Life is a complex thing. It is a string of memories, decisions and experiences which shape us as people and give us different opportunities to look forward to.
The main goal for everyone in their lives is to find some form of success. Whether it be the ability to get ahead in their career, make it on their own, or start a family with the person they love. Success can be defined in many ways, but it is all about achieving what you want most in life.
If you want to learn how to be a walking success throughout your life, here’s some advice.
Declutter your life
The first thing you will want to do if you want to be successful in your life is declutter and give yourself some space and time to think. Make it your project this weekend to book yourself a Safestore container, go through your home and clear out anything you no longer want to keep in your life.
Clearing out your home isn’t the only way you can declutter your life, you can also think about your schedule. If you have a weekly schedule of getting up, going to work, coming home and having dinner, rather than going to the gym or meeting friends, then you need to think about freeing up some time for yourself.
If you find that your schedule is so packed up that you barely have the time to sit down, you are doing too much. If you want to strive for success in life, you need the time to forge your dreams. Clear your schedule a few times a week and enjoy the time spent at home with your family or by yourself. It will benefit you massively and give you more energy to succeed.
Let go of the past
Many of us hold on to silly grudges for years and years, and it poisons the mind and stops us from moving on in life. If you still feel resentment towards a friend you fell out with in high school, or a crush who didn’t like you back, then you need to let go of these feelings and move on.
We often drag ourselves down in life by over thinking situations as described above, and it can really have an effect on our ability to succeed and grow. Now is the time to wipe the slate, forget the past and move on to your future.
Stop caring what everyone else thinks
We are human, and sometimes it is impossible not to feel like we have to please everyone we meet. The issue we all face is the inability to stop caring, and the ability to go ahead with what we believe despite everyone else’s opinion.
If you’re able to stop caring about what everyone else thinks of you, you can let go and spread your wings even further than you thought possible. Once you know you have no one pulling you back, you can reach forward and succeed with anything you’ve dreamed of.
You are in charge of your life
It is important to remember that you are the only person who can decide on your destiny, no one else has the power to control you. If you go to work everyday hating your job, you have the power to do something about it, and you can move on to something new.
Don’t be afraid to make decisions for your own life, because if you don’t make that decision you will never reach your full potential. If you wake up one day and realise you want to go to India and work with elephants, what’s stopping you? If you have a dream, let it be and follow it to the end of the world.
Don’t compare yourself
When we scroll through Instagram while sitting at the bus stop in the rain, it can be difficult to see people the same age who are travelling the world and having fun on the beach. However, you need to remember that these people likely have a lot more money than you do, and they live a completely different type of life.
If you want to truly be happy and succeed in your own life, you need to stop focusing on everyone else and think about what you can do to change your situation. Make a move and work hard to achieve your goals, and you could be at the beach this time next year with a completely different outlook on life.
Give it time
Sometimes you will have days when you feel as if the world is crumbling beneath your feet, and that’s okay. It is impossible for anyone in the world to always be happy, and you need it realise that it will take time to heal certain wounds.
Give yourself the time and to heal and to build yourself back up again. Once you have rested you will be ready to take on the world once again.
Find your passion
If you want to be the happiest you can possibly be in your life, the main thing you need to think about is your career and the role you play in the wider world. It is simply not enough to wake up in the morning, travel to a job you hate and come home to see your family.
Life shouldn’t be wasted, and because of this you need to do everything you can to find your passion and make your dreams come true.
The ultimate goal is to wake up one morning and go to your dream job, and you will be able to live a much happier and fulfilled life if you are able to do this. Think about the things you enjoy doing, the skills you have in your life and put these together to give you some career options.
There will always be something out there that suits you, you will just need to look hard to find it. But once you do, you’ll be able to live the happy, successful life you’ve always wanted.