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20 Easy And Amazingly Tasty Dessert Recipes

20 Easy And Amazingly Tasty Dessert Recipes

In each of us lies a hidden sweet tooth that may be a remnant of our initial eating patterns (our early ancestors were gatherers and all instincts would point towards fruit because it is a high-calorie, high-carbohydrate food source), or may simply show our culinary evolution.

Whichever the case is, most of us eagerly await for the dessert when attending a meal. And who can’t relate to that? The idea of crème brûlée melting in your mouth, or some crunchy cookies fresh out of the oven is enough to make one’s mouth watery. Here are a few dessert recipes that are both easy to prepare and delicious.

1. Autumn Cheesecake

Everyone loves cheesecake. The texture, the fine taste, the unique blend of flavors. There is something extremely homely and welcoming about a piece of cheesecake with whipped cream.

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    Ingredients

    • 1 Cup Graham Cracker crumbs
    • ½ Cup finely chopped pecans
    • 3 Tbsp white sugar
    • ½ Tsp ground cinnamon
    • ¼ cup unsalted butter (melted)
    • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
    • ½ cup white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • ½ Tsp vanilla extract
    • 4 cups apples (peeled, cored, sliced)
    • 1/3 cup white sugar
    • ½ Tsp ground cinnamon
    • ¼ cup chopped pecans

    Directions:

    In a preheated oven (175 degrees C) bake the cracker crumbs, the 1/3 cup chopped pecans, 3 Tbsp sugar, ½ TSP cinnamon and the butter as the bottom layer. While this is baking in the oven, mix the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl, then add this to the baked bottom layer. Lastly, mix 1/3 cup sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon, then toss this composition over the sliced apples and add this to the cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Bake for 60 minutes. Done!

    Source: Autumn Cheescake

    2. Creme Caramel

    This is an extremely easy desert to prepare that requires only ingredients found in your fridge and is simple and fun to prepare.

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      Ingredients

      • 1 ¼ cups caster sugar
      • 300 ml thickened cream
      • 1 ½ cups milk
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • 6 eggs

      Directions:

      As always, start preheating your oven while you combine ¾ cup sugar and 1 cup cold water in a saucepan and cook over low heat. After the water has evaporated, cook at maximum heat for 5-7 minutes until golden. Pour the mixture into desert forms. The cream, milk and vanilla come together in a saucepan and are cooked while stirring. End by mixing the eggs and sugar in a bowl until smooth and adding it to the desert forms. Bake and cool in the fridge.

      Source: Creme Caramel

      3. Jello Dessert

      This fine looking piece of cuisine will surely please the most demanding of guests, and will look interesting enough to even try this Christmas.

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        Ingredients

        • 2 cups crushed pretzels
        • ¾ cup melted butter
        • 2 tablespoons sugar

        Filling:

        • 8 ounces of cream cheese
        • 1 cup of sugar
        • 1 cartoon frozen whipped topping, thawed

        Topping:

        • 3 ounces each of strawberry gelatin
        • 2 cups boiling water
        • 1/2 cup cold water

        Directions:

        Mix the pretzels, butter and sugar in a large bowl. Put the dough in an ungreased baking pan, and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. After it is cool, beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Stir in the whipped topping and spread over the pretzel crust. Once you are done, refrigerate until cool. The topping can be made in a small bowl. Dissolve the gelatin in boiling water, add cool water and chill partially. Pour over the filling with care and refrigerate the dessert for 4-5 hours.

        Source: Prezel Jello Desser Recipe

        4. Mini Cheesecakes

        In all fairness, we have already gone through cheesecakes, but there is simply no justice done where this dessert is concerned.

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          Ingredients

          • Vegetable oil spray
          • 24 plain chocolate wafer cookies
          • 3 tablespoon(s)unsalted butter,melted
          • 8 ounce(s)cream cheeseat room temperature
          • 1/4cup(s)sugar
          • 2/3cup(s)romage blanc (6 ounces),at room temperature
          • 2 large eggs
          • 2 teaspoon(s)pure vanilla extract
          • 1/4cup(s)seedless raspberry preserves

          Directions:

          Place 12 muffin forms in the preheated oven, where you add the chocolate cookies and butter mixed and bake for five minutes. Beat the cream cheese, sugar and white cheese, eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth. Pour this mix in the muffin forms and bake until jiggly. Spread rasberry preserves on your mini cheese cakes and you’re set.

