Essay on How to Achieve Success in Life
A lot of people complain that they have a miserable life and can’t achieve success and some even argue that success is unachievable. But what about people who have actually achieved it? The only difference between those who achieve and those who don’t is that the latter don’t know the laws of success and don’t have enough determination to follow them. On some point, they just stop trying and even stop believing in their ability to be successful. The truth is that life is gracious only to those who are persistent in their desires and state of mind.
All people have equal opportunities to move forward and succeed, it’s just that not all people can see it. You can argue that those who are born in slums and those who are born in rich families have very different chances to succeed, but real-life examples show us that sometimes people from slums become society’s top class, while those from rich families can easily hit the rock bottom. While external conditions play their role, what’s inside of us, what our beliefs and values are – this is actually of prior importance.
So, the first thing that you need to have to succeed is having the growth mindset that supposes your sincere belief that you can grow and become successful, no matter how many times you fall. This mindset can move mountains, while the people who don’t have it can struggle very intensively to reach their goals. The second important thing is to be in a good health and be able to work and achieve your goals physically. When your mind, your body, and your spirit are in harmony you will be able to chase your dreams while having fun and enjoying life.
The third important thing is to find your calling and to set a goal that’s beyond you. As one successful millionaire put it, “If you want to earn 1 million dollars, think what 10 million problems you can solve.” If you will do something that in your heart and it will not only serve you but many other people around you, then the satisfaction of what you are doing will be immense and the joy you get from life – limitless. Think about the things that you really like doing, recollect the dreams that you had when you were a child and start following them with strong determination to succeed.
In order to achieve your goals, it is very important to get rid of negative thinking patterns and limitations that keep you from acting. Learn to manage your mind and emotions to become your own master. It is crucial to practice visualization to first create the image of your success in your mind and then to witness its manifestation in the physical world. Such famous people as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Carey, Denzil Washington, Lady Gaga and many other have used visualization techniques to become who they are now. It’s very important to understand that if you apply much thinking to visualization it won’t work, because your thoughts may get in the way of what you want. For instance if you say “I want to buy the house” and then visualize it, but then think “I don’t have money to buy the house”, the moment you think that you don’t want the house, you stop wanting to buy it, because this exact thought keeps you from acting.
With right intention and inner strength, you can become anything you want.