25 Pieces of Essential Advice on Success
1. Get out of your comfort zone and take risks.
You’ll never know what’s out there for you until you go and find it for yourself.
2. “Push yourself”
Says Jaymie Pizzaro, runner.
Never give up even when the going gets rough.
3. Make a List
Even just a mental one of what you really want to achieve. Go through his list every morning and let it motivate you.
4. Practice Work-Life Balance
Everyone needs to rest.
5. Set your Priorities
Identify what needs to be done now and what can wait.
6. Be Positive
Doubting what you are capable of cannot and will not lead to success.
7. Practice Makes Perfect
Improve a skill by doing it over and over again until you get it right. Put in your 10,000 hours, as in Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Outliers.’
8. Step Up and Take Initiative
Make things happen for you instead of waiting for these things to happen to you.
9. “Be Hands-On”
Says Amanda Yu, Dentist. If you have a business, make sure you know it inside out.
Keep your body healthy to avoid sickness and decreased productivity.
11. Keep an Open Mind
To new ideas and opinions.
12. “Walk your Talk”
Says Donna and Diana Tan, owners of Sariwon Boutique. Lead by example.
13. Finish What You Have Started
You will feel more fulfilled.
14. Rise Up To The Challenge
“It’s a very challenging post, being chairman of the PSE. One has a lot of responsibilities, and needs to rise up to the challenges,” says Hans Sicat, Chairman of PSE. Accept the challenges that come your way and see them as opportunities to improve.
15. Take Responsibility for your Actions
If you make mistakes, learn from them.
16. Don’t be Afraid to Ask Questions
This is part of your learning experience.
17. Aim to Be the Best At All Times
Don’t settle for mediocrity when it comes to your output or your performance.
18 “Have the Humility to Listen and to Learn”
Says Sherika Tanmantiong, owner of Red Mango.
19. Respect Others
Whether they are of authority or not. Treat everyone equally.
20. Do Not Compromise Your Values
Stand up for your beliefs.
21. Build Your Network
Knowing more people will help you in the long run.
22. Be confident
And proud of what you do.
23. Know Your Limits
Ask for help if your work is taking a toll on you.
24. Love what You Do
If you haven’t found it yet, don’t lose hope.
25. Appreciate Family and Friends
“If I didn’t have my family with me, it could have been a totally different story,” says Mariglo Laririt, El Nido resorts director for sustainability. Have your family and friends with you on your journey to success.