Having realistic goals save you from misery
Maintaining an inflated ego can make you suffer at times. Some people have a tendency to view themselves as superheroes. They would never settle down for anything average in their view. If they have set their eyes on Cambridge, they won’t settle down for LSE even. The purpose of this example is to show that such people tend to miss many viable options in awe of their fictional dreams. Setting high targets is great as long as it brings you closer towards something proximate to it. But when you start drawing red lines around it, you are bound to stay behind many. Likewise, some ignore their capacity and limitations. They don’t plan things within their scope but always yearning to set eyes farther than it. Success always starts from basic levels. Keeping realistic goals in beginning can help you reach the apparently unrealistic ones later on.
Negativity hinders your progress
There are excesses of every form. One, as discussed above have an exaggerated view of themselves. These conceited fellas have an antidote type giving a striking contrast. These are the ones who always think negative. They won’t make effort in fear of failure. And whenever you present them with an idea or opportunity they will quickly dismiss it on the premises that it's unlikely to work. Such people are bound to stay failure. Because even to become a runner up contestant in a race, you need to be a part of it first. Moaning and complaining about destiny just can’t help. One makes its destiny from their own hands. Only those succeed who struggle and make an effort.
Stop daydreaming and rise to act
Daydreamers barely achieve anything. They know and plan everything after success but forget to devise a strategy before that. Mere planning about success is a hallmark of lazy or procrastinating individuals. But real attitude for success is to act, not imagining alone.
Be organized and ready to win
Being organized in life is a great blessing. When you are a man of action, you discipline yourself as per your strategic plan to reach your goal. You won’t waste time, procrastinate, or postpone tasks. Time management is the identification mark of successful people. It's your time that will ensure your progress and handling it carefully will increase your productivity levels. But it might be a hassle if you track your time manually. Technology has eased the trouble. A good time tracking app will monitor it for you and your productivity will increase at unprecedented levels.
Feel the connection to your work
One of the foundational elements of success is feeling passionate about what you do. First analyze why you are doing something? Is it for monetary gains? Or to find meaning in your life? Maybe both? Or anything else. The thing is you have to make a transparent, honest self inquiry to discover what you can do best. You will only succeed in the thing you love doing most. As it will eliminate the sense of exhaustion from your mind and even working for longer hours putting in more effort shall seem like an enjoyment. You will soon run out of fuel if you opted for anything that appear boring to you. Following trends or what society appreciates doesn’t help. Its your inner voice that would.
Fun is an integral part of life
Always find reasons to celebrate at your workplace. It doesn’t mean throwing parties necessarily or celebrating don’t have to be personal. It can be work related achievement. You need to reward yourself and your team by having some fun, humor and joyful activities. Do plan a trip, or a lunch together after working hours or on weekends. It will revitalize your energy and boost morale. If you are an employer than it serves as a token of encouragement for your workforce.
Avoid a burnout
Whenever you feel you are tiring yourself take a break. Having quality time with family is also a must do. You need to recharge yourself after every once in a while to stay fuelled for your future endeavors. Go for vacations with friends or family. Have an active family or social life. So when you return to work you shall be programmed mentally to invest in more effort.
Bottom line is...success is not some mathematical formula. It depends on various factors, one of the most important of those is the attitude. Your power of believing in yourself has miraculous power of transformation.