First of all, you have to define what success means to you. Whatever you are trying to accomplish, where would have to reach in order for you to consider yourself “Successful”?
After you have decided what your goal is. there is one thing you have to know. Loving what you do is an essential ingredient for success. If you do not absolutely love what you do, you will not succeed at it. Why would you want to, anyway?
So if you know what you want, and you love the work that will get you there, the next step is to focus. Focus all your mental energies on your goal and the tasks that will get you there. Famous author Brian Tracy, always likens this to a sun ray through a magnifying glass. Sunrays become much stronger when they are focused through the magnifying glass. Look what happens to the leaves the sunrays are focused on. Think of your thoughts as the sunrays, your focus is the magnifying glass, What will happen to the tasks you are focusing on?
Let’s face it, there are so many distractions today. So many things to do. Many of them look attractive. But if you want to reach your goal, you have to forget about them. You will never be able to do everything that you can actually do in life. So cut out the stuff that doesn’t matter. Focus on what matters.
Take action everyday. Taking small steps everyday, is better than taking one or two giant steps then slacking off. Even better, take BIG steps everyday. You will get there in no time.
Maintain a positive attitude. Failures along the way are just set backs, and lessons to learn from. Learn what you need, keep going, and don’t look back. When you reach your goal, then you can look back at all you did to get where you are now, and congratulate yourself.