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Factors Contributing Towards Success

Updated on January 6, 2017
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What Is Success?

Do you want to be successful in life? Do you want to be successful in whatever you do? Do you want to realize achievement of your goals? Do you want to see your dream come true? If you want, read on.

Before diving into factors contributing towards success, it’s imperative to know what success is all about. Many people associate success with luxury – richness, wealth, frequent vacations in foreign lands etc. These and others are success, right? No, they are products of success not success in themselves.

Success is the achievement of goals. When you achieve something what results is (are) the product(s) of your accomplishing your goal(s). For instance, when you have finished cooking we say you have succeeded in cooking. Your goal was to cook and you have completed it, thereby you have achieved success in completing it. The product of cooking is eating. When you are able to define success then you will realize success. Don’t go for the products. Go after your goals. You will realize the products when you have achieved your goal(s).


1. Hope

If you have no hope you will accomplish your goals or you will be successful, then you’ll never realize it. You need at all times to have expectation that you are going to achieve your goals, you will be successful. Why should you have hope? You’ll face challenges on the way. They may discourage or distract your focus sometimes forcing you to give up. Nonetheless, if your hope is firm, no matter which challenge comes your way, you will be unmoved, you’ll face it, overcome it to realize success.

2. Goals

If you have no goals, then you are living like a zombie. You are surviving instead of living. You are like a plastic paper bag which can be blown in any direction by the wind.

There are reasons why people make resolutions. It is in order to aid them in achieving their goals. Without a goal there is no success. Without success you will not realize the products of success.

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3. Patience

Success doesn’t come in an instance. It doesn’t happen automatically. It takes time. Success is not for the faint-heated. Wait patiently as you work through your goals. Patience does pay.

4. Determination

If you are not determined to achieve your goals or to be successful, don’t expect a miracle to happen and find yourself successful. You should be determined no matter what, you’ll make it. Be firm in your decision. If you want to accomplish this in a given period of time, don’t be swayed. Stick with your decision.

5. Self-Motivation

Don’t always wait to be motivated by someone else or by reading motivational books. If you always want to be motivated you will never get far in your life. You should also motivate yourself. There are times you will feel enough is enough, I am tired. In such moments you need to motivate yourself not to rush to read a motivational book.

6. Watch Your Mouth

There is a reason why the Holy Bible says words can bless or curse a person who is made in the image of God. Words can uplift someone’s spirit or crush it. Be cautious on the words you utter. Do not talk negatively to yourself. Stop calling yourself stupid, worthless, a jerk and other negative names. Do you always say you cannot make it, it is too hard, you will never accomplish your goals? Stop! Tell yourself you can make it, you can do it, you are special, you are unique, you can achieve your goals.

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7. Giving

There are benefits derived from giving. One of the benefits is the joy or satisfaction a person feels when he/she gives to a worthy cause. When you feel good for donating your money and/or time, you’ll start feeling good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself, you’ll have positive mentality which will help you greatly in realizing success. If you doubt, ask the wealthiest people in the world. They will confirm it’s the truth.

8. Focus

Do you know where you are heading to? Do you know which direction you are going? You need to be like an athlete. An athlete focuses on the finish line. Where is your focus? Which direction do you want to head to? Don’t be distracted as you will come across things which will distract your focus.

9. Hard Work

Success is not for the lazy. If you are not putting effort to achieve your goals, you’ll never accomplish your goals. You’ll never succeed. Nothing comes freely. Success doesn’t come freely. You have to sweat for it.

10. Seriousness

Are you really serious you want to succeed? Some people are never serious in what they are doing. They do things halfheartedly. They are not committed. If you want to be successful you need to be serious in what you’re doing or in wanting to accomplish your goals.

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13. Hobbies

Also, hobbies will aid you in achieving your goals. Do you want your book to be published? Are you a teacher but your hobby is writing? You love writing? Then, learn all you can about writing. After gaining knowledge, now write. Put it aside for a few days. Then go back to it with an eye and ear for revising it. These are some of the things you will learn about writing. Don’t neglect to put into use what you love doing. You never know. It will help you in achieving your goals.


11. Underestimating

Don’t underestimate yourself. Believe you can. Believe you are able to accomplish your goals. Don’t undervalue yourself. The people who succeeded in accomplishing their goals are no different from us. They aren’t super ordinary. They believed they were able to accomplish their goals. They had faith. They believed in success. Hold yourself in high esteem. Don’t let anybody put you down. You are of value and can do valuable things.

12. Read Widely

If you want to succeed in life read widely. Don’t limit yourself to what you already know. You need to update what you know. There are tons of books and thousands of free information on the Internet which are helpful. The more you learn the more you know the more you are able to perform better. Read those which will motivate you, inspire, challenge, and offer you new perspective. Increase your knowledge even in different subjects. Read on subjects that are interconnected in achieving your goals.


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      Denise W Anderson 3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      It sounds like a doable formula! Just keep pressing forward, and you will eventually get there!