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Why success is important in life? It won’t be a hard question to answer because In today’s society in which we live, without a doubt, one of the most important elements of progress and living is success.
Each of us has a unique idea of what success is. Your success is getting what you want for your life, what you have set out to do, be it winning a competition, getting a job, having a relationship, starting a business, earning money for some goal, or quitting smoking.
In personal life, at work, in the decisions you make, in the way you manage your own economy: success is present in everything, and it becomes almost one of the only engines that move us.
Other values such as solidarity, ideology or courage, weigh less and less. Our actions are often marked in large part by our pursuit of success.
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How does it all begin? Success was not always predominant
The notion of success as we know it is an element that began to take shape in the Modern Age, more specifically in the 14th century.
With the development of capitalism, the prevailing value began to be a success, especially personal success.
Thus, all actions, which were previously dedicated to honouring God, will begin to be carried out for pure pleasure and personal benefit.
With capitalism, the notion of individualism was born and also that which tells us that only our actions can mark our path.
Success has become the key to life for world societies.
Although there are still spiritual expressions or where solidarity prevails, most of the bonds, actions, and decisions we make are directly related to our search for success and triumph.
Not being successful in our life is a failure and can easily lead to emotional problems such as frustration or despair.
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Success from another point of view: is it possible to think of someone else besides me?
Despite the fact that everything that surrounds us permanently tells us and points out that success is only an individual matter, that each of us has to fight for his own success, it is also true that a person can be successful when he helps others who they need it when they put their material or human resources at the disposal of others.
In this sense, success becomes a very important need to be able to live and coexist in the most humane way possible.
Success can also be finding ourselves in another way, leaving aside the material and wealth to think about the transcendence, in which we can leave the world thanking it for everything it gave us.
Thus, we will all be successful, and our confidence or satisfaction will no longer depend only on the results of our actions but on harmonious and reflective community life.
Another reason why success is so important to humans is that it has evolved into what we are right now.
When we have success in our lives, our body generates dopamine, and when we feel good, we feed ourselves back to be successful again.
That is why it is so important to be aware of our successes and celebrate because they push us to new success.
Ok, now you know why success is important but now lets dive into key points on how you can be successful in life.
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How to be successful in life
1- Interact with others effectively
This has a lot to do with knowing how to relate socially. Knowing how to relate effectively with others is a necessary skill to achieve anything.
When I studied the career, there were the typical people who attended classes very infrequently but had an excellent gift of people that they used to get notes or whatever they needed later.
Curiously, these people got a better job than many other people who attended class in a disciplined way but did not have as much social intelligence.
Reading is an activity that I frequently cite, but books’ knowledge and skills are not paid for with money. Picking up a good book, and starting to read it requires no effort.
3- Choose your friends well
As this famous quote says:
“Show me your friends and I will show you your future.”
Surround yourself with interesting people but, above all, make sure they are positive and, if possible, have the same interests as you. On the other hand, run away from negative people.
4- Dedicate yourself to what you like and do well
The ideal is to find a job that you really like and that you are good at. In this way, you can stand out from others and try to become the best.
5- Get used to getting out of your comfort zone
The vast majority of people want to stay in their comfort zone.
You can’t expect magic to appear when you always do the same things over and over again. You need to step up and start doing new things.
Fear of failure is generally the reason people stay in their comfort zone.
6- Consistency is the key to success
In any activity in life, perseverance is necessary if you want to stand out from other people.
7- Take care of your health
Exercise, eat and sleep well. The better you treat your body, the better you will feel and the better results you will have in any area of life.
Successful people have time to prepare healthy meals and exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.
Not having time to exercise or eat healthy is silly. If you have time to watch TV or check Facebook, you also have time to take care of your body.
8- Don’t get discouraged by failures
Failures are inevitable in life. I do not know anyone who has not had a failure in any area of his life.
The difference between successful people and the rest is in how they deal with such failures.
If you use your failures as an opportunity to improve and resume your activities with more courage, you will be assured of success in what you are doing.
9- Do not settle into inactivity
The bed and the sofa are the killers of life. The bed is for a night’s rest (and other things 😉) but not for lying on it wandering or crying. Get up and go for a walk.
Think of new directions that you can give to your life to help you achieve what you want.
10- Accept those things that we cannot change
There is a saying or prayer that says:
“God, give me the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.”
Do not waste your time and energy on those things that do not depend on you. Focus on those things that you can really improve.
11- Take time each day to motivate yourself
We all need to remember why we spend so much time on that activity in which we want to excel.
Maybe you want to get more money, fame, recognition, … Whatever the cause, you must remember why you do it and visualize in your mind the moment when you will achieve your goal.
This last tip is related to # 4. If you choose to do something that you like, you are sure to do it with enthusiasm and passion. These attitudes will lead you to success in your company.
13- Focus on being productive (which is very different from being busy)
Get in the habit of eliminating the phrase “I’m busy” from your vocabulary, say rather “I can’t do it because it’s not a priority for me.”
All people have 24 hours a day. It is you who must assign those priority tasks for you.
When you wake up, dedicate yourself to a single task that makes a difference in your life. It will be your key task. Set a key task every day and do it.
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14- Add value
You have to contribute something of value whatever your occupation. Your success will be determined by how much value you are able to contribute to others.
Surely in your work, you have competitors who offer the same as you. If you are able to add more value than your competitors, you will place yourself above them.
I would like to know your opinion about all this that we have talked about. What is, in your opinion, what really determines the success of a person?