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Mantras Successful People Live By

Posted on August 27 2019

Success has a different definition for each and every person. Everyone has their own path and a list of things they would like to achieve during their lifetime. Of course, this list can evolve and change as much as we do. However, people who do realise success by following their passions generally live their lives by the following guidelines.

Set achievable goals

Take time to reflect on what you would like to achieve in different areas of your life, and what your personal definition of success is. Write these down along with the steps you need to take and a realistic timeline of when you hope to achieve each goal by. Do not measure your progress against that of others, instead set some time aside at regular intervals to look back on your own accomplishments and celebrate how far you have come. This is also a great way to review your goals.

Never stop learning and keep an open mind

Those who are able to follow their passions and lead a fulfilling life never stop being inquisitive and trying to expand their horizons. For some, this might mean they seek out formal education in order to continue learning. Others may find that learning about the world and different cultures via travel is the best way to keep an open mind. Everyone craves different experiences, however Forbes notes that the key to positive accomplishment is to push yourself and step outside of your personal comfort zone.  

Seek out new contacts and maintain connections

Networking is very important because you never know who you could meet or be introduced to. It could lead to a new job, a new client or a mentor who can help you take your career to the next level. However, networking does not have to be just about your professional life. It is also a great way to meet likeminded people to form friendships with. Make sure to follow up on introductions and to nurture your connections, in order to get the most out of each networking opportunity. Do not be afraid to start a conversation with someone new.  

Surround yourself with like minded people

Seeking out friendships with people who are similarly driven and focused is a great way to keep yourself on track to achieve your goals. When the going gets tough, the people you surround yourself with should be there to lift you up and motivate you to keep trying. You can also hold each other accountable to keep achieving your goals. It is also important to surround yourself with people who challenge your perceptions and push you in a positive way.

Prioritise your health

Fuelling your body with healthy foods and maintaining an exercise regime gives you an energy boost and helps you tackle the day with a more positive mindset.  

Know when to take a break

On a similar note to the point above, it is also important to know when your body and mind need to rest. By burning yourself out, you are going to push back your timeline for achieving your goals. You do not need to be married to your career — spend time with your loved ones, cultivating hobbies, and enjoying your life. This way you will find you are motivated to achieve your goals much faster.

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