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          Source: Mini Cheese Cakes

          5. Lemon Layered Dessert

          Simple, delicious, and fast.

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            Ingredients:

            • 15 lemon cookies, crushed
            • 21 ounce can blueberry pie filling
            • 8 ounce frozen whipped topping
            • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
            • 6 ounce frozen lemonade concentrate

            Directions:

            In parfait glasses, sprinkle the crushed cookies, then add die pie filling, whipped topping and lemonade with condensed milk. Repeat layers until ready. Chill and serve.

            Source: Lemon layered dessert

            6. Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

            With layer upon layer of chocolate, this will certainly be a treat, especially for the little ones. It is actually one of the easiest dessert recipes around.
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              Ingredients

              • 240 ml Water
              • 125 g unsalted butter
              • 35 g cocoa
              • 300 g plain flour
              • 1 Tsp baking soda
              • 440 g caster sugar
              • 2 eggs
              • 125 g buttermilk
              • 1 Tsp pure vanilla extract

              Filling:

              • 100 g unsalted butter
              • 500 g cream cheese
              • 320 g icing sugar
              • 50 g cocoa

              Directions

              Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C and prepare 2 cake tins by greasing them and lining them with parchment paper. Melt together the water, butter and cocoa in a pan. Combine the flour, bicarbonate and sugar, then add the cocoa mixture and whisk. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth. Divide the composition for the 2 cake tins and bake them in the preheated oven. Allow to cool.

              Mix together the cream cheese and butter until creamy smooth. Add cocoa and icing sugar into the mix and beat until the mixture is fluffy.

              Assemble the cake by slicing the cooled cakes horizontally and adding the filling in between each layer. Enjoy.

              Source: Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

              7. Strawberry Shortcake

              Shortcakes are excellent deserts, refreshing, not too sweet and absolutely satisfying in every way. Here is an easy recipe that will knock your shoes off.

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                Ingredients

                Fruit layer and topping:

                • 8 cups strawberries
                • 6 Tbsp sugar
                • 2 cups whipped cream

                Shortcakes

                • 2 cups white flour
                • 5 tbsp sugar
                • 1 tbsp baking powder
                • ½ tsp salt
                • 8 tbsp unsalted butter
                • 1 egg beaten
                • ½ cup whole milk
                • 1 egg white

                Directions

                Crush 3 cups of strawberries in a bowl until they resemble a puree, while slicing the remainder of the strawberries and mixing them all up with the sugar. Let them macerate for a while. Preheat your oven. Combine the flour with 3 tbsp of sugar, the baking powder and the salt and mix together. Mix the butter in with the flour, then add the beaten egg and the milk. Combine all the ingredients, then prepare a dough (making sure not to overwork it) and cut 6 round dough biscuits. Place them on parchment paper and brush them with beaten egg whites.

                Sprinkle the remaining sugar over them and bake until brown. Prepare the whipped cream, then assemble your shortcakes by cutting your cooked biscuits into halves, then adding a portion of the sugar strawberries and whipped cream in between the two halves. Decorate with strawberries if desired and you’re done.

                Source: Strawberry Shortcake

                8. Angel Cake

                This is an extremely moist, light, fluffy cake that is also diet friendly- what more could the ladies wish for?

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                  Ingredients

                  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
                  • 1 cup flour
                  • 1 ½ cup egg whites (12)
                  • 1 ½ tsp cream of tartar
                  • 1 cup granulated sugar
                  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
                  • ½ tsp almond extract
                  • a pinch of salt

                  Directions

                  Preheat your oven and place the rack in the lowest position possible. Start by mixing your flour and powdered sugar, then mix the egg whites with the cream of tartar separately until foamy. Then add the granulated sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract and the salt. Continue mixing the ingredients until a meringue forms, then sprinkle the sugar-flour mixture on top until completely incorporated. Put the mixture into a cake pan and bake for 30 minutes, turn the cake upside down and let it cool completely.

                  Loosen the sides with a knife, remove from pan and decorate to your heart’s desire.

