Success. What is the definition of success for you? Money? Power? Freedom? All together? Great! Keep that definition in mind while you are reading this awesome, funny, powerful and eye-opening article (I like to uplift my work, deal with it!). Common people often think they can’t reach out to success in life, that “success” is that IDEAL world where only rich people can achieve it and, because of this line of thought, the majority of people throw away their talents, their purpose, and the possibility to achieve their dreams and waste their lives on Doctor Who.
Here’s a 10-second game for you.
I will ask you 3 questions…
And you’ll realize that this belief that only rich — or high-class — people can thrive in life…
Wanna bet? Then here you go:
- 1. Do you know any successful stories which the guy came from poverty?
- 2. Do you know any wealthy people who don’t do anything special?
- 3. Is the amount of money a person have that define their talents, social skills etc?
REALLY think about the answers for a moment.
Are you still thinking that success is just for the wealthy and you can’t achieve it because you lack the resources?
Hmmm…..wait! That’s good! Let’s talk about that: Resources.
WHAT are the 2 key resources that EVERYONE HAS that can decide your level of success in life? Do you know what are the 2 main things that every person needs to be able to even dream to start an adventure towards success?
You don’t know? Then it’s time to know. For your own life’s sake.
#1 RESOURCE — THE MANAGEMENT OF YOUR TIME
Hey, how is the show you are watching on TV right now? Wow….you are watching TV!? BIG MISTAKE for successful people! If you want to become the ideal version of yourself in life, you’ll have to work for it! And the very first rule you need to take into account is this:
“Peterson you are only dumping crap! You are saying that I can’t even watch Friends?!”
Well, you can watch it VERY occasionally, but the main point is that if you want to be successful in life, you’ll need to forget about what’s holding you back, and that starts with the time you are wasting.
I sold my video game.
I sold my TV.
I sold my wife.
Everything that kept me from going forward I got rid of it in no less than a month! There are things that you don’t realize that can DRAIN your time and if you don’t watch out, you will notice that you haven’t achieved anything you wanted to do in your life….and that sucks. A lot.
Ok, so FIRST THING: get rid of things that waste your time.
But this is just the beginning of time management my friend, here’s the 2nd rule:
“Man, know thyself then thou shalt know the Universe of God” — Pythagoras
Analyze which parts of the day you are more productive and try to separate that time to work FOR YOURSELF! There are people who work better at dawn, other people work better at sunset, others after lunch, and you have to know on which category do you fit in.
Find that out and use those special hours to make your personal projects, your businesses grow. Success only comes for those who work hard, those who push themselves when they have free time. This is a golden rule because we can do more with less.
Hmmm…do more? What exactly do we have to do?
Yep, that’s the point of the next rule.
There’s no “goal for the year” in the mind of successful people, never. Successful people focus on DAILY GOALS, weekly goals or monthly goals. If you set goals for the year you will never achieve them, trust me on this. Our human nature doesn’t like to work hard, even when we are working at something that drives us and makes us happy, because eventually….it will also feel like work.
That’s why you have to push yourself DAILY if you want to achieve things, there’s no excuse.
TODAY you have to write 3 1500-word posts.
TODAY you have to market yourself for 2 hours.
TODAY you have to read at least for 2 hours.
Daily goals will make you reach a level of success in 6 months that you won’t BELIEVE it’s real!!! I personally have done so much in the last 6 months that I see the difference of pushing myself harder and harder every day. It works, and it works beautifully! It gives you satisfaction and you feel like you DESERVE your rest days.
But there is a “monster” that will keep FIGHTING you daily (unfortunately!).
And that monster is called….
So here’s the next rule:
Don’t allow yourself to waste time watching TV or scrolling at 9gag. Procrastination is a much stronger enemy than you think and if you underestimate it, you’ll easily lose a WEEK, a MONTH or even a YEAR of hard work that could be generating more income for your business. And that’s not a hyperbole.
Find out which things distract you the most and cut them all off! Is that another tab opened at youtube? Is it people calling you at Skype? I don’t know, find that out and cut them all off and focus only on your project.
Work hard to become free.
And last but not least…
Sometimes you WILL need a break from everything! You WILL have to chill off and go spend some hours doing some silly thing, relax and make your brain shift from “Working Mode” to “Fun Mode”. It’s necessary that you recharge your brain and body to be able to produce more in the future.
People who work better and produce more, are the people who KNOW in which parts of the day they should fit their breaks in order to become fully recharged, and thus, produce much more when they get back to work. You have to insert these breaks on the day itself, and eventually a total day off after a week of work for example.
