Ask yourself these questions every day. Without fail. And then, based on your answers, take action.
Keep this list handy. Ask yourself these questions every day–without fail. And then, based on your answers, take action.
1. Who would support you on this journey?
Those are people who love you unconditionally. Start returning the feeling.
2. Do I spend enough time with the people who would support me the most?
Probably not. Even though those are the people who see the good in you, and make you feel good about yourself.
3. Who would I want to share the most of my success with?
Chances are those are the people you neglect the most. You care about them but you’re taking them for granted.
Stop taking them for granted.
4. Am I proud to tell people what I do for work?
If not, it’s not going to work for you. Titles come and go. Money comes and goes. Pride is forever.
5. Is my company a business I would want my children to run?
There may be aspects of your business you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy, much less your kids: insufferable customers, unbearable employees, difficult working conditions, uncertain long-term prospects.
If you would say to your child, “No, I wouldn’t want you to have to deal with that…” why do allow yourself to continue to deal with that?
Naturally you want your kids to be happy. You also deserve to be happy. List the problems, then fix the problems.
If you want a better future for your kids, show them the way by making a better future for yourself.