Admission plays a big role in maturity. We often fail to admit our wrongs and try to justify our situations with our own opinions. When all we need to do is be teachable.
I believed I knew how life was going to turn out. I had good mentors, people that I believed could teach me a lot about life and business. I set goals, I chased them, I reached some of them and the others fell away to be pushed down a funnel and re-enter my target area.
I signaled out who I allowed to influence me and who I was going to listen to. That didn’t make me teachable, that made me blind.
I started my career young(age 13) and there were a lot of sacrifices that I made to get me where I am today. Some of them could have been avoided or handled differently, but that’s life. I had to play hard ball and fend for myself most of the time. Even though I had a team, I often times felt that I was keeping things going by myself.
I failed to see the value in things that now mean the world to me, but that is how I learned.
Today I can say that I’m thankful for the people that I now have around me, those that called me out over the years, those who helped me grow to understand how life and success go together.
Here are sixteen points I wish I could have rung home ten years ago, hopefully some of these help you through some struggles you currently face.
- It’s okay not to be okay.
- Life doesn’t always work out as planned.
- You’re never to young to start influencing people.
- There is a difference between making money and leaving a legacy.
- You shouldn’t compare your chapter 1 with someones chapter 30.
- Life is only as good as you allow it to be.
- Not all mentors are right. You are allowed to question advice.
- People will love you, people will hate you, most of the time it will have nothing to do with you.
- Things won’t stay the same, embrace change.
- Daily planning is everything.
- Relationships are your best investment.
- Help the people around you make a success of themselves.
- You can learn from everyone around you, even the store clerk at checkout.
- For success your attitude is equally as important as your ability.
- The things you often don’t like about yourself is the things other people love.
- Never be ashamed of who you are and what you’ve accomplished.
Would love to hear your thoughts and questions in the comments section.
Till next time!