How Do You Achieve Real Success?
Here’s a little secret to cracking open the egg of real success. Don’t boil it first!
Genuine success is intensely personal, so prepare to get in deep with your feelings here.
Most people sabotage their own success path, and they don’t even realise they’re doing it. Well, we’re not about to let you drop your dreams into the boiling waters of hardship.
Here are 3 steps to achieving authentic success in your life:
Step 1: Set Your Own Standards
Success is different for everyone, yet we think of it as a universal concept.
Instead of taking the time to consider what would make us the most successful versions of ourselves, we try to match a societal standard of success that becomes more disproportionate every year.
It’s not enough to be a millionaire anymore, but once upon a time that was the benchmark for success.
Now, we see super success all over our television screens and long to be able to buy small islands, gold plated cars and go on extravagant trips to remote parts of the world.
But money is only one element of success. It runs far deeper than that!
That’s why you need to set your own standard of success, before you aspire to it.
Step 2: Understand Your Motivation
Outside of money, people pursue success for a variety of reasons. We all want to be seen as valuable individuals who are able to make an impact on the world.
When you understand why you want to achieve your idea of success, it becomes more tangible. You become better equipped to avoid those common self-sabotaging techniques that run rampant in most people’s lives – because you know your motivations.
Step 3: Find Your How
Once you have a solid idea on what authentic success will look like in your own life, and have taken the time to understand your inner-most motivations – seek out your how and set your goals.
The ‘how’ will fill in those gaps of knowledge that are keeping you from achieving at a higher level than you are on right now.
My ‘how’ was studying the 80/20 Mindset and applying it in my career. It gave me a way to consistently leverage my resources and come out ahead in the workplace.
Most people try to live their dreams, but dreams are just goals that haven’t been validated or taken seriously. They’re an excuse to stay inactive and idealise a future that will never happen. Don’t live your dreams, live your goals!
When you do, success always follows.
How do you achieve real success?
First, set your own standards of success and take the time to understand your motivations and drivers. Then, find your how and stay on your success path!