I want you to succeed. I by no means mean to imply that success is related to money and wealth, in fact, I personally feel that those are simply one possible means of measuring success. While money is certainly great to have, it should be thought of as simply a tool, like any other tool, that will help you to become more effective or efficient at reaching a larger, more impactful goal. Thus, these lessons will cover a wide-range of topics with only one thing in common– they will hopefully make you think and, preferably, think differently– or “outside of the box.”
That being said, before you have any chance of succeeding in anything, especially life itself, you must first and foremost be able to define what success even is. This task may not be as easy as you think as success means different things to different people. There is not one answer to fit all, but completely subjective to you individually. How will you measure success? How will you know if you have achieved it? Can you measure it with dollars? If so, how many would it take before you would consider yourself successful? One million? Two? What if you hit this magic number, but your debt is more than your worth? Some may measure success by obtaining a certain job, a certain lifestyle, a happy family, or a child graduating college. It doesn’t really matter what you choose as your success definition, but I contend that you must choose some measurable goal(s), if you ever hope to achieve it/them.