13 Rules for Ultimate Success You Need to Know
Are There Rules for Success?
How do you intend to achieve the success you want to have in your life?
While the definition of success varies depending on the person, there are certain principles and rules they share.
Whatever your definition of success is, to get it you'll have to work.
You'll be outside of your comfort zone with nothing but your vision and self-belief.
Whatever your endeavours are, when you apply these 13 rules your chances of success increase dramatically.
Let's dive in ...
13 Rules for Ultimate Success
1. Think Big and Ignore Haters
Some of the most successful people on the planet started from humble beginnings.
They weren’t born successful.
To see them now you'd think they were always that way.
The truth is that most of them endured years of pain, setbacks and perseverance to get where they now are.
Success is a personal journey.
People are too willing to give their opinion about how you should live your life.
Don't share your goals and aspirations with people who can't appreciate them.
Keep them to yourself and use your energy to execute and take action.
You're always capable of more than you think.
Avoid the defeatist mentality. Defeatists assume everyone else are as incapable as they are.
Don't let anybody tell you what you can and can't do.
2. Live With Meaning
Successful people know the value of time.
You only have so much time.
It's a crazy thought that you would spend that limited amount of time doing what you don't enjoy.
If you’re doing something you don’t like and it doesn't give you pleasure its time to change.
It doesn't mean to say that every day working on your purpose is a bed of roses.
Challenge and setbacks are par for the course.
But your overarching goals and objectives must be meaningful to you.
If they're not you wont see it through to the end. You'll be too susceptible to quit.
A strong work ethic is essential for success.
Without a meaningful purpose the commitment just wont be there.
You might have to take a job you don't like as a stepping stone towrds your ultimate purpose.
But don't get lured in by the comfort of familiarity and get yourself stuck there.
Focus on what you want to do. What ideas and activities motivate you?
Find a way to start spending more time doing that.
The probability of success increases when you're passionate about what you do.
3. Don't Ignore What's Important
No doubt you need focus and attention to be successful.
It takes time and energy to become great at what you do.
Execute aggressively on your objectives.
While your one burning desire is your priority, you still have other areas of your life you need to attend to.
You have your health and your relationships.
Occasionally you need to relax and take some time to reset yourself.
This is a hard thing for an over achiever to accomplish.
They're so focused on the task everything else is excluded from awareness.
Having balance in your life keeps you grounded.
You're chances of success increase if you have some form of balance because you won't have to deal with areas you've neglected to manage.
There's not much value in being a millionaire if you’re so fat and unhealthy you can't walk up a flight of stairs.
There's also not much value in being an elite athlete who's so broke you can't pay your bills.
There's always a counterbalance you need to be aware of.
4. Let Your Failures Guide You
Everybody has failure.
How you respond to that failure is what determines your success.
Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times when he was inventing the lightbulb.
Even if that number is an exaggeration and he only failed 100 times, that's still a lot of failure to endure.
When asked about failure he replied that he hadn't failed.
He'd found hundreds of ways that it doesn't work.
Learning what doesn't work can be just as valuable as learning what doesn't.
When you fail do you give up and stop trying?
Or do you learn what you can from the failure and reiterate?
The road to success isn't linear, but more of a zig zag or a squiggle.
It's easy to give up when things don’t go your way.
It's painful to lose. That's why so few people can tolerate it.
On the other side of your failure is a gateway to success.
But you have to endure the failure long enough to reach that gateway
Success doesn't mean no more problems. It often means more problems.
Use your failures as a tool to learn how to become more effective.
While it never feels good in the moment, failure is an invaluable ally on your path to success.
5. Decide and Commit
Make a commitment to yourself that you will be successful.
Whatever you have to endure or how hopeless things might seem, you will succeed.
Commitment and resolve sends a strong message to your mind and the universe.
You will get it done. Whether easy or hard you will get what you're aiming for.
If you really, really want something you can have it.
But how bad do you want it?
If you're ready to quit when things get tough you don't want it.
If you let yourself get easily distracted from the work you need to do, you don't want it.
Success is a long term commitment. It takes effort, resilience and focus.
Many challenges along the way will try to knock you off your path.
Expect them and embrace them when they come.
Do what you know you need to do today.
6. Relentless Execution
You won't be successful if you procrastinate and wait for something to happen.
You have to go out and hunt it down.
It doesn't matter how great your idea is. If you don’t do anything, nothing will happen.
Think about the people you most admire who have made a significant contribution to the world.
They all executed relentlessly to make it happen.
The purpose is to take action.
Yes you need to know what you want and a plan to get there.
But without action it all means nothing.
If you say you want to be successful but you're not taking action, it means you don't really want success.
You might like the idea of success.
You might even like the sound of it.
But if you're not aggressively executing on your plan towards success, you don't really want it and you won't get it.
