How to be Successful in Life 6

How to be Successful in Life

Learning how to be successful in life requires following in the footsteps of those who have already achieved success. If you would like to become one of them, simply read this post in its entirety. It really doesn’t matter how old or young you are, we all share the same common desire.

How to be Successful in Life

Here are 14 tips on how to be successful in life from some of the world’s most renowned and successful people. Make sure you study and apply what they suggest, you have a bigger price to pay from ignoring this.

Achieving success involves the following:

  • Identifying your passion
  • Aiming high
  • Balancing your life
  • Recognizing failure as a learning curve
  • Taking action
  • Have an unwavering DESIRE to succeed
  • Stay positive and avoid conflicts
  • Believing in your dream and in yourself
  • Have an open mind
  • Persevere even in the most unfavorable conditions
  • Work smart, and hard
  • Trust your intuition
  • Keep a grateful mental attitude
  • Have FAITH

Identifying Your Passion

This simply means finding what you love to do and doing it. Nothing will please you more in life than doing what you love doing. Moreover, it will not feel like work if it’s something you are passionate about.

“You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it” – Oprah Winfrey

Aiming High

Set your goal so high that even if you don’t achieve it, you at least fall short. What could be more pleasing than achieving something which is better than nothing?

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo Buonarotti, Great Renaissance Artist

Balancing Your Life

If we can all learn to influence the ineradicable conflict between work in life and in business, we can all become successful. This is where the residence of balance in our wholistic lives lie.

“There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.” – Phil Knight – CEO of Nike Inc.

Recognizing Failure as a Learning Curve

Thomas Edison tested more than 3,000 designs for bulbs between 1878 and 1880. Three thousand is a big number which many of us wouldn’t even think of reaching. You and I would have probably given up before we even tested ten bulbs. We would have failed before we even started.

Henry Ford - Ford Motors

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”Henry Ford – Founder of Ford Motors

Taking action

Theories and practical applications of Science have proven time and again that for every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction. In simple terms, NOTHING happens from doing NOTHING. The results we receive from our daily actions are in perfect proportion with how we act.

Leonardo da Vinci - Success in Life

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Genius

Have an Unwavering DESIRE to Succeed

Desire backed by FAITH knows no such word as “impossible”. Make a sound decision to do whatever it takes to succeed and amount to something. Stick to your decision, win and live by it.

“I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.” – Colonel Sanders, Founder of KFC

Believing in Your Dream and in Yourself

 “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walter Disney, Founder of Walt Disney Company

Keep a Grateful Mental Attitude

Be grateful for what you already have. Gratitude will unify your mind with the mind of God, The Almighty, The Supreme Intelligence or whoever you prefer to call Him.

“The grateful outreaching of your mind in thankful praise to the Supreme is a liberation or expenditure of force; it cannot fail to reach that to which it is addressed, and the reaction is an instantaneous movement towards you.” – Wallace Wattles


Having faith signifies that you trust that whatever you seek is already yours. FAITH is the ultimate key to accumulation of riches, wealth and achieving success.

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6 thoughts on “How to be Successful in Life

  • Craig

    Hi Peter, Nice read. I liked the famous quotes for each of the 14 tips from those who have done it already. Inaction caused by fear is one which a lot of people suffer from and holds them back from being successful. I am sure everyone can learn something from this article.

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hi Craig,

      I am glad you found this article helpful and I totally agree with you on inaction caused by fear. What most of us don’t realize is the fact that we have to continually work on ourselves if we truly want to live the life we are intended to live. Thanks for your comment Craig and I wish you all the best.

  • Maurice

    Thank you for sharing these facts that contribute to success. Each one is what all successful people have a part of their characteristics. It is no secret that knowing your purpose and believing in yourself are key.

    • Peter Mantu Post author

      Hi Maurice,

      Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. I wish you all the best in life and hope you will share these words with the rest of the world.

  • Peter

    That is a lot of great quotes and books to choose from for people wishing to achieve success. It requires taking massive direction in one area of life. That is never giving up on yourself. If you give up one you who will be left? My guess is nobody because you were first.
    Great tips and thanks for providing this motivation.