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50 Incredible Travel Experiences To Have Once In Your Life

50 Incredible Travel Experiences To Have Once In Your Life

Wanderlusters, what makes your heart rate speed up? Watching sunrise at Giza at the Great Pyramids? Or watching sunset over Tanah Lot at Bali? For all travel lovers, shutter-bugs and adventure seekers out there, here’s the ultimate list of incredible travel experiences that will blow your mind, change your world view and let you dig down deep into foreign culture.

1. Go on Safari in Tanzania

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    Boasting one of the biggest and baddest national parks in Serengeti and 16 national parks in total, Tanzania is the perfect place to watch the annual wildebeest migration. Watching baby elephants playing with their moms and pops in the muddy Rufiji/Tarangire River is one of the epic lifetime experiences to keep in your memories bright for decades. Fees start from $60 per visit and you can check the full list here.

    2. Heli-skiing in Girdwood, Alaska

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      Now if you have enough skills and bald courage, heli-skiing is one of the life changing experiences! Named as best for “Off-the-beaten-path powder hounds with an aversion to glamour” by Nat Geo, Girdwood has loads of incredible hills and off-pistes where you can be the first one to shake off the powder. Day trips with 16,000-18,000 vertical feet of skiing guaranteed start from $1,275 per person.

      3. Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich

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        The days when the Germans lose all their stiffness and the whole city Munich goes on one crazy beer party! Oktoberfest will start on September, the 19th this year and last till the 4th of October. Check out more details at the official website. Last year a liter of beer was priced around 10€ (~$11.77) on average.

        4. Throw tomatoes at La Tomatina in Spain

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          Spain’s brightest feast is held on the last Wednesday of August when the whole town of Bunol goes covered in gooey red tomato paste. Early in the morning many trucks full of ripe tomatoes arrive to the city center. As the first brave soul climbs up into the back of the truck and throws a tomato – the Biggest Food Fight in the World officially begins! Yet La Tomatina is not all about practicing your accuracy by throwing tomatoes at random folks. It is actually a week-long festival also featuring music bands, parades, dancing, and loads fireworks. Right on the night before the great tomato fight, everyone is invited to compete in a paella cooking contest. Participation fee: 10€ (~$11.77).

          5. Find your mojo at a yoga retreat in Pune, India

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            Meditate with a view of gorgeous Lake Mulshi, while nourishing your body with special foods and your soul with healing practices. Yoga holidays will bring the much needed balance back into your life and allow you to discover something new about yourself. Besides, you can’t miss some of the most amazing temples in whole India – Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati and iconic ISKCON NVCC Temple!

            6. Take a pastry cooking class in France

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              Among the things French know best is how to create perfectly delicious, work-of-art-styled pastries, desserts and sweets! Step closer to the culinary magic and learn to bake macaroons or crunchy lemon tarts during your next visit to France. Best memories come in taste, right? Prices start from 95€ for a two-hour class (~$112).

              7. Meet the Moai at the Easter Island

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                One the mysteries the humanity failed to solve is who, how and why created a series of huge statues made of solid rock and how they were transported and erected at various places around the island? Spectacular Easter Island is 3,800km west of mainland Chile with flights from Santiago taking around five hours and cost 650€ (~$765) return.

                8. Marvel the Northern Lights in Sweden

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                  Get absolutely bewitched by this incredible phenomenon Mother Nature saved for northern dwellers! Green, indigo blue, yellow, purple – these are just a few colors to light up in the skies! Abisko National Park and Jukkasjärvi and the Torne Valley are among the best places to watch the wizardry happen!

                  9. Try new wine at Beaujolais days in France

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                    Yes, there’s a whole festival in France dedicated to the new wine, released each year on the third Tuesday of November, just a few weeks after the grapes were harvested. It’s actually not even one, but 120 festivals held all around Beaujolais wine region with the most famous one – Les Sarmentelles – held in the city of Beaujeu with numerous wine and food tastings, competitions, live music and dancing for five days straight. This year the celebration falls on November, the 19th.

