First of all, Happy New Year to you, and thank you for being a loyal reader round the year. I hope 2021 bring a lot of happiness and make your life prosperous.
2020 was a critical year that taught us many lessons. The dreams I have visualize in 2019 left unaccomplished.
What are the few important lessons I have learnt from 2020?
- Your health is your real wealth.
- Your family is the important assets take care of them.
- You have to make a habit of saving money that you can use during an emergency.
- You should have multiple sources of income
- Nothing is permanent in life
- You have to learn every day to cope with technological development and exploit its benefits.
These are important lessons you have to keep in mind to fight in extreme situations that could occur in the future.
2020 has left our dreams unaccomplished, your plans have failed – it’s a heartbreaking situation.
But if you’re reading this post, you should be grateful for the life you have right now because most people have lost their lives.
It’s not necessary that the plans we make will work – because we’re living in a dynamic environment where anything can happen, anytime.
Can we assume that everything is over now, our dreams, goals, and plans?
If you’re reading this post – it means you have got one more chance to chase your goals and accomplish them this year. So, what are the 7 ways to get success in 2021.
1. Don’t brag about your goals
Your goals are personal and, you shouldn’t brag about them.
Bragging consumes a lot of energy from your body that you could have been utilizing in the work.
When you brag, your glands release dopamine that makes you feel good – but as the level of dopamine decreases, your mind feels bored, and ultimately you procrastinate.
What’s the solution to this problem?
You have to practice silence every day. You have to train your mind to stay in control and speak when needed.
The next thing you can do is write your New Year’s resolution in a journal, read it silently, and feel it.
Why sharing your goals with others won’t help you achieve your goals?
The secret lies here: The science backed reasons you shouldn’t share your goals.
2. Don’t try to prove
I was in the race of proving myself to others, which I think was my biggest mistake of 2020.
I will request you never to commit this mistake in your life.
I know it hurts when someone insults you or when you won’t get respect as much as others.
But proving yourself to others is not the right way to get respect, it will distract you from the path.
Your goals will remain unaccomplished because your focus will shift on proving yourself to others.
When this will happen, you’ll do things that make others happy.
Indeed, it will affect your future.
You have to prove ‘you’ to yourself. Where you have to focus?
- You have to focus on achieving your goals
- Stop comparison
- Read self-improvement books
- “Work every waking hour,” says Elon Musk (Founder: Tesla, SpaceX, etc)
- Be consistent and improve every day (will talk about later on this topic)
Is it now clear that your focus is very important for success?
Only you have the power to gain control over your mind and make it work for you.
3. Control your emotions
Your emotions can either make you or break you. Having good control over emotions is mandatory.
Our emotion controls our decisions, which is not a good thing.
Question: Do you have ever said ‘yes’ to your friends or relatives just because your ‘No’ will hurt them. Then, you should read this book: Boundaries: When to say Yes and when to say No to take control your life.
This book will help you set boundaries in your life and live peacefully.
4. Push yourself to get success in 2021
When you lose motivation, you procrastinate. David Goggins the former navy Seal and Author of “Can’t hurt me” says, “Motivation is crap. Motivation comes and goes. When you’re driven, whatever is in front of you will get destroyed.”
These are powerful words of him, you have to push yourself every day to get your work completed.
No one, even your motivation will stay with you forever. The only thing that can help you is the right mindset that pushes you every single day.
Here are some most powerful Quotes by David Goggins that will help you push yourself:
“Everybody wants a quick fix. You may get results, but they won’t be permanent. The permanent results come from you having to suffer”David Goggins
“Comfort zones: If you life in one too long….that becomes your norm. Get comfortable being uncomfortable”David Goggins
“We all have the ability to come from nothing to something”David Gogsins
“It’s easier to accept the fact that you’re just not good enough. We all have a lot more than we think we have”David Goggins
5. Stop overthinking and do the work
Overthinking is a disease, which could lead to serious problems in life. You can get into a state of depression.
It can affect your health negatively.
What’s the solution?
You and only you are the medicine of this disease you can control over thinking with consistent practice.
I kept myself engaged in the work. It helps me control my thoughts and shift my focus on important work.
But if something works for me doesn’t mean it will work for you too. You have to find your way to get rid of this problem.
You can try mediation or, you can replace your unwanted thoughts with some useful ones.
Last but not the least, you can indulge in the work that interests you. The point here is to tap you into productive work that leaves no space for overthinking.
6. Nobody is yours
Nobody is yours except your family and, COVID-19 has taught this lesson. Then why do we try to impress others?
Well, you can say it’s human nature. But I don’t think so.
It’s all because of the thoughts we circulate in our mind round the clock.
Example: When you think about ‘being productive’ you gradually become productive. When you think about ‘being happy’ you become happy and, when you think about ‘impressing others’ you work to achieve that goal.
Do you understand this concept?
So, it’s essential to have a grip over your thoughts.
Mark my words, nobody is yours except your family.
Stop trying to impress others. No girl or boy is going to change your life. Don’t create false perceptions in your mind.
Wake up and be practical.
Think consciously about what you’ve been doing for a long time – goals aren’t achieved in a day.
You have to be consistently working for it.
7. Forget the results
Do you think your results truly matter? Well, yeah, they matter a lot.
But wait, don’t you think your results are just the checkpoints? The real-life race has no finish line.
So, why don’t you focus on improving your work?
Well, yes, you have to forget about the results because there’s no finish line.
If there was any finish line, big businesses may have been shut down a long before.
But it had never happened. They are still in business and improving every day.
You have to do the same:
- Set targets
- Achieve them
- Set new targets and continue this process
Don’t forget to spare time to learn every day because that’s the only key to improve and keep yourself safe during crisis.
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Happy New Year 2021, work hard and make this year beautiful not just for you but for others as well.