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9 Signs You Are Headed Straight For Success

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As much as we all desire success, when do we know we are getting there? What are the yardsticks we can use to measure our direction and determine that we are not simply average anymore.

The truth is that you need to start paying attention to certain signs to be clear about where you are now, and where you should be. When success starts knocking on your door, a lot of visitors start coming in.

Here are 9 signs you’re headed towards success:

1. You start having less time

While money may have been a drawback in the past, what success takes from you is time. Time is a very essential commodity to the successful. There is less time to pursue and do so much. This is why successful people learn to delegate, prioritize and organize better to achieve their goals.

“Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin

2. You start having more haters

Haters are good. If you are not having enough haters, it means you are not doing the right thing. Success presents the envious and the weak to you in ways you may never have imagined. People use you as a mirror to measure their strengths and flaws. And most times people who cannot own up to their identity use you as a means to channel their anger and hate.

 

3. You start having more offers

More options, more opportunities arise when you start walking through the doors of success. There is something attractive about the successful and people love flocking to them. You may wonder why it was such a tough grind for you at the bottom previously. But the truth is that people will only start noticing your abilities when you set yourself apart from the pack.

 

4. You start feeling more fulfilled

You have that feeling and sense of pride that you are worth something. You are now being talked about and people are paying attention not only to you but also to your accomplishments. You may want to be modest about it, but you cannot ignore that feeling of being satisfied and pleased with yourself.

 

5You start taking notice of competition

This works vice-versa. You take notice of competition and competition takes notice of you. Perhaps they are using you as a benchmark to get better at what they do. However you are beginning to see that it is not just about you, but about others working so hard to send you back down to where you came from.

 

6. You have rewards

It could be awards, fame, money or rise to a higher social class. But with success comes reward. You certainly won’t be where you were when you were down the ladder. There are rewards attached to success in every field of endeavor. So yes when you start becoming successful, you are certainly going to have your own share of spoils and plunder.

 

7You start understanding the dynamics of giving more and contributing more

Being successful does not mean holding back. To be successful means giving more of your time, resources and energy to the world. People who are successful are always giving more, or at least learning to. If you start noticing that you are giving more than you currently were, then you are headed towards success.

 

 

8. You start having better relationships

Your relationships define you. When you start becoming successful you start building your relationships that push you to higher grounds. Better relationships help you navigate the terrain of success better and offer you examples for you to model your life after.

“Working together as a team helps build a cohesive organization.” – Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

9. You are more authentic

With success come originality and solidity. There is no one size fits all when it comes to success. So yes success can be personal and reflect authenticity in the way it appeals to you. To be successful means you have followed your heart and in this you find enormous satisfaction where you currently are. When you start becoming successful, your personal values and personality will be tested. And who you really are will become more visible to the world!

What are the steps that are you taking to be successful? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

Casey Imafidon is the Managing Partner of Venus Media Ltd and has written success advice for several online publications from Lifehack.org, under30ceo, pakwired.com and many more. He has also developed written content for top brands like Flightnetwork, Iwrite, Archetypes and many more. To succeed requires just more than talent, but grit, the right attitude and desire. Never miss a post! Visit his website  or follow him on Twitter.

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10 Comments

  1. Evan

    Mar 21, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Casey,

    Great article here man!

    Thanks for this. Haters are good, that’s a fact! It means that you’re finally getting noticed and making people feel uncomfortable about where they are or aren’t in life.

    I love the part about giving too, because with an abundance mindset, you’re really creating what is valuable for others and helping others through the law of exchange. When you can tap into these universal laws, you can use them to your advantage.

    By using them to your advantage, you understand the more you give the more you get, and the bonus is that it’s always coming back in droves compared to what you gave! This allows you to keep giving and giving.

    Keep up the awesome work bro.

    – Evan

  2. Naji Esteitieh

    Jan 25, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Thanks and keep on.

  3. Denise

    Jan 21, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I am picking and choosing what I want to focus on in my work. I am able to reflect on my work: examine what is working and areas for improvement.I am personally transforming as my work becomes more transformational with the work I do with others. I feel empowered?

  4. sherill

    Jan 21, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Hi, Thanks for sharing an informative post. I totally agree with it, success is the result of hard work, perseverance and learning from our failures in life. Great Read.

  5. Rocky

    Jan 19, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    If I’m being completely honest, I feel like everything I touch turns to dust. I don’t feel like I’ve experienced these things in the things I’ve tried so far, even when I follow the example of others having success in what I’m doing. However,my one exception is I do feel more authentic, I feel like I’m shedding my skin of some preconceived beliefs that weren’t bettering my progress. I feel like I can finally look in the mirror and recognize myself, and I believe that is a form of success in itself. I can’t be in full control of life’s circumstances, so I have to remind myself, even if I accomplished all my goals, and then it was all taken away from me… would I still consider myself successful?… Yes, because success lies within who I am. Not in what I have.

  6. Rose Costas

    Jan 19, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Thanks for this. Most of us never take the time to realize that we are successful as we are so caught up in trying to get there that even when there we aren’t sure. One thing I would add and that is when you become successful most people are inclined to want to give back. It is natural to want to share with those that are less fortunate.

  7. Surya Konduru

    Jan 19, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Nice post I liked it very much, its like a visualization for a dreamer like me who wishes to be successful in the near future.

    Success is always good, but the path to it is not so easy because if it’s easy everyone would have done it.

  8. Charlene Rhinehart

    Jan 19, 2016 at 6:02 am

    Great success article! Many people are unsure about the path that they are walking on and these tips provide clarity and direction.

    Success is attractive! It produces the right people and opportunities. “There is something attractive about the successful and people love flocking to them. You may wonder why it was such a tough grind for you at the bottom previously. But the truth is that people will only start noticing your abilities when you set yourself apart from the pack.” Very true!

    • Stephen Osoko

      Jan 19, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      I definately agree with that.
      When you are doing your thing and people see that, they admire it.

  9. RIFICA

    Jan 19, 2016 at 3:00 am

    I’m experiencing some of that. Can’t wait to experience all of them. Great read.

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