It's not until you're willing to make sacrifices and execute on your goals that you have a chance of success.
7. Communicate With Volition
You won't succeed alone. Whatever you do you need the co-operation of other people to make it work.
Successful people are able to communicate in a way that enables them to move in the direction they want to go.
They're able to connect with and influence other people.
When people like you they want to help you.
Even if people don't like you, but they respect your vision, they're willing to contribute.
Cultivate good relationships. Be friendly and willing to give value by helping other people get what's important to them.
You also need to consider how you communicate to yourself.
How do you percieve yourself and your abilities?
What does your internal self-talk sound like?
Do you treat yourself like someone you care about?
Effective communication starts with you.
8. Follow up on Good Ideas
Some of the greatest ideas in history were at first ridiculed and disregarded.
You don't have to follow the herd.
Question what’s going on around you and be open to new ideas.
When you have your own good idea write it down somewhere before you forget about it.
Start thinking about how you can turn that idea into reality.
The world belongs to people who have an idea and then act on it.
You never know how good an idea is until you try it.
Every idea has the potential to change your life, and to even change the world.
The only way to know is to act.
9. Build Unbreakable Self Belief
When you have no self belief you have no drive. No inspiration.
You procrastinate and take no action.
Everyone has self doubt. It's a norma human emotion.
But don't allow it to dominate your psychology.
Your base line should be self-confidence and self-esteem.
If you allow self-doubt to linger in your mind grows heavier and more crippling.
Believe in your own ability to succeed. Self confidence is a choice. Choose to be a self-confident person.
When you feel self-confident you can more easily take action towards success.
Develop unshakable self-belief and nothing will be able to stop you.
10. View the World With Optimism
Your results in life are a reflection of how you think.
People with a poor mental attitude rarely rise above mediocrity.
The key ingredient for a meaningful and fulfilling life is having a mindset that supports you in your goals and desires.
How you think about the world is the world you'll experience.
Living with an optimistic mindset doesn't mean you're a utopian dreamer.
It means you choose to see your life through an optimistic lens.
Things that most people avoid or struggle with are easy for you.
You take whatever life throws at you and somehow turn it around to your own advantage.
The world is yours.
If you have a negative mindset failure is virtually guaranteed.
You give up too easily and you you have a weak character.
With an optimistic mindset you see opportunities you wouldn't normally see.
You shine and the world opens up for you.
People feel your energy and want to be around you.
Who you are and the life you live is a result of how you think.
11. Push Through the B.S
Negative energy diminishes your power to create.
It lowers your brain function and you lose drive and determination.
You might even consider giving up on your goals.
From there complacency and procrastination kicks in.
You skip the gym. You put off working on your business plan.
You stop telling your family how much you love them.
Build your resilience to the point that setbacks and doubt don't faze you.
You know they're simply part of the ride and that you'll be successful regardless.
12. Be a Slogger
Your biggest goals and desires will never become real unless you work for them.
Work doesn't mean dabbling. Work means work. That's what a slogger does.
They set an objective and don't stop working until it becomes reality.
Look at people like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.
They all have insane work ethic.
You don't have to be at this level of intensity, But you'd better be willing to work hard.
When you set a juicy goal for yourself the process of taking an idea and making it real is the best part.
That happens through dedicated, consistent work.
Anyone can have a good idea.
Working tirelessly to make it happen is where most people fall off.
Decide what you want and that you're willing to pay a price to make it happen. Then get to work.
Overnight success is an illusion.
Anyone who has accomplished anything worthwhile worked hard to get it.
Are you serious about being a successful person?
If you’re not willing to work hard on your goals you don’t deserve them.
How do you know when you've put in enough work for your goal?
You have your goal.
13. Listen to Your Inner Voice
The answers to all your questions are in your intuition. You only have to tune into it.
Your intuition is the inner voice you have inside you.
It's with you 24 hrs a day, but your logical brain and conditioned nervous system over ride it.
Life rarely plays out the way you expect.
You need good judgement and smart decision making to stay away from failure and move towards success.
Despite what people around you say you need to listen to your intuition.
If you've analysed a situation and you're undecided about which way to go, consult your intuition.
Many successful people rely on their intuition to confirm their decisions.
No one knows for sure where intuition comes from. But they know it's a reliable source of intelligence.
Listen to your inner voice and trust your intuition.
Things to Remember
Your mindset determines your destiny.
When you have the right state of mind anything is possible.
With the wrong state of mind nothing is possible.
A winning mindset and relentless execution will increase the probability of success.
It won't come overnight. It takes time and hard work.
But if you stay hungry and keep taking action in the right direction there's nothing you can't have.
Best Quotes About Ultimate Success
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
– Richard Branson
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
– Herman Cain
“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
– Zig Ziglar
“Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.”
– Malcolm S. Forbes
“Action is the foundational key to all success.”
– Pablo Picasso