The funny thing about success is that everyone's version of it will always be different and we all define it in very different ways. Despite that, I think one of the most interesting things to do is to think about who you deem successful in your life and then observe them. Not in a creepy way (
PS, personally I need to work on all of these things myself...
DON'T LIMIT YOURSELF.Don't second guess yourself or think that for whatever reason you can't reach your definition of success or the goals you've set out. Pausing on this will only sprout seeds of doubt in your mind. You're not a pot plant, so trust me when I say you really don't need those seeds...
If other people can do it, why not you? So many successful people have been told they'd never excel at anything and we all know how that turned out. I bet the person who said Walt Disney wasn't creative enough is feeling pretty damn stupid now.
NOURISH YOUR MIND.I think sometimes we forget how much information is out there and we forget the huge amount of wisdom available from peers, family members, public speakers, authors, poets, filmmakers etc. Even though you'll never be able to absorb all of the information out there (that would probably take several lifetimes) take time out to read different books, listen to podcasts, watch TED Talks or talk to the people in your life you admire and ask them questions. Be like a little sponge, just keep soaking it all up.
WORK FOR IT.
Obviously be dedicated and passionate and all that jazz that you write on your first resume, but also don't forget the importance of persistence. Being dedicated and working really hard is one thing, but chances are you're not going to reach your goals in a month or even a few years depending on what they are, so persistence in my opinion is really what it's all about. I think it's tough to remember that life isn't a sprint (I was never any good at sprinting anyway) but more of a long distance run, so persist even as time passes and just keep the end goal in sight.
Do you have any tips for being more successful?