DescriptionThe description of success varies greatly depending on who gives it. However, there are four aspects that all successful people have in common. They are ambition, self-discipline, luck, and passion. Success is the condition or state of meeting a given set of expectations with success. It can also be defined as the opposite of Failure.
What does success mean to you? How do you define success? The standards for success vary from person to person and can even be relative to an individual's personal perception or belief system. For example, some people feel like success means being rich and successful, while others think that to be successful, you need to have achieved success in other areas. I feel like it's important to define success as it relates to personal and professional life. To me, success means achieving personal and professional goals with passion.
Ambition: Ambition is when you dream of becoming successful, or being like successful people. It is when you feel excited about learning new things or expanding your current knowledge base. Ambition is a healthy human emotion. I believe that success results from a combination of ambition and personal toughness.
Self-discipline: Self-discipline is about being disciplined enough to set and achieve realistic goals, with the necessary perseverance to keep those goals in mind even when circumstances tend to challenge you. Self-discipline also encompasses your attitude and your ability to change for the better. By achieving your goals, you become better able to achieve more goals. I believe that success is synonymous with the absence of failure. Achieving your goals means you are better able to face challenges.
Luck: Luck is a very difficult concept to grasp as it pertains to success. Having a positive outlook and mindset does not ensure you will be a lucky person. The only way to achieve success is to work hard with a fixed positive mindset and growth mindset. If you are someone who believes that luck is a factor in your success, chances are good you are stuck in a negative cycle of poor financial health and poor personal relationships. If luck is an aspect of your life, you must work on removing it through hard work and consistent effort.
Growth Traits: Growth traits are becoming a master of your own destiny by becoming better at doing what you love. Successful people acquire the ability to make informed decisions, which enable them to grow and prosper in their careers and personal lives. There is nothing anyone can do that you cannot do better. The trick is to identify the traits that hinder your progress and work on removing those negative traits to achieve success.
You CAN attain success, no matter what it looks like for you right now. People have set goals for their success and if you have not set your own, you may want to do so right away. However, if you have already achieved some success and set some goals for yourself, you may want to continue working towards achieving those goals until you achieve success. It doesn't matter what path you take, if you have never been successful, it doesn't matter what you do, just get started.
Hard Work: We often hear and read about the saying "hard work is the key to success." If you are one who likes to be promoted or have reached a goal but haven't been successful yet, give it your all. Set goals, be committed, and put in the hard work. If you don't have the drive or desire to work your hardest, it won't happen. Hard work combined with a positive mindset will help you achieve your dreams and goals.