Success is something everybody wants; mostly because being successful often leads to happiness. However, achieving success is easier said than done. But there are certain things we can do to improve our chances at succeeding in life , such as exploring the lives of people who have already attained great success. 

As famous motivational speaker and author Anthony Robbins puts it,“If you'd like to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll attain the same results.” Following the footsteps of people who have already reached success is like following a success roadmap. So take the time to know the people who have attained the success that you want for yourself. Examine their actions, decisions, principles and behavior.  

Have a look at the tips below on how to be successful and substantially increase your chances of becoming successful in whatever you choose to pursue:

Stay focused. Successful people have a very strong sense of focus. They have their eyes fixed on their goals and do everything that ought to be done to get them--they keep away from distractions, they don't procrastinate and work hard. It is normal for us to feel highly determined and focused during the early part of our ventures; however, as time passes, we have this predisposition to lose steam and fall off-track. If you would like to achieve success, make it a point to keep your sense of focus and motivation strong at all times. Learn how to filter out extraneous things and circumstances and fully focus on your task. 

Write down your goals to paper. A number of studies have revealed that writing down one’s goal improves goal achievement. Experts say that this very act brings clarity and focus. To simply put it, a clearly-written set of goals is like a good road map that guides and keeps you on the right track. A goal that is not written down will remain as a thought; and a thought has a high chance of being forgotten especially when life gets frantic and complicated. 

Visualize your success. Visualization is one of the most unused, undervalued success strategies. Unknown to many, visualization is the key to harnessing and coding our subconscious mind to help us in getting what we want. When you visualize you are strengthening your belief and motivation in getting exactly what you aim for. 

Always put out 100% effort and commitment to everything that you do. Successful individuals have made excellence their trademark. Oftentimes, it is the strong longing for excellence that gets succcessful people to get hold of great things. As one saying puts it, “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Never waste your talent, time and energy by doing anything mediocre. Develop a habit of excellence in all that you do and you will see yourself basking in success in no time.