What makes an achiever an achiever? This is a question the most persistent young minds, as well as enterprising and doting parents, want to know. Is there really a secret that separates the achievers from the average crop? The most accomplished individuals, as it stands, don’t possess these qualities inherently. They’ve earned their spot through consistency and practice. And you can, too, if you tread on the same path they’ve walked on.
1. Stop comparing yourself to others. While you’re seeing the best versions of themselves, you get to see both the good and bad sides of yourself. Instead, strive to be the best version of yourself.
2. Stop reminding yourself of your past. Simply put, the past doesn’t define your future. The sooner you make peace with yourself, the sooner you can focus on your present. Forgive yourself and all the other people who have wronged you in the past, so you can move forward.
3. Don’t look for a shortcut. The Internet is rich with ads that promise that you’d get rich in a jiffy. They’d sooner scam you out of your hard-earned money the reason why it sounds too good to be true is that it’s not true.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The most successful people know how to ask help from others. You can’t do everything by yourself, and there’s always someone who’s better and willing to do it for you. So why don’t you ask for it?
5. Stay outside your comfort zone. The more you stay in your shell, the less of the world you get to see. There are many things the world outside offer to you—experiences that will make you smarter and stronger—so by all means, relish in them and run towards the roars.
6. Change what you can, and let go of the rest. Accept it: there’s only so much you can change. So change what you can, for the better. As for those parts that you can’t, well, leave it as it is.
7. Don’t expect honesty from everyone. Integrity, believe it or not, can only be expected of a very few people. Simply put, not a lot of people have it. If you rely on what other people tell you all the time, you’ll end up falling flat on your face. The lesson to be learned here is to be vigilant.
8. Never put all your eggs in one basket. You may be a high-risk person, but you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket, lest you fall to deep and never recover.