Want to know how to be successful in 2021?
Wondering what you can do to make your dreams a reality this year?
Start by taking a look at your 2020!
I know, it’s the year we all want to kick to the curb and forget about. Nonetheless, it’s still important to review the cues there about attitudes and habits that are under your control.
Read on and we’ll show you the way!
Take Control of your Success
If you’re not taking the steps needed to become successful, you may be more afraid of success rather than failure.
Why is that happening?
It’s easier to imagine failure and to get past it, but harder to imagine dealing with the responsibility and expectations of success.
It can feel overwhelming.
Plus, we tend to prepare more for negative things than positive ones. Right? We rehearse over and over in our minds what we could do in case something bad happens.
If you’re afraid of achieving success (or more success than you have now), you should spend more time preparing for success rather than perpetuating your fear.
- Imagine how you’ll feel when you get there.
- How much better will your life be, and the lives of those around you?
- What will you need to adapt to your new circumstances – attitude, relationships, gains, and losses?
- How will you deal with new responsibilities and expectations?
- Imagine the ways you’ll contribute to a better world, and the legacy you’ll leave behind for future generations.
Another obstacle that stops people from success is believing that they lack motivation.
Listen, if you have a dream and you can imagine how beautiful life can be after achieving it, you are already motivated enough to start building it, and make that dream a reality.
Believe in your dream and yourself, and focus more on your plan of action, rather than what you feel regarding your motivation and confidence.
Both will come along the way, from achieving your milestones.
Some people find motivational quotes helpful in those moments of doubt.
23 Keys to Success
Now that you know how to deal with a possible fear of success or lack of motivation, check out the 23 Keys to Success to start or continue your success journey.
1 | Start with a dream. This is your seed of success.
2 | Define what you want. If you don’t know where you’re headed, how will you get there?
Know what you want, and create a plan of action to get there.
3 | Keep your mind switched on positive.
Life gets tough. Be prepared with some positive quotes to focus on.
4 | Live with integrity so you feel good about yourself, and others do too.
5 | Make people feel important.
Everyone loves to be recognized. Remember to focus on the positive, and acknowledge the good traits in others.
6 | Empower others. Help them to reach success too!
Once you’ve recognized and affirmed their positive attributes, empower them to use their skills and gifts without micromanaging.
7 | Apply what you learn.
Don’t wait for the “perfect time,” because it doesn’t exist. There’s no time like the present!
And failure isn’t fatal.
- Apply your knowledge by putting it into action.
- Learn from any mistakes.
- Keep moving forward.
8 | Make yourself known to people that matter to your plans.
It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you!
Don’t be shy – get out of your comfort zone. Do a favor or pay a compliment to someone you admire. Get on their radar now!
9 | Build self-confidence through taking action.
You know it – sitting around fretting about what will happen if you do such-and-such is a confidence destroyer, not builder.
Take action, and whatever happens, just keep swimming.
10 | Value your time. Use your time wisely and keep your focus on the things that are important to you.
11 | Focus on one thing at a time. Multitasking is a myth! It actually takes more time to try to complete several things at once.
Your brain needs time to readjust because you are using a different part of your brain for each task.
Here’s where to find more productivity tips.
12 | Overcome fears, self-doubt, and being too self-conscious.
You have gifts the world needs, and success will follow when you put yourself out there.
13 | Live with passion and live your passions.
Go after what you want with gusto. Delegate tasks you find difficult or boring as soon as you’re able.
14 | Find the fun part in everything you do.
As Mary Poppins said,
In every job that must be done
There is an element of fun.
You find the fun and snap!
The job’s a game.
Focus on the fun. Life’s too short to be grumpy.
15 | Get creative. Brainstorm with others – or by yourself!
Consider every idea no matter how crazy it may sound.
You might enjoy these creativity quotes to get your juices flowing.
16 | Get good and skilled at what you do.
You don’t have to start as an expert – but practice will get you there.
17 | Improve your character traits as needed.
An accountability partner can be an invaluable asset. Listen to suggestions without being defensive.
18 | Build long-lasting and meaningful relationships.
Don’t work so hard that you isolate yourself. Stay connected!
19 | Be persistent and persevere.
The one who wins is the one who keeps going, despite obstacles and setbacks. Don’t give up when success could be right around the corner.
20 | Clean up your environment.
Organize your physical work space, as well as your goals and tasks. The Social Media Content Planner can be very helpful if you do online marketing!
In addition, sometimes it’s necessary to clean out the events and people in your life that are dragging you down.
21 | Delegate. Done beats perfect! Who can help you get some tasks completed?
22 | Be consistent. Another truism: Slow and steady wins the race.
23 | Invest your love, time, and energy on things you want to do long-term.
If you pursue one course and it’s not a good fit, move on to the next. Spend your energy on what’s working and is enjoyable – without neglecting necessary tasks, of course.
All the success tips are summed up on the infographic below.
You might also enjoy our inspiring success quotes infographic.
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