What are the keys to success in life?
You are here because you want to know the answer.
I don't have to tell you why you should unleash your potential to be successful in life.
So, let's stop talking about the meaningless introduction or motivational stuff right now.
Let me reveal to you the 5 keys to success.
Mindset. The foundation of everything in your life.
It is your core beliefs, and your core beliefs are your world.
If your core beliefs don't align with your vision, you won't stay true to it as long as you want. You'll quit when you meet obstacles, you'll quit when you make mistakes, you'll quit when you feel struggled.
When your core beliefs limit you to achieve your goals, they become self-limiting beliefs.
Most losers have a set of specific limiting beliefs:
Due to these false beliefs, they don't even dare to dream about their dream life.
Do you dare to dream? Do you dare to dream BIG?
A person's behaviors always reflect his or her beliefs.
If you want to start doing what you love to do, you gonna reframe your mindset. You want to eliminate your limiting beliefs and install empowering mindset that will put yourself on the road to success.
'You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.' - Jim Rohn
Choose wisely who you want to associate with, because your associations will determine your achievement.
I mentioned in my previous article that your environment matters a lot to your success. People who you spend more time with are a part of your environment, and your environment influences your result.
If you spend your time with mediocre people, you'll be a mediocre person and do mediocre work. But if you spend your time with successful people, your success level will improve and do a better work than you used to do.
Their words and behaviors will just influence you. When something repetitively exposes to you, you'll eventually be influenced by it.
In other words, you are putting yourself at risks not to be successful by spending time with unsuccessful people allowing them to create you some limiting beliefs.
Your words and behaviors will subconsciously be more like them.
So why not associate with successful people? You'll be a better person with a better mindset subconsciously. Don't associate with mediocre people, they don't deserve for your time.
The road to success mostly is a lonely journey.
Because there are few people are willing to give efforts.
There are few people are willing to focus on what should be done.
There are few people are willing to sacrifice for the sake of being successful.
Simply put, there are few people are winners.
So you want to leave the heard like just mentioned "choose who you want to associate with", don't waste your time with people who don't deserve your time.
Invest most of your time in yourself, this is your greatest asset to build a great You, Inc.
Reserve some me-time every day. Me-time should be a non-negotiable time that is free from any interruptions and distractions. You can use me-time to refine your plan, have some rest, understand yourself, or learn things.
Ultimately, you want to spend time on improving yourself constantly.
The fourth key to success is you want to seek for delayed gratification.
Most people embrace instant gratification instead of delayed gratification. They don't want to spend time on building the foundation.
They want the result, NOW.
If not, they just wait the result comes. But that day never comes.
They will have reasons (excuses) to postpone what should be done: the mood is not ready, the time is not right, the money is not enough, and blah, blah, blah.
They just want the instant result and lazy to work.
The greatest gratification is gaining by putting in efforts. Yes, you feel gratified when you reap the fruit of success without doing any work but you would never feel fulfilled for it.
You want to find your purpose in life. So, always seek for delayed gratification.
Like said, you want to build a best You, Inc.
There are two types of investment in yourself: professional education and personal development.
Professional education is the kind of education that needs many years to study. Most professional careers require a certificate to prove you are educated in the field such as be a lawyer, doctor or accountant.
Personal development is your self-improvement. You want to improve your body, your mindset, your skills, and general knowledge.
Successful people crave growth, they never stop learning, they learn relentlessly even if they are already an expert in the field.
Applied the 10 principles that will put yourself on the road to success. Focus less on entertainment, instead focus more on education. You want to choose 'learning' rather than 'leisure'.
It's never too old to learn and there's no finish line of learning. New technologies and information come out every day, you can't learn everything, but there's never end of learning.
Keep growing. Be stronger and bigger.
These are the 5 keys to success in life.
Although they are not hard to implement, but as mentioned, winners are rare.
It's merely a matter of choice. You want to choose to be a winner or a loser?
The choice is yours.
You want to take action or remain your status quo after reading this article is your choice.
No one can help you if you don't want to help yourself. I wish you make a choice that you won't regret at the end of your life.
Make your life happen.