in order to create the life of your dreams. When you know what you want, you can start chasing it and ignore the things that are not important to you.
- Follow your intuition
A good way to figure out what you want in life is to follow your intuition. Dig deep and feel fully into your heart. Think about what makes you feel alive and happy. Dare to look within and search for what makes you feel fulfilled. If you are always listening to everyone else and follow their expectations of you, you are likely to move away from your true self. Trust your inner guidance.
- Think outside the box
There are endless of articles and books telling us how we should do things and what steps we should take in order to succeed in all areas of life. However, success is subjective. It differs from person to person. It is better to start fresh and work towards what you really want, rather than succeeding at what someone else suggest is good for you. The truth is that only you know how you are going to feel successful in life. For some it might be a career, for others it might be to be the best person they can be and to treat others with kindness or even just living a simple, self-sustainable life. There is no single recipe for success. In fact you have to make your own rules about what success really means to you.
- Overcome your limiting beliefs
When we grow up we build up a set of beliefs and values. This is greatly influenced by the people we associate with and the environment we have around us. Beliefs are formed through repeated thoughts and the only reason they exist is because you have decided that they are true. They may seem very real to you, however the person next to you will hold a completely different set of beliefs. The truth is that you can shape your belief system. If you have limiting beliefs about your ability to create the life of your dreams, you might want to start thinking about changing them. You are so much more than your limiting beliefs. Don’t let your life be controlled by dogma.
- Attend a personal development course
A good way to get clear about what you want in your life and overcome limiting beliefs is to attend a personal development course. For some this might be frightening, however you will be surprised by how much you can learn about yourself if you attend a good course. YWS has several courses specialized in gaining clarity, overcoming limiting beliefs and self-mastery. This is definitely a game changer and can be a kick-start to a new and better life on your own terms.
- Step outside your comfort zone
When you get clear about your true goals that you want to attain, you are most likely going to have to step out of your comfort zone. Usually we say to ourselves that living a dream life is only for a certain number of lucky people. This is not true. No one was handed out a description about how to succeed in life when they entered this world. Everyone is just trying to do their best with what they know and what they have learned to believe as true. It is easy to get stuck in a mediocre and comfortable life. However, if you know deep down that what you are doing at the moment is not really fulfilling you, then it might be about time to look for something else. Stop making excuses for yourself and get out and work for what you want.
- Invest in yourself
No matter what you want to succeed in, you are going to have to invest in yourself. Set yourself up for success by investing in new skills today. Take care of your health and build up for a great life in the future. Keep a growth attitude and never stop learning. Your education should not stop when you finish college. Be curious about life and what you can learn when you are here. Take advantage of professional development opportunities and cultivate your hobbies. Exercise regularly and eat nourishing food in order to take care of your body and energy levels. Contribute consistently to your future to make sure you have a safe and sound future.
- Surround yourself with inspiring people
It has been claimed you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with and there must be something to it. Who you spend time with influences the person you eventually become. If you spend time with inspiring and optimistic people, you are likely to feel optimistic and inspired yourself. If you hang out with pessimists who complain about their life most of the time you will eventually descend into a negative thought pattern as well. No matter how conscious and individualistic you are, you can’t help but get affected by the people you spend the most time with.
- Keep a positive attitude
If you want success in your life you got to keep a positive mindset. You have to believe that you can be successful and create the life of your dreams. You have to feel worthy of the things that you deep down know you want. You have to be optimistic about your future. With a positive attitude you look on the bright side of life, feel optimistic and expect good things to happen to you. A positive attitude will lead you to success and happiness.
- Trust the process
One big key to keep at it and work your way towards success is to trust the process. You are going to be challenged and meet obstacles along your way. Creating a life of success does not come easy and you will have to work hard to attain your goals in all areas in your life. However, don’t allow fear to take control over your choices. You are more than your fear. You have the power to influence your mental, spiritual, emotional and physical health. In order to do that, you are going to have to trust the process and be faithful to your bumpy ride towards success. Let your inner knowing guide you.
- Be willing to work hard
You do not come across success just by longing for it. There are no shortcuts. You need to hustle and work hard to reach your fullest potential. Develop an appetite for solid work to achieve greatness. Success comes with investment of time and effort. People who work hard will eventually achieve their goals.
Now get out there and work your way to success!