How To Become Successful in Life: 10 Smart Ways to Achieve Success in 2019

How To Become Successful in Life: Hey There! Do you want to Become Successful in 2019? If your answer is yes, then this article is made for you. In this article, we will cover the 10 Ways to Achieve Success in 2019. With that being said, let's start our article.

How To Become Successful in Life

Before moving on, let's first understand that What is Success? and What are Some Obstacles to Success?

What is Success?

Success can be different for different people. Like for example, for an athlete Success can be to win a championship and a trophy whereas Success for a student would be to get good grades in his academics. For a Doctor Success maybe to protect the precious life of his wonderful patients whereas for the Army Men it would be to defeat the country's enemies.

So, you can not completely justify it.

It depends upon the various types of people and how they react or respond to it. For some Success can be Wealth. For some, it would be to own a business venture. For some, it would be to have a loving family and a decent paying job.

Success is not an achievement. It is a Stage upon which you stand and showcase your journey. Whereas the love that you got, the fame, the money, etc. can be termed as achievements. Successful people are hungry for this Stage. they want More.

No! They are not greedy. It's just that they want to be in that 1% group.

What are Some Obstacles to Success?

There can be a few Reasons because of which you are still unsuccessful in 2019. So let's find out what are those obstacles that are standing in your way:

  • Ego
  • Fear of Failure
  • No Plan
  • Lack of Self Esteem
  • No Direction
  • No Purpose
  • Lack of Focus
  • Lack of Patience
These are the few Obstacles to Success. Now, let's look at some keys to success in life.

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#1: Desire:

How To Become Successful in Life

See, if you want to become successful then you should have some sort of prior thinking. People call this prior mindset as "Desire".

It is the burning desire that has helped all of the successful people to keep going even when they were receiving criticism and negativity. It was that burning desire inside them which did not let them quit in front of life. That burning desire made them successful.

Let me share a great story with you from the book You Can Win by Shiv Khera.

A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met. Socrates told the young man to walk with him toward the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The boy struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue. Socrates pulled his head out of the water and the first thing the young man did was to gasp and take a deep breath of air. Socrates asked," What did you want the most when you were there?" The boy replied, "Air". Socrates said, "That is the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it." There is no other Secret.

So, If you really want to become successful this year, then you should have a burning desire. You should have a purpose in life. This purpose should be much strong that it will not let you sleep and relax until you have accomplished it.

This desire should be something like when you want to work for it in the morning and you don't click the snooze button of your alarm. Get that? It should be that strong.

So, Ignite that burning desire in yourself which is itself the first step to become a successful person.

#2: Commitment:

How To Become Successful in Life

Ok, As I said, your dream should be that strong that it won't let you sleep and you will not get tired of waking up early and working for that vision. This needs a Strong and Bold Commitment.

What is a Commitment?

Commitment is a type of promise or a strong command that you give to yourself regarding something or someone. Commitment is accompanied by Hard work and Strong Habits that would lead a person towards a grand and successful life.

So, You should have that discipline to work towards your goal.

If you want to build strong Commitnemtn towards our goal then, first of all, you should have an achievable goal. If you will not have a goal that you can accomplish then your Commitment will fade away with time.

For Eg: If you are a night owl and sleep at 2:00 AM in the morning and you wake up at 12:00 noon. Then if you have made a decision to wake up at 5:00 AM in the morning, then that would be a very tough job for you. What You Can do Instead is that you should try to wake up at 9:00 AM. Then the next day at 8:00AM. Similarly, reduce your waking time and in a week you will be waking up at 5 AM.

So, you can make use of the following example to simplify your goal so that you will be committed toward your dream.

Another Tip that I would give is to rule out Distractions. Distractions will not help you to get successful. If you are easily distracted by various things then you will not be able to become successful and you will not be Committed towards your statements.


To Rule out Distractions, this is the way that I personally used to eliminate all of the distractions from my life.

  • First of all, Grab a pen and a paper.
  • Write down your distractions and also write down the problems that are causing it.
  • Now, try to think about the solutions to rule out those causes.
  • Finally, rule out those distractions from your life.

#3: Responsibility:

Remember the last time you did a mistake?

Now, just tell the truth. Who was responsible for that mistake?

Probably your friends or your family. Oh! Probably your neighbor. Or it maybe the government or the people of the country. Well, they all are not responsible for your mistake and failures. You are responsible for your failures and your current condition.

