To become successful at anything, we first need to define that success, and then make a study of it.
How would you define the success you want to achieve in your own life? What do you want to see in terms of your family life, income, home, lifestyle, and career? Are you spending your life working on your own passions and interests, or just working for the next paycheck along?
Unless you know what you want from life, and write it down and pin it to the wall, how will you know what you’re working so hard for every day? (Would you get in your car without knowing where you were driving to?)
Without defining what we want to achieve in life, how will we ever know what to aim for? Or find out what we need to do in order to get there?
It all starts in the mind. Without taking control of our thoughts and intentions, we’ll never take control of our life and ambitions either. Your mental and emotional state can be managed, and must be managed, if you want to change your circumstances and shape a satisfying life.
Everyone should have their life ambitions written on a scrap of paper, just as a reminder. It’s about living a happy life, and reminding ourselves of the entire point of our hard work.
Once we’ve defined our personal idea of success, the next step is to find a mentor. No one attends a class without a tutor – we’d have to make up our understanding of the subject as we went along. It’s the same in studying success. Find a single, expert tutor, in life or online, and follow their example. But take on information from multiple tutors, and all you’ll really get are conflict and confusion. Better to take advice from multiple sources, but filter it through the message of a single mentor.
So, know what success means to you, and make a study of it. Leave the same old new year’s resolutions to the gyms and advertisers. Make a new resolution for life, and be resolute* about it. Know what you want, and know how to get it. Making 2017 a happy new year is up to you.
“Resolute. Adjective. Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.”