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5 Tips for Personal Success

Shivani is a senior year engineering student, who believes that success can be achieved by anyone, just by changing the way you look at life

"Nothing succeeds like success"

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What exactly is the meaning of Personal Success? I believe there isn't a single definition that would sum up its complete meaning. This is because the meaning of personal success would vary from person to person. For one person, it may mean having a great career, while for the other, personal success could mean living an independent life. No wonder, out of 8 billion people on this Earth, there would be several such definitions of personal success. However, the best part is that the underlying ways to achieve it are more or less the same.
These 5 handy tips would help in bringing you closer to your goal of achieving your definition of personal success:

1. Understand your definition of Personal Success

As every individual has his/her unique definition of Personal Success, it is essential to understand what success truly means to you. Personal Success is closely related to Happiness and Well-Being. Analyze what would make you happy and content in life. This analysis will reflect a significant answer to your definition of personal success.
An important point to note here is to avoid looking up on the internet for your answer :)
The next step would be to note down whatever came to your mind as the answer to your definition of personal success, as it would enhance the clarity of your goals.

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2. Concentrate on attaining your Personal Success

Now that you have a lucid idea of what Personal Success means to you, focus on how to achieve your goals.

For this, create to-do lists every day and ensure completing the tasks to the maximum extent. Your to-do lists should include various life goals - professional, personal, health and fitness, etc.

After every week, analyze your performance - the degree to which you were able to complete the tasks and think of ways that may help you improve further.

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3. Stay happy, active and motivated

Not all days are the same - on some days, you may be happy and cheerful, while on the other, you may be sad and depressed. Irrespective of how your day is going, stay positive and remember why you started - for a happy and peaceful life :)

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If your day isn't going well, take a break and do what makes you happy - a short walk by the street, or a simple doodle on your notebook, they all work :D

It is vital to stay happy, active, and motivated to achieve personal success every day because "Consistency is the Key to Success."

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4. Keep yourself good company

"No road is long with good company." Surrounding yourself with people who inspire, motivate and encourage you is like a cherry on the cake. They make it even easier for you to achieve your goals, thereby helping you attain success. On the contrary, toxic people can make it harder to achieve your goals, and thus, it is wise to avoid them.
Keep your eyes wide open and identify who all would fit into the category of good friends and befriend them, as they would be the ones you can rely upon through thick and thin. True friends encourage and support you at every stage of your life and never feel jealous of you or your achievements.

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5. Be content and satisfied

We, humans, are greedy and tend to compare ourselves with others. We always think about what others have that we do not have. In this way, greed increases, and nothing satisfies our needs and demands.

A simple thought can alleviate this feeling. Think about people who do not even possess what you do. Be it good social relationships, money, or happiness, there will always be someone better than and worse than you. Compare your goals with the former person, but think about the latter one when you think of what not you have in life. A down-to-earth person always carries a magical aura that others seek inspiration from.

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Bottomline

"Nothing is Impossible."

If you are truly willing to improve yourself and are working towards achieving your goals, nothing will stop you from being successful. There will be many hurdles and difficulties along your way to achieving success, but the outcome of battling these challenges would be worth it. Keep faith and patience in yourself, and success will inevitably come your way!

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