Don’t just dream for success. Dare to work for it!

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Success eludes those who are not willing to come out of their comfort zone. As a matter of fact, we all dream of success. We all think of success. We all want success. But, not all of us work hard for it. Or, should I say not all of us are willing to work hard for it. That’s why our dream of success, continues to be just a dream.

Dreaming is important if you want to succeed — dreaming about success, but the challenge lies in having to work for that success. And, those who take up this challenge head-on are the ones who are able to succeed! Talk about the Vasco da Gamas, the Usain Bolts or the Larry Pages, they were all able to succeed in life not only because they dreamed for success, but they worked hard to make their dreams come true.

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So, how can someone stop dreaming about success and start to work for it? Well, here are some tips, which can help -

Decide what does success mean to you? Whether it is to reach to the top designation in your organization, running a successful business, or becoming a rockstar, you need to plan your way up to the top. You cannot go about it haphazardly and think that you’ll stumble upon success automatically. You need to decide what you want and then plan your way up to the top.

As they say failing to plan means you are planning to fail.

No matter it is your personal life or professional, planning is an integral step. Once you have defined success in your terms, then it is time to work for it!

2. The first step is the hardest

Trust me it is. Dreaming about starting one day, and living in the fallacies that everything will fit right into its correct place when you start is the biggest mistake that we all make. Remember, success does not stop by. It does not seek you. You have to work for it. Taking that first step towards what you aspire to achieve is the hardest. But, yes once you cross it things start to feel a lot better and easier.

If you dare to dream big, you must start small. You cannot cross the pacific ocean on a single day. Yes you can board the flight and cross it, but you need to work hard to earn that. And, that’s the whole point!

3. Be the best at whatever you do

If you want to succeed, then you have to be the best at whatever you are doing. There are thousands of others out there who are working hard day and night just to get the taste of success. But, only the best ones will be able to achieve. It’s pretty simple. Even the nature follows the law of survival of the fittest.

So, when it comes to working for success don’t even think of taking shortcuts. Strike balance between hard work and smart work.

Don’t be ordinary — be someone that people look up to at work.

In short be the best at your job!

4. Love what you are doing

The simplest way to become the best at your job is to love what you are doing. Don’t think of your job as something that’s thrust upon you. Think of it as something which will help you climb the ladder of success that eludes. No job is big or small, it’s your perception about it that matters. Take pride in your work and let others see that there’s no one other out there who enjoys this job more than you do.

When you love what you do, things start to ease up. You don’t feel dreaded at work.

Every new day comes as a new opportunity to learn things. Every day comes as just another step in your journey towards success!

5. Stop reacting, start responding

They say, life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. This is one of the toughest lessons you need to learn in life. Remember, a situation is only as worse as your reaction to it.

It has happened with all of us — whenever a tough situation arises, we waste our energy in reacting to it, and end up exhausted. The ideal situation would be to calm yourself down, take time to understand the problem and then respond in a powerful way to change the situation. It should be you taking charge of the situation, and not the situation that’s taking charge of you!

6. Learn from mistakes

We all make mistakes in life. Some big, some small but there is a lesson to learn from all of them. If you fail to rectify the mistakes you’ve made the first time, you can never move on to the next step. And, success is all about moving up the ladder towards where you want to end up — your ultimate goal.

This is not just to say that learn from the mistakes you are making, but to learn from the mistakes others are making as well. If any of your competitor is failing to do something right, then think of ways to rectify it. Think of what would you do if you were in his place. And, this will help you stay one step ahead in the game.

7. Don’t give up

The most important thing I’ve saved for the last — Don’t give up!

The path of success is tough, that’s why it is less traveled.

Many start with determination to cross the entire path and reach the castle of success, but give up in the middle of their journey looking at the hard obstacles. But, those who have the will to never give in, and pick themselves up every time failures come in their way, are the ones who are able to taste success.

So, whenever things start to go south, remember nothing worth having comes easy. Just head up, stay strong and move on!

On a concluding note all I have to say is that success does not come easy. But, those who work hard for success stumble upon it sooner or later their life. And, that taste of success is the sweetest ever!

If you want to achieve something in life, then don’t just dream of it. Dare to work for it and do whatever it takes to keep you in the hunt!

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Chief Marketing Officer@ProofHub. Featured writer on LinkedIn. Contributor at Elearning Industry, Dzone, Your Story and Business.com.

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