                  Source: Angel Cake

                  9. Cherry Coconut Macaroons

                  This tasty desert is extremely easy to make, and a perfect choice for a cool afternoon. It is also healthy and suitable for diabetics.

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                    Ingredients:

                    • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
                    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
                    • 2-1/4 cups grated coconut
                    • 1/3 cups sugar substite
                    • 2 large white eggs

                    Directions:

                    Start by preheating the oven, and then batter together the egg whites and tartar cream until stiff peaks start to form. Add the sugar substitute (you can add more, according to your taste), the almond extract, and finally, the grated coconut. After the mixture becomes stiff, with a teaspoon make cookies on a tray. Add a cooking sheet beforehand and bake for 20 minutes. All done! Enjoy.

                    Source: Cherry Coconut Macaroons

                    10. Strawberry Angel Food

                    Number 10 on our list of dessert recipes is the Angel Food dessert. This recipe has received a lot of positive reviews, and this can only mean one thing: it’s fast and extremely tasty. It will only take you 15 minutes to prepare, and the strawberries mixed with sweetened cream cheese will definitely be a delight for the senses.

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                      Ingredients:

                      • one 10 inch angel food cake
                      • 1 container of frozen whipped topping
                      • 2 packages of softened cream chese
                      • 1 cup white sugar-flour
                      • fresh strawberries
                      • 1 jar of strawberry glaze

                      Directions:

                      Start by crumbling the cake into 9×13 inch dish. Prepare the cream cheese and sugar in a medium bowl, until it becomes light and fluffy. With your hands spread the cream cheese over the cake. Next you will have to combine strawberries and glaze until everything is covered. Put in the freezer for a few minutes/hours to chill.

                      Source: Strawberry Angel Dessert

                      11. Caramel Crunch Ice-Cream

                      The caramel crunch ice-cream is the easiest, most delicious ice-cream recipe you could find. It’s the ideal choice for a warm summer day.

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                        Ingredients:

                        • 1 litre low-fat vanila caramel swirl ice-cream
                        • 125gr chopped butternut snap biscuits
                        • half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
                        • chopped dry roasted pecans
                        • wafle cones for serving

                        Directions:

                        Put the ice-cream in a bowl to soften up. Once it is soft enough, add the biscuit crumbs, cinamon and pecans. Place back in the ice-cream container and freeze for a few hours. Serve in scoops and add some syrup if you like.

                        SourceCaramel Crunch Ice-cream

                        12. Hummingbird Pudding Cake

                        The hummingbird pudding cake is filled with wonderful fruits like pineapple and banana, and its creamy cheese frosting works perfectly with the pecans. It is advisable to use deep yellow, ripe bananas.

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                          Ingredients

                          For Cake

                          • 2 large eggs
                          • 1 cup (7 ounces) firmly packed light brown sugar
                          • 1/2 teaspoon salt
                          • 1 large ripe banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
                          • 1/2 cup canola oil
                          • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
                          • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can crushed pineapple in syrup
                          • 1 1/4 cup (6 1/4 ounces) all purpose flour
                          • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
                          • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
                          • 2/3 cup pecan halves, chopped, plus extra for garnish

                          For Cream Cheese Frosting:

                          • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
                          • 1/3 cup (1 1/3 ounces) plus 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
                          • 1 tablespoon dark rum (or milk)

                          Directions:

                          Granted, it requires a few extra ingredients, but it only takes 15 minutes to prepare, so it is super easy. For the cake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9-by-9 inch baking pan and prepare the eggs, sugar, salt and banana in a large bowl. Stir until completely combined, then add he pineapple juice.

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                          Once you are done, also add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and chopped pecans to the bowl, and whisk until completely combined. Transfer the mixture to wire rack to cool off , after baking for 35 minutes. The cream frosting can be done in another bowl, by stiring cream cheese with sugar. Add some rum or milk, and spread over cooled cake.

