Success is the ultimate goal of every professional, but it doesn’t always come easy. You have to work hard, have passion, be consistent and always fully-focused. The team at 120ADVERTISING has gathered the ultimate habits that successful people have adopted, and have been proven to work.
1. Never give up!
Patience is the first and most important factor towards your journey to success. Difficult times will more often than not arise, but the difficulties you face are the ones that increase your determination and strengthen your road to success. The magnitude of the obstacles you encounter are always directly proportional to the success you will meet at the end of the road.
2. Be positive!
You must try to always surround yourself with positivity. When your peers make you feel incapable of achieving your goals, you will eventually start believing that this is the case. Always search for the positive aspect in anything negative that happens along your journey. Be persistent; there is always a light at the end of the tunnel – it is in your hands whether you will reach it or not.
3. Be productive!
Adopt an early wake up routine. It is scientifically proven that our brain works best in the morning. Wake up before the alarm goes off and seize the day. Set priorities and never postpone what you can do now.
4. Learn from failure!
A number of success stories actually stemmed from failure. Do not perceive your failure as a sign of you being incapable. Trial and error is key to reaching your desired goals. Learn from your mistakes, find the solution and always move forward as opposed to dwelling on the past. Embrace your personal learning path and grow from your slip-ups.
5. Write down and visualise your goals!
The power of the written word is undeniable. By writing your goals down, you turn a vision into a measurable goal and therefore an action. Ensure to set realistic goals; step by step. The most important part of goal-setting is reviewing your progress and eventually celebrating your success.
6. Have a “why”!
Find what motivates you and make it your purpose. Why do you want to be successful? Don’t just answer ‘Because I want to be rich’ or ‘famous’. Find the deeper reasons; to help your family, have financial freedom, more free time with your kids. The stronger your ‘why’, the bigger your success.
7. Be grateful!
Always appreciate what you already have and stop comparing yourself to others. Respect and honour your journey and only compare yourself to the person you were yesterday. Be grateful for the opportunities you have.
8. Enjoy what you do!
Success should be measured in happiness rather than wealth. Once you start loving and having a passion for what you do, that is when you will excel in your work. When you wake up in the morning and feel excited about your work, you simply can’t fail. Do more of what makes you happy.
9. Prepare to make sacrifices!
The road to success comes with trades. To enjoy success you have to give up something in return. You might have to work on holidays, not go out with your friends or have less free time. But this will not last long. If you are determined to become successful, work hard and the results will remunerate you.
10. Love yourself!
Adopt a healthy way of life and take care of yourself. The body feeds off the mind and vice versa; what affects one, affects the other. Exercise regularly, eat healthy and be conscious of your mind and body. “To have a healthy mind, one must have a healthy body.” –Socrates Bonus Tip: Keep learning! Never stop learning. Self-development is the key to your success. It increases your self-esteem and it can help you become a better version of yourself. Read a book or an educational magazine, watch a documentary, or play strategy games to always better yourself. Personal development pays off. The road to success might be long and rough, but the view from the end of the path is always breathtaking.