A great person once said,
“Those who believe they can and those who believe who can’t are both right”
- Do what it is that ignites your soul. If there is one thing that I have learned about life, it is that the world has it wrong. Success does not create happiness. Happiness creates success. We are happiest when we follow what is in our hearts. When we are at our happiest, we are most alive and naturally willing to give 100% to every minute of every day. When we give 100% to every minute of every day, extraordinary things can happen. Dreams can turn into realities. Do what it is that ignites your soul. The funny thing is that we don’t choose who or what we love in life. Our hearts want what our hearts want, irrespective of logic or reasoning. When you feel a strong attraction to someone or something, it is a sign. Embrace it (as long it is not harming anyone or making you do anything illegal or immoral). The world does not need more people who blindly chase material things. No, the world needs more people who are alive – truly alive – to make it a better place for all. Ultimately, I would rather be a failure at something I love than be a success at something I hate.
- Find mentors and role models. Success leaves clues. Find mentors and role models who have already achieved in life what you would like to achieve in life. If you want true love, study what the happiest couples do. If your dream is to be the best doctor in your country, study what the best doctors in your city or country did to achieve their accomplishments and reputation. If you want to be a World Champion, study the lives of World Champions and learn how they did it. If you want to be a millionaire, find millionaire role models who you would like to be someday. If you want to be an entrepreneur, find a few entrepreneurs who inspire you and study how they achieved what they did. History is a great teacher of what to do and what not to do.
- Grow 1% every day. We are all works-in-progress. No one is perfect. The most important thing is to keep learning, growing, and evolving every day. The power of compounding is one of the most powerful forces in life. If you grow something by 1% every day, it will double in value after only 70 days. Of course, it is impossible to know if you are really growing yourself 1% a day or 0.1% a day or 5% a day or not at all. My point is simply that we should all strive to learn, grow, and evolve every day. It is a daily attitude. It is an every day mindset. It is a life philosophy. Do your best to learn from experiences, books, lectures, videos, conferences, history, and any other medium. Every day is a golden opportunity to become a better father, son, brother, mother, daughter, sister, doctor, engineer, fighter, entrepreneur, student, or whatever.
- Surround yourself with greatness to unleash your greatness. We are all simply the average of the 5 people with whom we spend the most time. If you surround yourself with dreamers and achievers, you will become a dreamer and achiever. If you surround yourself with haters and doubters, you will become a hater and doubter. In every facet of my life, I try my best to surround myself with those who inspire me to dream more, do more, and be more in life.
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