Secrets to being super successful and happy in your profession?

What is the secret to being super successful?

How do you become rich?

Can you be rich and happy at the same time?


Every field has its superstars. Look at the world of sports? To be a professional you must be very good in your chosen area.

We all want to be good at what we do. We want to be a good parent, husband, wife, son, daughter, secretary, lecturer or whatever you choose to focus on. Most of us achieve this ambition and we are good at what we focus on.

What are your rewards for being good? Is the answer good?

No, because everyone is good, the rewards are poor. They are getting worse with inflation and rising cost of living.

There is only one way to success.

Raise your standards!

Let’s go from good to excellent. There are people around us who we look up to. They are excellent. Are they getting excellent rewards? No. They only have a good lifestyle and standard of living.


So, you may ask:

“What do I need to do to get excellent rewards”.

“I want more”.

“I am hungry, and I must have more than anyone else.”

There is only one answer. You must get to the next level. You must raise your ambition again. So, what’s the next level.


You must become outstanding in your chosen area. You must aim to become the best.


Make a declaration to be the best. Mohammad Ali declared when he was only a teenager,

“I am the greatest.”

Within a few years he became the Heavy Weight Champion of the World.

This shows the power of making a firm and unwavering commitment to being the best. You must make a declaration in your field to be the best. Focus on it every day and then work harder than anyone else to achieve your goal.


To play football in the premier league you must be better than 99% of the population. All the money is earned by a few outstanding footballers. The top few percent earn more that all the players combined. They get the highest wages, most bonuses, and the best sponsorship deals. They have the best lifestyle and riches.

Cristiano Ronaldo is worth £500,000,000. He’s considered outstanding, the very best. His rewards are excellent.

You must aim to be the best in your chosen area. This is the only worthy goal to have.


How do you become the best?

Here are eight secrets.

  1. You must set your intention or goal to be the best in one area of your life. Write and draw out a plan to be the best. This won’t happen overnight. You need to do it over years. Decide on a 10-20 years’ timeframe.


You must be in the game over the long term. That’s why it’s important to start as soon as possible. If you are young, then you have an advantage.


But don’t use age as an excuse. It’s very common to say: “I am too young”. Or “I am too old.”


There are no excuses. Take 100% responsibility for everything in your life. Then you’ll have the power to change it.


  1. You must rise early, and you must practice increasing your skills, drills, fitness, and knowledge in your chosen area.

Your focus should be on 3 things:

  • Practice
  • Perform
  • Recover

Decide to be the first on the practice place and the last one to leave. You must love practice. You must out work everyone.


  1. You must give 100% every time. Never hold back. Anything less than 100% is not acceptable. Leave everything out there in the field.

If you have this attitude in practice, then you will be able to perform under pressure. In key moments, you won’t fold under pressure. You will take control and succeed. You have done this many times in practice. It will feel natural for you.

If you give less than 100% then you will have self-doubt in critical moments. You will fall short of your ambition of being the best in your field.


  1. Eliminate distractions. We live in the age of distraction. You must eliminate all distractions from your life. I see people listening to music when they practice. Their attention is split. The best does not do that. They focus 100% of their energies into practice, training, and their routines.

Turn off social media – Facebook, YouTube, twitter, phone, and all notifications.

Anything not related to your goal is distraction.

Just do ONE THING.

Focus on the task at hand. Be in the present moment.

Now is the only time we have where we have control over. The past is gone. The future is far away.


  1. Be a player and not a spectator. Don’t listen to critics.

If there are 1,000 people watching, there are 1,000 opinions on what you should do, how you should do and when you should do it. Nobody really knows.

The only person that matters is the man in the arena. You are the man in the arena. Listen to your instincts.

Coaches have a role, and they want to improve your performance.

Listen, reflect, and implement.

When it is all said and done. You must execute. You are the man or women in the arena.


  1. You engage all your talents and support systems, you must have a compelling story. You must have strong reasons for doing this. Why do you want to be the best? The why will drive you to success. Make sure you know what it is.

Most people fail, not because they don’t have the talent, they tell themselves disempowering stories.

Develop your story. Tell it. Live it every day. It should turbo charge you, give purpose, drive, and ambition.


  1. When you set a goal to be the best there are parts of your brain that get activated that normally are dormant. These will make you notice things that you normally will not notice. Ideas for better training methods. Or a piece of information which could be the missing part of the jigsaw puzzle to complete your picture of becoming the best.

Your subconscious mind will tune into untapped frequencies and give ideas, information, or data that you need just at the right time.  This may happen in practice or during a performance.


  1. When you set the goal of being the best and you declare it, you will get criticism. People will tell you to be realistic. They will try to measure your potential and make up suggestions that will detract you from your goal. No one knows enough to tell you to back off or lower your ambition.

Never listen to them. What really counts is not people’s opinions but size of your heart and ambition. No one can know that except you.

Unrealistic people changed the world. At least, you can change your world if you aim to be the best in your field.

When you become the best, your rewards will be way beyond what you or anyone else can imagine.

Just do it. Go all out and be the best.


Blog written by Professor Waqar Ahmed

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