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How to Be Successful in Life – 10 Top Tips

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Are you scouring the internet searching for the answer on how to be successful?

Great news, you’ve come to the right place!

I’m going to share with you exactly how to be successful and transform your life TODAY.

But before I reveal the 10 top tips to success in life. Let me ask you a question…

What comes to your mind when you think of living a successful life? 

I know what used to come to my mind.

Fast cars, big houses, designer clothes – having the freedom to travel the world and live the lifestyle I wanted!

Wealth and success in life.

I don’t know why I associated these material possessions and experiences with success, except that I must have engraved the following equation into my subconscious…

Wealth = happiness = success.

Due to the heavy influence and impact money can have on our lives, I believe many of us have pondered the above equation at some point.

However, even if wealth is your goal, success is so much more than wealth…

Success is working towards a goal/s that make you happy and will bring you the fulfilment you desire in life.

There are many types of success in life. Success for you could mean winning a competition, getting a promotion, or starting a family.

Whatever your idea of success is; every goal has one thing in common…

You need to go on a journey to get to your desired location.

Your journey might have many bumps in the road, and obstacles you need to cross. But what the journey does is it prepares, and teaches you what works and what doesn’t. It also helps you to maintain that level of success once you get there.

Your journey to success.

If magic wands existed, and I was able to get that luxurious lifestyle I described earlier with just the flick of a wand. Sure that would have been cool, but…

What would I have learnt? 

Would I be sharing this article with you? Probably not! 

In fact, I’d most likely be telling you a story about a magic wand instead!

Can you imagine finally achieving the success you are craving?

Just imagine how good that would feel!

Are you smiling yet? 

You should be because I’m about to share with you…

10 Top Tips on How to Be Successful in Life!

1. It is never too late to be successful! 

One of the most common reasons why people are not pursuing their goals is because they feel it’s too late.

I’m not as young as I used to be, my time has passed.’ 

Does this sound familiar? 

Perhaps this is you or someone you know. If this is someone you know please share this article with them.

And if this is you – It is NEVER too late! 

It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you have waited. 

Just go for it! 

What do you have to lose except for FINALLY breaking free from that feeling of regret?

Breaking free from regret.

2. Stop caring what other people think

Many of us hold ourselves back because we fear what our family, friends, or even strangers will think of us. I have been guilty of it and I am sure you probably have at some point in your life. 

You never want to look back and wish that you’d made different decisions but were too scared because of what others might think of you. 

This is your life. You are in control. Forget what other people think and start living!

If you are around people who are negative towards your goals limit the time you spend with them. Instead, surround yourself with positive people.

‘Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.’ Frank Ocean. 

3. Don’t wait for opportunities that may never come

Are you still waiting for someone to realise your potential?

Many people wait in situations that are not in their control with the hope that the situation will one day improve. The sad reality is – it often doesn’t.

If you believe you deserve more in life then never be afraid to go out there and get it!

The last thing you want is to end up resentful because you never got what you wanted out of life. 

Progression in life.

4. Don’t compare yourself to others

The moment we start comparing ourselves to others is the moment we start losing part of our identity. 

So they have a better job than you, a seemingly perfect family, and have everything you think you want.

Instead of hating, try to learn from them. But don’t just learn from one person. Learn from other successful people too. Especially the ones who have already achieved the level of success you are wanting to obtain.

Find out what helped them achieve success and consider using some of their techniques in your journey.

Bear in mind that what works well for someone else, may not be right for you and your journey, so don’t be afraid to change things that you know will not work for you. For example, a habit of some successful people is to wake up at 5 am every morning. This doesn’t work for me so I choose to stick to a routine that does!

5. What does success mean to you?

Success will mean different things to different people which is why it is crucial to define your own idea of success. 

Perhaps success to you means starting a business, getting a better job, or having successful relationships. 

Key to success.

6. Plan to succeed

Failure is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, failure can give you a fresh perspective and set you up for maximum success in the future.

However, results from a study led by Psychology professor Dr Gail Matthews, at the Dominican University in California, found that you are 42 per cent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. 

In the words of Benjamin Franklin –

‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!’ 

Planning will allow you to see and monitor your goals more clearly.

It will also allow you to look back on your journey so that you can see how far you have come and what lessons you learnt along the way.

7. Dream big

Did you know that some of the greatest inventions were developed from outrageous ideas? So never be afraid to stand out and always dream big!

‘If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small’ – Richard Branson.

Dream big.

8. Treat yourself

It can be very discouraging when you work hard and still don’t see the results you want in the time you expect. This is one of the biggest reasons why people stop pursuing their dreams.

You must remember that success is a journey that does not come overnight.

Celebrating any milestones you achieve towards your success will keep you motivated.

What you consider as hitting a milestone is up to you. However, do not go overboard with celebrations otherwise they will lose their value.

9. Use your time wisely and avoid distractions

It is easy to get distracted in such a digitally fuelled world. That one moment of distraction can lead to hours, months or even years away from working on your path to success. 

Don’t get me wrong sometimes we need a bit of distraction to take our mind off things. Life is all about balance after all!

However, if you notice that you are constantly getting distracted through social media, and other online activities, then you need to find a way to limit these distractions.

If you are finding it difficult to limit your distractions check out FocusMe – a website blocker and focus app that can help you gain control over your distractions and live a more productive lifestyle!

It is important to make sure you are investing your time in the right things. Work hard towards your success, yes! But also find time to spend with family and friends as well as spending time doing the things that you enjoy.

10. Believe in yourself

It’s a well-known fact that some of the most successful people have been rejected at some point in their life. But what they all seem to have in common is that they believed in themselves which eventually led to their success. 

I believe in you! 


Because the fact that you have read this far tells me that you have an interest in achieving success in your life!

To achieve certain types of success such as better relationships, a better job, or an investment for your business idea you need to make others believe in you too.

You already have one fan! 

The secret to gaining more fans is to first believe in yourself!

Even if you don’t. Fake it till you make it.

If you don’t feel confident. Act confident and others will be drawn to you.

Until one day you’ll look in the mirror and realise you are no longer acting.


Start by doing something today towards your desired success however small it may be. Let me know how you get on in the comments section. 🙂

‘Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.’

Benjamin Franklin

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Gabriela Amour

Hi there! I’m Gabriela, a personal development blogger, author, mum, and a firm believer that life is what you make it! Join me on this exciting journey of self-discovery and get inspired!

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