5 Specific Fundamentals to becoming Successful
Why it is so that some people become ubiquitous names as successful people like Bill Gates, Sundar Pichai or Mark Zuckerberg and their likes? Did they always have fate in their favour or were they born with a silver spoon in their mouth? This is very unlikely. All of them are human beings on this planet like you and me, and have undergone their share of staggering pitfalls on their road to success. Of course, success is sweet only after you have tasted the bitter sides of life. So how can you become successful in case you are planning to come up with a start-up or business venture? Being Successful is not a degree to be achieved; rather it is about how successfully you can steer across impediments on the way to your goal. The following tips might help you out:
Firstly, you have to keep in mind that whatever you do should stand apart from rest. This means emphasizing on uniqueness and thinking out of the box. There is a marathon among millions out there racing towards success. To stand out in this race, you should engage in critical thinking and challenge accepted conventions. Remember, novelty is rewarded if found useful.
Secondly, practice discipline and set small term goals. Short term goals are achievable than hard to achieve unrealistic goals which you can expect to achieve only after sticking around for some time. Be disciplined and set your work hours apart from your leisure time. Multitasking is brilliant only if you are tasking one job at a time in a day instead of doing everything at a particular moment.
Thirdly, whether you are a leader, a venture partner or a team member, learn to work in a team. This is crucial when you are launching something as a united group instead of going solo. Even independent people have to depend on a support network to make things work. So, be flexible, affable and not dogmatic. Be open to criticisms and work them to your favour. If you find someone making a mistake on your team don’t go overboard with a blame game. Learn to take responsibility to build a cohesive team.
Keep a tab on competitors, especially if the existing ones are really tough. Don’t be intimidated if there is a tough competition. Use this opportunity to do market research and scrutinize the gaps in the existing services. Find out the channels of marketing used by others and improvise upon the same while advertising for your venture.
Finally, keep an optimistic outlook on life and be adaptable to changes. Accept the fact that market volatilities exist and contingent situations arises which can turn things disadvantageous. So don’t brood over any loss for a long time. Learn from losses and prepare for future safeguards.
Once you taste success the tougher part comes, i.e. to sustain it. If you work smart and sincerely, success won’t be a delusion. Once you start riding the success steps, make sure to maintain it in the long run.