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Making Success More Than Just A Dream

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Everyone dreams of being successful. Though it is easy to dream and imagine achieving true success, putting in the time and effort into achieving it is much more difficult. Everyone has a different idea of what success means to them. There are different goals that one may set for themselves and in reaching those goals they achieve success. So how do we turn our dreams of success into reality?

Create goal

Take some time to think and figure out what you want your future to look like. After that, set some goals. This will be the first step in achieving success. These goals can give you a sense of direction. This way, you can also have a clearer vision of what you want to achieve in the future. There are two types of goals that you can set for yourself: Short-term goals and long-term goals. Short-term goals are the goals that you want to achieve in a short period of time. For example, tomorrow, next week or next month. On the other hand, long-term goals are the goals you want to achieve in a longer period of time. For example, two years or more. Setting short-term goals can give you steps that you can take to achieving your long-term goals. These short-term goals can help you remain motivated. Try not to set goals that are too hard to achieve. If you aim too high, you may find it difficult to reach the goal you have set for yourself and as a result feel tired, regretful and unmotivated.

Habit of learning

Nurture the habit of learning and exploring something new every day. It will help broaden your horizons and you can apply the knowledge gained whenever needed. There are plenty of ways in which you can learn and pick up a new skill, especially in the age of the Internet. As long as you are learning something new, that is good enough. Some skills you can learn are video editing, photography and woodworking among many more. You will never know if these skills learned will come in handy someday in the future.

"You are never too old to start learning, and you're never too young to aim high and achieve great things"

- Asa Hutchinson

Take responsibility

When facing any problems or issues, think of the best solution to solve them instead of blaming other people. A successful person will take responsibility in times of crisis and avoid blaming people when they are faced with a problem. Blaming others will only waste the time that can be put into coming up with a solution to the issue faced.

No excuses!

Avoid giving excuses to yourself. Work on improving your self-discipline. This plays an essential part in achieving success in the future. By improving your self-discipline, you will be able to push yourself to reach your goals without being pushed by others. Self-discipline is linked with your personal goals and effort, as it can help you reach the goal that you have set for yourself.

Accept the challenge

Learn to accept and face the challenges that life throws your way and learn from the mistakes you make along the way. Keep in mind that not everyone can achieve success on the first try. The world’s greatest scientists, inventors and leaders have gone through multiple failures, learned from them and overcame the challenges they faced before achieving their goals. By staying determined and constantly picking yourself back up after each fall, nothing is impossible. Winston Churchill said, "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm". We should also learn to adapt to our circumstances and the obstacles we are bound to face as it helps us grow. Change can be difficult, but it allows you to step out of your comfort zone and explore new things and even push you to go further. Who knows, by stepping out of your comfort zone, you may achieve that success you have been dreaming of?.

Realistically, there is no straight path to success. Working towards success will definitely come with its troubles and obstacles, which are not always in your control. All you can do is continue working hard, persevere and you will eventually be able to make your dreams a reality.

"Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better."

- Jim Rohn

By Tan Shu Qi


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