Time for some reflections. Try recalling where were you one year ago.
Have life improved in any ways? Financially, in our business, health, knowledge, spiritually, relationship, etc.
Or are you somewhat the same today as compared to last year?
If we have expectations of growth for our kids, our investments, our assets, our salary, how can we not have any for ourselves?
Sadly, most people only see growth in these 3 categories – their weight, debt, and age.
But it doesn’t have to always be this way.
Success often comes to those who are just there.
Just there doesn’t mean lucky. It means that you have worked hard before everyone and when the time comes to be rewarded, you just happened to be the one who is there.
Like Zoom, in January 2020, before covid-19, their share price was hovering around $75. By October the same year, they have reached $559. The covid-19 has forced many people to work from home. And that has resulted in a major boom for their video conferencing business.
Covid-19 should also be a clear lesson that change is the only constant. Those who fail to innovate fast enough will be, if not already, doomed.
It is unimaginable for any businesses today to not use social media, online store, and other technology tools in their operation.
It is quite evident that those who just rely solely on the traditional brick and mortar model will not be able to survive, especially during this arduous time.
A good goal must be big. It must be dream-like. And the reasons are plentiful.
Your goals must be big because big goals will change your life. Small goals won’t. Small goals will keep you deprived, leading you to being confused and disappointed with goal settings.
Big goals must push you to your limits. Philosophically, big goals aren’t necessary to be successfully hit. Why?
(Big) goals are not targetboards but springboards to propel you to greater heights. If you set a small goal and hit it, it is meaningless. If you set a really big goal and you miss it, you still could possibly achieve life-changing results.
Big goals motivate and excite you. They give you good insomnia. We all know bad insomnia. Those kind that keep you awake due to stress and worries.
Good insomnia are those that keep you awake because you can’t wait to get up, get to work, and move closer to achieving your goals and dreams.
Empathy is one of the most important ability if one desires for success.
One person can’t be successful by himself. He will need to reach out to others.
He will need to give, serve, and inspire.
And because of that, it is important that he is able to understand how others feel.
Perhaps you are broke and average as you’re reading this.
But you don’t know that your current situation is a blessing in itself.
Yes, you may not have an abundance of resources to award you the freedom of choices you wish to have.
But this, will some day pass.
When we are deprived, that’s when we will work the hardest and at our most creative.
Before your imminent success arrives, cherish all of your current situation. Make use of it to propel you to the heights you desire.
Because someday, they will be gone for good.