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Success - It's In Your Hands

Updated on June 10, 2016
Success is a step by step process.
Success is a step by step process. | Source

Tips to being successful

  • Dare to Dream

To become successful you need to be able to have hopes and dreams. Allow yourself to dream, think big, you'll be surprised how far it will take you.

  • Realize your potential

Everyone is good at something. For each person the definition of success is different. Find what you a good at and learn all you can about it.

  • Have a plan

To reach a goal you have to have a plan. Plan out what you need to do to reach that goal.

  • Don't look back

Look forward. Focus on what you need to do to reach your goal and be successful.

  • Have determination

Keep on working towards that success. Be strong, work hard, know you will get there.

  • Don't give up

Don't ever give up. Giving up is going to leave you with a question in your mind of whether you could have succeeded. If you give up you definitely will not succeed in reaching your goal.

  • Stop thinking negatively

Push all negative thoughts out of your mind. Focus on being positive. Stay away from negative people.

  • Accept responsibility for your actions

If you make a mistake along the way, accept the responsibility for that mistake and move on. What is the worst that could happen?

  • Keep up a level of excitement

Make sure you keep your excitement of reaching your goal firmly in your mind. When it starts to slip fix in your mind how you will feel when you do become successful.

  • Be a good listener

God gave you one mouth and two ears for a reason. It is so important to listen to others rather than talk, talk, talk. Who knows what you might learn by listening.

  • Stick with others who have the same interest

Birds of a feather flock together for a reason. Sticking with others who are interested in the same things, have the same type goals will help you with yours.

  • Keep yourself motivated

Motivation is an important part of success. You need to keep going, keep trying. Stick with someone who helps push you towards your goal. Put pictures of what you feel shows success on your fridge or bulletin board and look at them often.

  • Don't make excuses

Don't make excuses for what you want out of life. It is your life.

  • Have patience

Be patient with yourself. After all, Rome wasn't built in a day. It takes time to make it up the rungs of success.

  • Learn from others

As I said earlier: Listen to what others have to say, you may be surprised at what you learn.

  • Make your own opportunities

Everyone hits little bumps in their life. When you hit one of those little bumps that is keeping you from your goal, look around for a way to either climb over or bypass that bump. In other words look for another way to go about reaching your goal.

  • Keep a good attitude

Attitude can make you or break you. A good attitude is worth it's weight in gold.

  • Set goals

I have mentioned goals several times now. It is so important to set goals. You can set small ones to reach along the way to your big one of becoming successful.

  • Keep a journal

It is important to keep a journal of you little successes and you little failures along the way. Sometimes your memory is not as accurate and you would like it to be. If you have a written record you can look back and see what works for you and what doesn't.

  • Read

Read everything you can get your hand on and then read some more. Many times you will find information that you have overlooked along the way. Even fiction is good. If someone thought it up, it is possible to do it and achieve success.

  • Jot down notes

Make sure you jot down a note each time you come up with an idea or something you want to remember. I can't tell you how many times I have forgotten an idea or important fact.

  • Pursue your passion

Most important of all, make sure you are pursuing something that you are passionate about. Without that passion you are just going through the motions. You will never be the success you wish to be if you don't have the passion.

Success is yours for the taking.
Success is yours for the taking. | Source

Success Quotes and Sayings

  • Success is working with all your heart, don't rest until your good is better and your better is best. - Author Unknown
  • Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. - Albert Einstein
  • While most are dreaming of success, winners wake-up and work hard to achieve it. - Author Unknown
  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. -Albert Schweitzer
  • Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill
  • Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time. - Woody Allen
  • As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it's leaning against the right building. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • Too many people go through life waiting for things to happen instead of making them happen. - Author Unknown
  • Failure is success if we learn from it. - Malcolm Forbes
  • I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone. - Bill Cosby
  • The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure. - Woody Allen
  • Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. - David Frost
  • Self-trust is the first secret of success. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. - M. H. Anderson
  • Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. - Author Unknown
  • To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. - Mark Twain
  • Bringing a childlike wonder and a beginner's mind to life maximize both success and joy. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  • I would rather attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed. - Robert Schuller
  • That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. - Anthony J. D'Angelo
  • Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can't are both right. - Henry Ford
  • For success, attitude is as equally important as ability. - Harry F. Banks
  • Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it...Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching. - Tennessee Williams
  • There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. - Elbert Hubbard
  • Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success. - William J. H. Boetcker
  • Success is a ladder that can not be climbed with your hands in your pocket. - Author Unknown
  • Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. - William Feather

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

— Elbert Hubbard
Success - It's all in your hands.
Success - It's all in your hands. | Source


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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks, etna5678. You truly don't get there alone. Somewhere along the way there is someone who has a t least a little to do with the success you achievement. Even if it's just by extending encouragement.

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      Yasmeen Anwer 7 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

      Nice collection of quotes... Truly appreciate people who give you a hand in the right direction! :)

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Lady E. I like to think positively, it brightens my day. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      So Beautiful and Inspiring. I like to print Hubs like this out and put them where I can see it often. :)


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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      dahoglund, what is success to one person may not be to the next. It all depends on your outlook on life. :)

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Success can be elusive. some folks achieve it and don't know it.

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I agree Pamela. I think any of the postive attitude quotes would be good for a daily thought calender. Thanks

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Gals, It would really be good to read one of those quotes every morning and just dwell on it for the day. Incorporating these into your inner thinking would sure make you feel good about yourself and be a happy person. Rated up.