Success isn’t luck. I know it may seem like people out there just swim through life achieving great things, or their businesses were instant successes, or they have their shit together. Reality is as you know it, constructed, primmed, maintained and digitally manufactured. Everyone you see is going through their own struggles – no matter how great it looks and how easy they may claim it was. Everything we achieve takes hard work, dedication and small sprinkles of luck that is encouraged by you being open to opportunities.
It took you hard work to get to where you are now – even if you may not feel it.
If you can make things happen you don’t need luck, you don’t need to wait around for the perfect timing. You need a strategy. A strategy is a realistic plan to move forward by taking advantage of the opportunities that suit your unique abilities and here are some quick tips that you can implement starting from today.
1. Pay attention
If you value curiosity and interact with your environment you eventually will start noticing things that happen around you. People who notice things know more than people who don’t and you’ll grow and spot opportunities.
2. Believe in yourself
You may find this difficult to do in certain situations. The truth is that we’ve been conditioned throughout our lives to doubt ourselves.
But remember, everything you have in your life is a result of your belief in yourself and the belief that it’s possible – think back where you were 5 years ago and where you are now. What you want IS possible.
3. Fight for your needs
We often put our own needs on the back-burner and mould ourselves into the world around us and to the demands of our surroundings. By standing up for what you believe in and showing the world that you are prepared to take risks to achieve your goals will help generate new opportunities. If people see you doing you – the right people will gravitate towards you like a fly to a brigh light.
4. Know that you are valuable
Every one of you adds value and deserves to be appreciated. If you don’t want to work long days and miss out on quality time with your family, to exercise, or pursue a passion, should you have to? It may be money, security, job satisfaction or job flexibility that you want. Whatever it is, you deserve it, but you are going to have to fight for it or build a plan towards it. Nothing will be handed to you so start making those changes today.
Finally, look around and learn from the most successful people you know just as people around you learn from you and go do your thanggg sista!