3 Steps To Get Closer To Success
No matter how small or big, everyone has aspirations. Our goals may be to become CEOs, earn promotions, or simply head out for a walk early in the morning.
Nevertheless, you’ll need to be prepared to play big to achieve those dreams. Ever wonder why some people seem to jump from one level of success to another? How come one person’s career doesn’t take off as well as another’s? There’s only one difference: the passion for your aspirations, that tiny step you need to take to fulfill your dreams.
Towards achieving aspirational goals, we must take action on what we know we ought to do, but it feels difficult, scary, or both. You have to keep putting these things into action consistently. This will ensure that you can look back one day and not be disappointed that you hadn’t done it earlier. The majority of us fail to take that step.
I had Manish Pandey on my podcast, who is basking in the glory of “Booming Digital Stars,” his bestseller book featuring the journey of 11 successful content creators of our times. He talked about how being aspirational is more significant than being inspirational.
Taking a few points from our insightful conversation, I would love to share a few points on how to achieve your aspirational goals:
1. Stay Optimistic
No one can stop you except you. Believe in your abilities and never undervalue them regardless of what others opine. All of us will encounter disappointments at some point, and you will likely come across a few people who will not value you or who will not understand why they should. It is best to understand their perspectives rather than being overly frustrated when they disagree with yours. Over time, you may discern a common theme as to why you are being misjudged. Take this feedback, whether it be good or bad, and use it to improve. One of the most important aspects of analyzing feedback is that you do not let it affect your focus on mental activity, attitude, or motivations.
2. Do It Better Than Everyone Else
Do what it takes, and don’t be afraid to work even harder than your competitors, so they can’t outsmart your efforts. Have courage and take chances with sound reasoning. Embrace risk. Aspirations fade when you stop trying.
Focus on your goals and aspirations and do your best to learn about them. Your industry expertise, knowledge of your competition, and understanding of why others with similar ambitions failed are key to your success.
3. Find People Who Truly Believe In You
How you build relationships is indicative of your success. For you to achieve your aspirations and transform into the kind of person you want to be, you have to identify yourself with those who are uplifting rather than those who are bringing you down. The thing is that at the end of the day, it’s all about people, and that means knowing yourself enough to be able to judge accurately about character — making the right choices between the relationships you invest in the long term and those that don’t truly add to your life.
It’s not difficult to set a goal, but it can be hard to follow through and achieve your goals. As long as you have discipline and a plan, you should be able to make your aspirations achievable and realistic.
Listen to this interesting conversation with Manish here.