Success is something that cannot be achieved overnight. It requires hard work and perseverance, determination and strong willpower. It is up to you to choose whether you want to be successful, and there are a plethora of ways you can become successful!

Successful individuals all have similar attributes in common. The skills that help them to lead a successful life require building and practicing numerous habits. In this article, I chose to create a list rather than writing an essay-styled article.  After writing countless posts on success, I thought I’d try something new and put together all the tips I have shared over multiple articles, into one list.

Personally, I find lists to be more memorable and effective as they are short and concise.  Also, considering there is more than one particular method to achieve success, a list provides a better overall platform to showcase these methods.

This article is filled with 100 ways to achieve success and while it doesn’t provide you with details on “how to do something” to the T, it gives you the opportunity to create your own habits by picking and choosing what you want at your own pace! As Aristotle once said,

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

100 Ways to Achieve Success

In no particular order:

  1. Set daily goals for yourself
  2. Always take risks and chase success
  3. Surround yourself with successful individuals
  4. Focus on your goals and make your life goal-oriented
  5. Imagine and visualize yourself being successful
  6. Make a plan or blueprint for success
  7. Be spontaneous and listen to your gut
  8. Work with the flow of things
  9. Stay away from distractions. Moreover, understand that your time is limited
  10. Remove any false beliefs and ideologies
  11. Develop self-confidence
  12. Be open to new types of thinking
  13. Improve your social skills
  14. Be relevant and always up to date
  15. Accept failure and learn from it
  16. Be persistent and develop a relentless motor
  17. Be flexible to your environment
  18. Always take care of yourself
  19. Exercise and maintain good physical health
  20. Become educated and continuously strive to learn new things
  21. Be both books smart and street smart
  22. Strive to be successful for the right reasons
  23. Speak the truth and be honest
  24. Optimize your sleeping habits
  25. Always believe in yourself and your abilities
  26. Develop a routine and follow it
  27. Manage your time
  28. Be patient, calm and collected
  29. Develop a goal-oriented approach
  30. Have a strong desire to attain success
  31. Think positive and make success your ultimate goal
  32. Don’t make excuses for yourself
  33. Be committed to your dreams. Always.
  34. Always be learning
  35. Dream bigger than big
  36. Focus on opportunities rather than failure
  37. Always remember that obstacles are only temporary
  38. Visualize your desired process and desired end goal
  39. Be willing to be different than the rest
  40. Become proactive and bold
  41. Create a successful mindset.
  42. Play to your strengths while working on your weaknesses
  43. Take a leap of faith
  44. Learn and grow from feedback
  45. Prioritize your time
  46. Be mentally active and engaged
  47. Find mental peace
  48. Break down goals into smaller manageable chunks
  49. Closely monitor your progress
  50. Have an optimistic perspective on life
  51. Communicate more effectively
  52. Find people you can trust and rely on
  53. Give generously and share what you have
  54. Set time limits and restrictions on yourself
  55. Find the purpose of your life or goal
  56. Find the passion behind your goal
  57. Always study successful people and imitate their positive attributes
  58. Accept failure and learn from your mistakes
  59. Remove fear and doubt from your thinking
  60. Develop an inner locus of control
  61. Commit to your journey
  62. Take responsibility. Specifically, for your actions, ideas, and thoughts
  63. Don’t procrastinate
  64. Always be a hard worker
  65. Always be bound by time
  66. Don’t be addicted to anything. Furthermore, take control of your life
  67. Be as productive as possible
  68. Don’t oversleep. Don’t under sleep
  69. Play sports and participate in extracurricular activities
  70. Don’t waste time doing unnecessary things
  71. Be dedicated to the task at hand and give your 100%
  72. Never quit. Never stop
  73. View failure as feedback
  74. Develop an open perspective
  75. Persevere
  76. Organize your mind and thoughts
  77. Learn to control your emotions
  78. Improve your self-esteem
  79. Shun bad-habits and replace them with good ones
  80. Use your resources wisely
  81. Become comfortable with yourself. Similarly, be comfortable with your surroundings
  82. Learn how to make people like you
  83. Depend on your instincts
  84. Think things through
  85. Be flexible and open to change
  86. Be open to opinions and strong personalities
  87. Identify your weaknesses
  88. Solve problems
  89. Don’t dwell on the negatives
  90. Be altruistic and care for others
  91. Always be 100% there
  92. Overcome rejection
  93. Always be humble
  94. Make your goals public
  95. Find support in others
  96. Silence your inner critic
  97. Always identify the most important tasks and complete them first
  98. Learn how to remove stress as well as anxiety from your life
  99. Don’t be scared to take the leap
  100. Pray and remember God.

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Alison R

Alison is a freelance author, yoga enthusiast and a strong believer of self-improvement. Being in the self-help industry for over 9 years, Alison has a plethora of knowledge which she loves to share and discuss with her readers. Alison was one of the first freelance authors for and continues to contribute today.

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