5 Specific Actions to Achieve Success

Ilona Codes on February 23, 2019

Success is an entity that all human beings want and wish to achieve. It could be attaining success in the workplace, in business, in a relationship... [Read Full]
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What techniques do usually use for achieving your goals?

I don't want to sound overly cynical, but being good at what you do generally helps. And the way to get good at something doesn't really change, be it work, sports or hobbies: conscious practice. Do, see what went wrong, do it a little better next time. Accept that their will be plateaus, they are natural points where your knowledge solidifies.

If people spent as much time doing that as they spend chasing life and study "hacks", reading motivational or self-help books most of the latter wouldn't exist. The habits of "successful people" don't really matter, they are not you. Find what works for you, become successful by your own definition and your habits will automatically be those of a successful person.

 

Thank you for your opinion! I appreciate it πŸ™‚

 

Totally agree. I see too often people chasing the "successful person" schema and ending up being miserable, wondering how this could happen.

Everyone has to do his work and make his own failures. Of course, you can learn from other people, but don't blindly follow them, as their path might work for them well, but not necessarily for you.

Get inspired by stories but don't recreate them, create your own one :)

 

Let's get a bit recursive (and still not cynical) here: how do you become good at something enough so it is helpful in becoming good at something?🀯

 

Not sure, but I have a good Idea on how you don’t: overthinking.

Small fail fast iterations would be my best guess

 

We all love a story about an underdog who wins, but what I really love is a story about someone who fucks their life up and still comes out on top.

If you're down in that hole, just think: You're the hero in your own movie, someone who starts at nothing and builds their way up to success. You don't get to the end of your movie without getting uncomfortable, dirty, and tired. You're gonna fail, but what makes you different from the others is how many failures you're willing to take.

Good luck out there, ya movie stars.

 

On the failutre part, I really like that quote from Wayne Gretzky: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take". Failure isn't as recorded and shared on social medias as success, so we often tend to think failure should be a shame and those who fail aren't fit for it. It's false! Failure is part of the process and should be viewed as a new lesson. It's only bad if it doesn't serve for the next tries.

 
 

"Success is an entity that all human beings want and wish to achieve"

But why? Goodness and transcendence exist only in the reality of the moment, not in some uncertain future state of desire.

If we could abandon wishing we'd all live better lives. Maybe that is what success is?

 

Interesting πŸ€”Tell us more about your theory, please πŸ™ˆ

 

Some of the comments above have criticised your "life hacks", I can't do that. It's admirable to try and solve this puzzle

ok I'll try and explain what I am getting at

True "success" isn't an objective that is aimed for. I don't think it's a place one arrives at. It is a way of living, surely?

So part of being in this state is to stop looking ahead at the places you are not yet at and enjoy the moment of where you are now.

Beauty and everything of value is in this moment. So do be present. Do not be held hostage by the future

Hope this helps

Thanks a lot for your explanation! πŸ™

 

Love it, I think another reason is that most of the biographies that I read. They always have a central theme in finding their vision either through trial or error or something that had happened when they were young which forced them to work towards it their vision regardless the number of setbacks they had encountered.

 

Yes! I am also a big fan of the biographies of successful people πŸ™‚

 

How can you recognize that a new move would be a better one? πŸ€”

 

I think the quote boils down to being hungry for knowledge and never settling /being comfortable , getting ways of being better and better at what one does

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