All the successful people in the world know the rules of success. Anyone can be successful but for that, he/she has to follow some basic rules of success. Unsuccessful people think that success is hard and it is only meant for some special people but that’s not true; success is very easy to accomplish once you know the basic rules for success.
“Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It’s something that truly exists in all of us”
Here are the 10 rules that you must follow if you want to be highly successful in your life.
1. Use your time wisely:
The quality of your life directly depends on how you spend your precious time. Managing your time is like managing your life. Time is irretrievable; once you spend it then it’s gone; forever. You cannot save time; you can only spend it. Now, whether you spend it on productive activities or unproductive activities, is your choice. The more time you spend on unproductive activities, the more time you lose. So stop killing your precious time right now and use it efficiently.
“Time = life; waste your time and waste your life or master your time and master your life”
– Alan Lakein
2. Believe in yourself:
You can change the world but in order to do that, you must first believe in yourself.
According to scientists, it is scientifically impossible for a Bumblebee to fly because of its heavy body weight but the Bumblebee doesn’t know this so it thinks that it can fly and so it does.
Success is not a matter of choice so don’t wait for it, just get up and achieve it.
“A man without confidence is like a body without a soul”
3. Live in the present moment:
If you are not living in the present moment then you are living in an illusion. Approximately 60,000 to 70,000 thoughts enter our mind daily. Our success and failures directly depend on the type of these thoughts. According to a research, 90% of the thoughts which enter our mind are either of our past or our future. You should learn from your past and plan for your future but that doesn’t mean that you should waste your precious time worrying about your past or your future. If you want to change your life then you must think and work in the present moment.
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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate your mind on the present moment”
4. Work hard and stay focused:
Work as if your competitor is working 24 hours a day to take all that you want away from you. With hard work and focus, you can achieve the most difficult things no matter what obstacles come your way. Hard work is the building block for success.
You cannot be successful just by dreaming about success. To achieve great success you have to do a lot of hard work; there are simply no shortcuts to success. Thomas Edison and Abraham Lincoln continuously worked hard even after countless failures and it was their hard work and determination that made them successful.
“Work hard to get what you like; otherwise you will be forced to just like what you get”
5. Set right priorities in life:
Everyone in this world has limited time. As the famous saying goes- ‘YOU CAN DO ANYTHING BUT NOT EVERYTHING’. Everyone has the same amount of time but it depends on each person how they set priorities in their life. If you want to be successful and do not want to live an average life then put those things on the top of your priority list which will help you achieve your goal.
“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and get to work”
-H. L. Hunt
6. Find your true passion:
If you want to be successful and do something great then put everything else on the bottom of your priority list and put your passion on the top. Discover that one thing that you love to do. If you don’t know what you are passionate about then keep on trying different things until you find something that you love doing more than everything else.
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“Love what you do and do what you love because passion is the key that opens the door to greatness”
– Steve Jobs
7. Read a lot of books:
There is one habit that all the successful people possess: READING. Bill Gates reads at least 500 pages a day. Warren Buffett reads 600 to 800 pages a day. Moreover, he spends 80% of his time reading. A survey has been conducted, and it was found that 99% of the rich and successful people are regular readers. If you too want to be successful then you also should read a lot because reading is a very good exercise for your brain. Daily exercise will keep you physically fit and daily reading will keep you mentally fit.
Read- Readers are leaders.
“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”
8. Dream big:
There is one famous saying, ‘If you can dream it then you can achieve it.’ All the successful people in the world dream big in life and that is why they are able to achieve big things. Always dream big in life because you do not get charged for it. Just dream big, believe that you can realize your dreams and you will.
“Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and to change the world”
– HARRIET TUBMAN
9. Be yourself, Be unique:
If you want to be highly successful in this competitive world in a short period of time then you have to do something different from the crowd. If you are going to walk with the crowd then you are going to become a part of the crowd.
Do something unique and original instead of copying others. All the successful people whether it is Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos have done something unique and that’s why they are so successful.
“Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have the perseverance to realize the great life”
– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
10. Never make excuses:
Stop making excuses in life. Nobody wants to hear your excuses, all the people in the world want results. If you want to do something, then you will find a way, if not then you will find an excuse. Everyone can produce an excuse but it takes courage, dedication, and hard work to produce results. Everyone has a problem in life, the only difference between a successful person and an unsuccessful one is that successful people never make excuses no matter, how big their problem is.
Always remember – Winners give results and losers give excuses.
“The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you reach the top”
– O. J. Simpson
Success is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. Your choices, habits, and attitude determine your future success. I know that most people will feel motivated after reading the above-mentioned tips, but the very next day their motivation will perish and they will get back to their routine and average life. It is an underlying problem with all of us. We all read motivational books, listen to motivational speeches, watch motivational videos and get motivated but the very next day we forget all the things and go back to our routine life. If you are serious about your life and want to do something big in life then follow the above-mentioned rules of success and success will find you.
“Learn the rules of the game and then play better than everyone else”