Do you understand now why TIME is crucial?
The TIME you have at your disposal is the first superhuman resource that once you manage it well, it will lead you closer towards success. When you manage your time well enough you can read a lot, work hard on your projects, play outside and even watch Supernatural on Wednesdays!
But respect your goals, don’t give yourself a vacation because other people have. For instance, if you are on vacation from your current job you have to ask yourself this:
If the answer is “NO” then don’t give yourself that vacation, use it to work hard for your personal dream and to take your projects out of the paper. Work HARD for your ideal life, because no one else will do it for you.
OK! But this….this is just one side of the coin. If you want to achieve GREATER levels of success you will have to become STRONGER at the next resource. And that resource is…
#2 RESOURCE — THE SIZE OF YOUR FAITH
Have you heard those crazy adventurous success stories where an entrepreneur quit his job, sold his car, sold his house and his children and invested on his business idea? That’s right, that’s called FAITH! There are going to be parts of your life that will be “locked” from your perspective which will make seem like your dream is unreachable because you lack the resources or the free time.
But….the truth is….that this is a GOD’s test.
Do you TRULY believe in your business idea?! Then why don’t you sell your car to make it happen? Do you TRULY believe that you can double your income in 3 months by working hard as a freelance writer? Then why don’t you quit your job and go get your freedom?
That’s the EDGE that will always separate the winners from losers, every time.
Faith is what is necessary to put yourself on the next level at life. Sure, you can fail and lose everything that you invested on by taking a risky shot, and therefore, start from ground zero again. That happens. Let’s be realistic.
BUT, if you have a winner mindset you KNOW that failure is just a feedback (and not a definition).
Also, it’s YOU who has more chances to live your PURPOSE in life and your DREAMS than anyone else who cares about other people think about them. That social pressure of “this guy failed” holds a lot of people back and block their creative side, their entrepreneurial spirit JUST BECAUSE they care about others.
People are afraid that other people will look at them IF they fail and say: “I told you that you shouldn’t have done that. See where you are right now?”
Well…if you still care about that, then meet rule #1.
It’s YOUR life and it’s YOUR dreams so stop worrying about other people’s opinions!
That abundant life that you and everybody else only dreams about, that ideal life filled with freedom, money and happiness will only be tasted by those who assume risks and take a shot to WIN! Success only comes to those who try to get it and the more you try, the more you will be closer to achieve it!
Can you fail at the course of your road to success? Sure!!! But that’s life teaching you a lesson, that’s all my friend. Sometimes we need more experience, more knowledge to thrive and experience solid success. Besides, there is nothing better than facing problems and adversity in life, because it makes us….experts, true warriors that can handle everything.
That’s why you should stop caring about what your friends, family or co-workers might say if you try this or that with your hard-earned money. That’s why you should ignore the bad comments when you let that entrepreneurial idea (that seems crazy) slip through your lips in a conversation.
Good? Can we close this subject?
Now let’s see rule #2.
This is so obvious that I find it very WEIRD when people put their hopes on stuff that don’t make sense like having enough money or having a job. HOW do you get a job?! By having skills, talents, stuff that you can sell to the company which in exchange will give you a salary.
Dammit!!! I’M ANGRY that people don’t see this!!!
They want to make more money, have an extra income and free themselves from their jobs they hate, but they don’t bother to spend some time to make a cold analysis of themselves. Can you consider the possibility that IF you strengthen your own skills you can be a solopreneur or open a company yourself?
Just have FAITH on the set of skills and gifts that GOD gave you and TAKE ACTION!
Ok, here’s one more rule, the last one.
Just like Indiana Jones at the Last Crusade, understand?
There will be moments where you’ll have before you, the secure decision and the risky decision to choose from. The secure option will probably be the one that maintains your life at the comfort zone — one of your worst enemies in life — and the risky option, will lead you to an adventure where your purpose can be fulfilled and you can live a life that MATTERS! A life that can influence others and make you wealthier.
You will face a situation (like everybody else) where it’s going to be POSSIBLE to make your life better, but at the same time, you won’t be able to plan that much ahead as you would like to do. Those are the windows of opportunity which you can only enter if you have….faith.
The only resources that can change your life for the better, are those 2 I just presented to you in this article. Money is not enough. Friends are not enough. Politics is not enough. You just need to keep going like this guy and if when you think you have reached the bottom, just listen to all these successful guys, I think you’ll see the mindset difference.
WORK HARD TO LIVE YOUR IDEAL LIFE!
Forget about security. There’s no greatness nor an abundant life on it.