5 Secrets of a Successful Life (That ONLY Successful People Know About)

Theoretically, there isn’t any “secret” to success per se. You work hard and you get to the top of the ladder.

However, that said, things aren’t exactly as simple as it may look objectively. There are people who work day-night and yet they still struggle at the bottom of the pit, struggling to meet their ends.


Because it’s not that binary. There’s more to success than what meets our eyes.

Here are 5 secrets of a successful life that ONLY successful people know about:

1.    The word “success” is subjective

Success is how you define it. For some, it’s money; for others, it’s family. So, don’t follow others’ rules and definitions.

Find your happiness!

Once you’re happy and self-content, that is your success. This could mean anything. Spending a life with your family in the countrysideearning $45,000 annually or working 18-hours a day to make your business the ‘next big thing’.

2.    Personal values are very important

The likes of integrity, commitment, honesty, honor,and dignity are fast fading from the corporate and entrepreneurial space. But they are important err, essential if you want to be successful.

Hold your personal values at the top.

3.    You need the energy and enthusiasm

Motivation fades rather easily. And you know it too.

In order to sustain that motivation or to continue on the journey despite it, you need to ooze energy and enthusiasm. It’s fundamental to enjoy what you’re doing. It is essential to keep you going even when the path ahead gets jerky.

Keep yourself energetic and you will automatically find all the distractions and negativity just perish instantly.

4.    Success lives outside your comfort zone

No one has ever succeeded while still cocooned in their comfort zone.

And this isn’t just only about taking risks. Going out of your comfort level also means trying newer things, experiencing different experiences, making yourself uneasy in certain situations.

For instance, you want to build a company but you’re not really good at communication. While being a smooth-talker isn’t very necessary, it is, however, an important component of success for an entrepreneur. So, even if you’re not comfortable talking to people, you must do it.

Pop that bubble around you. Become a doer that says “yes” to all opportunities without thinking “I can’t do it” or “I am not very comfortable with it”.

5.    There’s no “I have done it”

If you really want to live a successful and content life, the process is ongoing. There’s no “I have done it” – it is always “I am doing it”. In your pursuit to the top, there’s no specific destination.

You can certainly use metrics like money to make success-claims. But it’s a long, never-ending journey that you cover for as long as you live.

This is why deploying patience and looking at success from the macro perspective becomes so very important.


These are five secrets of a successful life that only those at the top know, realize and have experienced.

So, if you want to succeed, define success, uphold personal values, make being energetic a habit, pop your comfort bubble and keep on walking on this journey to no end.

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