10 Tips on how to be successful in Life and Career
It can be extremely hard to achieve balance while juggling social time, personal life, community service, careers, family, self-care, hobbies, and more.
It needs to be understood that in order to attain professional goals and also be there for the family, you need to reorganize your life. You need to get rid of the non-important activities that all of us are so used of doing. These time-consuming, empty activities include – checking email a million times per day, watching too many useless movies, or mindlessly scrolling through social media.
In order to be successful in life and career, one needs to focus on priorities, and eliminate the unimportant time-taking activities. By being extremely focused and determined regarding where you spend your time and energy, you can attain the subtle sense of balance.
People who have attained satisfying, successful lives have certain habits. While the majority of the people find it extremely hard to be amazing and satisfied both at work and in their personal lives; the successful people understand that it is not impossible. The below given tips will help you in becoming a successful person, both in life, and career:
1. Understand what you want
Close your eyes, and think about what you want to do in your life. Make clear goals, and plan about how to achieve those goals. Research, and choose a career option that you think is best suited for you, and is in line with your aptitudes, interest and personality. Think about whether you can see yourself doing that particular job for your whole life. Will this job make you happy, and is it financially rewarding? Do a thorough research about the occupation that you are considering, and know about the qualifications required, and the exact job description.
2. Define success
Everybody wants to achieve success, however, the definition of success is different for each one. For many success is only about achieving financial goals, while for others it is more about the satisfaction that they get from the job. It is very important that you do not just go with the society definition of success, but see success as achieving your goals, and attaining satisfaction. It should be understood that in this journey of achieving a successful and fulfilling life and career one should not forget about being happy; as the real success comes with being happy.
3. Do whatever you feel is right
In this journey of life you will come across many people who think that giving advice is their moral responsibility. Some of these advices would be well meaning, and helpful, while the others won’t be that useful. It is up to you to filter these advices and take-in the only ones with which you agree.
You need to understand that every individual is different, and has different needs; it is not necessary that whatever works for one will also work for the other. Therefore, you should ignore people who say things like – “stay in this job…the money is good”, or “People will kill for this job, so don’t even think about leaving it”. Your career is your choice, and will affect your life a big time, therefore, make the choice only after considering all the factors, and, not only by listening to what others say.
4. Learn to make a balance
In order to be truly successful, you need to make a balance between your personal life, and professional life. You should never forget how important the family is, and make it a point to set aside sometime for your family, and avoid taking any work related calls in this time. You should avoid wasting time, and always give priority to your work, and family. Also, you should never deviate from your target, and continue working for it – along with maintaining a healthy personal life. Just be sure that whenever you come home, make it a point to be mentally with your family, and leave your work problems in the office.
5. Ask for help whenever needed
Understand that nobody is perfect, and nobody knows everything. There are people who are more experienced than you, thus have more knowledge when compared to you. You should never feel inferior or shy in asking for help from these people. There are some genuinely nice people out there, who would be happy to help, and guide you.
In order to be successful you should make a relationship with such experienced, knowledgeable people who could be your mentor. A mentor can advise you on a variety of topics, like – should you go for a job change, what is your job description etc. With time, this mentor can also turn in your friend, and even guide you about your personal matters.
6. Set boundaries
While in order to be successful it is very important to work hard, however, it is also equally important that you know where to draw the line. It is never good to exhaust yourself too much, and work very hard for achieving your goals. You should always rank the tasks that you have to do in order of the priority, and start with the ones that are more urgent. For instance, you should get rid of saying ‘yes’ to each and everything. As soon as you get some task, ask questions (steps, deadline), and take up the task only if you believe that you can fit in your busy schedule. Understand that there are other people in office as well, and try to delegate your work to them, instead of trying to do everything on your own.
It is never a good idea to burden yourself so much that it affects the quality of your work Therefore, it is really important that you learn to say ‘no’. Also, in the race of getting financially successful, you should never forget doing things that matter to you the most.
7. Accept your mistakes
We are humans, and it is normal for humans to make mistakes. Understand that no matter how hard you try, there will always be mistakes, as no person is perfect. However, you need to always stay focused, so that there are less, and less chances of you making a big mistake. And, even after taking all the precautions you make some mistake, just accept it, and apologize. Never, try to give excuses or put the blame on others. Just accept your mistake, and try your best to fix it as soon as possible. Most importantly, always learn from your mistakes, and try not to make the same mistake twice. Remember, it is important that you learn from your mistakes, but it is equally important that you don’t let the mistake affect you, and your confidence. It is important that you move on after fixing the mistake, and if you feel that you have certain other shortcoming, take whatever measures needed to improve.
8. Learn from other
It is not necessary that you have to make your own mistakes in order to learn from them. You can also learn from others, as well as their mistakes. Learning is a lifelong process, and you must never feel ashamed of learning from anyone. If you like someone’s way of working, instead of getting jealous, you should just go upto them, and complement them. You should make it a habit to congratulate people on their success, and praise their achievements. You should never feel threatened by the success of others. Instead, you should be happy to create your own version of success and should really enjoy your lifestyle.
9. Stay away from negative people
You will find many people, who will just find some negative in everything. These kinds of people can never stop complaining, and can never be made happy. These people see only the negative side of things and always find something about which to complain. In order to be happy and successful, you must avoid these kind of people. Not only this, you need to make sure that you do not become this person. Even if you have been harboring a negative attitude all through your life, you can change it. Just like negativity, optimism can also be learned. Take small steps to stay away from negative thoughts like – study your expectations, seek support, etc.
10. Listen to others
It has been established that the numerous times that the most of the failures in the workplace and in relations are due to the people’s incapability to listen. Certainly, listening is something that everyone needs to master. You should listen to others carefully, and with concentration. Careful listening will avert misunderstanding and assist you in building relationship with others. Moreover, by listening, you will widen your perspective, you will be able to appreciate numerous viewpoints, be capable to see things in a new and diverse light, and possibly come up with a better answer. Successful people, particularly leaders, understand how vital listening is. In any case, it is their job to serve their team and, for this listening to others is the most vital task, which they need to know.
If these tips followed regularly it will help you to be successful in life and career, and, thus help you in attaining your dreams. So, in order to be successful in life, just follow the above given tips, and you will see your life change.