                          SourceHummingbird Pudding Cake

                          13. One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

                          Sometimes we feel the need to eat something delicious, luckily for us there are countless dessert recipes around to enjoy, but we simply don’t have time to waste preparing them, and we all know that home made treats are better than the ones we can find in stores. Here’s how you can make the One-Bowl chocolate cake:

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                            Ingredients:

                            • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
                            • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
                            • 1 ½ cups of sugar, and 1 ½ teaspoons of bakind soda
                            • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
                            • ¾ teaspoon salt
                            • 2 large eggs
                            • ¾ cup buttermilk
                            • ¾ cup warm water
                            • 3 tablespoons saf flour oil
                            • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
                            • chocolate frosting

                            Directions:

                            Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and prepare the cake pans with butter (2 inches deep). After you butter the pans, dust them with cocoa. Put flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa in the mixer, and beat until fully combined. Add eggs, buttermilk, water, oil and vanilla and prepare until the mixture is smooth. Divide the content between two pans, bake for 35 minutes and let it cool. Add chocolate frosting on one of the cooled layers, add the second layer, and use frosting for the finishing touches.

                            SourceOne-Bowl Chocolate Cake

                            14. Quick Brownies

                            This is undoubtedly the easiest, fastest, and tastiest brownie recipe ever. I love brownies, and there are many people who share my opinion.

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                              Ingredients:

                              • 2 cups of white sugar-flour
                              • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
                              • ½ teaspoon salt and baking powder
                              • ½ cup walnut halves
                              • 1 cup of buttermilk and 4 eggs
                              • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
                              • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

                              Directions:

                              Melt the butter and then mix all of the ingredients together in the following order: sugar → butter → cocoa powder → vanilla extract → eggs → flour → baking powder → salt → walnut halves. Bake the mixture in a greased pan at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Done!

                              Source: AllRecipes.com

                              15. No-Bake Cookie Bars

                              Number 15 is an amazing recipe that takes a little under 30 minutes to finish. The whole idea is not to bake anything, so it’s really fast. We recommend using Oreo cookies for this dessert.

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                                Ingredients

                                • 2 ½ cups of crushed vanilla sandwich cookies (or Oreo cookies)
                                • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
                                • 10 oz chopped white chocolate (or black chocolate)
                                • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
                                • ½ cup mini chocolate chips for decoration

                                Directions:

                                Add foil to a baking dish, and spray it with cooking spray. Crush the cookies in a food processor or manually, and combine with chopped chocolate and sweetened condensed milk. Melt everything together by stirring frequently. In a separate bowl stir cookie crumbs with melted chocolate mixture until everything is completely mixed. Wait two minute then add ½ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Put everything in a pan, sprinkle mini chocolate chips, and let it chill for 30 minutes.

                                Source: No Bake Cookies

                                16. Basic Crepes

                                This Basic Crepes recipe can be made from ingredients that regular people have lying around in their house, it only takes 30 minutes to complete, and it tastes delicious. It is one of the most versatile dessert recipes because you can combine it with any type of filling.

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                                  Ingredients:

                                  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
                                  • ½ cups of water
                                  • ¼ teaspoon salt
                                  • 2 tablespoons melted buttermilk
                                  • 2 eggs
                                  • ½ cups of milk

                                  Directions:

                                  Whisk together the flour, and the eggs. Gradually add milk and water, while stirring continuously. Next add the salt and butter, and beat until smooth. Heat the pan a bit, and scoop the batter onto the griddle. Tilt the pan with a circular motion for better coverage. Cook the crepes for 2 minutes until the bottom becomes light brown. Let it cool off, and serve with fruit, jam, or finetti.

                                  Source: AllRecipes.com

                                  17. White Chocolate and Raspberry Sundae

                                  I can feel my senses heighten at the mere site of the Raspbery Sundae. This super easy recipe is a great choice for after meal, or a healthy solution for your little ones.

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                                    Ingredients:

                                    • 1 liter vanila ice cream
                                    • chocolate Tim Tam white biscuits
                                    • 2/3 cup caster sugar-flour
                                    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
                                    • 300g packet frozen raspberries
                                    • white chocolate curls

                                    Directions:

                                    Put the ice-cream in a large bowl, and let it soten for 10 minutes. Don’t let it melt. Next fold biscuits through the ice-cream and spoon the mixture into a 7cm-deep. Freeze over night until firm.

                                    18. Easy Pudding Cookies

                                    What’s the best secret to a perfect party at home? Tasty deserts of course. But this time you won’t have to cook all afternoon in order to create the perfect deserts, because you can make pudding cookies really fast and easy.

