You've probably wondered at some point why some of us are so much more successful than others? The real reason these people are so successful is because of their habits—the consistent routines they’ve constructed that result in higher productivity.
They did not decide their future, but they did envision it. And they consistently worked towards it, developing useful habits along the way.
Most people don’t get what they want precisely because they don’t know what they want. Set your goals as early as possible and stick to them. You can change how you get there, but don’t keep changing your destination. That’ll just throw you off-track repeatedly. Also, set realistic goals and create the pathways to get there accordingly.
If you choose your goals wisely and are not too far-fetched, this wouldn't be too hard. But even if you hit the lowest point in your journey, you cannot stop having faith in yourself. You have to believe it's possible; if you don't believe in your dreams, nobody else will either. Visualize your success; imagine it every day until you make it happen for real.
Success comes with a price tag. Dreaming and believing are the easy bits. You have to be willing to pay the price no matter what it is. There will be effort required; sacrifices, all-nighters, missed events, you may lose friends along the way, and there will be lots of trade-offs that’ll hurt, but you need to remember the bigger picture.
There are always personal limits, of course, decide very early on what exactly is the price you're willing to pay.
You may think that successful people have no fears, but that's not true; they do feel the same sort of anxiety as you when they're making a risky move. But there's also excitement, and you have to learn to enjoy the thrill. You should make time for regrets; what’s done is done and you should only look back to learn. And don't let any fears dictate your moves; keep following your gut.
One thing that usually stands between you and the path to success is your ego. You're never too good not to need a mentor. Because here's the thing, successful people never stop learning; they have the thirst to improve continually. So always find people that inspire you and learn from them. The most successful people in this world are also the humbn lest ones, here’s to hoping you become one of them!
No matter what career path you choose, it’s always a good idea to work in the industry for a while under those who inspire you and learn a thing or two before you embark on your quest for success.