                    10. Try on a mask at Venice carnival

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                      Venice is a grand and elaborate city to visit at any time of the year, yet during the carnival it bursts with even more colors when the local crowd dresses up exquisite costumes and masks. Held from Jan, the 31st till Feb, 17th, there are numerous performances and parties you cannot miss! Check out the carnival program to find out the best dates to visit!

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                      11. Dive at the Great Barrier Reef

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                        2,600km of fascinating coral formations of all shapes and colors, diving at the Great Barrier Reef is like getting into another universe! It does not matter whether you are a diving pro or are just planning to earn your certificate as the Great Barrier will leave you speechless in any case! Prices depend on your qualifications and start from $150 per diver.

                        12. Visit Hobbiton in New Zealand

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                          Plunge into the magical world of Middle Earth at Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand. Whether you are a Lord of the Rings fan or not, you need to see those perfect little hole-houses of Shire hidden in the emerald sloppy hills! Tours start from $75 per adult.

                          13. See sunrise over Bagan Temples in Myanmar

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                            Imagine over 2000 temples, lying down in the valley hidden in the morning mist. As the sun rises, they slowly emerge from the white covers and turn deep golden. It looks so beautiful that it hurts!

                            14. Climb Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

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                              Get magical views of the Harbour and Sydney Opera Theater by getting over your trembling knees and going all the way up the bridge! Guided climbs are offered daily by Bridge Climb Sydney starting from AU$ 148 (~US$ 128).

                              15. Bungeejump at Bhote Koshi River, near Kathmandu

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                                Named one the longest bungees in the world as you jump from the bridge, right into a scenic 160 meter deep river gorge! Prices start from $145 per person.

                                16. Ride the Glacier Express in Switzerland

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                                  The slowest, yet the most scenic train route in the world. Glacier express connects two major mountain resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. You won’t get bored during 7.5 hour journey as you tour over 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass on the highest point at 2,033m while watching (and snapping) breathtaking alpine landscapes outside the window. Get ready to pay $146.23 one way in 2nd class and $257 in 1st.

                                  17. Watch Komodo dragons in Indonesia

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                                    The largest lizard species to be found on Earth, more specifically at Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. Witnessing those huge lazy fellows soaking the sun is merely spectacular. The biggest population can be found now found in Komodo National Park. Entrance fee – just $1.6, plus $4 for your camera.

                                    18. Hike Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia

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                                      Just 150km north-east of Kuala Lumpur, Tamana Negara park is the place where you can still meet a family of elephants while wandering through 130 million years old rainforest jungles. The entrance fee is ridiculously low: 1RM ~ $0.28$, plus 5 RM: $1.4 for your camera.

                                      19. Take a boat ride down Ganges at Varanasi

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                                        The Holy city of Varanasi exists for 2000 years already. It’s a controversial, yet spectacular place where you can merely hop in the boat at one of the ghats and slowly sail along the shores to witness the whole cycle of life – from small kids learning to walk on the steps, to mid-aged men and women doing the laundry and bathing a few meters away, and finally funeral fires set at the most distant ghats where the passed-away are bathed in the Ganges for the last time and cremated on a holy fire. Prices for a boat ride highly depend on your bargaining skills, but shouldn’t be more than 250 INR (~$4).

                                        20. Spend a night at a deserted island

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                                          Basically, it could be anywhere in the world, but I would choose the Togian Archipelago in Indonesia. There are plenty of deserted, nameless islands around Kadidiri, including Karina beach islet where you can bathe at the shimmering golden waves at night when the glowing plankton comes close to the shores.

                                          21. Swim at the infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

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                                            Needless to say how mind-blowing the views of the Singapore skyline are, right? Staying at Marina Bay Sands is a pretty expensive pleasure with prices starting from S$632 (US$ 479) per night. But it’s all worth to splurge at least once in your life!

