10 Tips that can make you Successful & a Winner in Life
10 Tips that can make you Successful & a Winner in Life : Successful In the journey of life what motivates us is the drive to succeed. Success is a subjective interpretation and what is deemed success for one may only be the first rung for another. But what is inalienable to the human psyche is the need for it. Whilst there can be no shortcut in the road to success, certain tips if kept in mind can surely make the ride a lot less bumpier. A winner in life is one who can learn to master.
10. Goal Oriented Behavior:
You will succeed if you are able to focus, to the exclusion of everything else, on your goal. For this to be true and for one to even begin embarking on the journey to be a winner, one must inculcate the ability to identify goals for themselves and then work towards achieving them bit by bit.
Caution: Don’t set too easy goals or goals that are insurmountable as that will affect your motivation while too easy ones will never help you reach your potential.
9. Active Learning Attitude:
Any individual today, with the goal of being a winner, must ensure that he or she never stops learning nor lose the will to constantly learn from his or her surroundings. We should remember that our friends, colleagues and even juniors have something to teach us and all we need to abide by is the need to question.
Caution: A learning attitude implies flexibility in approach to new challenges. This requires you o be able to retain past knowledge while being open to newer perspectives, and understanding where to apply what. Which leads us to the next tip.
8. Learn from your mistakes:
It is human to err, but the characteristic that differentiates as winner is the ability to accept the mistake and learn from it. A useful English adage to this point is that one should endeavor never to “make the same mistake twice”. But being afraid of mistakes will never help you attain success nor will it bode well for your psychological well-being.
Caution: Japanese car companies gained world dominance when they started applying the six sigma rule i.e the error rate in its manufacturing at any stage was almost zero. This made their car production .rate the most efficient as they did not waste time correcting their mistakes, but rather focused on making none in the first place. Therefore, the note of caution to this tip is that even though for a winner it is important to learn from ones mistakes, it is also important to try and keep the error rate to the minimum.
7. Time management:
This precision of time management by Mother Nature is visible in every activity such as the seasonal changes of the Earth, blossoming of buds into flowers, life cycle of every living being from birth till death and even the working of involuntary organs in human body. It therefore, goes without saying that for attaining true success, a winner is one who is able to manage all his or her commitments.
Caution: Time management is an essential skill for every individual. But it is a skill made up of other components such as: Having the ability to identify ones commitments, predict the time each takes, ability to prioritize, and perhaps most importantly the attitude to stick to what one has decided. But having said so, time management never implies rigidity, rather the one who has contingency plans is more likely to succeed than one who has rigidly mapped only a single plan.
6. Leadership – Being Responsible:
It is impossible to identify a single ‘winner’ who has shirked responsibility in life. The ability to take more responsibility not only in terms of work but also responsibility ‘of’ others, is something that is key to the characteristic of a leader. And all leaders in their own way have traveled the path of being winners. An even deeper understanding of responsibility is reflected in ones work ethic, where they stick not only by their own word, but also any that might have been made for them by another.
Caution: Taking on responsibility is like a dual edged sword that can anytime end your aspirations as well. But one cannot embark upon the road to success without taking on responsibilities, keeping their word and pushing their boundaries.