There are some people who have been branded as “useless”. Not seen to be useful in any opportunity life offers them. For some, its almost as if they’ve been cursed all their lives. With nothing seeming to be working out for them. As i talk to you now, most of them have given up already and some are just about to. But before the next person also gives up, am here to help that person to be somebody nobody thought he or she could ever be.
As we grow old, we realize that the most important lessons learned in life were as a result of personal experiences. Followed by others experiences, then books, article and the likes.
But i have come to know that in life, you don’t necessarily have to learn from your own mistakes. Rather, you can start by learning from others mistakes to avoid such mistakes on your part. You don’t need to commit same mistakes committed by someone ages or minutes ago to learn whats right.
Here are 6 proven tips from some of the world’s most successful and renowned people:
1. Pray and believe in yourself and your God.
Whether you believe it or not, prayer is the number one key to success. When you pray and hold on to your faith in your God, all other things shall be yours on a silver platter. Bible says, seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you (MAT 6:33). This format has worked for me and a number of people personally known by me. I wouldn’t say my personal prayers got me where I am today. But the prayers of my loved ones day and night has contributed to my immerse success at this tender age. And by Gods grace, I see more success coming my way.
The power of prayer can never be underestimated. For prayer will always remain the key.
2. You need to plan for it
I always tell my students and others ; to succeed and make it in life, we need to plan. Yes. Not everything comes by chance. Certain things are as a result of efforts made minutes, hours, days or years ago.
The importance of planning cannot be over emphasized in an individuals life. The bitter truth is, you cant succeed if you don’t plan.
Planning includes your progress as well as the best pathway or systematic approach to achieve your goal.
It helps you know what to achieve in a given time frame. And makes clear what the future holds for you and what the ultimate goal is. Planning therefore helps you make decisions faster and achieve the desired results at the stipulated time.
3. Be passionate about what you do and don’t be afraid of failure
Apathy might be in style, but it will get you no where. To be aflame with inspiration, you need to be passionate. Be passionate about what you what to do or achieve.
Don’t entertain self-hatred or self-abnegation due to the “you cannot be somebody” say. Which has become an anthem. But rather, be nullified inwardly and take up the challenge to prove them wrong. Knowing that, your passion for life drives you forward. And of failure, you need not worry about it at all. For it only gives you the opportunity to start again more intelligently.
To achieve your dreams and “be somebody” in life , you will need to start paying attention to your actions.
Making sure everything you do or say is contributing to who you want to become.
Cherish every bit of your time and use it productively. Rather than wasting your free time, use it for something more useful to “be somebody” you would want to be. For example, rather than spending your weekends watching soap operas, use them to search on ways to improve your mission of “be somebody”.
5. Manage your finances
Managing your finances will help ensure your financial stability over time regardless of your income.
Understand your income; where it comes from, the deductions and adds. Then prioritize your spending. Not squandering money anyhow. Know how to spend and on what. Be frank with yourself and differentiate between your basic needs and your luxuries.
Often keep track of your expenses and know where you spend your money. This will help prevent overspending and ensure that your finances are intact.
6. Engage yourself in the right environment.
Be with people who will impact you positively being it subconscious or unconscious. People who are “smarter than you” or have attained a certain goal. So you can learn from them. (Most of my ideas on blogging were as a result of my best friend, Frank. Frank Chisom is the owner of madeitonline.com and other numerous sites).
Also put yourself in a macro environment which motivates you constantly to become successful or “be somebody” nobody thought you could be. And this includes the place you live, work, colleagues and friends with whom you spend most of your time.
Note that a reactive brains produces reactive thoughts.