How to succeed in your career, work, and life

Success and failure

 

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington

There is often a fine line that we walk between success and failure. Some might think that success and failure go hand in hand. In my experience, the only way to succeed is to fail and learn from others who have succeeded and failed.

Here are some lessons to learn in order to achieve success:

Boldly fail. Failure is inevitable and we all will experience some sort of failure no matter how perfect we think we are. Don’t become disheartened and give up. Learn form your failure and move on.

Don’t procrastinate to take action. The majority of those successful individual’s out there don’t always know the correct answer, but this will not stop them from trying to find the answer and ask the right questions.

Set Realistic Goals. In order to succeed we need to set daily goals that are achievable, measurable, realistic and smart. If you set unreachable goals you will never succeed.

Believe in yourself and build on your confidence. It is always a good idea to take a good honest look at yourself and understand what you capable of accomplishing.

Luck has nothing to do with it. In some instances, being in the right place at the right time, can help in your success. However, most of the time it will take blood, sweat, and tears in order to succeed.

Giving up is never an option. When you are facing failure, don’t give up or lose hope. Work through any challenges and obstacles that you confront on your road to success.

Monitor and track your progress. In order to succeed, it is important to monitor your behaviors, strategies and tactics. How can you change and tweak your plans if you do not measure and track what you are doing.

Follow industry and global leaders. Take the time to read about how successful people achieved their goals. Buy and read an autobiographies or follow global leaders on social networks.

Be committed and work hard. If you are not prepared to put in the required effort and leg work, then don’t expect to succeed  in whatever you are hoping to accomplish.

Good communication skills. With communication skills you will be able to convince others buy into your ideas and plans.

Source: Forbes.com

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