IT IS NOT ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK
People’s opinions don’t matter. Only your opinion matters. Most times what you attempt to do may not conform to conventional methods. However you should understand that goals and aspirations are all unique to whom we are. You shouldn’t be worrying so much about things that are out of your control, and people’s opinions is one of them. According to Gary Vaynerchuck, “learn to focus on your shit.” You should know that the spotlight was never on you and people are too consumed in their own problems anyways. So why make a big deal of others expectations?
LIFE IS NOT FAIR
It really has never been a fair game and will never be. Good things do happen to bad people and bad things do happen to good people. You may wonder why you have to be the victim many times, but that doesn’t really matter. You have to learn to be responsible for your own actions, and never let others have a negative effect on the goodness in your heart. Sometimes the bad guy will win. It is life, sh*t happens. Have a proper mindset. How you deal with the bad stuff and move on could be what defines your character and makes you a person of impact.
FAILURE IS GOOD FOR YOUR LEARNING PROCESS
No one likes to fail. When you were younger and in school, it was somehow wired in you that failure is bad. And that those who fail come in last. But this is not reality. Failing forward and seeing every failure as a learning process propels you for growth. You are much better prepared for future aspirations when you have gone through failure first. By the time you turn 30, you would come to understand that failure is not so bad after all. Those who have failed more times are better prepared to handle success.
MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING
You are young and could be excited about the freedom money gives you. But money isn’t everything. In business money shouldn’t always be what you put first. Let money become a tool to help you achieve your dreams. Rather than focusing on just money, focus on its’s value. Think of how you can contribute to society. Think of how you can connect with others and solve their problems. Build relationships and cherish those you already have.
LEARN TO LIVE WITH PURPOSE
As we grow older we may have to direct our energy and time more appropriately. When we are young we seem to be everywhere. Going to school, getting a job, getting married or having kids seems the right thing to do. But sometimes we need to have a clearer perspective of things that we REALLY want and things that we ACTUALLY need. Saying no to a lot of things is not such a bad idea. As you grow older you discover that it’s not about working more or living less, but it’s about doing things that make you happy. It’s about finding a purpose and living your life as best you can.