3 Clear Goals Successful People Set For Themselves That You Can Adopt

By Reniel


Last Updated: April 4, 2022

Success, the word that everyone wants to achieve in one way or another.

It doesn’t matter where we come from, our type of upbringing, or how we define and determine success. We are all somehow looking to become successful and improve different areas of our life to a certain extent.

However, success doesn’t happen overnight. It takes hard work, time, consistency, focus, patience, persistence and failures along the way.

But are you wondering what type of goals successful people set themselves? In this article, we’ll share with you three goals you should set yourself to become successful and help you attain your goals in life. 


3 Goals Successful People Set & Follow

1. Get to know yourself better.

"Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring." - Grace Lichtenstein

Take some time out to get to know yourself better and figure out what you really want. Dig deep and ask yourself what...

  • ...really matters to you?
  • ...makes you happy?
  • ...sets your soul on fire?
  • ...are you passionate about?
  • ...fuels and compels you to feed this inner desire?

These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself and then keep a journal to organize thoughts in your mind. 

Let’s be real. It’s easier to set or pursue the right goals and have a clear vision of where you are heading if you know yourself better.

Why? It’s because you know what you want out of life and what you need to do in order to live a life that reflects your values, needs and goals. Knowing yourself better means it’s easier for you to make the right decision and steer you away from making the wrong ones. 

Ready to start your journal journey? 40 Inspiring Journal Prompts to Guide Your Deep & Personal Journey 


2. Spend time with the right people.

“To all the other dreamers out there, don't ever stop or let the world's negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible.” - Adam Green

They say that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. So who we associate ourselves with the most can influence us in one way or another. On that note, choose to spend more time with people who will lift you up instead of tearing you down and get mad when you achieve success.

Don’t hang out and waste your precious and valuable time dealing with jealous, insecure, lazy and unmotivated people because they will make your life challenging and miserable. 

“Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” - Misty Copeland

Spending time with the right people means you’re allowing more success in your life. The genuine support and motivation from the right people will inspire you to succeed and reach new heights.

They’ll be there for you to celebrate your wins and accomplishments, as well as boost your spirits every time you fail and feel down in the dumps. The right people will make you a better person, making you realize that you can achieve whatever you put heart and mind into.

And if you’re not growing and evolving, it’s time to let go and spend less time with negative people to make room for better ones.  


3. Challenge yourself

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau

“We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.” – Ray Bennett

Successful people are courageous, refuse to get stuck in a rut and push themselves out of their comfort zones. Successful people try, fail, take care of their feelings, learn from the process rather than not try at all and have regrets later on in life.

They don’t fear changes but rather embrace them. They are risk takers and dreamers who think of possibilities instead of limitations! 

So, don’t let your fear of failure get in the way and let your dreams be overshadowed with fear. Remember that you only have one life to live and you miss 100% of the shots you didn’t take.

Dare to spread your wings, explore and fly because success won’t come to you if you don't take that leap of faith and allow the magic of change to transform your life.        

Read all about 5 Famous People Who Overcame Adversity and Achieved Success


Adopting The 3 Rules of Successful People Can Benefit Your Success

There you have it! There’s no denying that every successful person fought their own battles, experienced hardships and became resilient along the way, but in order to make the road to success less bumpy, it’s essential to get to know yourself better to discover what truly matters to you.

Aside from that, it’s important to spend more time with the right people, and have the willingness to challenge yourself because no one can help you grow and evolve unless you decide to become unapologetic about your growth and take that crucial step to start living the life of your dreams.  

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12 comments on “3 Clear Goals Successful People Set For Themselves That You Can Adopt”

  1. Thank you for this insight and concise description of steps to take to advance my life and seize the opportunities that continue to present themselves. xo
    Johnny Brower
    (Remember my name ...:)

  2. Oh, yah. This piece has truly summarised all the books I have read about what success entails with regard to what qualities successful people espouse. It is a journey not a destination, it is not an over night flash but a process... One has to keep on keeping on!!

    I thank you.

    1. Thank you for all of your support Moses! We love hearing from you, it sounds like you've done a lot of personal development yourself 🙂

  3. Much appreciated thought provoking presentation coupled with the constructive adages please
    Good to read about this
    Best regards

  4. thankyou so much this has been a great help i know this already but not easy to apply this i have always been into persenal developement so this is just up my street thank you again for shareing from simon reed😀😁🤗🤗😍🤩😏🤩🖐🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤

    1. Thank you Simon, we're so happy this resonated with you! Personal development is a lifelong practice, so never give up 🙂

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