I find this article “You are what you do.” on a web page a useful checklist for me for things to do and actions to take. I thus quote the entire article below. The article is on this web page https://empress2inspire.wordpress.com/?blogsub=confirmed#blog_subscription-2.
I look at successful billionaires and always ask this question, What did they do different? How did they achieve this much success and money? People usually say “It all destiny, they were lucky”. I could take any answer for my questions, but not when destiny is involved. I am a strong believer that everyone makes their own destiny, from a beggar on the street to the president of a country. Everyone sees the end result, but no one sees the effort that has gone behind that success. Did these successful people had it easy? Nope I don’t think so. So what it is that differentiate them from the rest of us? Also, what is it that we can do to at least start to be like them?
1.You are your own limit – Yes, you can have everything you want in life, if you don’t put limitations in your brain. Now you will say that is nonsense for a variety of reasons. But, tell me until you think out of the box, how will you rise above the ordinary? Until you go that extra mile or do something extra, you can’t be different? You have to take that risk.
2. You don’t know what to do – You have a goal, but you don’t know how to go about achieving it. Well, maybe you haven’t researched enough. What happens when you are hungry (like starving) and you don’t have anything handy to eat? You go out or order but you get what you want. So, like hunger, you have to breathe and live your goals. Don’t rest till you find out how and what you need to do to achieve your goals.
3. The law of cause and effect – For every cause there is an effect. Everything happens because of an underlying reason. You want to be rich? Follow a life history of a person who rose from rags to riches. You want to be a successful entrepreneur, imitate a successful entrepreneur you know. Know everything about them. What they did? When they did? If you don’t know what they did, then you will never get the results that they got. Now, you might conflict me by saying, I want to make my own way, and no one can understand where I am coming from. Well, okay, agreed, but whats the harm from learning from your idol’s mistake? Don’t waste time making the same mistake.
4. It’s not going to be easy – Make peace with it. it will require an extra effort. You have to push yourself again and again. Find time to do what you want to do. Your comfort zone if your biggest enemy. Have a clear picture of who you are and have a clear picture of who you want to be. Then figure out what will it take you to reach where you want to be. It is going to require deep thinking. Don’t ask anyone else to define it for you. Do it yourself.
5. Don’t forget your values – Last but most important. Don’t ever forget you are made up of. If its feels wrong, most probably it is. You think it is wrong as those are your values.