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9 Effective Ways To Be Successful

Since being successful is a very general definition, I will explain the subject in terms of "successful elements accepted in the society". However, I will give detailed information about the ways - even the secrets - of being successful by showing the common aspects of people who are successful in many of the jobs they undertake. When you read the article to the end, you will find very satisfactory answers to your question of “What should we do to be successful?” Moreover, it is possible to have a good awareness to raise successful children!

Read the definition below carefully.


Success is to perform an action, the result of which is considered beneficial, to overcome a task.

As you can see, the secret to success is not associated with having superior talent. Of course, this is true because having superior abilities (such as dexterity, intelligence, strength) are some of the factors that make it easier to be successful; not all. Success is a result that should be interpreted according to what, by whom, under what conditions and similar questions. If we agree so far, let's get back to the topic of ways to succeed.


1- To be successful, it is necessary to know how to learn and not to make excuses:

When you examine the lives of successful people, you will see this clearly: People who are successful in their academic, business and social life are those who have learned from all their past experiences, positive or negative. Instead of making excuses when the results of your work do not satisfy you or someone else, you should think about where you made a mistake or what you missed. Making this approach a way of thinking is undoubtedly the first step of being successful.

When we choose to learn from the results that seem like "mistakes" for the moment, we remove them from being mistakes and put them in the experience class. New experiences will add value to our past experience that will enable us to be successful in life.

2- It is a must to set a goal to be successful!

Goals are concepts that increase the individual's intrinsic motivation and add meaning to the work done. Every person from 7 to 70 can set goals for himself/herself in the short or long term.

People's goals grow and change with age. We adults make our work more meaningful by setting goals for ourselves.


My goal is to get to the x point in my career because if I get where I want, I will have my financial freedom.

My goal is to do the job given to me in the best way because I want to prove myself. I am working for this.

I will prove myself because that way I can get more job offers. My goal is to increase my income potential and I work for it.

The most important rule when setting a goal is to set a date. Otherwise, our goal will remain just a "dream" instead of a "target" until it is achieved. Even if we cannot determine a clear date when we set a target, we can determine a possible date range. In this way, we enter a planning process.

3- Making an effective planning for success

Many times we do this consciously or unconsciously. Every morning when we wake up, we plan our day. We more or less plan a school term or a work term in our minds. Then we go on with our lives in accordance with this plan. The trick is to plan correctly.

4- People who know themselves well will be successful

The fact that a person has discovered his/her own abilities shows what he/she can do very well. However, we should all know very well in which subjects we do not have the desired level of skill or experience. Knowing what we can and cannot do (at least for now) saves us time and enables us to be successful by making the right choices.

For example, forcing ourselves to be a singer when we don't have a good voice can result in frustration on our part, causing us to say "I failed". In fact, there is no failure. There is a choice error. Likewise, we have a talent for drawing, and if we chose to study in the fine arts department, it would not be a coincidence that we were successful academically.

People who can criticize themselves and know themselves well are not affected by the negative thoughts of others and do not try to copy others. Look, pay attention to this part. It is right to take successful people as an example; Copying successful people is not right!

5- To be successful, it is necessary to work and take action

In some jobs, there may be people who are more successful than you, even if it takes less effort. This does not mean that you can never be more successful than that person. There may also be someone who is more experienced than you in the job in question or has developed their mental skills more in that direction. What you need to do in this case is to work a little harder.

REMEMBER: Success is not the shortest path to results. Success is achieving the best result.

Always take action for what you have planned, take action. Waiting until you create the most perfect plan is actually nothing more than delaying success. Maybe start somewhere with a page of writing or a small business to implement your plans. When you are involved in the process, you will see that you can actually succeed.

6- It is necessary to be stable for success.

Giving up after a few tries or getting bored quickly are hidden obstacles to success. In the same way, constantly looking for the easy way can distract a person from his/her work. Works not done are considered unsuccessful. So being consistent is the secret to success.

7- Choice of friends affects one's success in life

We may have read hundreds of advice and dozens of articles on choosing the right friend. The point I want to underline here is this: Do not consider the necessity of choosing the right friend as just “protection from mistakes”. When you come together with the right people and do the right things, you can drag success with you.

Join the organizations you are invited to, meet new people and always be social. As the successful businessman and author Manzie R. Walfer said, ‘'People do business with people''. So, even if your job doesn't involve communicating with others, you will still need people as a result, as the work you do will affect other people's lives. The success of an online shopping website is actually the success of the people working in the background. Meeting new people can offer you new opportunities.

8- Being a perfectionist is one of the hidden obstacles to success. Get rid of this!

Recall the definition of success. You don't have to be the best at what you do. Take what you can, but if you can't, you don't have to quit. What matters is what is expected of you or what you expect from yourself. Chances are, those people point to weren't once the best in their field either.

9- It is also difficult for individuals with poor mental health to be successful

As I mentioned at the beginning of the article: Success is a very general concept. Let's just say to be successful in life. To be successful in life, we must take care of our mental health. We cannot achieve sustainable success by constantly focusing on goals and achievements and sacrificing our social life, loved ones, and time for ourselves. After a while, we may find ourselves moving away from the jobs we are successful in, due to burnout syndrome and depression.

Every person should know and discover the activities he/she enjoys and spare time for these activities. As a social being, people should also spend time with their loved ones.

10- Summarizing ways to success

Learning from seemingly negative experiences

Not making excuses

Know yourself

Make a plan

Take action

Be stable

Having the right friend, the right environment

Not being a perfectionist

It is necessary to take care of our mental health.

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