Being successful isn’t easy, and once you experience success, there is no guarantee that you will continue experiencing success in the future. But the odds are great for being more and more successful in the future if you take away the lessons you learned from the times when you were successful.

In this post, I am going to walk you through some lessons I’ve learned over the years that have helped me to be more successful in life.

3 Tips to Be More Successful in Life.

1. Learn To Set Better Goals.

Many of us set goals. The only problem is that most times, we set unrealistic goals.

  • We want to be out of $100,000 worth of debt in 3 months.
  • We want to become CEO six months after graduating college.

It’s no wonder why we then fail to hit these goals. I chalk this up to the instant gratification society we live in.

To be more successful, you have to learn to set better, more realistic goals. Now, I am not saying you should set simple or easy goals. Rather, set goals that will take effort to achieve but at the same time are still realistic.

For example, let’s say you want to lose weight. You know that over the long-term, it is safe to lose 1-2 pounds per week. If your goal is to lose 50 pounds, this is achievable in roughly 25 weeks. So, you can set your goal to have lost 50 pounds in 6 months to be fairly aggressive. If you put the goal at 2 months, you most likely will fail.

2. Learn To Visualize.

Another tip to being more successful is to start visualizing.

When you visualize, you see your success and accomplishments in your mind before they become reality.

  1. When you first start visualizing, it might be tough, but stick with it.
  2. Over time, you will get very good at it.
  3. Soon, you will see vivid details in your mind.

Using the example of weight loss again, use visualization to see what you will look like with the weight off.

  • How will your clothes fit?
  • How will you carry yourself?

As you visualize, take note as to how these images make you feel in the present and really be mindful of these feelings and embrace them

. They will help push you through the journey to achieving success.

3. Seek Out Mentors.

The best way to keep experiencing success is to get a mentor. But not just any mentor, you want a mentor who has also been successful as well.

You can learn so much from others experiences. Don’t think you have to or need to achieve success all on your own. Many of the most successful people have all had mentors to help guide them and lead them along the way.

Trust me when I say it is very easy to let your pride stop you from not seeking out a mentor. For many years I meandered along, not being as successful as I could be. Once I swallowed my pride and took advice from a few other wise people, I started to experience more and more success.

Granted it wasn’t overnight, but in time, their advice and my actions worked together to push me further ahead.

Read also: 11 Habits Successful people have.

Final Thoughts.

If you want to be more successful, you have to take action.

You can’t just continue doing the same routine as you have been, expecting to see different or better results. You have to make changes, regardless if they are big or small, to see success.

So start adjusting your goals, begin visualizing and seek out mentors to help guide you to greater success in the future.

Don writes for Breath of Optimism, a blog that focuses on positive thinking and how your thoughts help you to be the best person you can be.

He recently released his eCourse, 30 Days to Positive Thinking, which helps people take control of their thoughts and begin to think more positively.