I’ve written a bit about “luck” in a couple of articles before, but now let’s see what other people have to say about it. If you want to know what it means to get luckier in life and how to use it to become more successful, then keep reading to learn more!
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If we’re talking about books containing timeless wisdom, you’ve probably heard about books like Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince, Miyamoto Musashi’s The Book of Five Rings, and several others. There’s one more that I will recommend to you, and that’s Baltasar Gracian’s The Art of Worldly Wisdom, a book containing over 300 aphorisms and lessons that still are still extremely valuable today.
In this article, we’ll talk about one of those lessons since it’s applicable to money, personal finance, and general success.
One of the most valuable success lessons that I’ve learned is that success the a result of the things that you do, and that your actions are determined by your thoughts. After all, before you can build a successful business or career, you have to think about building them first. In line with that, let me share with you a poem so valuable that I had to write about it here.
Check out Walter D. Wintle’s poem titled “Thinking” below![Read more…]
It’s said that those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Most of us just run on an automatic schedule, just drifting along through life, forgetting to seriously plan our futures. We wake up, eat breakfast, commute to work, spend our day working, commute home, and watch TV or browse the internet before bed. That process repeating until the weekend, and we almost always waste those rest days on some mindless entertainment or leisure activity.
How often do we set aside some time for the things that give long-term benefits? The things that will grant us more happiness in the long run? Almost never. Most of us are content with mindlessly repeating our daily schedule until we grow too old to work (and die).
Very few people, if any, drift along through life and find themselves successful. Most of life’s greatest achievements are first planned, and THEN earned through years of effort. This year, let’s think a little further into the future and plan for our own success and improvement.[Read more…]
Great successes are created from the little acts and habits we do every day. Small mistakes like wasting time or eating just one more piece of junk food, if repeated over time, can eventually turn into great failures and disasters.
If you try to fly a plane from North America to Japan but your aim is just a few degrees off to the wrong direction, if you never corrected your course you’ll likely land in another country entirely. Small mistakes snowball into something worse over time, and small good habits snowball into great things.
Here’s why.[Read more…]