Push Ahead for Success

The difference between success and failure is discipline and commitment. Don’t over-think or over-analyze it–just do it and track yourself. Look for the circumstances you want in life, and if you can’t find them, create them.

Begin by setting goals immediately. Find three things you’d like to accomplish in the next 12 months. You may think a year is a long time if you now have trouble planning tomorrow, but a year can be a short time when you look back critically and question where the time went and what was accomplished.

You need to consider now how to invest your next 365 tomorrows. Part of that is making decisions. And there are no completely right or wrong decisions. Not to decide is to decide. Making decisions is half the battle. The mere fact you can use your mind in logical reasoning gives you a tremendous jump on most people.

You cannot look back with regret, only ahead with learning and experience. Learn from others. Observe them and see what pleases you and what you’d like to change. If you find yourself shaking your head and saying, “There ought to be a better way,” find it!

With technology the way it is, it is easy to see how other people live, other systems work and some trials and errors others have experienced. You need people you would otherwise never encounter and get insight and motivation from their experiences.

You also increase awareness of language and vocabulary, phrasing and how to get an idea across, and how to communicate if you include reading in that. There are no barriers to the written word, except the ones you place yourself. Share in the multitude of information available to you. Learn to see through other people’s eyes.