How to Find Success in Life



Success is something everyone wants, but we might define it differently. A lot of people associate success with having lots of money or having a fancy job title. 
I think success can be a lot of different things. You can have success in relationships,  or creating that family you always wanted,  maybe it's being a successful athlete,  or getting that master or doctorates degree you have been working so hard to get. I think success can be anything you want that involves you to work hard to get. 

There are some things you can do to help you live the successful life you want. 



1. Have a great emotional intelligence. 

Emotional Intelligence is something that is important to work on regardless of where you are in your life. To have or improve on emotional intelligence, you need to work on understanding both your emotions and other people's emotions.

 When your able to identify how your feeling, you are able to control them better. It will help you to be able to step back and look at your feelings toward something and look at it as an outsider would see it. That can help with a lot of conflicts that may come up in your life.

When you're able to understand your own emotions,  it will help you notice how others are feeling, and even noticing people's nonverbal signs.

I have some information on another blog post to help you get started on having a better emotional intelligence. 


2. Perseverance and Willpower

These are characteristics that everyone has, but those who don't have strong willpower will have a harder time feeling successful in life. 

The good news is,  if you put In the effort to strengthen these characteristics, you will be more successful in your life. 
So what are some things you can work on to strengthen your willpower?

If you're like me,  I can hardly keep away from the sugary snacks after 7 pm. But I use my willpower to avoid those snacks which help me strengthen my willpower. If you want to strengthen your willpower, work on a small weakness you might have. Anything like drinking that nightly beer,  or any other addictive habits you might have.  
Set small goals to achieve to end these habits,  and if you continually follow through,  that helps you strengthen your willpower.
All it takes is practice, and maybe a good distraction to help you achieve your goals. 

3. Motivation

Motivation is a powerful tool to use. It's always easy to have your motivation be things like money or awards. But I think when you have more intrinsic or personal motivations, you're more likely to succeed. Usually son dr. I have an endearing for snacks, I give myself goals,  and if I succeed,  I reward myself with a yummy treat. It really motivates me!


4. Be Courageous, Curious, and Competitive

So,  people who have these traits aren't usually looking to articles like this to be successful. They are out there doing.  
I am a very introverted person who avoids conflict as much as possible. But I feel like I am still successful and still follow these 3 C's in a way my personality can handle. I push myself to be courageous in certain situations that I'd otherwise try to get out of, I'm always curious of everyone and everything around me and curious to see what happens when I try something out of my comfort zone,  I don't like to compete with others so I complete with myself.  Trying to outdo me.



Courage is one of the most common traits that come to mind when thinking about a successful person. They are the ones who aren't afraid to take risks.
It's hard to make yourself courageous,  but not impossible. How can you become better at overcoming your fears of taking the risk?
Positivity! If you can work on becoming a more positive thinker, fear can't take you down as easily. Positivity will help you see the good outcomes to the risks, which will make the bad side of the risk not look so bad.
I also think common sense is huge. When you work on your emotional intelligence, your gut feeling will start pushing you in the right directions. Most people who have low emotional intelligence have a hard time feeling those gut feelings. 
Gut feelings will tell you what risks feel right to go for, or which risks you shouldn't take. 

Being Curious of the world and what it has to offer is a trait that successful people have. 
If your one to avoid curiosity, get out of that habit now. A great way to help your curiosity is to relate tasks to your interests. 
I love to have things organized. It's hard for me to focus otherwise. But I also hate cleaning my House. Doesn't everyone? So I've made a game of it. If I have to do projects,  I do one at a time,  but I find a way to fit my organizing skills into it. Clean out the old food in the fridge? It gives me a chance to put all that food in different spots so everything fits better,  and I can find things easier. 
I know that doesn't sound like me being creative,  but when I organize,  I'm going by my own thoughts and ideas on how to organize,  so yes it can be creative. 

Another way to expand your curiosity is to learn new things. Even if you are an expert on a topic,  you can always find more things about that subject to learn about. 
Or if you see a cool building you pass every day on your way to work,  look it up. Find out when it was built,  the story behind it. Once you start doing things like that,  you will start finding more and more things you're curious about. It will help build your curiosity,  and knowledge of the world around you. 

 Competitiveness is something I used to always avoid. I hated when people were better than me. But I heard something once that changed my view on being competitive. Competition is a great motivator but does not help you if you fall prey to jealousy.
I was always jealous of others and that was my downfall. 
I decided to start using my competitive side against myself. I focused on what I was improving on. I stopped feeling like I needed to compete against others. 
If others succeed, focus on feeling happy for them.  Don't let your jealousy rule you. 


