Success means different things for everyone. What you categorise as successful may not be someone’s else beliefs of success. Everyone works through life at their own pace. For instance, you might not graduate until you’re 30’s or begin pursuing your dream job until later in life, but regardless of when you achieve your goals it’s okay to succeed at a different time to your friends.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all timeline for everyone as we all do it in our own ways. Remember, success doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a work in progress. But know that to be successful you must be constantly striving to be better, of course this can be in any aspect of your life.
How do you measure success when it varies for each individual?
It could be the job you’ve been dreaming about for years or the family you’ve always wanted to start. These are valid successes! Currently my success is defined by completing my undergraduate degree, which I have recently finished therefore I feel successful. But soon enough my goals are going to change meaning I’ll be working towards something new.
There are some general life tips for finding success although these might not be entirely necessary for your career path they can help you achieve your goals.
Here are a few:
- Be ready to learn. You’ve heard the phrase ‘knowledge is power’ and it’s true. Acquiring knowledge is a rich component of life, so by learning new skills you’re improving yourself! Whether that’s an adventurous hobby, learning a new language, or learning a job-specific skill.
- Don’t give up. Failure is and always will be a part of life however those who are successful have not let failure defeat them. Use failure to your advantage. Use it as a tool of motivation.
- You get what you put in. Don’t expect success to find you. You have to be actively working towards your goals. It’s about motivation, determination and positivity . If you put the hard work in you can expect goodness to come from it.
- Surround yourself with positive people with a can-do attitude. You become the people you associate yourself with. A person’s energy can be infectious, how someone acts and their general attitude to life is bound to rub off on you.
- Access your own performance and success. Don’t wait for your employer to provide a review, evaluate yourself and how you think you’re doing, by doing this you can develop your self-awareness and critical analysis skills.
To move forward in your career these tips may be of use whether your career is just beginning, you’re striving for a promotion or you’re looking for your dream role. Our platform Yondur can guide you in the right direction and help you find success.