The Success Formula, Part 1: Finding Your Calling

The Success Formula, Part 1: Finding Your Calling

Whether you’re seeking personal, professional, or business success, the formula for success is one and the same. To achieve success, you must first figure out what you really want (aka your purpose/calling in life), and then zealously pursue that purpose or calling with everything you’ve got. It’s that straightforward. However, most people fail to find success because they’re unsure of what it is they want. This is where a person’s personality becomes a game changer. Those who are outgoing, curious, and adventurous will tend to figure out for themselves what it is they want much sooner than those who lack such traits. If you’re naturally outgoing, curious, and adventurous, and have yet to figure out what it is you want, just keep doing what you’re doing, and eventually your epiphany will come. I promise that. This is also the point where you can stop reading since the rest of this post is dedicated to helping those less fortunate find their calling in life. 1. Be confident. If you belong to the latter, unfortunate group, there’s hope. First, however, you must adopt a confident mentality. (If change scares you, then you should know that success will not tailor itself to fit you. Instead, YOU must tailor yourself for success.) Confidence has nothing to do with having certainty in an outcome. Rather, to be confident, you must be able to tolerate uncertainty. If you’re not a confident person, then I advise you to observe the behavior of those you deem are confident, adopt their behavior, and fake it till you make it. Fake being tolerable of uncertainty until your brain naturally responds to uncertainty with tolerance. This does not mean you’re adopting a DGAF...