10 Things You Should Do To Build A Successful Life
By Sajith de Silva (CEO - PACE Institute)
Success in life can mean different things to different people. But, then, there’re some commonly accepted definitions of worldly success. Here, we’d like to present you with this article which captures the distilled wisdom of a several insightful studies in the hope that it’ll give you some important lessons.
- Increase your self-confidence
Success is as much dependent on self-confidence as it is on competence. Low self-confidence inevitably results in inaction. Self-confidence accumulates and becomes reinforced through hard work, through success, and even through failure. Keep working on your self-confidence in the New Year and you will succeed.
- Improve your strengths
Identify your biggest strengths and make sure you use them best in your profession. If you do, it's highly likely that you have found your true passions. When you focus on your real strengths, you’re putting your strongest foot forward and focusing on things that you are really want to achieve in your life. It’s much easier to grow from competency to excellence.
- Prepare yourself in advance
Preparation and practice can help you pull off the perfect results in life, education and career. So, make sure that you get ready early and have a plan for whatever you do. This makes you a successful and refined person accepted by everyone in the society.
- Develop your cognitive and social skills
The most successful people possess excellent cognitive and social skills. The people who are both smart and socially skillful earn more recognition and acceptance in today's society. They naturally become leaders and successful. Learn social skills, career competencies, soft skills and etiquette every day. This is extremely important for a successful life & career today.
- Have a Growth Mind set
Those with a "fixed mindset" believe things like character, intelligence, and creativity are unchangeable, and avoiding failure is a way of proving skill and smarts. People with a "growth mindset," however, see failure as a way to grow and therefore embrace challenges, persevere against setbacks, learn from criticism, and reach higher levels of achievement. Start believing that you are a doer & achiever and develop a ‘can do’ attitude. Set your target and chase those target with passion daily. In the meantime, don't forget to give yourself a positive pep talk. You can do it!
- Demonstrate passion and perseverance for long-term goals
You must develop the passion to achieve your goals in the long term. Failure is normal, but you must have the determination to rise from failure. Whether you are a kid, youngster or adult, you must have the habit of persuasion and the stamina to face obstacles and achieve success. ‘True success is sticking with your future, day in and day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality,’ Success is a marathon, not a 100 meter dash. So stick to your objectives and face life without flinching from the challenges.
- Choose a great role model
There are people who are wiser and more knowledgeable than you in your chosen professional domain. From them, there’s always a lot for you to learn on how to do things right. When you do things right, you have the inner confidence and ease of mind to achieve your life goals. You make decisions based both on your true values and their example. Play-acting to emulate the qualities of successful leaders doesn't make you a fake. It merely means that you work hard on your progress.
- Invest in your relationships
A great network of friends that always encourages and supports you to push your limits is the key to your happiness & success in life, education or career. So build your network with great care and connect with people and organizations who can really see your issues or opportunities and guide you to success.
- Get right professional and academic education
When you know your future direction, following the right professional or academic qualifications is absolutely important. On top of that, building soft skills and life & career competencies is equally important. Understand yourself before selecting your higher education path. Some careers may not be suitable for your character and personality. Your education doesn’t have to be limited to getting a job and the benefits of a rightly planned education flow into all aspects of life; intellectual, social, sporting, personal, artistic, ethical aspects and so many more.
- Live a spiritual life
Most successful people live by spiritual principles and not just by every day logic and social beliefs. You just have to be open to deepening your connection with the non-physical part of yourself that is your soul. Understanding yourself and the world around you from a spiritual perspective can help you lead a more meaningful life. You may discover that you have a profound purpose and that all of the events in your life have been co-ordinated to set you on your true path.