Ever wondered why some people get all the things that they dream of? The right job, the right salary package, the right partner, the right life – you may think that some people are just made to be successful. But do you really know why these people are so successful and manage to get away with whatever they want? The secret behind their success is a combination of skills that are put to use smartly and effectively. If you wish to achieve all that you want, you too can acquire, cultivate and hone these skills. There are several factors that contribute to success. Here’s a look at some of them:
Determination is the sure shot key to success. Your passion and conviction towards your goal is what provides you the drive to achieve what you aspire in life. If you wish to achieve all your dreams, it is important that you have your eyes firmly set on your goals and work towards achieving them. Hard work and dedication help you achieve what you have determined. The Indian freedom struggle is the greatest example that can illustrate the power of determination. If you feel your determination falter, remind yourself of your goals and why you need to achieve them.
Unless you are confident in yourself, your beliefs and abilities, you cannot achieve what you dream of. Be sure of what you want and why you want it, know what you are talking about and no one can ignore you. We all admire confident people and wish to be like them. Most successful people are known for their confidence and their strong beliefs. To be successful, you need to build your self esteem and self worth. Boost your confidence, believe in yourself and the world will be your oyster!
Persuasion is a skill that can get you whatever you want, if employed in the right manner. To persuade effectively, you need to know what you are talking about and also be confident at the same time. If it is a pay hike you are persuading your boss for, show him the logical reason why you should get a raise and how deserving you are of it. If you arguments show reason and make sense, no employer can deny you what is rightfully yours. While using persuasion, you need to stand your ground firmly without being arrogant or stubborn. Do not seem whiny either. Look for logical points and put your argument through in a clear and reasonable manner.
Like determination, conviction is another emotion that provides you the drive to work harder and achieve success. Do not falter from your path. Work towards achieving your goals and believe in what you want. Remind yourself of what you want to be in the years to come or where you want to see yourself in the future. You can prepare a small chart of all the things that you wish to achieve in your life and keep it by your bedside. Remind yourself using the chart every morning and keep yourself driven towards your goal.
In addition to all the points mentioned above, you need to be smart enough to recognise opportunities and seize them at the right moment. It requires smartness to form the right network and create the right image of yourself.
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