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Everything we do in life, we do in hopes of becoming successful. When we go to college, we choose the major that we believe will give us the most opportunity. When we find a job, we look for the one giving us the highest salary and when we open a new business we aim to make the most amount of money. But the humbling thing is no matter how ambitious we are success does not come overnight. It takes years of hard work and perseverance. Individuals who have become the best in their field, have worked incredibly hard their whole lives to achieve their goal. Every person’s journey to becoming successful is different but the one thing that unifies them all is that every successful person had to take very similar steps to success to get to their final destination.

Reality is on your journey to becoming successful you will encounter thousands of obstacles. But it is up to you to keep going and it is up to you to find the motivation to continue. By adopting a “loser” mentality and being afraid of unknowns, you will never be able to achieve success. Choosing to deal with your difficulties and obstacles will mold you into a stronger person. This will make it that much easier for you to find success in your life. In this article, you will learn 4 fundamental steps to success that will help to guide and motivate your journey towards reaching your full potential!

4 Simple Yet Powerful Steps To Success:

1. Be Yourself and Own It

Steve Jobs said it best in his quote,

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

After this vivid message, there is not much to add but the fact that personal change is completely up to you! You can keep on waiting for tomorrow or you can take control of your life and change for the better today.

2. Always Be Committed

Whether your in school, a relationship, or on a sports team, commitment is key for all aspects of life. And success can never be found nor achieved, without commitment. Without commitment, you limit your potential. Commitment gives you focus and drive, and without these two things, nothing can be fruitful.
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All your favourite athletes, actors, mathematicians, etc. They all reached their current life stage by staying committed to their goal. Commitment takes a lot of hard work. There will be times where your goal may not seem worth it, but it is up to you to stay committed. Understand that the process is a part of your goal and your goal is dependent on you.

All your favourite athletes, actors, mathematicians, etc. They all reached their current life stage by staying committed to their goal. Commitment takes a lot of hard work. There will be times where your goal may not seem worth it, but it is up to you to stay committed. Understand that the process is a part of your goal and your goal is dependent on you.

The greatest example of commitment can be seen through the famous basketball player, Lebron James. While he grew up with a bumpy childhood in an underprivileged neighborhood, he realized his passion for basketball. Lebron James’ goal was to be as great as he could be. He believed, “commitment is the key to anything”. He entered the league straight out of high school, and now 17 years later, he is considered one of the greatest to have ever played the game.

3. Be Open to New Ideas

Always be open to opinions and new ideas as you never know from which direction your success will come. One quote by Swami Vivekananda really expressed the importance of this idea.

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.

If you stay too fixated on a certain idea, you might miss out on great opportunities. For example, in the 1930s after the baker (Ruth Wakefield) put chocolate pieces into her cookie batter with the hope that they would melt. But once the cookies were baked, the chocolate pieces had formed into little chunks. Her cookies did not turn out as expected at all. But guess what? Ruth Wakefield’s “mistake” became the world-famous dessert, “chocolate-chip cookies”!

4. Be As Productive As Possible

No matter how much planning you do, in the end, it always comes down to how much work you can get done. Keeping your self busy and productive will give you a purpose. Create a schedule or assign yourself tasks for the week. This will help you stay on top of your game and feel good about yourself. You can even reward yourself for completing tasks.

Rather than spending time binge-watching your favourite show for the tenth time, staying productive will allow you to keep your mind active and healthy. And always remember, a productive person is a successful person.

As Paul J. Meyer said

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.

Final Words

Everyone has their own, unique road to success. But the 4 key steps to success mentioned in this article, will help you to make that journey a bit less difficult. Always remember that you have the potential to achieve anything you put your mind to. If you work hard and thoroughly understand these four fundamental rules, you will get there. In the end, I would like to wish you luck and all the best!


Alison R
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 CodeofLiving.com and continues to contribute today.


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