Success doesn’t come easy. It’s never handed to you and it doesn’t come overnight. Success takes hard work, dedication, and an unwillingness to give up.

Ultimately, the only person who can determine your success is you. You have to take action to learn more, do more, and continually better yourself. By reading this right now, you show that you have determination to learn and grow, and are well on your way to success.

Inc. has 11 great proven rules that will help you achieve success. You must get outside of your comfort zone; and you must never give up.

“ 1. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Get outside your comfort zone on a regular basis. The more you do, the wider that area becomes. Things that used to seem impossible can become part of your everyday life.

2. Never quit. Unless you’re doing something you should stop doing. Just because something doesn’t work out the first time doesn’t mean there isn’t a different approach or a better way to do it. We used to say in the Teams, “Plan your dive and dive your plan.” Don’t change course just because you face obstacles.”

See the other 9 rules at Inc.