Simple and true: “..what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe..”. Sometimes the definitions for success we know are not what would make us truly happy and successful. Forging your own way is challenging and risky. But, the result surpassess anything else you could imagine. Common beliefs and practices have value. They could bring expected results and keep you steady on the ground. But, they can also keep you stuck at one level so that you miss opportunities and real development. Be more open-minded and aware of the realities around you. Drop these 3 beliefs or at least put them always to doubt and analysis:
- Someone Else’s Approval Defines Your Success. This may look arguable at first glance. Success is defined according to your culture and society, your family expectations and so on. Anyway, you are probably influenced by all these definitions. At the end of the day your personal definition for success is what matters most. True happiness and satisfaction comes from within. You are in charge to define what success is. No other person can tell you what fulfillment looks like.
- Full Life Plan is not Necessary to Just Get Started. The problem could be observed quite often. Sometimes a task is really large and complex, so you never start on it. A huge and challenging task like.. Your life. How to arrange it, how to make it work the best way. Whatever the task is, if you never start you will never achieve anything. Wrong estimations and plans could cause troubles and extra resources later on. It is good to think about it. But you can never predict all possible troubles. The truth is that more often than not, the course of your journey can undergo corrections. Keep the ultimate purpose in mind and go into your plans carefully.
- Being Afraid to Fail. Lots of successful people have stories of breakdowns. It is like a rule – people on the top of enterprise structures have experienced failures and non-optimal results for some of their projects. Failure is inevitable. It is part of the learning process and it helps you grow. None of the successful people has made it that far without failing many times. Accept the possibility for a failure and don’t be scared.