3 Keys To Success That Will Transform Your Life

Success. 

The word itself is elusive. Everyone has their own definition of what success is, making it very difficult to define how to obtain it. And while you’ll have to figure out the details regarding what it takes to be successful in your own personal life or career, the truth is that you can fundamentally change your life for the better by focusing on the following concepts: 

Surround Yourself With the Right People

Success isn’t something you can obtain on your own. While you ultimately define your own path, you’re greatly influenced and aided by the people around you. Until you realise this and start to reach out, you’ll find it’s nearly impossible to break through.

“If you try and do everything yourself, you will fail,”

Successful entrepreneurs put a lot of trust in other people. Ask yourself this question: Are the people closest to you pushing you in the right direction or holding you back? They’re either doing one or the other, so make sure you surround yourself with positive, successful people.

 

Keep Everything in Focus

Here’s an interesting titbit. Did you know that Lyndon B. Johnson actually turned down a lucrative oil investment early in his career because he knew that being associated with oil companies could hurt his chances of becoming president one day? Talk about having an incredible amount of foresight.  

While you may not ever have to make such difficult decisions, you will be challenged on a day to day basis. Always keep your priorities in focus and never waver for temporary satisfaction

Embrace Your Failures

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really,”

successful businessman Thomas J. Watson once said, “double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes.”

When you make a mistake or fail, do you walk away and pursue something else? That’s the natural response for most of us. However, as Watson says, you must be willing to embrace failures and recognise them as catalysts for future success.

 

Putting it all together

The reality is that there’s no concrete explanation. With that being said, there are a variety of things you can do to discover success in your life. Keep in mind that what works for you will be quite different than what works for the next person in line. Success is determined by what makes you happy in life and what keeps getting you up off of the concrete each time you fall down. What’s your motive, what’s your passion and what’s your destiny?