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By Priya Jupudi

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No matter where you are from, what you do for a living or how old you are, most of us share something in common - a desire to be successful.

Here are 5 success tips to become successful in life.


What is honesty? Honesty is, according to the dictionary, to be free of deceit; to be sincere; truthful, trustworthy; wholehearted; worthy.

Honesty is when you act truthfully and admit mistakes too. Honesty is in what you say and what you do. In this virtual world, It is essential to understand the significance of honesty, which is the key to success.

Honesty is the most powerful value propositions for your Partners, investors, colleagues or clients. It is the greatest attribute that makes you feel good about what you do and differentiates you from others. Honesty builds your personal brand and defines you and your success.


Most people have a hard time understanding what Integrity is. Simply put, integrity means to demonstrate excellence in what you do. The best way to practice is to take the time to write out your individual mission statement.

Make sure you include areas regarding morals, values & honesty. Next, put this statement in a place where it might easily be witnessed and read, like on a wall or as a desktop screensaver. Ultimately, make an effort to just read your mission statement every day. Constant repetition of a task is the best-proven technique of teaching oneself.

As you repeatedly read or hear it, you will more closely become them, and the next time you find yourself in a situation that tests your morals, your conscience and wisdom will guide you to make the right call.

Individuals who demonstrate integrity have high success because they are trustworthy and dependable. They are ethical in all interactions and can be counted on to behave in honorable ways even when nobody is watching them.

Hard work

Guess what's the difference between talented people and successful people? From executives like Steve Jobs to athletes like Serena Williams, these people are known for their relentless work ethic, waking up early and working toward a goal while other people are still in bed, and staying later than everyone else too.

Most young people tend to believe that finding shortcuts are smart ways to work. But the fact is smart work is nothing but working hard in smart ways. Smart work and hard work and not contradictory. Hard work always pays off.

Being Nice

As we all know, being nice is a choice. It's crucial to remain positive at all times. Being kind to everybody changes your life. It's a great strength to any individual or business. People want to work and associate with people/businesses they like.

Great individuals foster great culture, they get along well with others and take the time to help out. Positive attitudes come natural to them and they're bound to find success in everything they do. Building rapport is an art and niceness is a great tool to achieve your professional goals.

Follow Your Passion

It takes time and effort to find your passion. Some will never know what they're passionate about. However finding what you are passionate about is very critical to your success. One has to work hard towards it. Why? without passion, it's really tough to be successful at what you do.

People tend to give up easily when they work on something they're not passionate about. When things get tough, it is your passion that brings the much-needed enthusiasm and fresh energy to focus again. It's that secret weapon that most successful people have. As Mark Anthony's quote goes "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life". Passion is the heart of success.

This strategy helped people in almost every walk of life, and when trying to achieve nearly any realistic goal. Just work towards one little success at a time and make sure you celebrate each and every achievement in some small way—a little success goes a long way in propelling us towards the finish line.

Priya Jupudi

CEO, 99Artisans

Priya is Founder & CEO of 99Artisans, she drives the company’s Vision & Growth Strategy as it provides interesting and unique ways for people to find local services. Priya holds an MBA in Marketing & Information systems from Nagarjuna University, India and worked in various positions prior to founding 99Artisans.

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