Success – The most coveted title that one wants to crown his head with. While success is that drug that everyone wants to get high with there are many who feel they are stuck in their life. The reasons might be aplenty – disorganization and disorder in life, attitude and perception towards life, failing to make most of the time that one has, inability to be as productive as one can be despite strenuous efforts, fear, insecurity, etc. There are a lot of things that keep us from making the leap. No matter how old you think you have grown up, no matter where you’re from, what you do – a student or an entrepreneur, or anyone else, or what you’re into, your desire to be successful is that flame that keeps you burning to achieve your goals. Here are a few ingredients that help one to succeed in his life making him able to share what he has learned to try to help others.

1) Determination: Be so determined that circumstances have no time to decide for you. Build your life by yourself, it might take a lot but in the end, it’s definitely worth it. You may have to work hard and long in order to achieve your goal, you may have to sacrifice something, you might face challenging failures and problems. It’s all in you – make efforts, do not worry about anything or anyone, believe in you, be confident and build it up.

2) Focus: Focus on commitment. It is very important to remind yourself about the goal you want to achieve every day in order to stay away from distractions. How committed are you to your goal? How important is it for you? What are you willing to sacrifice in order to achieve it? If you can answer these questions to yourself you’re halfway to succeeding. Also, focus on solving the problems big or small. Your focus on tackling issues and solving problems can have a major impact on your success.

3) Positive Thinking: Positive attitude is an important ingredient that can add a major portion in the process of becoming successful. Optimistic energy will attract new people and instill new energy levels. A positive attitude is an approach of daily willingness to self-improvement. Having a positive, joyful attitude the results are always positive and joyful. Being positive or optimistic helps you get rid of stagnating thoughts and further gives you the will power to face criticism, negative vibes, and negative people.

4) Never Give Up: One will truly accomplish what others thought he wouldn’t when he never quits. Thoughts on quitting on something that you’re really passionate about can land you in the discouragement abyss. Constantly work on improving yourself, your skills. Consider each goal and think of what you can do to improve the means of achieving. Success is a constant learning process and one can claim it only if he is willing to journey throughout the process.

5) Planning: A perfect plan yields to perfect results further laying a perfect route map to success. Fill out your weekly calendar. Plan ahead what and how to do. Know your three steps forward and not more. Planning your schedule and prioritizing it is a great way to make sure your daily activities will help you work towards your long term goals. Success is a long thorny path full of mistakes and obstacles, and one who plans his steps across the path will be amazed at what he can achieve.