I just read another bad success article.
It was on a leading online portal, and it was praising one of the biggest lies you will ever see in the world of success – a lie that’s keeping
people miserable and unsuccessful without even realizing it.
Don’t get me wrong.
There were some good ideas in the article.
Like asking your LinkedIn network to introduce you to new connections that are of interest to you and that they are connected to (we all want to meet more influential people to advance our chances of success).
Be first in and last to leave. Yes, this shows determination, grit, and dedication. But that is, once you are in the job you want and want to climb that ladder.
All of these tips are good advice, and I highly recommend them.
But there’s a lie in all that too.
What if you’re not in the job of your dreams?
What if you hate what you do but the pay is good?
What if you are just going through the motions but you have the house and car you have always wanted?
Is that true success?
Why are articles such as the one I just read telling people to simply work hard so that they will get more money, which, in turn, will make them successful?
That’s the big lie.
If you don’t love what you do, all the hard work in the world won’t get you to where you want to be. Some money, more stuff or a nice vacation – sure. But not true success. Why? Because it’s not where you want to be in the first place.
Maybe you took the job you have to pay your rent. Which could have turned into a mortgage that you have to stay at your job (that you really never liked) in order to pay for it.
Maybe you have risen high enough that money isn’t even a question for you, but you are miserable. Why? Because you are not doing what you are meant to be doing. You are not sharing your greatest gifts that only you can offer. You are not fulfilling your potential. You are not living a life of true wealth.
In my latest book “From Drift to SHIFT,” I share the stories of people who have found true wealth in life. Some of the stories meant a lot of money, but all of the stories meant happiness. Happiness is what we all want and the people in my book will inspire you to go after your happiness in life.
It’s one of my best-sellers for a reason.
And it contains all kinds of great tips that you can apply to your life today.
Tips used by industry leaders and everyday people (who HAVE found freedom and happiness and joy in their lives).
Quitting your job is one of them!
If any of this applies to you, head on over and read From Drift to SHIFT today.