To be successful in this day and age takes you being better than everyone else.  No beating around the bush, it's not easy, but you can rise to the top with these 19 helpful suggestions.

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Being the best means you have to do the hard things.  The ones you probably won't find anyone else doing.  And in the process, you're likely to ask yourself every day, why?  "Why do I keep doing this"?  Don't be scared, you will make it.

People who avoid the hard things in life will usually experience mediocrity at best.  Hard tasks are easy to avoid.  You can pretend they don't apply to you.  That's fine, but you're likely to never make it up the ladder of success if you do.

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[Via:  Business Insider]