Everyone is constantly seeking the secrets to true success - and most people have their own opinions of what true fulfilment is. There is no one clear-cut formula, although here are some tips on how to live a successful life.
Learn, Discard, Create. Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own. All throughout life, we are educated and forced to learn things about life. Not all of these things will be useful for our future. Take into your heart everything you know will be good for you. Then, discard the expendable information, because they only confuse the mind. One should note that the reason these things are taught in school is because you and your classmates will have different roles in the future. Your algebra might be useful to a future architect classmate, but absolutely useless to a newspaper writer. It is up to you to discern which information is good for you, and which ones are not.
It is a known fact that we must seek proper training and education in order to be experts in anything we want to be, so embrace education and learning. Then, after acquiring proper knowledge, apply what you learned to your life. Add a dash of uniqueness and make your life your own by adding your personality. This way, you know that the knowledge you acquired, combined with application in real life, plus your additional perspective makes for a life lived to the fullest.
Go beyond your limitations. Most great people who made a major impact in the world were told that they cannot do it - either they were too poor, too inexperienced, too unattractive, or too weak to make it as a success in life. Don't let your limitations you were given to dictate your future. Learn to break the barriers. Be open to change, and believe you can do it. If anything, use these initial setbacks to motivate yourself into doing more than you thought possible. Think positive, because an attitude of positivity greatly influences your actions - and of course, the results of your actions.
Set goals. Ever gone through a phase of your life and realize that you don't really have a goal? Always have something to work at - to work for. This serves as the itinerary of your life. Every major or minor decision you make should be geared towards the fulfillment of that goal. And when you set goals, be patient and be flexible. Don't be discouraged by delays or minor setbacks. No success is sweet if it took almost no effort to get it. Don't snap at people if you don't get our way. To be a successful person, your goals must not only be for your own benefit, but for the good of everyone in your life. And to really be successful, you must be in harmony with everyone else. No real success is borne out of the misery of others. Remember karma - you reap what you sow. Don't step on anybody's toes on your way to the top. It's lonely being alone on your pedestal.
Create your own destiny. You are the master of your life - it's no one else's life but yours. In other words, only you can work towards your own success - because if you merely relied on others to achieve your goal, then all you did was watch, not work. What good is success if it were merely handed over to you on a silver platter? That's not real success, but mere inheritance. And usually, since you did not work hard for your "success," it's easy to lose it. People who work hard for things have the general tendency to value their achievements more. It's easy to spend an entire cash gift in minutes, but you take longer in planning and deciding how to spend your hard-earned money. It's exactly the same in life - it's hard to let go of a fulfilled dream and let it dwindle into nothingness, especially if you sweat blood to achieve it.
Have a clear conscience. Have integrity. This is probably one of the most ignored aspects of success. What good is success if you achieved it in not-so-good ways? Always strive to be the best person you can possibly be, because it is better to be unsuccessful and poor, than be successful financially but dishonest. This last tip is the tip that will give you inner and emotional success. It's the one which will give you peace of mind. As Zig Ziglar said, "Money will buy you a good comfortable bed, but it will not buy you a good night's sleep."
Michael Griffiths is the CEO and Founder of Secrets Of A Super Life, providing individuals with personal development strategies to increase their purpose, passion, happiness and life fulfilment. For your free life success pack please visit http://www.mysuperlifetoday.com/