In life and business, waiting is overrated. The worst positions you can hold is to be the pro in your procrastination and the con in your construction. Many people put their dreams and passions on hold, waiting for ‘the perfect time’. Anytime after this very minute is not the perfect time to chase your dreams. The time is now. Success in life and business is achieved by living as if there’s no tomorrow. It is a well known fact that tomorrow’s not promised. So don’t let fear get in the way of your happiness. Just gather up enough courage and chase your goals. Remember that excuses are merely expressions of fear. Throughout my reality sessions (speeches where I keep it real with my audience), I always come across someone who truly wants to pursue their passions, but let the “but what if” control their subconscious and strengthen their un-productivity. Some say that they’ll study as much as they can before they take action, and end up still not taking action years down the road. If you’re continuing to put your success on hold until the next day and the next, ask yourself if you’re guaranteed to be here the next day. That line is what drove me to my success, and continues to control my vehicle. It is important to put miles on your vehicle before your engine goes bad.
In life and business, impression is overrated. The most impressive life is one lived to impress its owner. Live to help others, not impress them. Trying to keep up with the Jones’ will eventually turn into keeping up with the bills. Putting yourself in financial turmoil just for physical impressions is truly not worth it. I’m not one to say don’t get what makes you happy. But that is the key. Get what makes you happy. You are the only one you should intend to impress. Only then will the happiness of your outer life be parallel to your inner self. Let your knowledge and soul desire to help others speak for you, rather than physical attributes. The media portrays success to be in the form of financial status, cars, homes, etc. What you drive, where you live, and how much you make will never be more impressive than who you are as a person. The real value is through knowledge and opportunities which can allow others to reach their successes as well. Become more valuable by acquiring unlimited knowledge, and take action on helping others. That’s impressive.
In life and business, criticism is overrated. Too many people are concerned with what others think of them. This is the last thing to do if you’re looking to establish your unique individual character and achieve ultimate happiness with your life. What you think about yourself is who you are. Don’t let anyone get in the way of who you really are. Show love, honesty, integrity, and respect for every single person on this planet, but don’t be afraid to hold your ground and cut off someone who proves to be detrimental to your individuality. Treat the constructive and destructive criticism the same, only to apply them in your life as you see fit. Everyone lives in their own worlds, and no two worlds are the same. The more you stand for something, the more worlds are going to collide with yours. The key is to understand that and continue to stand for what you believe in and pursue your goals no matter what. Respect everyone’s worlds, but don’t allow another world to destroy yours. It is better to stand for something, than to fall for nothing.