What is Success?
Many people define success as having a lot of money, being the CEO in your company or being at the top of your field. Success is happiness and finding a balance of reaching your goals while remaining yourself.
1. Determine Your Goals
The first thing you need to do is figure out what you want to do. What are your goals? These goals should be what you want not what others want for you.
2. Are They Realistic?
Next, are these goals realistic? If yes, you are on to the next step. If no, then we need to make them more attainable. Is there something you can do to make them more realistic? Possibly create smaller goals in order to reach this big goal.
3. Ask Around
The next thing you need to do is look at how others have previously achieved a goal similar to yours. How did they achieve it?
4. Develop a Plan
After that is done you need to make a plan. How are you going to reach this/these goal(s)? You should lay out a step to step process. Use other's successes as a guide on how you can reach your goal(s).
5. Make it Happen
The last thing that needs to be done is to follow through. This probably goes without saying but knows the time to complete your well thought out plan. It is also great to keep in mind that persistence is key during this stage. However, if your goals seem to be unreachable it is best to go back to the stage of 'how did other people achieve this?' the third step.
Success Takes Time
KEEP IN MIND: Success doesn't come over night. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Success is a process and an on going effort. Success is happiness and finding a balance of reaching your goals while remaining yourself.
I wish you the best of luck with reaching your goals and becoming successful! :)