25 Signs That You're Already On The Road To Success

You're Not Controlled By Your Income

You're Not Controlled By Your Income

So many people live week-to-week, and this isn't just those who are fresh out of school and looking to get by. It is a problem which afflicts so many, especially in the modern financial climate. If you have your head above water far enough that you aren't waiting until payday each week/fortnight, then you may already consider yourself successful to a certain extent.

You Don't Look For Praise

You Don't Look For Praise

People who go in search of affirmation are those who are not 100% confident in their own abilities. While it might be nice for someone to give you a bit of a pat on the back every now and then, a mature and successful person does not need it to motivate themselves.



There's Less Drama In Your Life

There's Less Drama In Your Life

Drama m might be interesting to watch on a movie screen but in our lives, it distracts us from the things we could be doing to improve ourselves. If you suffer through less drama than you did when you were younger then this is a sign of both maturity and relative success.

You Have A Plan

You Have A Plan

It's hard to know what you want at some points in life but when you figure it out, you need to put a plan in place to ensure you get there. Developing and following that plan means you are literally on the road to success.



You Have Ambition

You Have Ambition

You aren't prepared to just sit back and marvel at what you've already achieved because you crave more. This can be summed up in one word; ambition. Ambition manifests itself in different ways to different people, however, as long as you have it, you will taste success.

You Get Up Early

You Get Up Early

A really good sign that you're successful and ambitious is that you get up early. Leave aside that old cliche about the early bird gathering the worm, etc. You don't want to lie in bed and waste time doing nothing when there are goals to achieve.



You're Social

You're Social

It's all good and well focusing on your career and your own personal goals, however, you need time spent to be social. This is as much to unwind and relax as it is to meet new people and potential networking.

You Give Mutual Respect

You Give Mutual Respect

Given that most success comes off the back of your own trial sand tribulations, understanding that others have theirs too means that you offer as much respect to others as you feel you deserve.



You Help Others

You Help Others

Being someone that may be relied upon (within reason, of course) shows that others see you as a mature and reliable person. You don't garner such respect without appearing to be at least somewhat successful.

You're A Drive Person

You're A Drive Person

It's a fact of life that things get tough at times. It takes someone not afraid to buckle down and get through the hard times to find success. It's the tough times which present a crossroads. If you choose to fight through it without quitting, you're most definitely on the road to success.



You're Confident But Not Arrogant

You're Confident But Not Arrogant

Sometimes, confidence gets a bad rep because it is mistaken for arrogance. The thing is, those who perceive it that way are usually those who have none. To be successful, you need confidence but it is important to remember that you can always learn something, and sometimes from places you least expect. Making sure you avoid becoming arrogant can actually aid in your success.

You're A Fighter

You're A Fighter

It is very rare that anybody, anywhere, will taste success without first tasting some sort of relative failure. In fact, most successful people will tell you that success without the fight is almost worthless. If you fail and have the will to get up off the canvas, that is success in itself.



You're Always Striving To Improve

You're Always Striving To Improve

The drive to succeed in the first place means that once you have tasted relative success, it is not in your nature to kick back and spend too much time enjoying the fruits of your labor. You're always trying to find a way to improve what you have done.

You're Disciplined

You're Disciplined

In this context, discipline is learning what leads to success and having the will and desire to make that continue without becoming lazy enough to opt for th easier path.



You're Patient

You're Patient

Suffering a minor setback doesn't see you throw in the towel. You're patient and you know that success follows planning and implementing.

You Know How To Say "No"

You Know How To Say "No"

This might seem like a strange one to mention, however, it is very important to have the strength to say "no" in situations that require it. It's not the easiest word to say but, to be successful, you can't take up on every request that comes your way - you simply won't have time - and the more successful you are, the more of those requests you'll get.



You're Great At Time Management

You're Great At Time Management

This one is a given. You don't waste time with things that aren't important, whatever shape they come in. Remember, success is relative in itself - you might want to be successful in business, studies, as a house parent, etc - no matter what field you hope to taste success in, managing your time well and not wasting it is absolutely integral.

Your Freinds Are Successful

Your Freinds Are Successful

This is not always 100% necessary but let's be honest, it can really help when you have friends who know how to be successful themselves. It creates a winning culture in your life that creates a vibe of success which permeates everything you do.



You Don't Place Blame On Others

You Don't Place Blame On Others

If you suffer a setback, you know that you can't go pointing the finger at others. Look at the successful people you know. Now, look at those who are perpetuating their own failure by sticking to a losing cycle. Which of those groups points the finger at someone else when something goes wrong?

You Don't Waste Time

You Don't Waste Time

It may seem that this point is the same as time management (which we've already covered). However, it's fine to manage your time well and make sure you keep appointments, etc. But you also need to be aware of who those appointments are with. Ask yourself if such a meeting is absolutely necessary to your success. Are you wasting your time?



You're Assertive

You're Assertive

It's all good and well to give a yes or no answer but to be able to back it up with a precise explanation is much more effective. Assertiveness without coming across as aggressive is the key. You can know exactly what you want and convey that without appearing inflexible.

You Stay Positive

You Stay Positive

It's not difficult to understand the need to stay positive in pretty much any avenue you're pursuing. Negative thought breed negative actions and it's all down hill from there. Even in the face of a setback, it's important to remain positive.



You're Healthy

You're Healthy

Successful people tend to take care of most aspects of their life and fit them all together to enjoy all 'round success. Whilst not always the case (as some people tend to work so hard that they neglect their bodies), usually successful people recognize the importance of keeping their bodies fit so their minds can follow.

You Don't Need A Relationship To Cover Up Your Weaknesses

You Don't Need A Relationship To Cover Up Your Weaknesses

As a successful person, you know that you don't need a relationship to solve (mask) your personal issues. It's much easier to hide your failures and not own up to them if you have someone prepared to tell you things are fine as they are.

Therefore, a good relationship will provide honesty and support as opposed to enabling failure.



You're Mature

You're Mature

So many of the points on this list may be summed up with this word; mature. In a way, the two words mature and successful are, if not synonymous, then certainly mutually inclusive. If you can tick more boxes on this list than you cross, then you're well on your way to maturity and success!