A 3-Step Process to Crushing Success 64

A 3-Step Process to Crushing Success

This is a guest post by Rohan Bhardwaj, a Physics graduate. He loves to observe, learn and teach. Check out his freebie “Upgrade your Morning Routine” over at his blog.

It’s no surprise we love to succeed. Be it with relationships, career or bank balance. The fear of failure drives many of us insane. Some of us don’t attempt because of a possible failure.

Is there any secret to success?

Is there a roadmap to success?

Do I need to follow specific instructions?

If you are having these questions, then you are looking at success with a poor attitude. People often cite something as the point where they got success. When you dig deeper, though, you will find it’s the things they do despite failing to succeed in the longer run.

There are no roadmaps which will guarantee you success. You can create a path for yourself or get inspired by someone already successful. Don’t expect it to work 100 percent.

But here are the 3 steps you can’t go without, if you’re on your way to crushing success:

1. Trial and Error

This might seem like something from a science lab. But it’s applicable to everyone in their lives. Everyone does experimentation and if you aren’t doing it, then start today.

It can be anything – testing a new fashion statement or learning something for a new job.

TESTING is the key. We have our intuition to do something. We do fail in those trials. The key to success is to keep on doing trials and improving upon your error and leveling up your game.

For example, let’s say your goal is to get a job in Google. Go and connect with the people who are at Google and approach the job with a strategy. Learn something the company requires, prepare for an interview and give it a shot. The worst that can happen is to be rejected. In which case, you’ll just go try something else.

Go home, brush up your skills, show values by doing analysis of a current problem the company is facing and go again. Every time you attempt, it should be equipped with something you learned from the last attempt.

That’s how you do trial and error to succeed.

2. Networking

When it comes to talking at work, you can either chit-chat at the coffee station or you can go and provide value to the managers and business heads and grow your network.

When you have a strong network, they will guide you, inform you about the hidden opportunities and recommend you to positions you only dreamt of.

It’s not easy.

It requires you to stop being shy and approach the powerful people with nothing to expect. Then, slowly you add value to them by de-constructing their problems or providing candid suggestions.

Over time, they will be happy to give you advice or mentor you. This might take you to heights you never imagined.

3. Feedback

We love our work. We think it’s the best among others and we feel pride. This is a good thing, the drawback being you won’t grow.

If you want to explode your resource and use the talent to achieve something remarkable, then you need to look for real, critical feedbacks on the work you do.

When you ask, listen and implement, you grow exponentially.

Most of us are afraid to ask for feedback, others think it’s not necessary. Change your viewpoint and outgrow yourself.

Sometimes the person giving feedback can be your mom, colleagues or even other teams’ managers. You want to look for critical feedback which has the potential to help you improve your performance.

These 3 steps are the basic pillars which can help you achieve things that might otherwise take you many years.

Cut the waiting time and elevate your way to success.

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9 Ways to Handle Change in Your Life [Infographic] 3

9 Ways to Handle Change in Your Life [Infographic]

When a big change happens in your life, it doesn’t have to be a negative change to have a huge impact on you.

Change causes uncertainty and our brains and bodies react to uncertainty by trying to protect us with the release of fight or flight chemicals and hormones.

The downside to this is that living with these for an extended time results in elevated heart rate and affects your digestion, immune systems and blood flow.

But there are ways you can regain control over your life even in the midst of big changes.

The first is to take a step back and reflect on what’s actually happening and what your involvement is, which will help you to understand and find perspective on the situation. Hopefully, this will enable you to find the opportunities that every change in your life brings, rather than obsessing over any short-term negative impacts.

It may also help you to allow yourself a transition period where you adjust to the changes. But with a firm deadline by which you expect to have moved on and settled into the new routine. Even if it doesn’t quite work out that way, it will still push you towards visualizing the end of the uncertainty, which will prepare you to make it happen sooner rather than later.

On a more basic level, you need to remember to look after yourself during this time of change and the related stresses.

It can be too easy to fall into bad habits like neglecting your own simple needs, like a good night’s sleep and staying active and eating right when you are going through something like this. Having a day in your pajamas eating ice cream out of the tub is fine. But your body needs sleep, exercise and nutrition to keep you healthy.

Routine can be a comfort when it feels like everything in your life is changing.

So try and stick to some simple ones like walking your dog every morning or going to a regular gym class to give your life some stability and consistency.

You also need the help and support of those around you. And having a strong support network is crucial when it comes to coping with big changes in your life. This means family and friends, but you could also seek out people going through similar experiences by looking online. There may well be communities who you can talk to and get helpful tips from.

Most importantly of all, you need to be aware of when you need more than just the love and support of other people to help you cope with stress and uncertainty. If you start to feel like your mental health is really suffering, or you have been feeling the symptoms of stress for more than a couple of months, you need to go and talk to a health professional to get the help you need to bounce back.

You can read more practical tips about dealing with change and the symptoms it causes in this infographic from Pounds to Pocket.