When you know, respect and live the fundamental truths of life, your journey here on SteemIt and in life will become a lot easier.Below you’ll find the fundamental truths of SteemIt, but also of life, and of the universe. Okay, maybe they’re not so grand as all that – I’ll let you decide.1. You are responsible for your own success. You and you alone are responsible for your own success or failure – remember you’ve got no one to blame or congratulate but yourself2. Do what you’re good at and you’ll unlock the door to success. When you do what you’re good at and what you like to do, you’ll be expressing more enjoyment, more energy and more happiness, which will propell you further and faster down the path to success. If your passion for your topic is obvious, it will be contagious – your readers will sense this, and will want to take part in it.3. To succeed you MUST believe in yourself4. If you’re not improving, you’re falling behind.Staying ahead of your SteemIt competitors isn’t difficult – you simply need to improve one aspect of your knowledge or writing every single day. In this constant improvement you will find pride, confidence and security. 5. Embrace failure, frustration and rejection and keep going. You can’t have success without failure, and the sooner you come to grips with this, the sooner you can succeed. People who enjoy massive success have almost always had massive failure as well. Each failure will move you closer to your goal, if you keep going. 6. Give to receive. Always be on the lookout for ways to add value to people’s lives, in whichever way that is.7. Be really, really good, or possibly even great – but forget perfection. Of course you want to publish great articles, but tou should never expect them to be perfect. Get them done and get them out, don’t spend days to make them perfect.8. Success leaves a trail. It doesn’t matter what you want to do, someone else before you has already done it (or something very similar). Forget trial and error – find those who went before you, explore what they did, and then model their success.9. Improve your communication skills. The better you are at communicating the easier it is to be successful on SteemIt.10. Spend Wisely. Before you spend the money you worked so hard for, ask yourself if there is another way to achieve the same goal. 11. Build relationships with others (in your field). No one succeeds alone – and the person with friends is a person rich indeed. 12. Never stop learning and progressing.When you’re learning something new every single day, life will stay exciting and interesting. You’re either growing or dying, there is no in between. So choose to grow, and have the best life and most successful SteemIt experience possible.