7 Ways to Become a Successful Person

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Since the early stages of life, the human brain is powered by the willingness to succeed. Whatever we do, we want to become successful. But success doesn’t come on a silver platter.

A recent article detailing the new rules of success on Psychology Today explains what it takes these days to succeed, a wish we carry with us from the moment we learn how to walk and talk.

Inspired by the article, we gathered for you 7 tips to help you reach your fullest potential.

1- Never procrastinate. Avoid deferring any assignment or plan that could be achieved instantly. You often lose many opportunities for being late to act upon them. Remember, time is money. It’s the ageless golden rule in business.

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Photo credit: Virgin

2- Befriend your enemy. Don’t get preoccupied with finding ways to destroy your enemy or you will get distracted from your real goal. In today’s world, time doesn’t wait so losing both time and effort trying to take down your enemy will only hold you back and drain your powers. Consider burying the hatchet and, who knows, your frenemy might eventually help you reach higher.

3- Don’t wait for people to tell you what you should and shouldn’t do. But this doesn’t mean not accepting advice. There’s a big difference. Learn from mentors, parents and friends, which is necessary for improving, but be responsible for your own actions and learn from your own mistakes first. Every now and then, evaluate yourself, reconsider the efficiency of your actions and line up your plans to match your vision and long-term goals.

4- Get technical. Never stop learning. Whether a novice or a chief, there’s no shame in seeking understanding and knowledge. And today, the best skills from which you can benefit are often technical. It also helps to keep updated on local and international happenings.

5- Step out of your comfort zone. If you’re comfortable, change something. Breaking out of your shell is synonymous with personal and professional growth. In order to succeed, you need to constantly try new experiences. Broaden your horizons and socialize, maybe consider working or studying abroad.

6- Have a good sense of teamwork. When on your own, work with diligence and persistence. When working with a group of people, which often happens in one’s career, it’s important to have those same qualities but more importantly to be cooperative and patient.

7- Work hard. There’s really no substitute to working well, long and with determination. Grit, hustle, perseverance and willpower are true qualities of a successful entrepreneur. And always keep in mind that “where there’s a will, there’s a way.”