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Last Update Date: 15 April 2021

Being successful is a very general definition, so in this article, we’re going to cover this topic of being successful in terms of the way that is accepted by society. Together with this, we will also give detailed information about the way to achieve success by analyzing the common characteristic features of people who are always successful at what they do in their lives. When you finish this article, we’re sure that you will have clear answers about “What we have to do to be successful?”. This may also help you to build awareness on the ways and importance of raising successful children!

So we suggest you read the following definition carefully.

Most Important Steps For Being Successful


Success means to overcome something or to achieve an action which is thought to be beneficial as a result. As you can see, the secret of being successful is not associated with having any superior talents. Of course, having superior skills (craft skill, intelligence, strength etc.) are some of the factors that make it easier to succeed, but it is not all. Success is a result and it should be considered within its unique situation which is depended to people, events, and circumstances altogether.

Ok, let's go back to the way to achieve success if we all agree until now.

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1- In order to be successful, you should know to take lessons instead of making excuses:

When you look at the lives of successful people, you will definitely recognize that people, who are successful academically, in their business or social lives, take lessons from all their positive and negative experiences. So when things do not turn out as you had expected, instead of making excuses, you should consider where you are making a mistake or what you are missing. Considering this approach as your way of thinking is definitely the first step of being successful.

If we consider the results, which can be seen as “a mistake”, as something that we can take lessons from, we magically turn them into experiences. When we have that point of view, we add new experiences to our lives every time that will enable us to succeed in life. That's great!

2- Setting Goals is Necessary to Become Successful!

Goals are concepts, that increase the inner motivation of a person and turn every action into meaning achievements. Every kind of people at any age can set goals for themselves in the short or long term.

Example: For a first-grade student, learning how to read and getting the reading skill badge, could be a great short term goal. So when the student needs to study, he/she finds a satisfactory answer to the question "Why do I study?"

  • Why am I trying to write these syllables over and over again?
  • Because I aim to get the reading badge.

A badge, which is a small symbolic piece of metal actually, can be enough to increase the motivation of a student about being able to read a paragraph without any help. The student who wants to experience this emotion of reading by himself/herself also sets the goal of having a badge. Being successful in school is of course not just about the motivators or goals of the.

The generalized ways of success in this article may also help children to be successful at school, but we focused on that specific topic "Ways to Succeed in Classes" in another article. You can click on the name and reach our useful article easily.

People's goals grow and change according to their ages. We, adults also set goals for ourselves to add some meaning on what we do as a job or as an achievement.


  • My goal is to have X title in my career because if I achieve this, I will have my economic freedom. And that’s the only reason for me to work.
    • My aim is to do my job in the best way that I can because I just work to prove myself.
  • I will prove myself because I can get more job offers like this. My goal is to differentiate my opportunities, raise my income potential and I definitely work for it.

The most important rule to achieve a goal is to set a deadline. Otherwise, our goal will remain as a "dream". Even if we cannot set a specific deadline for our goal, we can set a possible time period to make it happen. By this way, we can be able to focus on the planning process.

3- Making an Effective Plan to Be Successful

All of us consciously or unconsciously make plans during our routine. We usually have plans for the day when we wake up in the morning. We more or less have some plans for a school term or a business era. And we continue our life according to these plans we make. The most important part is to do the right planning.

The question of "What to do to be successful?", which we try to answer in this article, points out that making the right plan is really necessary.

Example: What should be done to make the child successful?

A good study plan for academic success is very important. Within this plan, we can determine which hours of the day, which days of the week and how we can study.

What is Academic Achievement?

Academic achievement is showing the expected performance or working on it during the education.

4- People Who Know Themselves Well Will Succeed

Those people, who have discovered their talents, also know on what subjects they can be successful. Knowing what we can and cannot achieve (at least for now) makes us both save time and be successful by making the right choices.

For example, if we do not sound good while singing, forcing ourselves to be a singer can result in frustration, which leads us to think "I am a failure". In fact, there are no failures. There are only wrong decisions. Likewise, if we have the ability to draw, and if we prefer to study in the fine arts faculty, it will not be a coincidence that we will be academically successful.

Those who are able to criticize themselves and who know themselves well are not affected by the negative thoughts of others and do not try to copy anything. It’s a serious point that you should be careful about. It is good to take successful people as an example, however, it is not correct to imitate them!

5- Working and Taking Action Is Required In Order to Be Successful

It is sometimes possible for some other people to be more successful than you even if they have made less effort on some tasks. This situation does not mean that you will never be more successful than those people. They may be more experienced in that work or developed their mental skills more than you in that specific area. All you need to do in this case is to work a little bit more. That's all!

REMEMBER: Success does not mean to reach your goals with a magical shortcut. Success is achieving the best result.

Always take action and move forward for what you are planning. In fact, waiting for the most perfect plan leads us to postpone success. Start somewhere and apply your plans by writing and clearing your mind or by giving a start for working. If you can get involved in this process, you will see that you can actually make anything.

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6- Being Consistent is Required For Success

Giving up after a few tries or getting bored quickly is a hidden obstacle for being successful. In the same way, constantly looking for the easiest way can keep people away from doing their work. Things that are not done are considered as failure. Therefore, being consistent is the secret to success.

7- Choosing the Right Friends Will Affect People's Success in Life

Perhaps you have read hundreds of advice and articles about choosing the right friends. Here is what we want to emphasize: Do not just consider the necessity of choosing the right friend as "avoiding mistakes". When you get together with the right people and do the right things, you can access success more easily.

Join the organizations you are invited to, meet new people and always be social. As Manzie R. Walfer, a successful businessman and writer, says, people do business with people. Even if your job does not require to communicate with others, you will still need people at the end because what you are doing will affect other people's lives. The success of an online shopping platform is actually the success of people working on the background. Meeting new people would provide new opportunities for you.

8- Being A Perfectionist Is One of The Hidden Obstacles to Success. Get Rid of It!

Remember the definition of success? You do not have to be the best at what you are doing. If you can it is good, but if you cannot you do not have to leave it. What matters the most is what you are expected or what you expect from yourself to do. Presumably, successful people were not born as being the best in their field.

9- Being Successful is Hard for Those Who have Mental Health Issues

As we mentioned at the beginning of the article: Success is a very general concept. Let's focus on success in life. For success in life, we must take care of our mental health. We cannot get a sustainable success by always sacrificing our social lives, friends and families, and the time we take for ourselves by only and constantly focusing on the goals and success. After some time, we can find ourselves in a situation where we are getting away from things we are succeeded in because of burnout syndrome and depression.

Everyone should know, explore, and have some time to do the activities they enjoy. As a social being, people should spend time with those who they love.

10- A Short Summary of How To Be Successful

  • Taking lessons from negative experiences
  • Not making excuses
  • Discovering yourself
  • Planning
  • Taking action
  • Being consistent
  • Having the right friends and the right social environment
  • Not being perfectionist
  • Taking care of our mental health