Become Responsible about your life. If you truly want to become successful his year then you should learn to be responsible enough. Many people are not in a state to accept their own mistakes. That's why they keep on blaming others and at the end of the day, they are still struggling to become successful.

Tell me the name of a successful person who is Irresponsible but still successful?

There are not. Even if you think that they are irresponsible and they are successful. Think Twice. Because in this case as well they are responsible to create such an illusion in front of the public that they are irresponsible.

That's a bit confusing, but did you get that?

So, If you really want to achieve that stage that I had talked about earlier, then you accept your mistakes and failures and learn from them.

Because, until you do not learn from your mistakes, guess what? the life will continue to throw problems at you. So, it's better to learn from that mistake and grow from there.

There are only two outcomes of a situation. Either You will Win or You will Learn.

#4: Hard work Vs Smart Work:

How To Become Successful in Life

Yes! The Old and Classic method to become successful. But believe me, it still works!

Believe it or not, you cannot become successful in life by just sitting on your couch and watching television. You will have to get up and work. If you are thinking that-" Cammon! I can easily earn from my home with Online Earning Methods."

But, my friend, you will still have to work for it or you will not get the desired rewards. Hard work is something that many people want to do but it's just those 1% of the people from all over the world who really does it!

Now, many people would think that Hard work is useless and you should do smart work. Well, that's true.

Because let's say there are two people. The first one is trying to dig the nail inside a wooden log with his bare hands. And he is doing Hard work. But there comes the second person which is also trying to dig the nail inside the wooden log, but he used a Hammer instead of his bare hands. This is Smartwork!

Now, what you think, who will be more successful in doing the task?

Well, it will be the second person. because by using the hammer, he is saving his energy as well as his time.

Now, don't think that it's always like that. In my opinion, Both Hard work and Smart work is necessary in order to become successful in life.

But, let's admit it! Smart work is today's need of the hour. By doing the Smart Work you can organize your tasks and goals, You can complete your dreams faster than anyone else and you can also save you time, energy and resources.

Let's Imagine that your goal is to win a car race. Now, many of your competitors will be using a high-speed car. But, you just thought to use a more powerful and a more dynamic car to win the race. As a result, you can beat your combination. Now, that is smart work. But, to build such a car for yourself and if you don't have enough money, then that would take a lot of hard work.

So, Smartwork and Hard work, both are pillars of success. It's your choice, smart work or hard work, which better works for you, you can adapt it.

#5: Character:

How To Become Successful in Life

I know there could have been a situation in your life where a person comes bashing inside a room and everyone just stare at him and there was just one word that came out of everyone's mouth, and that was 
-" Wow!"

It was this person's personality or character that amazed all the people inside the room. It as his aura, or I ould say that it as his Character.

Character is a person's values and beliefs upon which he/she rely on. These values and beliefs are so strong that they always help the person to get ahead in life.

In our whole life you will meet 2 kinds of Character:
  • The One who like when someone becomes successful.
  • And the other that does not like when someone becomes successful.
The first category comprises of our parents and our friends. They are happy that e are successful and they join the party with us.

The Second category comprises of those kinds of people who cannot withstand someone's popularity and success.

And believe me, most of the times in your life you are going to meet the second category people. Nowadays people don't like that they have been beaten by someone.

This causes Jealousy and Anxiety. So, try to stay away from these kinds of people.

Character is also built upon your experiences. Most of the successful people have gained a good character because they faced reality and they accepted the sorrows and sacrifices that they will have to provide in order to become successful.

Most people do not want a difficult phase in their lives. but they just forget the fact that " A Smooth Sea never made a skillful mariner". If you also want to become successful in life then you should learn to take risks and accept sorrows.

It is the tough or turbulent times that build a great leader. Gold also has to undergo high temperature in order to gain that luster and shine.

Once APJ Abdul Kalam Said:
If you want to become a Sun, then you will have to burn like it
It's just a wonderful quote. This quote teaches us that one should be able to withstand all the sorrows in order to become successful. Success does not come easy. It requires a Character of Commitment, Hard work, and Sacrifice.

So, Are you willing to build this Character in order to achieve success?

#6: Positive Believing:

How To Become Successful in Life

Well, all actions need a mindset in the initial phase. And positive believing is one of them. becoming successful is not a child's play, so if you want to become successful in life then you must practice it daily.

