5 Common Myths About Success
Every single person has the ability to achieve success. Unfortunately, there are success myths out there that define what success should look like.
The truth is, success looks different for each person. Whether it be in life, relationships, career or all the above, what does it look like for you?
I have identified the 5 most common success myths that may be limiting you from living your dream life.
Myth 1: Being Rich, Thin, & Happy is the Ultimate Goal
The first is believing that being rich, thin, and happy should be your ultimate goal.
These are not goals, they are wishes and fantasies common to all mankind. A goal is like a beautiful home. It is carefully designed, revised continually, upgraded regularly, and worked on constantly.
You need to be specific and have clarity about your goals. Most importantly, if it is not in writing, it is merely a dream or a wish, a vague objective with no energy behind it.
Myth 2: You Must Attend a 4-Year University
The next myth is believing you need to go to a 4-year university.
I understand college is expensive. Especially with the direction our economy and education system is going. As many of you know, I never attended college and barely graduated from high school. I joke around constantly that I was in the bottom half of the class that made the top half possible.
With the rising cost of a college education, this topic has come into the limelight even more so over the past few years. Many individuals are wondering whether it makes sense to pay tens of thousands of dollars for a college education. Is it really a necessary step to success?
For some of us, we don’t know what we want to do for our career in the long term, and that’s okay. I worked odd jobs here and there, and plenty of manual labor jobs before I ultimately discovered what I wanted to do for my career.
The best thing you could do for yourself is to not live your life based on what others think you should do. Do what you feel is best for yourself.
Just because one person went to college and is successful does not mean that that is the only path to success. Determine what is best for you and your future goals and then pursue that no matter what the journey looks like.
Myth 3: You Need More Money
Another myth about how to be successful in life is believing you need more money.
We’ve heard these before: “If only I had more money, then I would be happy” or “Money is the root of all evil.”
It’s as if little green pieces of paper somehow have the intrinsic power to erect buildings, create computers, inspire students to read, make people happy, or worse, to corrupt people. The reality is that money has no intrinsic value whatsoever.