10 PUBLISHED IDEAS
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Without context, success is a meaningless word. Does it mean a particular bank balance or fancy title? The admiration of others? A level of impact on the world? A state of mind? The ability to sleep comfortably at night knowing you've lived up to your own values? There is no way to independently answer these questions. The advice "how to be successful" is pretty useless (or worse, guilty of implicitly reinforcing the unexamined and often harmful assumption that success means being rich and powerful). It also means that there's no one who can tell you you're successful (or not) but you.
Even though I was still very young, I took on multiple jobs to help earn money. The experience demonstrated to me the value of work. It also ingrained in me; waiting until college to gain experience and earn a living really sets you up poorly. The earlier you experience and understand the nuances of the working world, the more quickly you’ll be able to get ahead.
My late grandfather once told me to never chase the horizon beyond the one that you can see"
Budgeting your money is the cornerstone of a sound financial plan, and seeing all the numbers in black and white can offer valuable perspective on where your money is going and where you could put it to better use.
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