Everyone has a different interpretation of success. To some it may be money, to others it could be the fulfillment of living out a career they’re passionate about — but what are the secrets behind what makes someone “successful”? Let’s take a look.
IQ doesn’t matter.
Contrary to popular belief, research has shown that IQ’s aren’t as big of a factor to success as we once thought. What separates the success stories from the failures is a passion, drive and perseverance to turn your dreams into reality.
Measure your successes.
Every small goal and milestone achieved is another step in the right direction. Recognizing these little achievements on our journey to accomplishing our larger scale goals is absolutely essential to long-term success and happiness.
Happiness is a priority.
You would think this goes without saying, but so many people sacrifice their happiness in the pursuit of success. All of the money and accolades in the world won’t matter if you aren’t happy with your lifestyle at the end of the day.
Failures create opportunities.
Failures shouldn’t be something you avoid — they should be something you seek as you experiment with new strategies and new ways to reach your goals. Learning from your mistakes and searching for the opportunities that arise from them is a vital component to getting where you want to be personally and professionally.
Stop caring what others think.
Do what makes you happy first and foremost. Basing your success and self-worth off of the opinion of others, will not only make you feel insufficient 24/7, but can also have many negative impacts on your physical and mental health.
If you aren’t getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night, you’re cheating yourself. Studies have proven that the right amount of sleep will make you happier, more productive, and a better decision-maker. Not getting enough sleep however, can lead to health problems, depression and completely hinder your performance.
Not only will you feel better after a little bit of exercise, but studies have proven that it can boost creativity and productivity with as little as 10 minutes of activity per day. Set aside a small chunk of time to get your body moving everyday — you will thank yourself later.
Trust your gut.
Trusting our own intuition and gut feelings can be nerve racking at times. We can’t foresee the consequences of our actions, and tend to rely on the opinions of others for the actions we take. Believe in yourself and your natural gut instincts. Not doing so could be the difference between break-through success and a downward spiral.
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