Loving What You Do
The very first step to becoming truly successful is to follow a path in which you feel passion for. I'd advise anyone against pouring heart and soul into something they feel none for. Loving something truly brings out the best in you and the services you bring to this world. The truly great people of this world love their labor. From professional sports to artists and singers. Whatever you choose in life you'll be doing your future self and all others a favor if you follow this step.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work
Set Your Goals
Setting your goals in life, whether it be becoming a millionaire or just living an everyday life with security and comfort. Having some sort of thoughts or "dreams" to strive toward is invaluable. Every step closer towards those goals will bring more self confidence which in turn leads to more progress and determination.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible
Change Your Thinking
Becoming successful starts in the mind. Realizing that through self confidence and belief any dream or goal is accomplish-able. In order to obtain what you desire you must BELIEVE you already have. Conditioning the mind to change is absolutely the hardest task to reaching the top of the mountain. A negative mind saps all will and optimism out of you until you no longer have any desire. positive affirmations are your best friend. Write it down on a piece of paper, stuff it in your wallet and read it every single day before bed or in the morning "i WILL be successful" Knowing is half the battle. As such knowing you will be successful means you are already half way there.
It is the hopeful, buoyant, cheerful attitude of mind that wins. Optimism is a success builder; pessimism is an achievement killer.
-Orison Swett Marden
Persistence and Dedication
Making your dreams a reality takes a little more than planning and changing your thinking too. A lot of people fall victim to failure because they realize that waking up every single day and contributing a large amount of their time to their dreams takes an insane amount of? you guessed it............ Persistence and Dedication. It's easier to just quit than it is to devote an hour or 2 every day to whatever goals that you are trying to achieve. Especially when you aren't seeing results right away. In my experience the very beginning is usually the hardest part, Though it's also the time where little to no results are seen. The key to your success is pushing forward even when no progress is (seemingly) being made. I promise the persistence will pay off if you stick with it.
As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Pursuit Of Goals
To reach the sky you must use your passions to your advantage. The monotony of everyday life might deter you at times, but deep inside yourself just imagine what it will feel like to cross that finish line. To obtain all the things the naysayers said you couldn't. Waking up everyday to something deeper to strive for is an amazing feeling while the pursuit of your goals will only enhance that feeling even more. All people have dreams yet less than 5 percent of those people achieve them, Why? Because they are afraid of the unknown. For whatever reason it may be, i beg you to go out there and just START, the rest will become history.
No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
-W. Clement Stone
Put It All Together
Now, since you've followed all steps up to this point you are well on your way to success, if you love what you do and believe you can achieve whatever you put your mind to while also dedicating your time and effort every single day into those goals then i think the world should be on the lookout for the comeup of someone VERY special. Not many people make it this far so i applaud you. At the end of the day you must remember why you are here and why you started this journey to freedom. Living the life you want to live isn't far-fetched it's very real delay your gratification, success is a small challenge presented to you slowly over time. I have faith in you!
Delayed gratification is a sweet lesson whose teacher knows the best is not right now, it is yet to be.