Whats your definition of success? Youve probably heard it all before about the secret of success. The majority of people would say that having lots of money would be their definition of success. Success means different things to different people. Success can come in the form of happiness, developing quality relationships, goal achievements or a healthy lifestyle.

So how do you become successful? First, you need to ask yourself, what does success mean to you and what will it bring? You need to have a clear target in mind of exactly what you want. If you say I want to own a house; you need to state exactly what type of house. How many bedrooms? Where would it be? Is it big or small? If you visualize it, your goals will become more realistic and obtainable.

Your pathway to success is determined by your actions, vision, drive and the choices that you make. It sounds easy but life is full of distractions such as the media, internet, entertainment, parties and everything else in between. This is just a fact of life. The key is to do something small everyday to reach your goal. Breaking down your goals into smaller tasks makes them manageable. For example, your long-term goal can be achieved by completing your monthly goals, to achieve your monthly goals, you would need to hit your weekly target goals and your weekly target goals can be achieved by performing your daily goals.

What it takes to becomes successful.

1) Developing the right mindset.

You need to develop a successful mindset. The actions that youve taken to approach your goals and the choices that youve made, will determine your success or failure. You also need to control your fears, worries and any form of limitations that will prevent you from reaching your goals. The biggest limitation we have is security where were clinging on to our comfort zones.

Also having a positive frame of mind and a positive environment will help you immensely in further reaching your goals. Your friends and other people around you, the place that you work for and how you maintain your health are all a very important part of the process.

You should also develop a process of continuous improvements. Learn something new everyday, whether its a small task like learning a new recipe to cook or something adventurous like scuba diving, it doesnt matter. It teaches your mind to be creative and avoid limiting your ability. Other individuals can also help you in the process. Good mentors are hard to come by, but none of us are perfect and learning is the key to a better self.

2) Its because you want to, and not because you have to.

Sometimes in life we feel that we have no other choice but to follow other people or to choose the simplest route to obtain comfort or security. We go about our business in our daily lives. It could be either our chosen hobby or job but the problem is we do it with no heart or passion. What if that day comes when that task becomes difficult or unpopular? Wed probably give up and quit.

Success is about you discovering your talent. Using your talent will give you that ultimate feeling of freedom. Identify what it is that you really want in life and your career. How will your talent help other people?

3) Action… matters!

You could go to college and do your university degrees, obtain the knowledge, read all the books you want and think that someday you will be successful. Someday just might never happen unless you take action in what you want to do. You could be the busiest person but probably didnt accomplish anything. You need to ask; will the actions that I am taking now lead me closer to my goals? Start small, think big. Do not make another day become another habit. Time is valuable.