Student Guidance

Habits that will help you become a successful person

Melanctha Cruze

Many people want the recipe for overnight success, but the harsh reality is that no such thing exists. Overnight fame is achievable and, with the increase in the use of social media over the last ten years, we see individuals instantly rising to fame by going viral, on a frequent basis.

‘Success’ on the other hand is a little different. More often than not, it is a tedious and challenging journey that takes a comparatively long period of time. Although we might not have the exact recipe for success, we can definitely recommend a few habits and skills that will help speed up the process.

  • Adaptability

Adaptability is crucial for success, especially in today’s ever changing world. You will always have the edge in any aspect of life if you are able to respond and adapt to changes quickly.

  • Networking

Networking is a great opportunity to exchange knowledge, meet new and interesting people, learn more about various topics and gain wonderful experiences. Always remember, “Your network is your net worth”.

  • A Positive Attitude

Having a positive attitude will give you a huge boost in both your personal and professional life. It will enhance your relationships and help you clearly distinguish the things you can and cannot control in life, which will bring you more peace and clarity and save you a lot of time.

  • Punctuality

Always aim to be on time. Being punctual shows people that you value both them and their time. If you are unable to make it on time, make it a point to inform the necessary person/people prior and apologise for the inconvenience.

  • Visualising Goals

Make sure you set targets. Similar to a business, write a vision statement for yourself and track your progress on a daily basis. Maintaining a journal has proven to be a very effective and efficient practice to help achieve your goals.

  • Taking Action

Last but certainly not least, there is next to no point in doing all of the above if you do not take action. You can read books, listen to motivational speeches, etc. but, if you do not do the hard yards and put in the necessary work, it will be of little use.

As I mentioned, there is no ideal recipe for success but, if you follow these 06 steps and make a genuine effort to develop your life, you will definitely start to see positive results. We sincerely hope you found something of value in this article and use it to change your life for the better.