1. Be self-discipline
To be able to throw hundreds of shots accurately, Michael Jordan had to miss thousands of shots, did he like to miss? Of course not. But in order to become a basketball superstar, it is useful to miss many times.
For a perfect punch, Bruce Lee had to suffer a lot of pain. Who would love pain? But it is useful, it is the price to pay to become a martial arts master.
And you, the promise of getting up 10 minutes earlier every day is also impossible to keep, what can you rely on to succeed? The schedule only is also out of control, your life sooner or later becomes a mess.
2. Don’t waste time
Have you ever asked yourself: What is the purpose of your life? Who will you become by the age of 30? I bet if you ask 1000 people, the number of young people who answer seriously only counts on your fingertips.
Most of us live instinctively and have no purpose, or only have short-term objectives: today we have to finish the group exercise, have to go to milk tea tonight, have to go somewhere at weekends to satisfy the passion of moving… Those goals are of course good, but they are not holistic.
Instead we should ask ourselves: Who will we be before 30 years old? Before I turn 30, will I set foot in 100 countries? Will I be financially free and open a restaurant on my 30th birthday? Before I am 30, would I become the best expert in my field?
You see, you waste too much time on useless things and illusory thoughts. The best ways are to cut down on gossiping, buying milk tea; when you are still surfing the social network, others start up and study hard. If you still wonder if you don’t know what to do with your life, then go out and see how many people whose only wish is they can go to school.
3. Don’t become a slave of technology
People are becoming increasingly dependent and are gradually becoming slaves of smartphones and technological devices. A recent study revealed that smartphone users look at the phone every 4 minutes.
On social networks, people’s faces are shaped by selfie photos that they post on their accounts. Instead of living for the present, experiencing things around and real-life relationships, young people who are addicted to smartphones focus on the phone screen. They are constantly looking for more interesting things elsewhere.
Successful people are not dependent on technology. Look at Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook’s CEO and a technology billionaire with an estimated asset value of over tens of billions of dollars. Although he is the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg does not use Facebook. Mark’s account with more than 85 million followers has been operated by dozens of specialized staff members to answer questions and update information. It is known that the cause of this is due to the busy and hustling work schedule, which causes Mark Zuckerberg not to have not time to “surf Facebook” like us.
As for us, look at yourself and answer the question: Am I a Facebook addict, smartphone addict, technology addict?
The Internet is to study, entertain, connect or solve work, you don’t have to bring your life up there for the whole world to comment and evaluate. Virtual life can never replace your real life!
4. Learn how to spend money
“Most people do not realize that, in life, the problem is not how much money he earn but how much he can keep,” said Robert Kiyosaki in “Rich Dad, Poor Dad.” Think of the lottery winners who spent all the bonuses in a few years, or the athletes who made millions of dollars when they were young, and then suffered from bankruptcy. If you can keep some of your earnings, your finances will be pretty good.
Everything that is not really needed, is luxury. Buying things that you don’t really need is to steal your own money. Things are meant to serve the needs, not to show off.
5. Read more
Around the beginning of the investment career, billionaire Warren Buffett read 600-1000 pages a day. Until now, Buffett has been in the habit of spending more than 80% of his time reading books with the maxim: “No matter where you are in life, just keep learning, success will find you “. Other billionaires like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg … are billionaires of books.
However, the strange thing is that even though reading brings great value, many of us still overlook the books. Why reading books when watching a show, or a movie or gossiping with friends at the end of the day are much more interesting? Is it too difficult to balance reading and pleasure? But trust me, you can still do it. First, give yourself a specific goal (how many books a week or a month to read? …), find books that really interest you and make a list of books you want to read.
Take books everywhere, and read whenever you’re free, whether it’s a page or two. At the same time you can find smart reading applications, it will help you system of knowledge to read or turn it into “talking book” so that you can still “read” when you go out. In these ways, you will increase your interest in learning and help you become a “knowledgeable machine” in the future!
No teacher is more patient than books.
6. Don’t procrastinate
Procrastinating is a serious disease that makes you feel overwhelmed every time you don’t finish something. You may ask yourself why you did not solve the job completely, but delayed it from time to time. That means, success is also delaying on the way to you.
Finish the work of a day in that day. Everyone has only 24 hours a day, don’t complain that you are busy, you just haven’t managed your time well. The youth comes only once, the more people postpone, the more likely it is for them to regret later.
7. Travel more
What do you need to travel and explore? A lot of money, or a lot of experience? We go on and on, and the hesitation makes us miserable. We are afraid of sadness, fear that our trip is boring or not as vivid as in our imagination. We are afraid of hunger and that the quality of the trip will be poor.
But what is the most important thing about each trip? Don’t forget the saying of the ancients: “Travel broadens the mind”. Not going far, go near instead, learn how to manage in a new land. Have a new experience of understanding and growing. Don’t go just to have a photo of me showing up here. Practice eating, drinking, learning culture of the place where you go.
Go to as many places as possible, make friends with interesting people and enrich your own knowledge with experiences that cannot be more realistic.
8. Learn to be confident
In this world there are very strong people, always confident in themselves and there are also people who always live in fear, doubt, and extremely inferiority. Perhaps no one wants to be weak, but thinking that they are not good enough unables them from getting out of the vicious circle they build up to protect themselves. Luckily, however, self-confidence is not a thing you are born with, but you can become more confident over time.
Remember, if you don’t believe in yourself, no one will believe you. Everyone has barriers, fears, so they have to practice to overcome..
9. Have a clear ideal of living
Mark Twain has this classic saying: “In 20 years you will regret the things you do not do today rather than the things you did. So remove the sail rope, pull out the boat, get out of the safe zone, take the wind and go out to the sea. ”
So, this life is yours, this life is your own. How others think or say shoudn’t be the things borthering you. As long as how you live does not harm other people, not against the law, keep living like that.
Live, first of all for yourself. Do not be afraid of wrong, don’t be afraid of bad, because there are not many people who really care. Live as if today is the last day to live.
10. Love with all your heart
People are hearts longing for love. Any one of us is bothered or miserable for something, even including people who you think have everything, and nothing to be sad about. So, always spread goodness. A little kindness is like a small stone thrown into the lake. Its spreading wave is much bigger than we think.
In romance love, when we are young, definitely undergo several love affair. There will be sweet and bitter moments, even sadness. Love will never die. Love will help you improve yourself, and better understand yourself.
11. Live independently
Your parents cannot live with you forever to take care of you forever. You have to learn how to survive: from learning, working, earning money, dealing with humanity … Not everyone is born with a spoon of silver, so try and make efforts to have nothing to regret in your winter. Remember, what you make with your own hands is the most valueable and meaningful.