For many people, success means not worrying about where rent is coming from, or what would happen to your family if you lost your job or got sick. Not worrying about what will happen when you get too old to work.
Sure, for some people it’s all about the money. Fancy cars, big houses and such. But, more often, seeking “success” means wanting freedom from the financial stress that’s been a rock in your belly far too long.
And so, you see, it’s not about what time you wake up, or whether you write in a journal everyday. It’s not about the routine you have before bed or what you do first thing in the morning. Correlation isn’t causation, you see?
Just because someone wakes up early, or sleeps until noon, or writes a daily planner — that’s not how or why they succeeded. Successful people have wildly varying habits. Early risers & night owls, joggers & couch potatoes.
Finding success is really about finding that thing — that magical thing that makes you feel alive enough that you’ll work on it whenever you can find stolen moments in your already crazy life to keep. breathing. life. into. it.
The mistake we make is that too often, we look at successful people, thinking if we just follow in their footsteps, we’ll get there too, but it never works that way. Show me 1000 successful people and I’ll show you 1000 paths they took to get there. Their path is for them. Yours is for you.
What we need to do is look inside, not outside.
Follow the ideas and crazy notions and see where they lead you. We don’t find success by thinking, we find it by doing. Chase your curiosities. You never know where they’ll lead you.
Thanks for reading! ❤