                                            22. Watch sunrise and sunset at Uluru, Australia

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                                              Witness the magic happen at the sacred Uluru stone in Australia as it turns deep brown and red under the first rays of sun. Come back at sunset when the monolith colors bright orange! A standard three day path costs $25 for adults and I bet you would return to watch Uluru color change each evening!

                                              23. Climb Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

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                                                There are over 350 routes to hike up the iconic Table Mountain to get a bird’s eye perspective of Cape Town and nearby Atlantic down below.  A day entry pass costs 80 Rands, approximately $7.

                                                24. Admire Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

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                                                  Take a trip to the kingdom of ice and fire hidden in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Yellowstone National Park leaves you deeply enchanted with its wilderness and unique, out of this world scenery! The entrance fee is $25 for a vehicle and $12 for each visitor entering by foot, bike, ski or snowboard.

                                                  25. Swim at the Blue Lagoon in Island

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                                                    Dip your toes into warm turquoise waters at this incredible geothermal pool in Grindavík and marvel the incredible landscapes around while your body soaks and relaxes. A standard ticket costs 35€ (~$41.21) while premium packages can go up to 165€ ($195) per day.

                                                    26. Watch whales in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada

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                                                      Despite having a notorious history of whalers firing their harpoons here, St Lawrence gulf stays one of the best places in the world to watch seemingly smiling belugas and 25m-long blue whales! The peak season is May-September.

                                                      27. Observe mysterious Nazca lines in Peru

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                                                        Mysterious ancient geoglyphs are another mystery mankind failed to unveil. There’s still no proven data on why and more importantly how, those peculiar images were drawn in the southern Peruvian desert about 400km away from Lima. Tour packages vary in price and start from around $180.

                                                        28. Explore the world’s driest place: the Atacama Desert in Chile

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                                                          Over a kilometer of sand stretched along the Pacific coast in Chile, Atamaca is known to have extreme temperature changes from -1°C early in the morning going up to 22°C by midday. Dress appropriately if you plan to explore Valle de la Luna with scenery similar to the surface of the moon or watch mighty El Tatio geysers. Tours start from $600 for a four day trip.

                                                          29. Take a slow ride up the Mekong in Laos

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                                                            The life swirls around the Mekong in Laos! Take a héua sáa (traditional slow boat) to Luang Prabang from the Thai border town Huay Xai to spend the next two days watching how life goes on the shores and grab a few tasty delights from boat sellers approaching your vessel. One way ticket costs $20 per person.

                                                            30. Learn to dance salsa in Havana, Cuba

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                                                              Hop on the party vibe and learn to move the local way. Havana has vibrant parties held each other night at nearly each hole-in-the-wall bar where you can also grab a glass of fine mojito before going wild on the dance floor. If you feel like you need a bit of practice first, taking private lessons will cost you around $6-9 per hour.

                                                              31. Husky mush in Lapland, Sweden

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                                                                If you are brave enough, learn to ride a sledge yourself and go onto a race through the gorgeous frozen lakes and woods in Lapland! Prices depend on the tour providers and typically vary around 700-790€ ($820-930) for a three day tour.

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                                                                32. Temple-gaze at Abu Simbel, Egypt

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                                                                  Did you know that Abu Simbel temples were actually built twice? Originally carved out of a cliff in the 13th century BC, the Great Temple and smaller Temple of Hathor were taken piece by piece and moved a few kilometers away in the 60s to avoid damage by the rising waters of Nile. Do not miss a spectacular light and music show held daily at 7pm and 8pm in winter and at 8pm and 9pm in summer.

                                                                  33. Climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

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                                                                    Hiking up over 6.000 meters will not be easy, yet if you can make it – this incredible experience will never bleach through the time. There are eleven main routes to attempt for reaching the summit ranging from 5 days up to two weeks. So it’s up to you to decide how much time your adventure will take!

                                                                    34. Go trekking around Annapurna circuit in Nepal

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                                                                      Arguably, one of the world’s most spectacular tracks taking around 24 days to walk in full. The landscapes constantly change from emerald green lush rice terraces at lower elevations, to the lunar terrain northern and finally to the range of 6.000-8.0000 meters high snowy peaks of Annapurna I, II, III and numerous unnamed, yet as stunning peaks out there!

