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By Damilola Faustino

Every single person has the ability to achieve success. Unfortunately, there are success myths out there that define what success should look like. Many of these myths are absolutely wrong but since they have been with us for years, they are widely believed as truth. Here are some of the success myths you should never accept:

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Being rich is the main goal

The first is believing that being rich and happy should be your ultimate goal. These are not goals, they are wishes and fantasies. A goal is like a beautiful home. It is carefully designed, revised continually, upgraded regularly, and worked on constantly. You need to be specific and have clarity about your goals.

You must attend university

The pattern here is that you finish secondary school and after that, you attend a university notwithstanding if you have the capability or capacity to go to one or not. Education and a degree are super important, but they are not the only routes to success.

You need more money

Another myth about how to be successful in life is believing you need more money. Money is nothing but a representation of stored value. The more value you provide for others, the more currency will flow into your life. Focus on serving others, rather than on money, and money will flow to you naturally.

Expect success and it will come

It is true that you have to have clarity and a burning desire for what you want in life. Your expectations become your own self-fulfilling prophesies. However, it’s not enough to just want or expect success. The key to success is the willingness to initiate and take action. Don’t wait for someone else to do something. Be action oriented.

Success means have it all

High paid salary, family and a big house are the things many see as success. The fact is everybody has different definitions of success so never put these things in your mind. Physical, mental, emotional, and spirituality are the four ingredients to live successful and happier life.

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