Success is everyone’s right and hence when one decides they want to be successful they may decide to change their lives. Changing one’s life is a pretty big deal for anyone as it can lead to making significant changes.
Identify what you need for success
Striving for a change without knowing what exactly you need in your life is like running at full speed in the dark and hoping to win the race without knowing where the finish line is. Identify what you need for success as in what it means to you. What you need to succeed in life is a principle that actually never changes. Your success might be defined as being independent, hence depending on where you are in life you may pursue the things that will make you independent. Until you know what you need it is difficult to really make any changes in your life. Happiness only comes when you know what you really want.
Identify what you need to do for success
When you know what you need then you must identify what you need to do. If you say you want to be independent, does it mean that you need to live alone, does it mean you need to make a lot of money? Different things have different meaning for people. Independence for one person may mean ten very different things to ten people in an area.
Redefine your environment and relationships
You cannot change until you change your environment and relationships. It may not mean absolutely change but it may be relative change. In other words the way you interact with your environment needs to change, including the way you interact with your relationships. If you want to be a top musician then you cannot keep being a bathroom singer you need to be in places where people will recognize your talent. You may be the fastest person alive but if you don’t start racing in international races then your records may never be known. It is essential that you change your environment. Some friends you may need to change completely if you are going to achieve what you need or simply the time you hang out with them may change. We are not saying become a moron and ditch your friends but if your friends cannot go where you need to go in order to succeed then you may have to spend less time with them.
Keep track of your changes and keep a standard
Ever heard of the saying that says “That which is not measured cannot be achieved”. You need to track what you do and how you do it. This also means adopting new standards, success is about standard, the higher the standards the greater the chances of success for you. For example if you want to be an auditor in IT then you need to read and research more on IT and Audit controls, this is a standard on its own. Until you can achieve the standard required to achieve success then it becomes difficult for success to let you in through the door.
Celebrate your small successes
Have a good time. Enjoy your changes if you are being sincere about them. Once in a while celebrate the small successes that you will achieve. Reward yourself so that it becomes normal to you. It is great to build habits of success. The more you recognize that you are making progress the more it becomes normal to you. Mastering the small success will train you on how to master the bigger successes.