                                                                      I highly recommend taking a bit practice at hiking lower terrains before making your first attempt to conquer the circuit as the temperature and elevation changes can seriously influence your well-being. The cost of the track will vary depending whether you are going to organize everything by yourself (around $20-30 a day) or take advantage of ready-made adventure tours (starting from $900 for 22 days).

                                                                      35. Visit Baliem Valley in Papua, Indonesia

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                                                                        A lush green valley with a population of indigenous people stayed undiscovered till 1945 when a plane crashed here by accident. The ways of life haven’t changed much since those days with local tribes still preferring peculiar traditional costumes to pants and sneakers and pigs being the main currency and estimate of one’s wealth. Visit the valley in August when all of the tribes gather for a huge festival to show off their archery and skills.

                                                                        36. Walk along the Great Wall of China

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                                                                          Set foot onto the mighty walls protecting the ancient empire and walk as far as you can to sense the glory of this epic UNESCO sight! It will be hard to walk it in full, yet you can always come back once again for more! Entrance fee: 45 RMB (~$7.30).

                                                                          37. Sneak to Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan

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                                                                            One of the world’s most remote temples, the Tiger’s Nest (or Paro Taktsang) is all worth of time and efforts to get there. Not only is it stunningly beautiful and serene, but it gives you a chance to uncover yet another secret of happiness that Bhutanese people know.

                                                                            38 Try on a maiko or geiko outfit in Kyoto, Japan

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                                                                              Getting wrapped up in layers of breezy silk, your hair decorated with elaborate accessories and face make-uped till you barely recognize yourself is a fun and unusual experience to have in the Land of the Rising Sun. Now you may need a bit of a practice to walk with grace in traditional wooden shoes and obi kimono, but it’s all worth the time till you get carried into the Diary of the Geisha atmosphere at narrow Kyoto streets. Dressing up and a pro photo-shoot will cost you around 9500 yen (~$80).

                                                                              39. Marvel the palaces in Lhasa, Tibet

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                                                                                Imposing Potala Palace will carry you away with its numerous stairs, elaborate hallways and spectacular views of the Himalayas. Unfortunately you are not allowed to snap pictures inside, so keep your eye open wide and embrace each detail! Visitors are restricted to just 2.300 a day, so you need to come early and get in line for the tickets: RMB 100 (~$16.15) in slack season (from December till May 1st); RMB 200 (~$32.30) in peak seasons (from May 1st to November).

                                                                                40. Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway across Russia

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                                                                                  Board the train in cosmopolite Moscow to step out in a week at the Japanese seashore at Vladivostok. Alternatively, you can take a connecting branch heading to China, Mongolia or even North Korea. There’s no right way to take the route – hop off at Lake Baikal or Ulan Ude, connect to the next train heading to Beijing or ride it the reverse way! The adventure can last as long as you desire. A bunk at a 4 bed sleeping compartment from Moscow to Vladivostok will cost you $640 one way.

                                                                                  41. Cross the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia

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                                                                                    If you ever wondered where the sky meets the earth, it’s here at the Salar de Uyuni – a 9,000sq km mirror made of salt platters covered with water in rainy season (December to April) or becoming an arctic white patchwork desert during dry season. The nearby town Uyuni is 10-12 hours away by bus from La Paz or 7 hours by train from Oruro.

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                                                                                    42. Snorkel with manta rays in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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                                                                                      Bora Bora looks likes like a heaven on earth even without going underwater. Yet, you’d better not spend all your days beach bumming as the underworld has incredible treasures hidden for you! Grab your gear and get close to the huge floating beasts living in the nearby waters. Don’t get too surprised when you find yourself surrounded with fish of all shapes and colors and meet the eagle, bat and manta rays!

