The closer you are to your goal, the more you tend to take things easy, because well, you’re almost there already. But it’s these little distractions that can delay your rewards all the time. When you’re focused on something, don’t be distracted. You’ll save several hours every day just by using this one tip!
#2 Stay motivated. Every journey starts with a single step. You may not notice the signs or see the end result initially, but you have to learn to trudge on and motivate yourself along the way with the end results. Always have a sound plan at the beginning and stick with it when you start off. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your fancy dreams can’t be achieved in one day too.
#3 Don’t leave anything halfway. Are you certain you’re doing something the wrong way? Try something else. But if you think you’re doing something right, don’t waste your effort by leaving it halfway. When you’re on the verge of giving up, there’s a good chance that success may be just around the corner.
If you can’t finish something, it isn’t worth starting. Remember that, plan your goals right and stick with it till the end.
#4 Determination and perseverance. The will to carry on is a burden that can play tricks on your mind. At times, you may feel like your dreams are a lost cause. And at other times, you may feel like you’re so far away from where you want to be. But as difficult as your path may be, always be willing to persevere and stay determined all along the way. [Read: How to love and respect yourself]
#5 The will to overcome hurdles. The journey will not be easy, but the result will definitely be worth the effort. The bigger your goals, the harder it is to achieve it. But then again, the sweeter the victory will be. Expect hurdles along your way, but have the will and the dedication to overcome them along every step of the way.
#6 Learn from your mistakes. When we achieve something, it’s called success. When you fail at something, we call it an experience. An experience isn’t a bad thing. After all, it teaches you about life and trains your mind for bigger dangers. Value your experiences and remember them. Learn from your mistakes and use those lessons to see better results the next time around. [Read: How to overcome regret]
#7 Learn from other’s mistakes. While mistakes and experiences can be a blessing in disguise, it’s not a pleasant feeling to fall into the pits along every step of the way just to notch up a few more experiences. At times, if you want to be perfect, you have to watch others and learn from their mistakes too. Read autobiographies of your role models, watch your enemies and friends, and learn from their hurdles and mistakes. [Read: The reason behind why you’re losing a friend]
#8 Talk to yourself. Mad men and geniuses talk to themselves. Talk to yourself and question yourself. Ask yourself for options and give yourself suggestions. No one’s a better judge of your own abilities and dreams than you. Question yourself along every step of the way and take the next step only when you’re sure about what you want.
#9 Don’t try to prove anything to the world. Humans are born with an ego. And they’re also born with the pleasure seeking activity of showing off to everyone around them. Displaying your perfection may not be such a bad idea, but if you really do want to achieve perfection, learn to compete with yourself and stop worrying about getting the approval of people around you. [Read: When should you end a friendship?]
You’re the best judge of your own skills. Don’t let ignorant minds convince you of perfection. Convince yourself.
#10 Be noble in your efforts. There is no easy way to success. Well, unless you’re lucky. If you’re not dating lady luck or guy luck, learn to persevere.
And most importantly, be genuine in your efforts, be it to please a partner or earn more money. Most people spend all their lives looking for the easy way out, and they fail miserably. If you truly want to earn respect and achieve perfection and greatness, learn to be noble and genuine in your pursuits. [Read: What to do when you don’t know what to do with your life]
#11 Be efficient. Being efficient is about doing the right thing at the right time. It’s not about being lucky, it’s about careful planning. You can work hard all your life, but unless you’re efficient, you’d achieve very little success.
#12 It’s alright to fail. This is your most important lesson when it comes to understanding how to be perfect in everything you do. Life is not measured by how often you fail. It’s measured by how often you stand up after failing.
Remember your failures as an experience, dust yourself off and prepare yourself for another journey without falling for the same failures again. Failure only means you were a few steps closer to perfection than you were earlier. And isn’t it better than not trying at all?
These 12 steps on how to be perfect are all you need to achieve perfection, greatness and well, of course, wealth. Remember these steps and your dream of perfection will materialize sooner than you think.