Every time I meet someone senior or a mentor or at times when I read about what I should do to be good at what I do; or let me be real, to be more successful, I always write it down somewhere. As the last year went by and I looked at all the notes I had made in my blue book (This year it is pink), I could easily categorize them into buckets. I thought it will be a good idea to share what I had learnt last year as ‘Sharing is caring’!
Don’t expect from others –
It’s nice when someone helps us, gives us an advice but if we start expecting that they will help us to our path of dreams. The problem with expecting help on your way to the top is that you will be disappointed often, and you might even feel like you don’t have to push yourself because someone will come along and help you out. It’s best to accept any help with gratitude, but don’t expect it.
It’s ok to admit when people bring out the worst in you –
There are people in life who will bring out the worst in you. Whether you get angry around them or they encourage you to be bitchy and negative, you will see a side of yourself that you don’t like and it’s ok to recognize that. They could be your best friend in the world or your worst enemy in the office, but what’s important to acknowledge is that they don’t actually affect how you act, that’s all you. You can overcome or embrace this side of yourself, it’s up to you.
Focus on positive things –
When you go to bed at night, try to hold on to at least 3 positive things that happened that day. Trust us, it makes a hell of a difference to the way you wake up in the morning, plus it reminds you that things aren’t as bad as they seem. This also ties in with visualizing your goals, as long as you get them out into the Universe, they’ll seem real, and you can keep them in mind.
Failure is an opportunity –
Failure is just the start of your journey to where you need to be. So many successful people failed at things, because they were brave enough to try. If you fear failure, you will never be on the path to success, so just try it out and embrace the risk.