"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome." - Booker T. Washington
You may have heard the quote, "To increase your success rate, you must double your failure rate." Everyone fails. To be successful, you must persevere and know that for every time you fail, you are that much closer to success.
2. Set Goals
Set measurable and achievable goals and write them down - daily, weekly, monthly and annually. Keep checking back to those goals, measure your progress and re-evaluate your list.
There is never going to be the "perfect" time. Instead of letting obstacles stall you, know that taking action will lead you to your answers.
4. Continued Improvement
"There's always room for improvement." Successful people hold this mentality and thrive on self-improvement. Everyone makes mistakes; rather than dwell on them, reflect on them as a learning opportunity. Nobody is perfect; view your weaknesses as areas of opportunity and set goals to improve.
5. Communication is Key
The most successful people know how to communicate with others in a way that allows them to get what they want without making others feel that they are being manipulated or pressured. Communicate with confidence.
6. Be Flexible
Plans change and sometimes Murphy's law of "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong," applies. The most successful people know that there is no use becoming frustrated and instead, they roll with the punches.
Build and maintain connections. The most successful individuals had help along the way and utilized their mutually beneficial business connections and partners.