As a person in my late teens, when I used to hear people say that success and failure go hand in hand, it didn’t fascinate me much. Like all young people, I too had an idea, a concept in my mind that if you set your mind to something, all you will get is the success you want. You will keep on climbing a ladder, achieving new goals, accomplishing new things every step of the way.

It was when I actually started climbing those steps, I realized that it’s not just climbing. It’s like a game of snakes and ladders; you go up two steps and end up falling back three. You take one step again and fall down. You get up to walk and get pulled back instead. Failure is, in fact, a very basic part of every success story.

I must admit that when I started my career in SEO, I did not know what to do and how to do it. It was like walking blindfolded on a path you’ve never seen before. I spent sleepless nights and stressful days to learn whatever I could. I experimented with so many different techniques that I lost count. A time came when I started having confidence that I was getting a grip on what I do. Then came the day when I saw everything I knew going down the drain because of changes in the terms and conditions of search engines around the world. I knew that somehow I’d have to start again from somewhere in the middle.

Did that shatter my confidence? Absolutely yes. But did it stop me from trying again? Not at all. I worked harder once again. Many hurdles came in my way but none of them stopped me from becoming one of the best SEO expert in Pakistan because I chose not to give up. Every time I faced an obstruction, I overcame it with confidence and strength.

From my journey, I have learned a few things that everyone who wants to achieve a goal should never forget. When you’re on your way to achieving your goals, there are two things that are most important for the entire journey; your attitude and your beliefs.

First of all, you must firmly believe that you might face ups and downs any step of the way. While the concept is very accurate itself, that if you are determined enough, nothing will stop you from achieving success. But along with the determination, you must always be ready for any hurdle, difficulty or setback on your way. These problems are inevitable and if you gather enough strength, you will not only be able to overcome these, but also move forward with more thrust.

The second yet equally important thing is a person’s attitude throughout the journey and also after reaching the destination. While keeping your head high and spirits boasted is essential, the way you handle your accomplishment or success is also quite critical. Having confidence in yourself is one thing, but keeping your feet grounded while being confident is what gives makes you stand out from the rest.

There are so many powerful and successful people in the world who reached such heights following these simple tips. Here is everything in a nutshell for you. Work hard and never give up, stay focused, be determined, keep your head high and feet grounded, and no setback will be able to stop you from moving forward and becoming your best self.

Author's Bio: 

New York Times bestselling author Hamza Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed mysteries. His characters is clever and fearless, but in real life, Hamza is afraid of basements, bees, and going up stairs when it is dark behind her. Let’s face it. Hamza wouldn’t last five minutes in one of her books.

Hamza is best known for his Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries and for his Accidental Demon Slayer books.