1. Don’t listen to those who belittle your success
Don’t EVER listen to them. They will try to depreciate your achievements. They will tell you that you are not truly successful, that you lack so and so. They will say what you have accomplished is not important, then they will give you a list of things you should do to be more successful “by their terms”. Don’t listen to them. Ever.
In fact don’t listen to anyone. Not even your friends, or your family. Yes, they are well-intentioned. Yes, they want your well-being. But they are not you. Only you know what is good for you. Maybe they are trying to help you, but in the end they will just hurt you. And you may not even notice. What worked for them may not work for you. Success is YOUR state of mind, not what others say it is. Just do your work and be proud of that.
2. Be humble and learn
Don’t take everything for granted. You are successful today but you may not be tomorrow. What works today may not work tomorrow. Don’t be too full of yourself. Learn from others, from their failures and their successes. Learn from anyone, the best lessons often come from unexpected sources. Be humble and don’t think you were the first to be successful ever. Other people have been there, have done that. Listen, be careful, improve yourself, every day.
3. Don’t impose your way on me!
Don’t impose your way on anyone. We are free to define our own success, the same way you defined yours. Your way is not better than mine. We all have the same goal and that is to be happy in life. What makes me happy is different from what makes you happy. So, don’t tell me what I should be doing. Yes, tell me what you have done. What worked for you and what didn’t work. Tell me, share with me, inspire me. But, please, don’t try to force me to do the same as you. Please. Pretty please. Don’t try. Just don’t. I will not listen. And you will hurt me.
These are my advices. Fell free to take them into account, or not. 😉 and let me know what you think in the comment section below.