5 Pieces of Advice from Successful People for Those Just Starting Out

Many people who start walking onto the road to success don’t make it to the finish line. Failure has a many possible reasons one of which may be the lack of good advice at the beginning of your journey. Successful people often say that if they knew the things they learnt from experience, the road would have been much smoother.

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So, this is us trying to prevent you from doing the same mistakes that many other people did before you.

Never give up on your dream

It is important to surround yourself with people who empower you to follow your dreams. Too many adults regret not having followed their dreams because their family/friends/teachers did not believe in them. The key is to always believe in your abilities and to never let anyone stop you.

There is a quote saying that if your dreams are not scary, they are not big enough. It’s ok to be scared but the fear should not paralyze you and should not stop you from dreaming any more. The moment you stop making plans for the future, your life is over. You are no longer living, you just exist.

Write it down to make it real

So, you are an incurable dreamer but are you making any plans upon which you act? A dream without a plan is just a dream, it will never become real. The first small step you could take toward this is to write your dreams down. Y

ou should do the same for any creative ideas that pop up into your mind. They come to you at the most inappropriate moments, so make sure you always have a phone or a pen and paper at hand. Simply jot down your thoughts at the end of the day to gain clarity and a sense of control.

Focus on the new

Whenever you want to start a business or something similar, it is essential to focus on innovation. The point is to take care of a need that was not tended to in the past. If the people need your product or service your success is guaranteed.

Innovative thinking applies to problem solving as well. Focusing on the same things over and over again will not bring you any closer to making your dream reality. Sometimes you need some fresh eyes and a totally different approach. Whenever you encounter a problem take a step back and clear your mind.

Build up the courage to act on your dream

You have dreamt big, you made a plan and now it’s time to act on it. It’s been said that courage is not the absence of fear but acting in spite of it. The next time you are afraid to go after what you want, remember this: you are not inferior because of your fear. You will be superior if you act despite it. This makes the difference between the brave and the coward.

Do you think that young men who go to war are fearless? No, they are scared and yet brave enough to fight for what they believe in. Besides, going after a dream can’t be that hard as going to war. So, if soldiers are willing to give up on their lives, why couldn’t you do this less significant thing?

Feedback is crucial

The feedback of your audience is always important because it guides your future actions and it shows you what you’ve been doing wrong. At the same time it makes you feel appreciated for what you’ve been doing right. Students need the feedback of their teachers and so do you.

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