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However, life needs to move on. And as we move on we always keep the lessons we have from the past as a shield to our future.
Let me give you a quick rundown of the things that I always keep in mind for me to stay focus.
#1 - Happiness and Success are two different things.
A friend of mine is making thousands of pesos last year and up to this day she is earning big bucks. She invested a lot of things and saved enough money in the bank. We really admired her for being so successful in terms of work and how she achieved in life. But guess what? A few weeks ago she told me that she's depressed. She feels like lonely and thought that she doesn't have enough time for herself. So I thought, "Wow!" One of the most successful friends I have is not happy.
Another friend I know is very optimistic and lighthearted. She likes singing and even loves to join singing competitions in her barangay. You can see her smiling everyday from ear to ear. However, her debt list goes on and on and all she can do is to ask help from others by borrowing money to pay for her debt. I can't deny the fact that she seems happy while singing but can't consider her success.
#2 - I run my own business.
I realized that no matter how much I earn every month or who I work for; I only work for one person, MYSELF. The only question I need to find answer is: What I am selling, and to whom? Even if I am a full-time salaried employee, working in a good company holding that nice corporate position with good benefits and perks, I am still running my own business. I am still selling a part of my existence (my time) in return for a price (salary) to a customer (my employer).
Another question that I need to answer is: How can I save time and increase my profit?
#3 - Having too many choices interferes your decision making.
I always find myself choosing from different options in life. Like right now, I'm planning to buy a new phone but because we're on the 21st century and technology made it more difficult to chose from which one is better than the other. Sadly, by having a lot of options it often leads to indecision, confusion and inaction.
Often times I find myself spending more time in evaluating every detail of every possible option.
What to do?
- Narrow down your choices, maybe up to three best brands in the market.
- Chose something that will work and fit for your needs.