First of all, it is crucial to know, what actually success is. “How can I succeed in life and academics?” is a very important topic for every person, especially youngsters. The definition or concept of success is different for every person. For me, success is having goals and achieving them one after another.

Our goals may take weeks, months or even years to complete depending on what you want to achieve. You can start from minor goals like completing your semester with good grades to something life changing steps like starting your own business or buying your own house. For many people, success can be to start their own family or travel around the world.

It all depends on you what you think success is and how you are going to achieve it. All I want to say is that it doesn’t matter what your goals are, completing them is success. You can define success for yourself as what do you needs to succeed in life and business.

In order to achieve your goals and become successful one should follow these four rules of success in life and academics:

Stop second-guessing yourself

While setting your goals, it is crucial not to second-guess yourself. Whatever your goals are and whatever path you choose to achieve them are all the right and even if you fail you will learn a lesson and next time you can try your best. By second-guessing yourself and the decisions you have made will only result in losing your confidence and ultimately, you will start making wrong decision. So, be confident and own your choices and think positively.

Actually, it takes a lot of hard work to complete your goals and grow as a person. You have to act on opportunities that are provided to you. It is a truth that you can’t achieve anything in life without action. But unluckily, we often don’t act. We make stupid excuses to get away from hard work. But, keep in mind you get success is not something you get without putting effort.

Be honest with your work

One of the most crucial things in the journey of completing goals and achieving success is honesty. You should be honest to yourself. Sometimes along the journey, obviously, you will face challenging situations. So, what are you going to do? Are you going to run away or be honest to yourself and find suitable solution to push yourself toward success? You also have to change your mindset to turn a challenging situation into a better one.

Plan before you act to succeed

It is important to plan or make a list of things that you wanted to achieve in the next ten to fifteen years. But, don’t think that these plans are permanent, you can always make changes. Take these plans as challenges and try to complete them in given time. Stick to the goals but don’t obsess over it. This will only result in getting stuck and losing interest.

Strong planning and then taking actions will definitely lead you towards success in practical life.

Success is my responsibility

Keep on reminding yourself that your success in your major responsibility and on one else’s. Stop making lame excuses and stop depending on just others’ experiences as these things may take you away from success and happiness. Start making your own choices whether they are right or wrong; stick to them.

The only bad thing that can happen is that you will get failed, but at least whatever you have done you have done it yourself with on one to put blame on; even if you like to put blame on others to get away from responsibilities.

Owning your choices will make you more independent and strong-headed providing you with the answer, “How can I succeed in life?”

In order to be successful, you have to be more persistent avoiding procrastination. You should stop making excuses and pretending to be busy when in reality, you are only scrolling through internet. You should be more productive than this by following time management techniques.

To be highly successful in overall life and practical domains, your social circle also plays a significant role. If your family and friends are supportive, your journey will become much easier and vice versa.

Dear readers, follow these rules of success and achieve those things for which you have been sent to this universe.  

Sub Editor: Tahreem Farooq

By: Prof Ajmal Dass Jaipal #ajmaldass