                                                                                      43. Meet mountain gorillas in Rwanda

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                                                                                        Step deep in the lush moisture jungle and track a few kilometers before all of sudden you bump into a family of gorillas leisurely playing at the lake shore. As there are just around 700 mountain gorillas left in Rwanda and Uganda, there’s not much time left to experience this adventure! Entry permits to track cost $500 and entail a group pass for eight people, supervised by a ranger.

                                                                                        44. Get carried away at Machu Picchu in Peru

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                                                                                          It may sound like a popular tourist place, but you cannot skip seeing the great Inca temples once in Peru. Get lost among numerous polished dry-stone buildings erected centuries before concrete and cranes where invented, yet still standing tall and shining gloriously in the sunset rays. As visitors are restricted to just 400 a day you should plan you visit and purchase a ticket at the selected date in advance at the official website.

                                                                                          45. Visit a tea ceremony in Japan

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                                                                                            The art of the traditional tea ceremony rules have not changed much since the Emperor days. The way how a tea ceremony is performed depends of the time of the day, season, venue and other considerations. All the guests have to take a sequence of special rituals before entering the tea house and keep a special code of conduct during the two-hour (or even four hour) ceremony. You can attend a guided ceremony where you will be explained all the subtleties at numerous venues in Tokyo. Prices start from 8.000 yen (~$68) per person.

                                                                                            46. Catch the sunrise at Taj Mahal in Agra

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                                                                                              A symbol of eternal love and devotion, the Taj Mahal gets fabulously colored during early morning hours. Besides, it’s one of those times when you can see the least crowds. Entrance fee: 750 INR for foreign tourists (~$12).

                                                                                              47. Admire Michelangelo paintings at Sistine Chapel, Vatican

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                                                                                                How many hours can you spend marveling the paintings before your neck stiffens and your head starts to go round from this insane, dazzling beauty a genius once managed to create? The full admission fee is 16€ ($18.84) with discounted rates offered for youths and scholars.

                                                                                                48. Treat yourself with spa at Bodrum, Turkey

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                                                                                                  Constant adventuring can be exhausting, right? And once in a while we all just wish to get a relaxing nourishing holiday before getting back on track. LifeCo at Bodrum offers incredible spa and detox programs, developed by a world-known specialist Amanda Hamilton starting from 913$ per week of messages, relaxation and luxury care. Besides, you can’t miss splashing in turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and work on your tan on the white sand beach nearby.

                                                                                                  49. Meet sunrise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia

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                                                                                                    Again, the temples of Agkor are a pretty well-known destination, yet by no means it devalues their majesty! Get up early and head across the moat to catch the mind-blowing view of the temples reflected in the golden lake waters. Entrance fees: one day pass – 20$, three day pass valid for a week – 40$ and seven day pass valid for a month – $60.

                                                                                                    50. Step close to the edge at the rock city of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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                                                                                                      Built in the 5th century AD inside a 150 meter solid rock, the city of Sigiriya was once inhabited by ancient kings and afterwards Buddhist monks. Get lost in the numerous gardens and secret passageways before making your way to the very top where dazzling views of the nearby planes open up! Not to miss ancient mural painting in the inner caves.

                                                                                                      Featured photo credit: Patrick Nouhailler via flickr.com

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                                                                                                      50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                                                                                      50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                                                                                      If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming.

                                                                                                      That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into 50 key points.

                                                                                                      Here’re 50 habits of successful people you should learn:

                                                                                                      1. Believe It to See It

                                                                                                      Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you.

                                                                                                      2. See Problems as a Wonderful Gift

                                                                                                      While others only see problems and give up, successful people use the problem as a lesson to find improvement in themselves or the task at hand.

                                                                                                      3. Keep Looking for Solutions

                                                                                                      Even if they’re knee-deep in problems, successful people will still put all of their focus on finding solutions.

                                                                                                      4. Remember It’s All About the Journey

                                                                                                      Successful people are conscious and methodical in creating their own success. They don’t sit around doing the bare minimum, hoping success finds them.

                                                                                                      5. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

                                                                                                      There’s so much fear on the road to success, but instead of letting that fear control and limit them, successful people do a good job of just forging ahead regardless.

