10 Things You Need to Master to Become Successful in Life

There are things we need to let go of and those we should adopt in case we want to be successful in life.

Whereas there is no defined route or formula to success, there a few things which if done and followed will pave the way to the success we all desire.

In this article, I highlight the things every successful person does/has done. Ask everywhere, everyone will tell you the same.

“Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do.” ― William Makepeace Thackeray

  1. Educate yourself

Many people think what they studied at school is all they need to make a life. But guess what, that’s not the case. What we are taught at school will never be enough.

Educate yourself about that specific thing you are passionate about. Do research, read papers, read books, watch television and any other resources that could equip you with knowledge.

  1. Be Persistent

If you fail once, get up once more.

There is no harm in trying again and again till you shoot. You might never know how close you had got if you choose to give up after trying once.

  1. Push your limits

We at times want to limit ourselves. We convince ourselves how we might not be able to archive certain things thus decide to do only a few.

This blocks us from many opportunities. Don’t limit yourself. Don’t close those doors, leave them open.

  1. Exclusive focus

You can’t do many things at a go. You need to focus on one thing at a time and give it your whole without being destructed. Then after you can do another.

  1. Work out everyday

Doing daily exercise is very important. It actually helps you clear your head.

You can start with simple exercise, take a 10 minutes’ walk every morning or go jogging. Most successful people have made working out a priority.

  1. Spend time with people who inspire you

Instead of spending time with people you aren’t learning from, associate with those you look up to. Learn a thing or two from them.

  1. Have enough sleep

Every successful person you ask will tell you the same. Having proper sleep is one habit you must adopt.

Let your body rest such that it regains the energy lost during the day. Some people have at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night.

  1. Wake up early

Waking up a few hours before the time you are supposed to get to work is a must have habit if you are aiming at being successful.

It helps you create more time for yourself. Getting ready, exercising, and meditating without panic.

By the time you are supposed to leave home, your head is already clear and ready for the day.

  1. Manage your time

We spend a lot of time doing things which aren’t helping us in anyway. Or things which we should do last. Write down everything you want to do in a day the day before.

Choose the most important ones and do them first before you waste your energy on less important stuff.

  1. Manage your energy

If you have three meetings in a day, and you give the first meeting like two hours and use all your energy, what will you use in the other two meetings?

Learn to manage your energy, give someone at least twenty minutes of your time but with enough energy such that you can attend to the rest too with enough energy.

Why Can’t We Stop Being Judgemental?

We are living in a society where people are too judgmental. They will jump on to anything even without knowing a single bit about it just to make someone else’s life miserable for their own comfort.

They will tell you to be true to yourself but again judge you for being yourself. I don’t know whether they just want to show off that they are some kind of ‘Saints’ or they are ‘Mr know it all.’
Whatever leads to that, can’t we just embrace our differences!

These people are too strange and unappreciative that they will ignore the hundreds of good things about you and point out only the one bad thing about you.

They will under look the hundreds of good stuff you have done but will be too quick to make noise when you unintentionally do one thing wrong.

And when they are asked who their role models are, they won’t hesitate to mention names like; Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey among other names of a kind.

What they forget is that these people are so unique in a certain way. They aren’t judgmental and this is one of the reasons why they are loved by big masses.

I have seen both Michelle and Oprah rolling out with people you who look up to them can never associate with. Or maybe you can but since you play a saint, you will be scared to.

Why do we have to stress ourselves over things we have nothing to do about? Things which don’t hurt us or we totally don’t understand!

Why do we always want to play the Almighty’s role? Judgment is left to him.

We should stop judging one another. We should stop always trying to find fault in other people’s lives yet we also have our own flaws.

If I want to teach you one thing or two and you find me using the f* word somewhere, can’t you ignore it. Pick what’s important and leave the rest. (winks*)

Just like if you didn’t like my examples in this article, that shouldn’t call for an argument. Just Pick what’s important and stop being Judgmental. (Smiles*)

We need to live happily when we know no one is going to judge our actions. When we are ourselves without hiding under a pretense coat. To live with #NoFear.

Have I used the judgmental word way too much! Worry not, the article is done too.

“When you have a conversation with me, don’t bring colors, sexualities, genders or religious beliefs because I don’t make any differences.”

Quit Keeping Yourself Around Negative Minded People

Many times we labor to explain to people what our motives are. At times they just can’t get it because to them our dreams seem to be so big for us. You know why?

It’s either because they don’t believe in us or they don’t believe in themselves.

I don’t think there is any reason for anyone to doubt the other’s abilities and most of the time those who do, are usually doubting themselves too.

There is no way someone who doesn’t believe in himself will believe in you. Just like someone who can’t take care of themselves can never take care of another.

What am I driving at?

  1. Surround yourself with people who you share a common passion about something.
  2. Those who will help you understand your worth.
  3. Stay around people who will help you change for the better.
  4. People who will help you realize your vision.
  5. People who don’t complain about each and everything.
  6. You deserve to be around people who will clap when you win.
  7. People who will defend you even in your absence.
  8. People who will appreciate you for who you are without trying to change you.
  9. You deserve people who make you feel special, loved and put your happiness first.
  10. People who you feel comfortable with that you can say anything and it doesn’t feel awkward.

Those are the people you need to keep around. And if you your circle doesn’t have any of those, man charge your circle.

Simply make room for the right people who belong in your life by letting go of those who don’t belong. Be firm about what you deserve. You deserve so much better. Don’t limit yourself.

Believe in yourself even when no one else does. You don’t need anyone’s approval. Just clap for yourself. Ignore everything that tries to discourage you from achieving your goals. Be it places, people or anything else.

Lastly, don’t ever give up and don’t ever give in.

The writer is a blogger, speaker, digital influencer and Activist.

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