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How To Succeed In Life - 50 Ways To Start Doing It

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We could solve this article right now, with a little quote: "if you want to succeed in life make your bed!"

Ahah... not that Admiral William H. McRaven isn't right in his 2014 speech, in fact discipline and simple daily tasks are keys to success! But we want to bring you a further view on this subject.

Many people talk about being successful, but what do they really want?

Pure happiness? Big money? Impact the world? Have power? To build a family? To have an awesome career? So the first question should be, what is success to you?

You need to know what you want, to get what you want! That's the key!

How about you? Do you want to be successful? Do you want to know how to succeed in life?

From the experience of studying successful people and living our own lives, we know that balance is also one of the keys to success. You can't expect to be successful in business and ignore other areas of your life, or to be super successful in your family relationships but lack on the financial side.

So success turns about to be a matter of leveling all your life areas and working on them the best you can.

A good advice could be to follow people that have reached the success you're trying to achieve. Study their background, their daily habits, their sayings about success and the steps they took to reach success.

In this article we've picked the best tips and proven ways to succeed in life, to help you on your journey. Follow along and enjoy!

How To Succeed In Life - 50 Ways To Start Doing It

The Mindset to Succeed 

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"The secret to success is to make your mind work for you - not against you. This means constantly being positive, constantly setting up challenges you can meet - either today, next week, or next month etc." - Arnold Schwarzenegger 

1. Find your Why! Why do you want to succeed? You need to find strong reasons to do it, because those reasons will be the source of your daily inspiration. Define what priorities do you have in life.
2. What do you love to do? You need to find out what you love, because success will be a hard journey. Loving what you do will make  you keep in going when it gets tough. You'll do if it rains or if the sun shines, because you love it. 
3. What are your dreams in life? What do you dream of? What is your dream life and things you want to have or experience? Who's with you on those dreams? What are you doing and living?
4. Think BIG. Put no limits to what you dream or want. You don't have to be rational at this point, execution comes later. Use the power of your imagination to think big about how your life would look like if you were successful. That's what you should aim for, so why not aim high?
5. Failure cannot paralyze you. Don't be afraid of making mistakes or even fail in the long run. No successful person was a success from the get go, they all made mistakes of some kind and learn from them. So, you need to understand that your failures are nothing but the stepping stones to your success.

 “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” - Napoleon Hill 

6. Believe in yourself. Leave doubts out and stay confident on your own capabilities. If you don't believe in yourself, who else will? You need to know yourself to the fullest, and be self-accountable. You have the capability to be successful, believe in it.  
7. Stay positive, get rid of negative thoughts. See every situation from a positive stand point, circumstances aren't good or bad, it's how you look at them. Let the positive perspective shine!
8. Be persistent about your dreams and goals. Success is not an overnight thing, you must be patient and continue to push forward every time. Persistence is very important.
9. Think outside the box. Look at your career from a different perspective, connect things that no one has yet connected. Recycle old concepts and give them a new look. Be brave about it. 
10. Train your mind to succeed and to stay committed to be successful. Look for challenges and ways you can expand our mind. Get in a routine where you meditate, or, think about your goals, in the morning and when you go to bed.

Planning to Succeed 

Featured in the article: How To Succeed In Life - 50 Ways To Start Doing It. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” - Alexander Graham Bell
“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” - Alexander Graham Bell

11. Make a list of your goals. From short term to long term goals. Things you need to achieve now, things you can achieve in 2 months and things you want to achieve in 5 years. Of course, they can and should be connected. A dozen small steps make a big step, and small steps are simple to do.
12. Study the successful. Follow the examples of people who succeed in what you're trying to achieve. Having a proven plan that already worked can really help you and gain you some time. 
13. List the tasks you need to execute daily to reach your goals. Time to put into paper the steps that you need to take to achieve each goal. You might not know everything, somethings you'll understand along the way, but for now map out the route you need to follow to reach your destination. 
14. Build a daily schedule. Insert your daily tasks in chunks of time. The more diverse your day the more areas you can cover, impact and change in your life. It's very important that you manage your time. 
15. Seek for knowledge. Do your goals require you to know something new or study new information? Become a lifelong learner, get those skills and that education! It can be a course or curriculum, but YouTube and Google are an immediate and precious help right now.

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.” - Pablo Picasso

16. Stay balanced in your planning. Your plan should contemplate every important area of your life. Personal goals, relationship and family goals, financial goals, health goals, you name it!
17. List the resources that are available to you right now! What things can you use to execute your plan? Things that you already have or things you don't have but you can reach out to someone you know and get them.
18. Stay creative in your approach. Imagination can take to places where logic can't. Use it! To succeed you need ideas that most don't think of, stay fresh and updated when you make your plan.
19. Look out for a mentor. Someone older than you that has a proven record of success. It can be a valuable ally, a person that is there to listen to you and ready to provide the best advise. 
20. Re-planning if part of the process. Learn the lessons success is giving you along the way. Don't be afraid to scratch a beginners plan for a new improved plan that gives you more chances to succeed.

