3 Things You Need To Figure Out On Your Journey To Success
Scott Schmaren Feb 02, 2017

Life. Is. Tough.

Some people live check to check, some people are unhappy with their current legacy, if you will, some people hate their current jobs, etc. There is so much uncertainty on this planet and nothing is guaranteed.

Simply wanting something is not good enough if you don't put in the work.

During this little journey (better known as life), there are so many things we, as humans, have to figure out. Every single day can pose a challenge. It's rough out there.

While we can't give you all of the answers to success and life, because we don't have them (no one does), we can give you three things to ponder in hopes of helping you get on the right path.

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3 Things You Need To Figure Out On Your Journey To Success

  • What Does A Perfect Day Look Like To You?
  • What Do You Want To Be?
  • What Do You Want Your Legacy To Be?

What Does A Perfect Day Look Like To You?

If you could spend your days however you would like to, how would you spend them? Would you be working in a cozy office? Would you be traveling the world? Would you be writing that novel you have always wanted to write? How would you spend these precious days?

Once you answer that question, take the leap and start living life the way you have always dreamt it. Yes, that is easier said than done, because we have obligations to deal with and not everyone has an endless amount of money. However, actions speak louder than words.

If you want to be a writer, start writing. If you want to travel the world, then save your money instead of spending it at the bars every weekend. If you want financial freedom, then, once again, save your money.

Life is not as simple as snapping your fingers and then watching dreams appear -- it's just not. However, if you really want something bad enough, then you need to take the risk and go out and get it, and you especially need to cut out the bad habits.

Once again, actions speak louder than words. If you are only willing to put in 40 hours a week when it comes to your job/dreams/goals, then you do not want success bad enough. Here's an example. Let's say you want to be a painter. What are you doing in your free time? Are you painting, or are you dreaming about painting?

What does a perfect day look like to you? Start taking the necessary steps to get there. It won't happen overnight, but it also won't happen if you simply dream and don't take action.

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing." --  Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

What Do You Want To Be?

This is a question we have been trying to figure out since we were kids. What do you want to be when you grow up? Unfortunately, some people are still trying to figure out that question well into their thirties, forties, fifties, etc.

If you really want to be something bad enough, then take the necessary steps to be it. At the very least, get a job in the field of your dreams. Not everyone is cut out to be a doctor, and not everyone has the money/wants to take out the loans for schooling, but that does not mean you can't have a job in the medical field.

We are human. We change our minds all of the time. Our dreams change as well. Some people never figure out what they want to be. However, you are the only person who can answer this question, and you are the only person who can turn the answer into reality.

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What Do You Want Your Legacy To Be?

What do you want to be known for? What do you want the book of you to say? You don't have to answer this question today, tomorrow or even this year, but you should constantly keep it in the back of your mind.

Do you want to be known as a successful author, motivational speaker, businessperson or [fill in the blank]? Do you want to be known as a good mother or father? You have to answer this question. What you do over the course of your life will shape your legacy.

You might not be worried about a legacy, but you are going to have one no matter what -- everyone does. If you want to put in your eight hours a day at work and then spend the rest of your time relaxing, doing the things you love and completely checking out from work, then that is completely fine. It's your life, after all. Spend it however you would like.

Some people don't want to be famous, filthy rich and things of that nature, and that is perfectly fine.

What do you want your legacy to be? No matter what it is, make sure you are taking the necessary steps to create it.

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