Becoming successful is an extremely subjective topic. To simplify its definition, it’s thought that the higher one is at on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, that the better off one will be. So this goes back to Psychology 101, this where people need to realize their potential.
Most can’t reach the heights of success unless all of the lower human level needs are met first. For instance, you can’t be at your best if you don’t have enough money to buy food, pay the bills, or lack self esteem. So what you need is to move up the human pecking order.
So is there a scientific method to become successful, a road map, a clinical tour that one can take to propel themselves forward. A “To-Do” list of things so one can cross the threshold and achieve more success in their lives.
Action Takers Have Higher Confidence
Everyone has different degrees of confidence, this in their work as well as their personal lives, their relationships, and it varies based on their hierarchy, station in life.
Some claim that success is dependent on one having confidence more than they do competence. Those with low confidence are generally inactive, and it’s known that one needs to take action to succeed.
How confidence accumulates, generates itself is through hard work, dedication, and repetition, reaching success by overcoming the fear of failure.
Strengthening One’s Authenticity
Authenticity is a strong leadership trait, that those who are cocksure of themselves, who are true and more sure of who they are, succeed more often. Those who make decisions based on their values.
The “fake it till you make it” protocol can work. If one is in a position of leadership, they need to project that they’re a people person, a confident leader who’s willing and able to take charge.
So if you play act to emulate the qualities that a successful leader possesses, that doesn’t mean that you’re a fake. All it means is that you are a work in progress, someone who’s trying hard.
Improving One’s Social Skills
The thought is that the most successful of individuals in business excels by having superior social skills along with cognitive ability, which is usually the case.
It was once thought however, that raw aggressiveness instead of having street smarts correlated more with success, which is now known isn’t always the case. It’s those who are savvy, smart, and socially adept, who consistently earns more than others.
Learning To Delay Gratification
Those who have strict discipline, those who are able to resist temptation, have better more refined control, all scored higher on aptitude tests, while having lower incidences of substance abuse.
They’re able to manage their personal issues such as stress better. They’re able to resist enticement by avoiding the easy traps, this by managing more rationality. They have the motivation and discipline to adopt better habits.
To Start Small And Slow
One needs to begin by taking baby steps, this by picking one thing to improve on daily, while committing to doing tasks which takes only seconds to do, such as immediately washing the dishes after eating, or bypassing the bag of chips for a banana when wanting a snack.
It’s found that the top performers regardless of the field they’re in, such as athletes, CEOs, musicians, or artists, are more consistent and rigid in everything they do, this compared to their weaker peers.
What they do is show up and then deliver on a daily basis while everyone else gets bogged down with their emotional issues. They don’t get distracted by the smaller nuances of life, where others battle procrastination.
Grit Consistency And Long Term Goals
There’s one key trait that’s found common among the successful, and that’s grit. What this grit signifies is having stamina. Grit is being focused and sticking with one’s immediate and future plans.
This grit just isn’t a daily ritual, or until payday rolls around, but has been installed for years. They work extremely hard with determination, this to make their future dreams and visions a reality. Grit is similar to running a marathon instead of a 100 meter sprint.
Always Be Improving And Growing
When someone is able to manage and control their behavior, doing so affects their success ratio. They have developed a rigid fixed mindset, believing that intelligence, character, and creativity are unchangeable.
They have adopted a “growth” mindset, seeing failure as a growing and learning process, and will therefore embrace all challenges, persevere against any setbacks, expect and accept criticism, which allows them to reach higher levels of achievement.
It Remains A Work In Progress
This isn’t saying that this mindset makes them think they’re invincible, allowing them to become anything or anyone they want. That with the proper education and motivation, they can become the next Steve Jobs.
Instead, what they believe is that since a person’s ultimate potential is infinite, and may never be realized, that it’s difficult to predict what someone can accomplish with the proper dedicated training and passion.
Create And Invest In Relationships
What’s been concluded is something that you most likely already know, and that’s we all need close relationships in our lives. Finding someone to love is the key to our success and happiness.
Even if someone is extremely successful in their profession, amassing massive amounts of money while experiencing good health, without having close loving relationships and not a facade, one would not be complete.
It’s known that a person’s long-term happiness depends on two distinct factors, the first being finding someone to love, and the other being finding ways to keep and nurture that love.