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                                      Ingredients:

                                      • 1 cup of butter
                                      • 1 cup packed brown sugar-flour
                                      • 1 pkg. JELL-O Chocolate instant pudding
                                      • 2 eggs
                                      • 1 teaspoon baking soda
                                      • 2 cups of flour
                                      • 1-1/2 pkg. BAKER’S White chocolate, chopped

                                      Directions

                                      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl (until fluffy). Add dry pudding, and whisk until fully blended. Add the eggs and baking soda, then sprinkle flour gradually. Last but not least, add the chocolate to the mix. In a pan with baking sheets add tablespoons of dough, and bake for 12 minutes.

                                      Source: Easy Pudding Cookies

                                      19. Berry Berry Cool Pie

                                      This dessert is extremely refreshing and tasty. It only takes five minutes to prepare, but it must be cooled in the freezer for approximately five hours.

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                                        Ingredients:

                                        • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (make sure it is sweetened)
                                        • ½ cup lemon juice
                                        • 2 cups of assorted fresh berries
                                        • 1 tub of frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
                                        • 1 Pie crust

                                        Directions:

                                        In a bowl add the condensed milk and lemon juice. Stir in the berries, and fold in whipped topping. Spread the crust and leave it to freeze for five hours until firm. Serve after the dessert stays for 30 minutes at temperature room, and garnish for an extra artistic effect.

                                        Source: Berry Berry Cool Pie

                                        20. Fruit and Almond Tart

                                        Fruits are really healthy, and so are almonds, and somebody has kindly created the most delicious recipe with both. It takes 25 minutes to prepare, and an hour to chill.

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                                          Ingredients:

                                          • 1 ½ cups of Multi-Grain crackers, crushed
                                          • ¼ cup granulated sugar
                                          • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
                                          • ¼ cups of butter, melted
                                          • 12 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
                                          • 1/3 cups of firmly packed brown sugar-flour
                                          • ¼ cups milk
                                          • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
                                          • ½ cup finely chopped almonds (toasted)
                                          • 3 cups of strawberries, seedless grapes, raspberries, blueberries, bananas, oranges etc.
                                          • ¼ cup red currant jelly, melted

                                          Directions:

                                          In a bowl, mix the multi-grain crackers, granulated sugar and cinnamon. Next you have to add the butter and mix until combine. Add the dough to a 9 ½ – 10 inch tart pan with a removable button and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cool completely. Separately, beat cream cheese with brown sugar, milk and almond extract until fluffy.

                                          Add the almonds. This mixture will be put on top of the cooled dough. The last step is to top with fruit and drizzle jelly. Put in the freezer for one hour, and serve.

                                          Source: SnackPicks

                                          I hope you liked our tasty and simple recipes, and we hope you enjoy them on a wonderful afternoon with your family or friends.

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                                          How To Be Successful In Life: 13 Life-Changing Tips

                                          How To Be Successful In Life: 13 Life-Changing Tips

                                          What is success to you? How to be successful in life?

                                          To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth; others want power; some just want to make a positive impact on the world.

                                          All of these are perfectly valid, indeed success is a concept that means different things to different people. Though no matter what success is to you, it almost certainly isn’t something will come easily.

                                          There are countless guides and books to being successful, however, as success is personal and unique to each individual. The advice contained in these books can often not be relevant. Therefore following the advice of a single individual can often be unhelpful.

                                          With this in mind, considering the advice of a great many people, people whose ideas of success were different both to each other, and quite possibly, to you can be a good alternative.

                                          What follows is a list of 13 of the best pieces of advice from some of the most successful people who have ever lived. If you want to learn how to be successful, these tips are essential:

                                          1. Think Big

                                            From Michelangelo Buonarroti, Great Renaissance Artist:

                                            “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

                                            There are few artists as influential as Michaelangelo. Today centuries after his death, his work still inspires and connects to people. His work is world famous, just think of his statue of David, or the Mural in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

                                            Imagine then, if he decided not to work as an artist.

                                            Being a successful artist has always been extremely difficult, imagine if he decided to give up this ambition in favour of something easier?

                                            Oftentimes, people often decided to put their dreams aside for something more “realistic”. To give up their dream for something easier. This quote teaches us the danger of such a point of view.
                                            Instead be ambitious.

