10 Hard Truths That No One Talks About

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1. You Make Your Own Luck

"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity" - Seneca

How to create luck:

- Show up daily
- Plan your future
- Follow your passion
- Outwork the competition
- Never settle for mediocrity

The harder you work, the luckier you get.
2. You Are Not Your Past

Learn from your past to build a better future.

Your past:

- Teaches you
- Inspires success
- Shapes your future
- Makes you stronger

Your future needs you - your past does not.
3. Time Waits For No One

There are only 24 hours in a day.

Optimize your time by:

- Prioritizing your activities
- Planing the day in advance
- Today is the day to change your life

Time is the ultimate currency.
4. Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy

Own what is true for you.

Focus on:

- Your purpose
- Your experience
- Owning your feelings
- Turning your attention inward

The only competition is staring back at you in the mirror.
5. Embrace Judgment

No matter your outcome, you'll always be judged.

How to embrace judgment:

- Let it go
- Find your tribe
- Learn from criticism
- Cut out negative people
- Focus on the long term goal

Don't live to impress others, live to impress yourself.
6. Success Doesn't Require a Degree

Education only brings you so far.

Experience is the greatest educator.

What success does require:

- Energy
- Passion
- Attitude
- Discipline
- Confidence
- Consistency
- Being on time

Believe in yourself and others will believe in you too.
7. Mentors Extract Your Full Potential

Learn from their:

- Successes
- Failures
- Fears

Use them to:

- Gain advice
- Gain inspiration
- Gain empowerment

Mentors ignite change and leave a lasting impact.
8. Failure Is Opportunity

Without failure, there cannot be success.

Failure:

- Builds resilience
- Provides answers
- Accelerates growth
- Sparks opportunity
- Makes you stronger
- Redirects your goals

Failure is a stepping stone toward success.
9. Aim For Excellence, Not Perfection

Perfection is the killer of dreams.

Perfection can:

- Cost you time
- Increase anxiety
- Starve your creativity
- Prevent you from taking risks

If you seek perfection, you'll never reach it.
10. Change Is Inevitable

The only certainty in life is change.

How to keep up with change:

- Stay active
- Stay involved
- Stay informed
- Stay educated
- Stay connected
- Stay open-minded

If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you.
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