Own your dreams
- I’ve learned that, when you work for someone else or some type of large corporate entity, the dreams that you are having, the vacations you are planning on taking, that car you plan on buying with your next raise or bonus, or that house you are planning to buy: all those goals and dreams are not under your control. They are not owned by you, they are really owned by that company or person you are having to report to every morning. Because, while you making your dreams and plans that night, your boss is making his plans and dreams for himself and his company, and guess what – you are not included.
Learn from Your failures
- It’s okay to fail, failure is a part of life, failure is a part of learning, there is nothing wrong with failing. It’s what you do after the failure that counts: do you learn from it and the mistakes that led to it, or do you just sit around feeling sorry for yourself and stop moving forward?
Give yourself some good advice
- Give yourself some good advice. Many of us are always good at telling people what to do – it’s easy because you are looking from an outside perspective at somebody else. You see somebody differently from how that person sees him or herself – you will sometimes see what is great about that person before he or she does, and that gives you the ability to simplify things for them. For example, I saw that JR had a passion for real-estate, so I advised him to start a real estate business, and in my gut I truly believed he would be successful at it. My thing was and is that I have a creative brain. In my previous computer jobs I had been involved with graphic design, web design, and development and programming. I had a natural gift and passion for that sort of thing, so my advice to myself was: “Hey, why don’t you start a business doing that type of stuff, you so good at it?”
Control the Stuff in Your Life
- Stop letting the stuff in your life control you. Instead, you control it. If you have to let it go, or if you have to lose it, then its okay, because guess what? It will always be there, you can always get it back, and in any case you never really owned it in the first place anyway. Those things belong to the entire universe, they were here long before you, and they will be here long after you are gone. So why are you so scared of losing something that’s not really yours in the first place?