                                            2. Find What You Love to Do and Do It

                                              From Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul:

                                              “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.”

                                              This is a good quote to remember and think about when you’re at work.

                                              Imagine being as successful as possible in your current job. Ultimately you’ll probably find yourself working extremely hard and this it will take up much of your time.

                                              If it’s a job you hate, then being successful at it might only mean filling your life with something you hate to do. What’s the sense in this?

                                              Instead, why not focus on doing something you love? When you’ve found what you’re passionate about, you get the motivation to keep you moving. Success at this means the fulfilment of your dreams.

                                              Not sure what your passion is yet? You should learn about this Motivation Engine first.

                                              Even if you’re not successful, you still filled your time with something you love to do. Many successful musicians spent years of their lives doing unpaid performances, the only reason they kept playing was because they loved to perform.

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                                              3. Learn How to Balance Life

                                                From Phil Knight, CEO of Nike Inc.:

                                                “There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.”

                                                All too often, people think that to be successful, they need to make the object of their success their life.

                                                If a person thinks their job will lead them to success, then they may spend countless hours per day, and well into the evening working hard.

                                                However this comes at the cost of rest, your health and having an enjoyable life. Ultimately they may burn out and cease to be successful at their job anyway.

                                                If success comes from having a strong social life and a good group of friends, their job may suffer; meaning that they may lose their job, and then be unable to afford going out with friends.

                                                In these ways, success, as Phil Knight says above, is helped by balance. Think of it as a balance between rest and work, or work and play.

                                                To achieve that balance, this Ultimate Guide to Prioritizing Your Work And Life can help you.

                                                4. Do Not Be Afraid of Failure

                                                  From Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motors:

                                                  “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

                                                  There is a story, it’s unconfirmed whether it actually happened, yet the message within is none the less true:

                                                  Thomas Edison inventing the lightbulb was the result of several hundred failed attempts. In an interview, he was asked “How do you feel after all of your failed attempts?”

                                                  His response was great, “I didn’t fail, I learned hundreds of ways not to invent the lightbulb”

                                                  He saw each “failure” as a lesson. From that lesson he learned what won’t work, and also might work instead.

                                                  Each failed attempt, each rejection, were key steps on his path to success. It is easy to feel like you should give up after a failure. But perhaps in that failure is a lesson.

                                                  Pay attention to your failures, study them. Perhaps then you’ll learn how to succeed.

                                                  If you find it difficult to fight your fear of failure, here’s a guide for you: Why You Have the Fear of Failure (And How to Conquer It Step-By-Step)

                                                  5. Have an Unwavering Resolution to Succeed

                                                    From Colonel Sanders, Founder of KFC:

                                                    “I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.”

                                                    This, in many ways relates to the above quote about learning from your failures.

                                                    It’s the easiest thing in the world to give up from a failure. The only way to push on is if you have the true burning desire to succeed, to not be moved or dissuaded from your goals.

                                                    If you are not truly dedicated towards success, then each failure will hurt more, each set back will slow you down.

                                                    Success is hard; without the unwavering desire to succeed, this difficulty may seem insurmountable. With the desire, it is merely an obstacle to go through.

                                                    6. Be a Person of Action

                                                      From Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Genius:

                                                      “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

                                                      Though it was said hundreds of years ago, it works just as much today as it ever had. It applies to literally any successful person.

                                                      Think about it, picture someone like William Shakespeare:

                                                      When we think of the time he lived in, we think of the time in a way shaped by him. When we think of Renaissance era Italy, we think of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Or think about the present day, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. Our current way of life would simply be incomparably different if they didn’t accomplish what they did.

                                                      You’re probably reading this article on a device by a company that they either founded or companies influenced by them.

                                                      All these figures were proactive, they saw ways to do things differently and did them. If they let the world shape them, then they’d simply fit into the background. Instead they shaped the world.

                                                      Applying this to you?

                                                      Don’t be afraid of going outside the norm. If you can think of a better way to do something, do it that way. If you fail, try again.

                                                      7. Cultivate Positive Relationships

                                                        From Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of America: “

                                                        The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”

                                                        The best leaders and some of the most influential people (and Theodore Roosevelt is one of the best leaders and one of the most influential people to have lived) were not those who caused commotions, who fought with people or disregarded people; but were people who were friendly to those around them.

