I love to write. Especially about success.
But I don’t like to write things like “10 ways you can achieve success”.
I like to push a little. Explore what’s beyond the boundaries. I prefer questions like “pick one, your family or your career?”
I love movies. One of my favorites is the Truman Show. I think our mind are so enclosed that we don’t even realized that there’s a world outside. Another great movie that I love is The Game (1997).
Recently, I watched the Naked Director on Netflix and I was blown away. You should watch too.
Ever watch a sports final between two teams?
In the end, there is bound to be a winner and loser. The winning team wins and the losing team loses.
The fans of the winning team wins and the fans of the losing team loses.
But who’s the real winner? Obviously, as mentioned, the winning team is the winner. They get the trophy and get to be legends for the rest of their lives.
The losing team, although it may seemed like they have lost, win as well. Because they go home with a sizeable “loser’s” prize. And more importantly, they get another shot to win next season.
And the fans? Are they really winners too?
If you want to win, you must be playing. Don’t settle for a seat in the stand.
The most important thing that successful people have is goals.
They set goals and spend everyday working towards it. Eventually, they will reach it. When? That depends on how much, and how smart, their work is.
But as time passes, it’s easy to lose sight. If we don’t implement a system to remind ourselves of our goals, we will end up doing something else, or even not doing anything at all.
One way you can avoid this from happening is to write down your goal everyday. Then, at the end of the day, reflect what have you done to contribute to it.
As long as you can answer confidently that you’ve been diligent, you are closer to it.
Ever heard people saying that we shouldn’t be busy, but rather, be productive? Don’t be busy, but rather, have priorities?
Busy, productive, priorities, they are all the same.
You will need to keep yourself working on whatever that will bring you success.
What you shouldn’t have is slots of emptiness. Spending all your “free time” on watching TV, scrolling through your social media, and playing video games.
Rather, spend all your time creating, building, engaging, learning, and then keep repeating them.
If you can do that, it doesn’t really matter what words you use. Busy, productive or prioritizing.
Blogging on weekends is nothing to boast about. It’s easy. But surprisingly, not many people do.
But I do. Why?
It’s all about showing up.
If you truly wish to succeed, you not only need to show up on weekdays, but weekends as well.
There are people who want to see you. And if you’re “closed”, these people are simply going to feel disappointed. You don’t want anyone to feel disappointed, do you?
Facebook don’t close on weekends. Neither do Starbucks and McDonald’s. But who does? Average people.
Weekends are time for average people to rest. And it doesn’t matter if they need them or not. They can be on a vacation from Monday to Friday, and they will still need the Saturday and Sunday for rest. Resting on weekends has been ingrained into them. They are entitled to do so, or at least they feel they do.
You should realize that since the day you signed up for success, weekends are no longer rest days for you.