If I ask you to write a list of successful people I wonder who would be on it? Chances are they wouldn’t be the gold medal winners or the actor who made one movie then disappeared. I suspect they would be more enduring; the one’s who do well but not at a great cost to themselves. And I can almost guarantee your name wouldn’t be on the list.
Is this all there is? Is this what I am going to do with the rest of my life? Faced with a life decision the risk is we take the first decent choice that presents itself. In order to increase the chances of success it’s helpful to be able to answer a few questions and structure a road map so that one way options. Here they are:
Whether we like it or not celebrities matter to people. They get lots of praise and attention and they often look good too. But not all celebrities are good role models. Some are famous for things we’d prefer our kids not to know. Some are blessed with captivating looks, others are good actors, and other have great singing voices. But what do they actually do with that fame for the benefit of others?
It’s exciting, it’s challenging, it’s fun. Your first book enters a world in which there is no shortage of advice and plenty of doom and gloom stories. Your book should, above all else, be an enjoyable experience for you. If it isn’t it will quickly become overwhelming and burdensome. Even so, you can’t just attack those blank sheets without some kind of thought and structure, and knowledge how it might be published.
Ambition. Who doesn’t want to be successful in Life? But how we go about achieving it makes all the difference. Its not always easy to achieve the exact level of success we’d like, but other levels of success can be achieved to help you along the way to achieving your goals. Here are a few tips to get you going in the right direction!
We’re constantly hearing about how there is no set rulebook for life. Sure, it sounds cliche, but if this statement is true, then hard work and consistency really do make a difference. I bet if you had to ask successful people what it took to be a winner, however, all of them would have different responses.
When you are little, you’re told to go after the one thing in life that will bring you success. You’re encouraged to decide what it is that you want to be when you grow up. As you get older, you have the option to go to college where you have to decide what it is you want to study. You choose to study that “one thing” and then you move into a career where you get to do that “one thing” forever and ever.
I’m going to share a personal story here, one that actually destroyed me emotionally. But only for a moment. When it was over, it gave me exactly what I needed to be a better leader. If you’re interested in being the best version of yourself, listen up. This has to do with being brutally honest, even at the cost of making a fool of yourself.
If you were brought up by a family that told you to “graduate, get a job, and make enough money to pay the bills,” it’s likely they wouldn’t be a fan of you leaving a job you don’t love to pursue one that you do. It’s also very likely that those family members, even some friends, will dissuade you from doing something so crazy. But is it really crazy? Is starting your life over somewhere in the middle wrong?
Anyone who has worked for a negative boss, raise your hand. It’s no fun. It’s drudgery, really. It makes it hard to drag yourself into work in the morning, never knowing what the day ahead might hold: A well-rehearsed helping of blame, perhaps? That kind of negativity can drown a person’s desire to succeed.
Say Yes. Saying yes to life allows success to come to you. Say yes to a life that you live by your standards. Say yes to making your own decisions and not seeking approval of others. Say yes to a fulfilling and rewarding career. Say yes to a relationship that energizes, supports and stimulates you. Say yes to a promising future. Say yes to living without guilt, resentment or regrets. Say yes to spending more time on your self improvement. Say yes to living an authentic life. Say yes to taking chances and freeing yourself from fear. Say yes to happiness and achievements. Say yes to a well-lived life.