Most of us are dying to be successful, and I mean that in a literal sense. I never thought that I would be running my own company at the age of 33, but I am, and I couldn’t be happier; all of this is due to the fact that I was obsessed with success. When you want to be successful, there are a lot of ways to approach the situation – but many of those routes are going to lead to failure. We can’t all be successful in life, as life isn’t fair in that sense. You have to really work for it and want it, but even then, sometimes things just won’t work out for you. The main thing that you’ve got to take away from it all is that you have to stick with it, because you never know when you’re going to break through. There are a lot of situations where people are finally shining in their older years, and it’s only because they weren’t willing to give up the thing that they wanted most. Success is different when you ask every single person you meet, although for the most part, it’s going to mean that you’re wealthy. We all want to be wealthy, but what else is there in life to be successful at?
Take a list down and make note of everything you want to accomplish in life. Do you want to start a family? Maybe you want to start a new career? Whatever it is, put it down on the list and make sure that you keep it around. I would probably put the list down on actual paper, as opposed to a computer or something like that – you may even want to pass the list down to someone else at some point in your life. Being successful isn’t just about money though, or even starting a family; it could be something as small as improving the amount of weight you can lift, or even how long you can run.
I found my success in business, but I was also able to find happiness in my family as well. I still try and set goals for myself, because when you don’t, you’re going to get stagnant. You can’t get any better if you aren’t trying out new things, which is why a lot of people feel like they are stuck in a loop. Get out of your comfort zone a little bit and you’ll notice that opportunities start to open up a little more as well. Don’t stay in your shell! I stayed in a shell for well over 7 years of my life, and I have to say, I probably regret that the most. Now I spend my free time with friends and family, giving me peace of mind and the ability to focus on my work when it’s needed. That’s how I have been able to stay successful all of these years.