What is Positive Believe?

A positive belief may be termed as a set of beliefs and values that a person holds throughout his journey. Positive Belief may be like the positive affirmations that you should recite to yourself throughout the day. It maybe those written goals or expressing gratitude in your daily life.

The Author says that Positive belief is an attitude of confidence that comes with the preparation. You should be well prepared for every situation. 

If you want to become successful then do not forget that it's not only you who is running the race. There a million others who are participating with you. Now, here I will be giving a few tips for positive believing.

Tip 1: Journal:

I would highly recommend you to write a daily journal. A Journal is a diary in which you write your daily goal and the ways to complete it. Many Successful people still do it because it helps them to analyze themselves. It also helps you to scan your strengths and weaknesses very well.

Tip 2: Affirmations:

I have talked about this tip in almost every article. Affirmations are the positive set of statements that you should continually recite throughout the day which will help you to increase your confidence and boost your morale.

Tip 3: Stay Away from Negative Influences:

This belief is simple but yet effective. You should stay away from negative people and influences. If you will surround yourself with dumb people then you will also act like them which will, in turn, give the result like them. But if you ill stay with smart and successful people, then you will become one of them.

Negative Influences are not only people. It is also the negative movies, music, etc. that you continuously install in yourself and as a result, it makes you weaker from within.

Alcohol, Drugs, and Smoking are also bad. Here's a random fact:

Drinking and driving cost lives. According to Jerry Johnson, the American Hospital Association reports that half of all hospital admissions are alcohol-related and according to the National Safety Council's 1989 Accident Facts Edition, a person is injured in an alcohol-related crash every 60 seconds.

Now, that's bad. So, it's better to stay away from negative influences. Because it's like a trap in which many people get stuck because of various kinds of addictions.

If you really want a good addiction. Then be addicted to Success and Glory.

#7: Give More than You Get:

How To Become Successful in Life

The author says that it is easy to become successful nowadays. How? Just go for that extra mile. Just o a little bit extra every day and see the change. Because in that extra mile you will not have any competition. 

  • Most of the people just want to work on the basis of the pay package that they are getting. According to the author, These are the advantages of doing more than you get paid for are:
  • You make yourself more valuable, regardless of what you do and where you work.
  • It gives you more confidence.
  • People start looking at you as a leader.
  • Others start Trusting You.
  • It breeds loyalty from both your subordinates and your superiors.
  • It Generates cooperation.
So, always travel that extra mile. For Example, If you are a businessman then provide more value on your product to the customers. Overperform their expectations. Surprise them every time they buy from you.

How to go for that Extra Mile?

  • Always deliver more.
  • Invest in yourself.
  • Work beyond your capacity/ Push Your Limits every day.
  • Don' be just average. Become the greatest.

Robin Sharma says that we should always try to be the only one in the world or the best in the world. So, Provide more value to everyone and always give an opportunity to the people to say-"WOW!"

Successful people have one habit called 40 Plus Formula. What this formula says is that on an average a person doing the job delivers at least 40 hrs in a week. But it has no impact on a person's life. It is the work done after these 40 Hrs. that make a big difference.

Successful people always work for more than 40 hrs. in a week. What they do?

Well, they invest in themselves by reading books, exercising, watching motivational videos and attending motivational seminars or at least learn from inspiring podcasts.

If you really want to get ahead of your competition till the end of this year, then every day try to push your limits and travel that extra mile where you will just meet the 1% across the globe who are working hard and SMART towards their dream.

#8: Power of Persistence:

How To Become Successful in Life

The Author, Shiv Khera says that if you see a man on the top of a mountain, then the chance is that he/she does not randomly appear there. instead, they may have witnessed and gone through a difficult climb.

Similarly, if you see a successful person then always remember that he/she has traveled the path that most of the people do not dare to choose. They do not get flowers and beautiful gardens on their journey. They get pain and sacrifices. 

But what successful people do is, Instead of crying upon the situation they talk about the solution. They are Solution-Oriented rather than Problem-Oriented. Becoming solution-oriented is so necessary so that you can see the opportunities that are lying in your palm rather than miles away.

Persistence is an attitude of finishing what you have started. Persistence is the rare quality that makes a person success and if you want to achieve success in 2019 then remember that you should practice persistence.