                                                        People liked them. They wanted them to do well.

                                                        This is key to good leadership.

                                                        It’s logical. If someone likes you, they want to help you; if you give them a suggestion, they’ll gladly follow through with it.

                                                        But if someone doesn’t like you, they may either refuse to help or actively get in your way.

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                                                        What’s more, it’s always a good idea to cultivate good relationships. You can never tell who will prove to become someone who’ll be able to help you in a big way, or even be a good and supportive friend.

                                                        As such, help people and they may help you; and be good to people, and they my be good to you.

                                                        8. Don’t Be Afraid of Introducing New Ideas

                                                          From Mark Twain, Famed Author:

                                                          “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

                                                          It is an unfortunate truth that those with the boldest ideas are often disregarded.

                                                          Most of us are taught from an early age to think and do things similarly to everyone else. This can be great to fill an existing role. But to truly do things differently (and all successful people did things differently), you need to think differently.

                                                          If you have a new idea, don’t throw it away because it’s new and different; instead, celebrate it. Your strange new idea might one day be the one that leads you to success.

                                                          9. Believe in Your Capacity to Succeed

                                                            From Walter Disney, Founder of Walt Disney Company:

                                                            “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

                                                            Success has to be something you can imagine yourself achieving.

                                                            It is possible that you will come across those who doubt you and your ability to succeed. You must not become one of these people because the moment you cease believing and dreaming is the moment these dreams fall away.

                                                            Keep dreaming!

                                                            10. Always Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude

                                                              From Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of America:

                                                              “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

                                                              Like the above quote says, you need to trust in your ability to succeed. This is the only way to cultivate the right mindset.

                                                              Replace negative thoughts with the positive ones. You need to approach problems, not as obstacles stopping you, but merely tasks that need to be completed for you to keep going.

                                                              If you stay positive and think like this, setbacks won’t affect you so much, people’s doubts won’t impact you and even the biggest obstacles will seem like minor problems.

                                                              However with the wrong mindset of doubt, you’ll be much easier to stop.

                                                              11. Don’t Let Discouragement Stop You from Pressing On

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                                                                From Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of America:

                                                                “Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.”

                                                                It is an unfortunate fact of human nature — all of us in some way, doubt ourselves. This can be made far worse if others doubt us too.

                                                                When surrounded by doubts, giving up can actually seem like a good idea. Don’t pay attention to the doubts. If you are discouraged, ignore it.

                                                                Watch this video and learn what to do even when others don’t believe that you’ll succeed:

                                                                If this discouragement moves into your mind and you begin to doubt yourself. It is important to ignore this too. This is How Self Doubt Keeps You Stuck and How to Overcome It

                                                                12. Be Willing to Work Hard

                                                                  From JC Penny, Founder of JC Penney Inc.:

                                                                  “Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.”

                                                                  You might have heard the quote that “success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration” or you may have heard about the 10,000 hours idea.

                                                                  Whichever way you frame it, they say one thing:

                                                                  True success comes from work.

                                                                  You’ll never become successful if you don’t work towards your goal in life and keep working towards it.

                                                                  Check out this article and you’ll understand Why Hard Work Beats Talent.

                                                                  13. Be Brave Enough to Follow Your Intuition

                                                                    From Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple Inc.:

                                                                    “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

                                                                    In ancient Greece, there was a group of Oracles who lived in Delphi. Everyone who needed advice or to know their future visited them, from the poorest of society to kings. Above the doorway of the temple were the words “know thyself”.

                                                                    If you strongly believe and desire something, chances are that you already have an idea how to get there. If not, you may naturally know what things will help you and what things will slow you down.

                                                                    It’s like how your body can detect danger even when things seem safe.

                                                                    Ultimately then, you need to trust your own instincts.

                                                                    Final Thoughts

                                                                    What you might have noticed is that many of the above lessons are similar — most are about developing the right state of mind. This clearly suggests that the key to achieving success, in whatever you wish, comes down to the way you approach it mentally.

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                                                                    Moreover, no matter what stage of life you’re at now, you can still make a difference and pursue success. You can make resetting your life possible when you do this: How to Start Over and Reboot Your Life When It Seems Too Late

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