                                                                                                      6. Always Ask Productive Questions

                                                                                                      It’s all about asking the right questions. Successful people make sure they are questions that will elicit information for a more productive, creative and positive mindset moving forward.

                                                                                                      7. Understand the Best Waste of Energy Is Complaining

                                                                                                      Successful people know that choosing to see the negative side of things will only create a useless and unproductive state.

                                                                                                      8. Don’t Play the Blame Game

                                                                                                      Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes is a form of empowerment that you can build your success upon. While the act of blaming others or outside circumstances takes this empowerment away from you.

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                                                                                                      9. Maximize Your Strengths

                                                                                                      Not every successful person is simply more talented than the rest, but they do use what they know they’re good at to achieve more successful results.

                                                                                                      10. Be in It to Win It

                                                                                                      Successful people are busy, productive and proactive. Instead of sitting around over-thinking and over-planning a great idea, they just take a step towards it no matter how small.

                                                                                                      11. Know That Success Attracts Success

                                                                                                      People who are successful surround themselves and seek out like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team and forge win-win relationships.

                                                                                                      12. Actually Choose to Be Successful

                                                                                                      Dreaming big is a massive part of being successful even if your dream seems impossible. Ambition is a mindset that needs to be a daily conscious choice.

                                                                                                      13. Visualize, Visualize, Visualize!

                                                                                                      You’ve got to see your success in your mind’s eye even before it comes. Successful people clarify and get that certainty about what they want their reality to look like rather than being mere spectators of life.

                                                                                                      14. Be a One-Off Original

                                                                                                      Successful people look for what’s working and then create a unique spin on it. Imitating only regurgitates other people’s ideas with no originality.

                                                                                                      15. The Perfect Time to Act Is Now

                                                                                                      Waiting for the right time to act is basically procrastination wrapped up in an excuse. Successful people know there’s never a perfect time so they may as well just do it now.

                                                                                                      16. Keep Learning, Keep Growing

                                                                                                      Continuous learning is the key to a successful life. Whether it’s academic, being a student of life or actionable learning, it’s all about expanding your knowledge and personal development.

                                                                                                      17. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

                                                                                                      Successful people have the knack for finding positive aspects in all people and circumstances no matter what.

                                                                                                      18. Having a Bad Day? Do It Anyway!

                                                                                                      We all have bad moods but it shouldn’t be an excuse to stop everything. Giving into a bad mood just stop-starts your life, slowing success way down.

                                                                                                      19. Sometimes Risky Business Is Needed

                                                                                                      Calculated risks are a must for success. It’s about weighing the pros and cons while moving forward with that element of trust.

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                                                                                                      20. Accept Challenge All the Time

                                                                                                      Dealing with problems head-on is a must to be successful. Successful people also face challenges in order to improve themselves.

                                                                                                      21. Make Your Own Luck

                                                                                                      In the mindset of a successful person, there’s no such thing as ‘luck’ or ‘fate’. They take control to actively and consciously create their own best life.

                                                                                                      22. Ignite Your Initiative

                                                                                                      While many people are reactive, successful people are proactive – taking action before they have to.

                                                                                                      23. Be the Master of Your Emotions

                                                                                                      Being effective at managing emotions is key on the road to success. That’s not to say successful people don’t feel like we all do, but they’re just not slaves to their emotions.

                                                                                                      24. Champion in Communication

                                                                                                      Consciously working on effective communication skills gets anyone closer to success.

                                                                                                      25. Plan Your Life Strategically

                                                                                                      Successful people’s lives aren’t a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes, they methodically work at turning their plans into a reality.

                                                                                                      26. Become Exceptional at What You Do

                                                                                                      To become exceptional, you typically have to do things that most won’t. To become successful, hard decisions need to be made and acting on them is crucial.

                                                                                                      27. Choose to Live Outside of Your Comfort Zone

                                                                                                      While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

                                                                                                      28. Live by Core Values

                                                                                                      Successful people firstly identify their core values and what’s important to them, then do their best to live a life that reflects these values.

