7 Amazing Ways to Excel & Achieve Your Career Goals

So you want to achieve your career goals, who doesn't. There are many ways to achieve success, however, many people who find success have a lot in common. Most people who find success and reach their goals have done a lot of the same things to get there. In particular, there are 7 things most successful people do that help them get to where they want to be. These 7 ventures are not necessarily easy, there is not an easy way to immediately gain success. Rather these are 7 things that successful people have and common and do in order to achieve success.

Never stop dreaming

The first step in being successful and achieving your goals is to create those goals. Dream big, you need to have ambition in order to have a career that others would find ambitious. Having big goals will not by itself make you more successful, but what it will do is remind you what you're aiming for. 


Get a whiteboard and put it somewhere that you will see it often, whether that be your room or office or someone else. Write down your goals. Just seeing them will subconsciously motivate you to do things in order to achieve those goals.

Network with successful people

Another tip for success is to surround yourself with successful people. Make sure you are hanging around the right crowd. People tend to become an average of the 5 people they spend the most time with. If you hang out with 5 millionaires, will you probably be the 6th? If you hang around 5 average joes, you will probably be the 6th. Within your career, make friends with coworkers that you would want to be like. It doesn't mean you have to look up to everyone that you're around, but make sure you surround yourself with solid people.

Follow a mentor

Along the same line, it is a good idea to have a mentor. Your mentor can even be one of the people in your close circle, it doesn't have to be though. A mentor is someone that has progressed further along in their career than you. They have the ability to share their wisdom with you, usually, you will learn a ton of stuff that you cannot find on the internet.

They have been you before, and if they're successful enough to be a mentor, then odds are they might have had a mentor too. They will be more than willing to push you in the right direction and answer all your questions.


One of the biggest, most important pieces of success nowadays is certifications. Go get a certificate in a subject that is trendy, a certificate in Information technology for example. Getting a certification in an industry that is booming is only going to help. They generally don't take too much time and the benefit of getting one greatly outweighs the cost. It might help you stand out in a pool of candidates or it might be enough to get you a raise.

There's no downside and there is a tremendous upside. Specifically in the technology sector, there are not enough certified applicants right now. If you get a certification, you will be putting yourself in a position to succeed.

Don't get complacent.

This one is pretty simple really. Just because you have some stability doesn't mean you should stop trying to move up the ladder. Do not get too comfortable in your routines. Always be looking to improve. For example, even if you have a job in the technology field, you should aim to get a certification to boost your status and inflate your credentials.

Read relevant books!

Reading and increasing your knowledge is always a good idea, it is especially crucial for your career. Just make sure that you are reading subject-relevant books. Odds are, most of your coworkers are not going to spend their free time reading books about your industry. That is exactly why you should, you will have an advantage, and you will have more knowledge. Knowledge is power, and power will lead you to achieve your career goals.

Enjoy your work

Lastly, do your best to enjoy your work and enjoy the grind. If you are doing something that you hate, you will never reach the top. Being interested and enthusiastic about what you do will make sure that you are never working. Get excited about reaching your goals and I guarantee you will reach them. If you want something bad enough, you will get it done. Enjoying your work might be easier said than done, but it can be done. Enjoy the small victories, and think about reaching that next step.

Ultimately, there are a lot more than 7 things you should be doing to ensure your success. But these are 7 things successful people have in common that you can do to give yourself the best shot at living the life you want to live.

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