Put your mind where your heart is. Do something that comes naturally. You have to be mindful of what YOU enjoy, not what others do. Straying from the herd does not necessitate failure. There is no reason for an individual to not make a decent income with doing what they truly enjoy. So just do what you are passionate about.
Acknowledge the game but don’t get discouraged. You have to know what you are doing and why. Success is a process and motivation is part of the picture. Many people will have the same ideas and goals, it’s your job to differentiate yourself from them. You don’t just become good, you become better, and then you become great. Competition is huge in every career category, add your own spark to open some eyes. It is a tough mental game and consistency is your best friend.
Learn when it’s time to move on. Being able to accomplish one goal and move on to the next is crucial. Trends change quickly, society can change their minds almost instantaneously. This way your mind is always focused on the next big thing. You have to learn what the market wants, it’s okay to switch from one idea to another. Always doing the same things over and over is boring, don’t fall into this trap of repetition, especially when it brings no benefit or happiness. You need to find when the cap has been reached so you can catch the next bigger and better wave.
Time management. The last thing you want is to be so focused on one subject that you let the others lag behind. Can you remember a time where you were stuck studying some random topic for hours then come to realize it’s already 3am. Yet somehow you still don’t get it. You could have put that topic aside and learned all the others’ in that same time frame. Efficiency is a key aspect, you have to capture all ides and accomplish tasks in a timely manner. A good way to assess whether you’re being efficient is look at the clock, tell yourself you’re giving this task 2 hours. When the 2 hours pass and you’re still not done then you need to change something, maybe put down the social media or move on to the next task. It’s understandable that you won’t enjoy everything you do in life, that is why good time management is so crucial in allowing you to do what you enjoy with most of your time. You have to be mindful of time because time is a valuable and limited resource.
Don’t undervalue yourself. If you have a good idea set some time aside and really think about it. Is the idea relevant, purposeful, and achievable? Taking time aside will allow you to know the value of the idea instead of taking on blind faith. You don’t want to be careless and rush into things because of FOMO (fear of missing out) but you also don’t want to miss out on your potential. If you put in more time you will make the good ideas even better. This will keep you focused because it is about you, the simple thought of personal progression keeps you motivated. Always be mindful of ways to change, progress, and improve.
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Call it intuition, instinct, or a gut feeling: if we followed it, we just might be a lot happier. Intuition is a skill we are all born with, but one we submerge in the business of modern living.