Execution of your plans

Featured in the article: How To Succeed In Life - 50 Ways To Start Doing It. "To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions." - Steve Jobs
"To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions." - Steve Jobs

21. Execution is key. Time to put in the work. Everyday you should take action and build your way to success. Brick by brick, step by step. The important thing is that each day you make progress, even if it's little progress. 
22. Develop the capability to work hard. You're trying to do something that's difficult, so you need to put in the work and by willing to do it for a long period of time. 
23. Focus on commitment. Being disciplined and focused are essential complements to working hard. Never forget why you're doing it, and how important it is that you do it every day. 
24. Fall in love with the process. Doing is great, but wanting to do even more is better! Get addicted to the tasks you must do to be successful. You can only do that by taking action repeatedly. 
25. Keep a journal where you write all your goals and achievements. It can be on your phone or on a notebook. The most important thing is that you read your goals daily and check your improvement from time to time.

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." - Pelé

26. Get inspired to do more by succeeding. When you're in the process of doing, you'll find out what's working what's not. Keep doing what is making working, discover new levels. Also, understand why other things you're doing are not working. 
27. Give yourself time to learn. Stop to be too hard on yourself, don't expect to be good at something from the start. Practice brings improvement, so look to improve and develop yourself in the long road. 
28. Don't just strive to be good, strive to be amazing. We understand quality requires time, but that doesn't translate into poor execution. Try to do your best version every time you do something.
29. Be a person of action! Don't be afraid of taking decisions and making mistakes. The worst thing to do is to be afraid of being wrong and don't take action. Execute what you have to regardless. 
30. Leave your comfort zone. Try new things, adapt to change, learn to live outside your comfort zone. Grow, evolve, develop into a better you.

Be Passionate To Succeed

Featured in the article: How To Succeed In Life - 50 Ways To Start Doing It. “Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.”- Jon Bon Jovi
“Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.”- Jon Bon Jovi

31. Purposes are you driving force. Time to replace your why for clear purposes. What's your purpose? Your personal achievements? Your family? Save the world? Help people? Raise money? Once again you name it, write them down.
32. Passion is indispensable. Don't just go after the money, go after your passion first and foremost. It's your passion that gets you going when things go hard. How can you not do it when you love it? 
33. Have fun in your efforts to succeed. Get real joy about what you're doing, you need to laugh about situations, find the funny side in anything. It will make you happy and smiling every time. 
34. Don't forget to count your blessings. Sometimes, people tend to focus only on what they don't have and forget what they already have. Enumerate your blessings and don't forget them.
35. Besides loving what you do, you need to learn to like parts of your tasks that don't seem that attractive. Simple way is to understand that those simple tasks are stepping stones to more attractive ones, and they all together will make you successful

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” - Oprah Winfrey

36. Seize the day. You need to make the best out of your day, but it's important also that you enjoy the current moment. You're chasing your passions and what you love, so make the best to enjoy it. 
37. Show courage in pursuing what you want. Let your inner voice command your will and determination. Intuition plays a role in your path to succeed. 
38. Connect your passions. You don't have only one passion, let's say you like sports, you like video editing and like to write. You can make videos about sports with personalized commentary. Get it? 
39. Nurture your passions. Let them grow and protect them from unwanted opinions. Some people don't love the same things you do. Other people love the same things you do, go find them and socialize with them. 
40. Sincerity to yourself is a great asset. You can't self-sabotage your success, stay true to what you love and to who you are. You are doing this for yourself, so don't deceive and stay genuine.

Teamwork makes the success dream work

Featured in the article: How To Succeed In Life - 50 Ways To Start Doing It. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great.” - Mark Twain
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great.” - Mark Twain

41. Get around successful people. The environment you're in can determine the level of success you will reach. Who you see and hear every day can have a crucial impact in you. By having successful minded people around you get that extra pump to work even harder. 
42. Stop sleeping with the enemy. People that drain you, people that are toxic to your success efforts, people that are always doubting your capabilities. Get them out of your life! 
43. Network with positive people. Build new relationships with people that have the same mindset that you have. People alike will also pursuit success and embark on the journey of personal development.
44. Stop comparing your life to others. Because we all are different and have different goals. Your competition is with yourself, are you better than you were yesterday? That's the important thing!.    
45. Share what you know. Learning is a great way to succeed, but sharing what you've learned is even bigger. Just imagine how strong will you become by exposing information to people. Learning is one thing, but teaching is another level.

 “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” - Will Smith

46. Give more that you receive. Stop asking for people to give this or give you that. Nobody is handing a free pass to success. Don't be afraid to give free things out, it will bring you great satisfaction and you can't imagine how it gets back to you.
47. Add value to other people's lives. This one of the main keys to succeed. Forget about achieving personal things for a minute, it's when you add value to others that you become indispensable to their business.
48. Avoid excuses. Stop blaming people for your failures. You are the single one that can make things happen for you. Take full responsibility for your life.
49. Show empathy for others. Be kind to everyone and show that you genuinely care. You never know where life will take you, the ones who are on top today can be at the bottom tomorrow.
50. Get an accountability partner. For every area of your life you have people that are looking for the same thing. A partner with the same goal will help you keep going and vice versa.

Wrapping up

Nevertheless, your go to goal should be to find happiness in whatever you're doing to be successful.

If you can do so, you'll never go to work, because work becomes having fun. You'll be doing something that you love to do and get payed for it. Isn't that amazing? 

We hope this tips will help you guide your way to success and you can also share it with other people in your team.
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