If you think that the road to success is very difficult and only ‘lucky-few’ can get there, you are wrong. The actual story behind the triumph barely gets noticed. Success is a combination of merely simple steps rather than serendipitous moments. Here are 5 of those simple steps which can help to write your own success story.

1. Set objectives

Set realistic goals and objectives for your life. Use the ‘SMART’ model (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound). Think big – sky is your limit.

2. Know thyself

It is very important to know yourself well, so that you know how can you bring the best out of yourself. Use SWOT model (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) and get over your weaknesses.

3. Develop skills

Make a list of skills that are crucial to achieve your desired goals which may include – a formal degree, technical certifications, membership of certain body etc. Start to get them one by one.

4. Get a mentor

It is very important to find a good mentor who will act as your guiding star. Nominate someone as your mentor – follow his/her track. Also get like-minded friends through platforms like –  Meet-up, LinkedIn.

5. Work your butt off

There is no shortcut to success. No magic formula or luck can help you to shine in life. Do whatever you can to push your limits – work relentlessly, stretch your week to 80 hours, be obsessed with what you want to achieve!