                                                                                                      29. Realize Money Isn’t Everything

                                                                                                      Money and success are not interchangeable and the most successful people understand this. Putting money on a pedestal and equating it to success is a dangerous mindset to have. Success comes in many forms.

                                                                                                      30. Don’t Get Carried Away

                                                                                                      Successful people understand the importance of discipline and self-control and as a result they are happy to take the road less travelled.

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                                                                                                      31. Self-Worth Is Not Tied to Success

                                                                                                      Successful people are secure. They do not derive their self-worth from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

                                                                                                      32. Kindness Breeds Kindness (And Success)

                                                                                                      Generosity and kindness is a common trait among long-term successful people. It’s important to take pleasure in helping others achieve.

                                                                                                      33. More Humility, Less Arrogance

                                                                                                      Successful people are humble and happy to admit and apologize for mistakes. This is because they’re confident in their ability. They are happy to learn from others and happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.

                                                                                                      34. Change Opens New Doors

                                                                                                      People who are successful are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.

                                                                                                      35. Success Requires a Healthy Body

                                                                                                      It’s not just how you think, it’s about how you show up for success. Successful people understand the importance of being physically well, not for vain reasons but because being in tiptop condition creates a better personal life for success.

                                                                                                      36. Laziness Just Doesn’t Exist

                                                                                                      Successful people are never considered lazy. Yes, they can relax when they need to, but working hard is their game.

                                                                                                      37. Resilience by the Bucket Load

                                                                                                      When difficulty strikes, most would throw in the towel, but successful people are just warming up.

                                                                                                      38. Feedback Is Just Another Chance to Improve

                                                                                                      How people react to feedback determines their potential for success. Being open to constructive criticism and acting on it to improve is most seen in those who are successful.

                                                                                                      39. Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

                                                                                                      If people are hanging out with toxic and negative people, then they need to take a look at themselves. Successful people hang out with others who are positive and supportive.

                                                                                                      40. Can’t Control It? Forget It

                                                                                                      Successful people don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

                                                                                                      41. Swim Against the Tide

                                                                                                      Successful people are not people-pleasers and they don’t need constant approval from others in order to move ahead.

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                                                                                                      42. Alone Time Is Valuable Time

                                                                                                      More self-worth means being more comfortable with your own company. Successful people are more happy and see the value in spending time alone.

                                                                                                      43. Self-Standard Is Higher Than Most

                                                                                                      Everyone has a choice to set high standards for themselves. Successful people do this, which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.

                                                                                                      44. Failure Isn’t Rationalized

                                                                                                      While many use age, health, lack of time, ‘bad luck’, or lack of opportunity to explain away their failure, the key to success is finding a way to succeed despite facing these challenges.

                                                                                                      45. Down Time Is an Important Part of a Routine

                                                                                                      Having an off switch and taking time to do things that make them happy is a common trait of a successful person. Take a look at here The Importance of Scheduling Downtime.

                                                                                                      46. Career Isn’t Who You Are, It’s What You Do

                                                                                                      Successful people know their career isn’t their identity. They are multi-dimensional and don’t define themselves by their job.

                                                                                                      47. Be Interested in Only the Path of Resistance

                                                                                                      While most people look for the easiest way or the shortcut, successful people are more interested in the most effective way. They look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.

                                                                                                      48. Follow Through

                                                                                                      Many spend their life starting things that they never finish, but successful people get the job done. Even when the excitement and the novelty has worn off they still follow through and finish.

                                                                                                      49. Invest in All Your Dimensions

                                                                                                      We’re not just physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. Successful people consciously work at being healthy and productive on all levels.

                                                                                                      50. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

                                                                                                      To obtain success, it’s important to practice what you preach. Successful people don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.

                                                                                                      So there you have it, a summary of what I’ve learned from self-help books. But of course, you need to start taking actions so you will get closer to success too.

                                                                                                      Bonus: 5 Bad Habits To Quit

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