How to be successful in life

Regardless of how old you are, where you live, or what your career goals are, it’s likely your ultimate goals in life are to be happy and successful. What does this even mean? To me, being successful means more than just having money and making your mark. It means following your passions, living purposefully, and enjoying the present moment. Lol I’ve found that a lot of times it’s easier said than DONE.

So what is it that defines whether or not you’re successful? I’m sure to each person, it’s something different. What is it for YOU? I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately and came up with some things I think makes people successful.

1. They don’t like rules
Successful people aren’t fond of the status quo. They do not like rules. They believe in the impossible and are driven by the words of those who say they can’t do something.

2. They are not afraid to fail.
While most people fear failure, successful people embrace it. They know that failure leads to learning and learning leads to success, because the faster you fail the sooner you will find the path to success.

3. They know who they are.
It can be difficult to determine who you are and where you fit in the world. Not for successful people. They know exactly who they are, where they’re going, and how to get there.

4. They want to make things better.
Most people go through life and see problems that affect them and others around them. These problems could be as simple as a work-related efficiency issue or as complex as a global social epidemic. While your average person ignores things that need improvement, successful people seek to improve those things and take ownership.

5. They set goals.
Setting goals and sticking to them is very challenging for the average person. It takes huge amounts of self discipline. They allow the complexities of life to get in the way. Not successful people. They separate their goals between long-term and short-term, and they realize that incremental short-term goals help accomplish the larger long-term goal.

6. They have confidence.
Confidence shouldn’t be confused with arrogance. Confidence is the belief and conviction in self and what you apply your time to. Successful people are great at this. While most people prefer to “stay grounded” or “stay down to Earth,” successful people keep their head in the clouds, not necessarily as a means of feeling as though they’re above others, but as a process for ensuring the world and everyone in it doesn’t bring them down to their level.

7. They are optimistic.


In a world riddled with chaos, controversy, death and taxes, it can be extremely easy to develop a negative outlook on life. Successful people see through all this and continue traveling forward. They see the glass as half full. They see light at the end of the tunnel. For successful people, this isn’t just about wishful thinking, it’s a survival mechanism.

I’m sure there are many more characteristics that make people successful. I’ve listed some that I can think of. I’d appreciate it if you’d take the time to comment on this post and give me some of yours.

How many of these do you possess?


Please take time to comment!

Thanks for reading,

$aving George


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