Don't lose hope when you get a setback. Instead, Celebrate when you get a setback in life. Because these setbacks carry opportunities which will bring a real change in your life. 

Let's look at an example.

In a horse race, the rider continually kicks the horse in the stomach and pull the leash of the horse in order to make him run faster, The horse thinks that his master is cruel and he has to bear his weight as well he has to endure pain as well.

Now, tell me, is the master is cruel and bad?

No! He is giving those pain and hardships to his horse because he wants that his horse should win the race. He is giving these kinds of tough moments in order to make the horse stronger and stable. His main intention is to make the horse win.

Similar is the case with us as well. We are a horse and our master is life. It only challenges us to make us stronger. There is a famous Quote:

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcomed.
So, whenever you go through turbulent times in your life, do not throw in the towel. Fight because you are a warrior! Aren't You?

#9: Manage Time Well:

How To Become Successful in Life

Nature provides everyone the same 24 hrs. in a day. A winner makes full use of this time a loser wastes his time. A winner struggles for his dream and a loser struggles to get an internet connection in order to upload his photo for a few likes. 

See, If you have read the article till this part. Then I am sure you will become successful one day. But, if you really want to speed up the process then you should know to manage your time well.

Time Management is not a Skill but an art that you should master. I also Struggled with this tern. But as time went on, I practiced this skill. How?

Prioritize things: 

Losers waste their time doing all the other things which are making them unsuccessful. Whereas winners only do that one thing in order to become successful in life. This is known as prioritizing. Your time is your wealth. You should invest it in doing those tasks which will be beneficial for your future, rather than chatting with your friends regarding the last episode of The Stranger Things.

You get me Right? So, try to prioritize your daily tasks and then take actions.

Eliminate Triggers:

Triggers are certain situations or conditions that persuade us to do something. For example, when you sit on a table to study, your mind will trigger you to get up and get to your phone to check out the recent notifications. 

What you have to do is, Analyze Similar triggers or causes that are persuading you to do a job which you know is less important, but still you do it. So, try to Eliminate those triggers from your lifestyle.

Don't Serve to your Phone:

It's kind of a funny thing because smartphones were made to serve people. They were to be a service which would serve to his master(Human Beings) whenever he/she calls them. Smartphones were made to ease our life.

But, day by day, Smartphones are becoming more smarter and Human Beings are becoming dumber.

Instead of making the smartphone your servant, You have become the Servant of your phone. Whenever it calls you ( Notifications ), you ran up to it and say, "How can I help You, Master?"

Like seriously? 

Don't be a slave of technology. Use it for your benefits. Instead of watching funny Cat Videos on Youtube, Search for things like, How to Earn Online or read blogs regarding self-improvement.

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#10: Get a Mentor:

How To Become Successful in Life

Becoming successful is not an easy job. So, why travel the path alone? 

Find a good mentor who can teach you whatever it needs to become successful. Many Business leaders and Cooperate owners have personal mentors that guide them on how to react in various situations.

Find that Mentor in your life.

According to Hindu Culture, If a God and a Teacher are standing in front of a student than whom should he acknowledge first? The god? No!

He acknowledges the teacher. Because without the teacher, maybe he would have no idea who God is?

So, don't be shy and look for a mentor. If still, you do not get one, Then You can use the world's most intelligent mentor which is right now in your hands.

The Internet! Who can be smarter than Google?

You have a mentor at your house too. Who? Your Parents! yes, they will guide you towards success. They are experienced in life. You can learn from their experiences. Just ask frequent questions about life and surely you will get desired answers from your Parents.

So, try to learn a new skill and invest in yourself if you truly want to get successful in 2019.

Best teachers will not give you something to drink, they will make you thirsty. They will put you on a path to seek answers.


This Article is a Complete Guide in which we have shared the 10 Smart Ways to Achieve Success in 2019. This article is dedicated to all of those who want to celebrate success and want to achieve success in 2019.

Becoming the greatest in the world is not easy. it requires patience and time. There are other factors as well which as a whole contributes towards the glory of an individual.

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These are the 10 Ways to Become Successful in Life.
  • Desire
  • Commitment
  • Responsibility
  • Hard work
  • Character
  • Positive Believing
  • Give More than You Get
  • The Power of Persistence
  • Time Management
  • Get a Mentor
Hope after reading this article you will become successful. But you should be willing to implement these tips in your life. 

The Question is ARE YOU WILLING?



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