When your able to strengthen these things, you will start seeing more success in your life. 

Things will never change unless you change the things in your life holding you back. 

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Comments

  1. Exactly! To me success is far more than obtaining material wealth or prominence

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    1. I wish everyone could see it that way. People would be so much happier with their successes

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  2. very true. for me success is about sustaining my achievements continuosly

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  3. This list is so true, and they are absolutely free. They cannot be learned or bought; however, so crucial to have. I especially feel that perseverance and willpower is lacking so many in my workforce. People give up when things get hard.

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    1. It's hard to see people who give up easily. They have no idea how close to success and happiness they are because they give up too soon

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  4. Success can be achieved in many ways in professional life and in personal life. I like your suggestions which can help in this direction.

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    1. I agree. It's important to work toward success in both aspects of your life. I think that will make you feel very fulfilled

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  5. Very inspiring post ,You have a great command over the words.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate that! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Motivation is huge for becoming successful! This is a great post and completely true.

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    1. Thank you! Motivation can be hard to manifest but once you find your motivation, you will find your success

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  7. Great post! I am super competitive, but only with myself these days. We are all on our own paths!

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  8. I love this list and I love that you included emotional intelligence I think this is really important in our day to day interactions on all fronts... great post.
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    1. Thank you! I totally agree. Everyone needs emotional intelligence but only a few have it.

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  9. I really do believe that having courage equals success, you have to believe you can do it!

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  10. This is an insightful blog post. I loved reading about your perspective! Keep 'em coming

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  11. I loved reading this! I agree with your thoughts on emotional intelligence. You won't go anywhere if you just remain closed minded. It's always good to understand the feelings of others. - Caly M (calymonreal.com)

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    1. Thank you! Emotional intelligence is so important to have for every aspect of life.

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  12. I agree, very inspiring post

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  13. Motivation and courage keeps me going, even though not all will like the idea, but I let myself know the results I'll get and move on.

    Thank you for this post.

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    1. Those are so important to have. Courage is sometimes a really hard thing for me. I have to push myself into it and just take what I get. But it always pays off when I do.

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  14. Being alone or feeling alone have is negative for self growth and having family and friends helps alot, this is inspiring, thank you.

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    1. Yes so true. You always need a good support system to help you through.

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  15. Very true, the definition of success varies from persons to persons.

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  16. What a beautifully written post! I always pray for courage on a daily basis because I strongly believe it makes the difference between actually going after the things I want or not. I just love all the things you listed to achieve success, so true and very helpful. Thanks for this motivating post

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    1. Thank young, I appreciate that. I hope you find lots of success in your life!

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  17. Such a well written post! It is so important to reflect and work on the path forward

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    1. Thank you, and I appreciate your comment. I hope all that read my post continually find inspiration to work toward

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  18. It's all about cultivating a positive mindset. Also, emotional intelligence is the gift of wisdom. I enjoyed your post!

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  19. People always emphasise upon competition but forget perseverance. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Perseverance is so important to achieve success

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  20. I feel like society has such a strange idea of success. I think emotional intelligence is so important for pretty much anything in life. There's a lot to be said for being able to communicate with and relate to others.

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    1. So true! I wish everyone would work on their emotional intelligence. I think people would get along better with others

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  21. All very good points! I think for me, the most important is persistence.

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  22. All great tips to be successful in life!

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  23. I lack willpower and am currently struggling to develop it.

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  24. I think the bottomline of this one is that we should always have a positive outlook in life. Eveeybody is fighting their own battles and we won't be able to help if we lose to ourselves.

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  25. Wow great post ! If only more people think like this. Very rare do you bump into people now a days that have your mentality. Everything you’ve said is completely true.

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  26. Willpower is finite. It gets used up when we have too much decisions to make and we have to use it every time.
    Motivation is fleeting. It's not always there when you need it.

    I'll rather not rely on this two.
    What I do instead is to build good habits until they become automatic behaviours which requires less willpower and motivation.

    This way I save the willpower for more important decisions.

    These are great tips and one that will be helpful in winning ourselves first.

    Thanks for sharing.

    (Would you be interested in collaboration?)

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  27. I second your thoughts. Success means different things to different people. We should understand what we want and strive to achieve it.

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  28. I am all in on the curious aspect. I think sometimes we are too shy and don't venture out and explore and think beyond what we should! Thanks for posting!

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  29. If we combine all these, we can get what we aim and make everything smooth based on our own ways.

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