To many people, success means a huge mansions, several posh cars, and a billion dollars in the bank.
Actually that’s true, if you’re referring to how success is being portrayed in Hollywood films.
What’s success? Success is really, happiness, living a meaningful life, living in alignment with our purpose, pushing ourselves to our limits, and changing people’s lives for the better.
Oh, what about money?
Money, or wealth, is really just a byproduct of how much value you bring to the world. If you are able to accumulate an abundance of wealth, it simply means that you’re have indeed succeeded in bringing a lot of value to the people around you.
If you don’t have much wealth, but intend to, then start by analyzing how can you bring more value to others.
The gadget in your palm right now is a very interesting tool.
It is a tool that bring much value to our lives.
And it can cost us a fortune or help us make a fortune.
If you decide right now that you want it to help you make a fortune, you can do so immediately.
You can trade, invest, build valuable relationships, and even sell just by a click of a button.
The choice is in your hands. As Robert Kiyosaki said: Rich people acquire assets. Poor people acquire liabilities.
Is your phone an asset? Or is it a liability?
Imagine if you truly desire to be rich. You pick up one book that teaches people about how to get rich.
Maybe it’ll help you, maybe it won’t. Then you pick up a second book about getting rich. Then you pick up a third, a fourth, and eventually you read 50 books about getting rich.
Books written by people who have been there, done that. the Warren Buffetts, the Seth Godins, the Grant Cardones, the Ray Dalios, the Les Browns, the Zig Ziglars, the Brian Tracys, etc.
They get so ingrained in you that your mind, previously only inundated with “Facebook knowledge”, is now filled with nothing but positivity, wisdom, and knowledge about getting rich.
Eventually, you become immensely focused on nothing but to take the actions to become rich.
And ultimately, becoming rich becomes inevitable.
Everyone is busy, in one way or another.
Busy with work.
Busy with gaming.
Busy with Netflix.
Busy stalking others on social media.
Busy with paying bills.
Busy with socializing.
It’s a waste of time to tell anyone not to busy because being busy is part of human nature.
Our mind is constantly on the lookout for something to do.
What we should be attempting is to find something “good” to do. Good means that it’ll contribute to our bigger purpose. Good means growth. Good means success. And good means long-term happiness.
In short, we should always ask ourselves what is the best use of the time that is available to us.
Whenever we bring up an idea to someone, he or she will probably throw this back at us: What makes your idea different from others?
There may be big players that are already in the market, distributing what you have in mind to millions of people on a daily basis.
But the fact is that we don’t need to be different for different’s sake. Your idea is still your idea and your idiosyncracy will, somehow, attract your own group of audience.
While on your own journey, your idea will evolve and develop to suit the needs of your audience.
And even if your idea doesn’t end up being all too different from your competitors, we must realize that the earth is inhabited by 7.8 billion people.
This is a good enough reason for us to think big and go ahead with the implementation of our ideas. Because there will still be people out there who have never heard of and will find tremendous value from them.
Some people desire for convenience and speed. Others are crying out for hope, direction, and guidance. And you, along with your imagination, is the answer.
So, don’t be confined to your own doubts and fears. And don’t deprive your audience the benefits that they truly deserve.