10 Tips that can make you Successful
5. Positive thinking:
It is possible to push one’s boundaries only if one is focused on positive thoughts and energies. Self- deprecation can never lead to success and a winner is always self-confident. The importance of thoughts and its effects on ones actions is time and again proved in various psychological studies.
Caution: Thinking positively must not be confused with thinking irrationally. If the odds are not in the favor of something, then no matter how much we may will it so, in all likely hood it will not occur. Thoughts must always be accompanied with action and thus all ways remember- God made it so that even though all animals have food on the earth, it is never made available in their nest. One must go out to achieve it.
An aspect that goes hand in hand with achievement is ‘perseverance’. Therefore, nothing is ever achieved in a single attempt and this is probably one of the most important tips to be remembered when one is aiming for success.
Caution: Perseverance is related to persevering with a cause, this does not imply that one must continuously use the same method until they finally succeed. Sometimes a shift in strategy leads to success.
3. Problem solving and creativity:
While perseverance is linked to keeping up ones determination, problem solving skills are essential for achieving anything in today’s world. The road to success is paved with challenges and honing one’s ability to creatively solve them is the only weapon available to us. A winner is therefore one who can think out of the box and thus is able to out run the rest
Caution: Sometimes the solution can be a creative and new one and sometimes it can be all about effectively applying an old solution. Thus, one mustn’t always look to solve ‘creatively’ but rather logically.
2. Stay healthy:
Conventionally most guides would place this tip on a lower number, but in actuality this tip is a culmination of a number of tips, such as, positive thinking, taking responsibility , time management and learning form ones mistakes. A physically healthy body is a given for the success of any endeavor, but many a times this endeavor is dogged by stress that comes along with any attempt- successful or unsuccessful. Therefore, if one is to combat the stress, one must doubly ensure that they are thinking positively and effectively managing their time to avoid addition stress. A mind also manages to stay healthy is it is not fearing mistakes and is accepting responsibility in a positive manner.
Caution: keeping healthy shouldn’t be mistaken for weight loss techniques etc, but rather it is one’s own way of finding balance.
1. Self actualization: ‘Attempt to reach and surpass your potential
Self actualization is nothing but the ability to integrate the self and reach the pinnacle of one’s potential. It is a technical term for the last level in Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. He believed that few in their lives reach actualization but what is more important is that every individual must attempt the path of reaching actualization.
A winner must arm himself with self-confidence and self-awareness and while he may have tangible goals, his ultimate goal should be to reach his potential and transcend it. Thus, as UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden said “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”