Self Development By Mae Davies / September 3, 2014 Iwant to become more successful — is the most commonly used phrase by everyone, may it be a young teenager who is striving to be on the honor roll, a college woman who is cramming for her final exams, or a young career woman who keeps working for hours to prove to her boss that she deserves a promotion. These types of women all have one goal: to become successful. Success is defined differently by every individual’s standard in life, but one thing is for sure; in order to succeed, you must work hard to earn your success, is not given. In this competitive world, how can a single woman earn success? How can you succeed when there are others who are better than you are, have more wealth, and have the power to get what they want? Here are a few tips on how you can earn your success: Remain positive When some things in life don’t go your way or you are struggling to make ends meet, just remember that you have to remain positive, no matter what. Positivity will help you overcome any obstacle that may come your way, and it will be your guide toward success. Don’t let others affect you It’s inevitable; when a woman wants to be good and successful, there will always be someone who will want to bring her down. People are naturally jealous and do not want others to surpass them, but guess what? You cannot let them get to you. Envy may be all around you, but you should not let what others say and do affect you. Stand firm and press on! Keep your goal in mind What do you want to achieve? Well, whatever it is, you should always keep that in mind. Constantly reminding yourself what your goal is will help you remain focused on what it is you are trying to accomplish. Go the extra mile Performing certain extra actions to make things possible can ultimately help you get closer to earn your success. When others see you exerting a lot of effort for everything you do, they will grow fond of you and appreciate your hard work. Your success can be determined by what others think or say about you. Help others Being successful doesn’t mean you should only focus on yourself, your goals, and your needs; instead, you should also be aware of others around you – remain humble. You’ll never know if the person you help could sooner or later contribute to your success. Keep aiming to be the best Once you are on your way to earn your success, don’t settle for less – you should always continue to become better than you were before. Constantly aiming to perform at your best will allow you to pay attention to small details and make adjustments in whatever area you may need to improve in. Do what you love to do Find out what it is you really love to do, figure out a way to do it, and become successful doing it. When you learn to enhance your craft, you will eventually develop a way to create a name or an image that will be the springboard to your success. Embrace failure Whoever said ‘failure is a stepping stone to success‘ was telling the truth. In order for you to become successful, you will have to face many challenges and failures, learn to get back up again, and eventually embrace your mistakes and learn from them. Solve problems Whenever problems come your way, the best way to face them is to solve them yourself. Solving your own problems without anyone’s help will allow you to use your own knowledge to make your own decisions; doing this will help you tackle problems and be prepared when it happens again. Continue learning Successful people do not brag about being geniuses; instead, they are hungry for more knowledge for them to grow and learn. Knowledge has no limits when it comes to achieving success because more knowledge means more power.