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How Do You Define Success?
Too many people are living their neighbors' lives. So many amongst us are building our futures based on a definition of success sold to us by society+the media+our peers. That's fine if you're consciously choosing to live by those values. But what if - at truth - you have a different set of values.

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Defining Success

Life is a tragic thing to waste, and if you are not living your own set of values, you need to assess if:

  • Where you are investing your mental and physical energy?
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A Significant Life

Success without a life of significance is a waste, and if you are not happy, then success becomes meaningless. To have a life of significance, focus on the following dimensions:

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"Greatness comes from living for a cause larger than you. And leaving our world better than you found it."

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Personal Values (And Why They Matter)

Personal values are the things that are important to us, the characteristics and behaviours that motivate us and guide our decisions. For example honesty or kindness.

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Define Your Personal Values

Find out what characteristics or ways of behaving makes you feel good. Answer the following questions:

  • What's important to you in life?
  • If you could have any career, without worrying about money or other practical constraints, what would you do?
  • When you’re reading news stories, what sort of story or behaviour tends to inspire you?
  • What type of story or behaviour makes you angry?
  • What do you want to change about the world or about yourself?
  • What are you most proud of?
  • When were you the happiest?

Prioritise Your Personal Values

Once you’ve come up with a list, it's important to prioritise your values.

It can help you get even closer to defining what’s important to you. Prioritising helps you to ensure that you’re spending them on the most important things that'll have the biggest payoff in your life.

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  • Write down the end goal.
  • Divide the goal into specific actions you need to take to get there. Think in terms of systems: focussed, routine actions that you can do daily.
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Seek Simplicity

  • Find out if the problem really exists, and why. This will open a path to alternative ways of solving it.
  • Some problems, which seem complex, often have simple solutions.
  • What is the surest thing in that complex problem? That becomes your First Principle, your starting point.
  • List out the possible solutions
  • Focus on one good solution while removing the rest.

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