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5 Specific Actions to Achieve Success

ilonacodes profile image Ilona Dee Codes Originally published at foundsiders.com ・Updated on ・2 min read

Success is an entity that all human beings want and wish to achieve. It could be attaining success in the workplace, in business, in a relationship, in family matters, etc.

While reading many successful people biographies, observing them and speaking with them. I have noticed specific actions and behaviors which inherit to them. Let me list them below:

The first step towards success is a failure

Accepting failures is a significant challenge to overcome. For most people, sometimes me too, self-pity gets in the way, and we decide to change the direction - the goal.

Well, it definitely shouldn't be the case with us. I have learned that, so you can do that too and keep your chin up and persevere on your goals.

Learning from previous mistakes

It's essential to do and also not to repeat them. Of course, it is natural to make mistakes. We make them every day regarding many things in life. However, we should take a step back to analyze them or the situation.

Just understand what went wrong, why the mistake occurred and what can be done the next time to make sure that it does not happen again.

Successful people don’t give up

I think that is the main difference between them and people who haven't achieved anything in their lifetime. Motivation is a crucial factor, without which, attaining the level of success that you wish to will not be possible.

Getting out of your comfort zone

As we know, nothing is handed to us on a silver platter; you have to push yourself hard to be the better version of yourself. And this is accomplished only if you get out of your comfort zone. I am sure, it is going to feel uncomfortable at first (yeah, I am experiencing that almost every single day by trying to do things that I have never done before), but if you want that level of success within your reach, it is the only way to attain it.

Successful people are always on the move

Being stuck in one place mentally (sometimes even physically), no matter how comfortable you feel, is not helping you to achieve your goals.

Being on the path to achieving your goals means always having the time, energy and space for growth and success. Success might not come quickly and easily, but it is the challenge of motivation which keeps driving all successful people.

What techniques do usually use for achieving your goals?


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Michael Kohl

What techniques do usually use for achieving your goals?

I don't want to sound overly cynical, but being good at what you do generally helps. And the way to get good at something doesn't really change, be it work, sports or hobbies: conscious practice. Do, see what went wrong, do it a little better next time. Accept that their will be plateaus, they are natural points where your knowledge solidifies.

If people spent as much time doing that as they spend chasing life and study "hacks", reading motivational or self-help books most of the latter wouldn't exist. The habits of "successful people" don't really matter, they are not you. Find what works for you, become successful by your own definition and your habits will automatically be those of a successful person.

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Ilona Dee Codes Author

Thank you for your opinion! I appreciate it πŸ™‚

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Vladi Beeblebrox

Let's get a bit recursive (and still not cynical) here: how do you become good at something enough so it is helpful in becoming good at something?🀯

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Michael Kohl

Not sure, but I have a good Idea on how you don’t: overthinking.

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Vladi Beeblebrox

Small fail fast iterations would be my best guess

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Jakub Sarnowski

Totally agree. I see too often people chasing the "successful person" schema and ending up being miserable, wondering how this could happen.

Everyone has to do his work and make his own failures. Of course, you can learn from other people, but don't blindly follow them, as their path might work for them well, but not necessarily for you.

Get inspired by stories but don't recreate them, create your own one :)

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Lee

We all love a story about an underdog who wins, but what I really love is a story about someone who fucks their life up and still comes out on top.

If you're down in that hole, just think: You're the hero in your own movie, someone who starts at nothing and builds their way up to success. You don't get to the end of your movie without getting uncomfortable, dirty, and tired. You're gonna fail, but what makes you different from the others is how many failures you're willing to take.

Good luck out there, ya movie stars.

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vorsprung

"Success is an entity that all human beings want and wish to achieve"

But why? Goodness and transcendence exist only in the reality of the moment, not in some uncertain future state of desire.

If we could abandon wishing we'd all live better lives. Maybe that is what success is?

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Ilona Dee Codes Author

Interesting πŸ€”Tell us more about your theory, please πŸ™ˆ

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vorsprung

Some of the comments above have criticised your "life hacks", I can't do that. It's admirable to try and solve this puzzle

ok I'll try and explain what I am getting at

True "success" isn't an objective that is aimed for. I don't think it's a place one arrives at. It is a way of living, surely?

So part of being in this state is to stop looking ahead at the places you are not yet at and enjoy the moment of where you are now.

Beauty and everything of value is in this moment. So do be present. Do not be held hostage by the future

Hope this helps

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Ilona Dee Codes Author

Thanks a lot for your explanation! πŸ™

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Jim Plourde

On the failutre part, I really like that quote from Wayne Gretzky: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take". Failure isn't as recorded and shared on social medias as success, so we often tend to think failure should be a shame and those who fail aren't fit for it. It's false! Failure is part of the process and should be viewed as a new lesson. It's only bad if it doesn't serve for the next tries.

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Ilona Dee Codes Author

Totally agree with you πŸ‘Œ

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Max Ong Zong Bao

Love it, I think another reason is that most of the biographies that I read. They always have a central theme in finding their vision either through trial or error or something that had happened when they were young which forced them to work towards it their vision regardless the number of setbacks they had encountered.

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Ilona Dee Codes Author

Yes! I am also a big fan of the biographies of successful people πŸ™‚

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Ilona Dee Codes Author

Experimenting πŸ˜‰

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Ilona Dee Codes Author

How can you recognize that a new move would be a better one? πŸ€”

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Nelson Bwogora

I think the quote boils down to being hungry for knowledge and never settling /being comfortable , getting ways of being better and better at what one does