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2 Best Principle Keys to Success That Can Help You Live to 100

Updated on January 21, 2021

Achieving success requires certain conditions for that to be achieved. This conditions have a great determinant on whether you will have the success you crave for. The keys to success are not something new or secrets that have being held back from you. They are common knowledge but are unfortunately ignored.

Success is what everyone seeks but not everyone reaches the top of the mountain.

“The secret to success is to know something that nobody else knows.”--------- Aristotle Onassis

To reach the top you have to develop skills, traits and habits that will get you there. If you compare a successful person and his former self, there is a clear difference between those two people.

These differences are the key that led him or her to that success.

So let’s check out these success keys one by one.

1. Your Strong Mindset

According to The Free Dictionary, mindset is a fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations.

The right mind and thoughts can help you tremendously. Do not expect to be successful if all you have are discouraging thoughts and a cannot do mindset. you have already stabbed yourself in the back with such a negative mindset that is self-sabotage.

Your mind and thinking plays a big role on whether you will reach that success you want. This is you can refer and call as mindset. The right mindset will give you results while the wrong mindset will bring you way down.

The right mindset not only means that you have positive thoughts but also you are aware that failures and challenges will happen.

Don’t expect to be successful at anything if you aren’t ready and willing to fail several times. Not only fail but also learn from your failures and mistakes.

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."-----Winston Churchill

You can be successful but you got to take care of your mind first. Your mindset has to be in line with what you want to achieve.

For example you won’t be a traveler around the country or world if all you are thinking about is how the plane will crash. You won’t get out of your hometown with such a mindset.

Mindset shift should come first if you want to succeed. It's probably the most important keys to success that differentiates the great from the rest.

According to Business Insider, Carol S. Dweck, author of Mindset, the New Psychology of Success, came up with the idea for two different kinds of mindsets. She called them "growth mindsets" and "fixed mindsets." Growth mindsets give people the ability to see themselves as capable of change — notably, growth — while fixed mindsets cause people to view themselves as fully realised, or unchanging. Having a growth mindset leads to far higher achievement than having a fixed one, Dweck's research has found. Therefore maintain a "growth mindset."

2. Your unique social circle of friends

According to Entrepreneur, you are the average of the five (5) people we surround ourselves with the most. Therefore, it is critical to be around great people.

You have to think clearly here, are your friends a positive or negative influence? Do they encourage, motivate and help you out when necessary? These are just some of the questions you have to answer. That answer whether positive or negative will help you decide whether to cut certain people off.

There is a reason that many successful people tend to be friends before rising to fame. They have made an effort, from the onset, to be around others who can motivate them and propel their success.

Therefore surround yourself with other great people. The people you surround yourself with and the keys to success are aligned together. If the people have good habits, you will automatically have the same habits.

Who are your friends and what can they tell you about yourself. If you are hanging out with people who are always negative and complaining don’t expect to succeed.

You also have to remember the difference between constructive criticism and negativity. Your real friends will give you constructive criticism because they want you to flourish.

According to Mayo Clinic, friendships can have a major impact on your health and well-being. Good friends are good for your health. Friends can help you celebrate good times and provide support during bad times. Friends can also;

-Increase your sense of belonging and purpose.

-Boost your happiness and reduce your stress.

-Improve your self-confidence and self-worth.

-Help you cope with traumas, such as divorce, serious illness, job loss or the death of a loved one.

-Encourage you to change or avoid unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as excessive drinking or lack of exercise.

Get rid of friends and people that you know aren’t going to help you get what you want. It seems harsh but you got to do it for yourself. Friends do come and go and you’ll make better real friends if you chose to be honest and true to self.

This quote best summarises it, "Do not keep people in your circle that are not for you. Eventually these people will stress you out and be the source of your downfall."


Success is not impossible and can be achieved by you but with the right tools in place. These tools are just changes you need to make for your well-being and welfare.

Success isn’t guaranteed for anyone but by having the right and necessary things in place you have put yourself in the right lane.

But you got to keep in mind that this is done for your long term achievement, you won’t have overnight success. You have the right tools, the next step is to take the necessary action and you will find yourself at the top of the mountain.

Do you know of any other ideas that are the keys to success in life that I haven’t mentioned?

Then do share and tell in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you. Also share this with your friends and family, sharing is caring.

-Michael Kamenya


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