2020 definitely sucked. No doubt about it. SO MANY THINGS HAPPENED that brought in a lot of negativity. But let’s also look at all the positivity. A fight for change, resilience and triumph, perseverance and ambition. I’ve seen many amazing fruits born from this year despite the dirt being soiled.
It’s important to recognize that this year definitely was not an easy year. But it’s also important not to undermine all the efforts you and those around you have done to overcome these struggles.
If there is something holding you back or something you’ve been wanting to do, why not do it now?
I think everyone has heard of growth mindset thrown around, but why should you care? Now HOW can you start implementing what I deem as my ingredients of success? What we deem as success and happiness is all subjective, but you also don’t want to lose yourself in results, metrics, and goals. It’s good to have goals to know if you are on track, but you should also trust the process and learn what you can while achieving it. You’ll be surprised of what you will learn about yourself!
I think everyone needs all of this to be successful.
Introspection. Learn about yourself to figure out what you like to do, what you don’t like to do, what you value, and what your tendencies and habits are. It’s okay to not know any of this, but it’s important that you make an effort towards this.
Growth Mindset. Embrace the process! Adapt and mobilize. As someone who is usually one track minded, I sometimes fall behind on this. Results are still important, but it also depends on what you define as success. Goal set in a way of what you want to learn rather than what you want to achieve.
Understanding. Don’t just focus on yourself. Try to understand those around you and you’ll learn a lot you didn’t realize! I actually surround myself with many non-business and non-tech friends. They opened my eyes to a whole different world out there that complements what I lack.
Humility. Even when you are successful, you need to remember your roots and where you come from. Honestly this is probably the most important because you want to always remember to give back as much as you take. Spread the love and the knowledge, and help out your community! Try to understand them and realize you were once there. Privileged or not, everyone wasn’t born with certainty and confidence. You need to work towards it.
What are your ingredients to success? Do you disagree with any of it?