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21 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 21

21 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 21

May these 21 differing aspects help you on your journey of success. Information implemented effectively can change your life drastically for the better.

1. Learn To Love Mistakes

Learn from the mistakes that you make in your life so that you can grow. It does not matter how many mistakes you make, it shows that you are trying. Be not afraid of making mistakes, be afraid of living a timid life.

2. Say Yes Often

Be a yes person, too many people are with the no crowd, just remaining in their comfort zones, afraid to go and venture out into the unknown. Try different things, they will bring new adventures and opportunities into your life.

3. Less Is More

Be focused on the essential things that matter the most. Don’t try and be the best at everything, aim for mastery rather than information overload. Confucius said it best: “He who chases two rabbits, catches none.” Trying to work on everything will eventually lead you to be mediocre in everything. Focus.

4. Tell People How You Feel

Express your feelings whether they be positive or constructive. If we do not speak up when we should we give away our power. Life is short and we may never get the opportunity again to express ourselves. So be real and tell people how you feel in a kind manner.

5. Learn To Love Change

Be ready to change in order to succeed. Many people get comfortable with conformity and become infiltrated by the timid way of life. You must be constantly improving and changing to keep up with life, as things can change in the blink of an eye and you must be prepared for that.

6. You Don’t Have As Much To Lose As You Think

When you are younger you have less responsibility and you haven’t yet become infiltrated by the life of mediocrity. Go out into the arena and start pursuing your dreams, get started early, you have nothing to lose.

7. Stop Worrying So Much About What Other People Think

Don’t live your life based on other people’s opinions, some people that I have encountered need the approval of others to live their life, what a stupid way to live. It is your life so live it the way you want to live it to the best of your abilities and always strive for more. It will be a big mistake to concern yourself with other people’s opinions about how you should live your life.

8. Be Honest With Yourself And Others

Be honest in how you live your life. Be true to who you are, it is empowering. Don’t shy away and be a timid soul. Honesty will earn you respect as people will see that you are being real and not trying to pretend to be someone that you are not.

9. Meet As Many New People As You Can

Go out of your comfort zone and meet new people. Networking with people is a great way in which you can gain valuable contacts and make new life-long friends. Be genuine and be yourself when meeting new people.

10. Find Time To Be Alone

Spend time by yourself once in a while. At times it is good to get away from everyone and just spend time with you. This enables you to get to know yourself better even though some may find it quite daunting to do at first.

11. Learn To Ask Great Questions

Learn to ask great questions in order to get the best answers. You will meet many people through life, learn to seize the opportunity when you meet others who are living life at a higher standard. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, the majority of people like to share their life experiences with others.

12. Leverage What You’ve Got

Use the gifts and talents that you have to get you where you want to be. Rather than complaining about what you don’t have. Use your current skills to push you further along the road of success.

13. Make People Feel Good

Compliment people, make the people around you feel better about themselves. Too many people seem to have a lot of bad things to say about others, instead of being like that highlight people’s strengths, people will appreciate the compliments.

14. Invest In Yourself

The best investment you can make is in yourself. Learning is lifelong, learning and improving yourself does not end when you finish school. That is the mistake the majority of people make by not investing in themselves. Read books by successful people, attend seminars on success, and listen to motivational and personal development videos. Everyday you should be growing as an individual and developing yourself to a higher standard in all areas of your life.

15. Find Something Challenging You Love Doing

Start a small venture on the side that you are passionate about that challenges you to grow as an individual. Dream big and start small. When you are working on your passions you will feel alive and excited to be spending your time on pursuits that are close to your heart.

16. Learn To Love Yourself

Every single day say to yourself ‘I love myself’, some may think that is strange but loving yourself will only bring about more positive things into your life. Love everything about you, many people look at the so called ‘celebrities’ and feel inferior because of their outward beauty, confidence, and status in life, however you are a special individual and you must see your beauty from within. When you look in the mirror tell yourself, ‘I am getting younger and younger, I am handsome, I am beautiful, these are just a few positive affirmations you can say to yourself to love yourself even more. When you feel great about yourself others will also notice those things about you.

17. Pull Others Up To The Top

As you are making progress to your ideal life and becoming more and more successful help others to make progress in their lives. There was a time when you were unaware of what you were capable of achieving and becoming and others may have helped you, give back, make a difference, and improve other people’s lives, helping others can only bring about more goodness in the world. 

18. Enjoy The Journey

Enjoy the journey of striving for your dreams, many of us are so eager to get to the top that we don’t savour these moments that we have, enjoy the journey that you are in.

19. It’s You Versus You. That’s It

The competition is between you, don’t look at other people’s journey to success and think ‘Why am I not successful yet.’ Focus on yourself and the daily improvements that you are making with your life. Each day you should be making steady progress in the direction of your dreams. Evaluate yourself and see how far you have come in your own journey. Focus on being better than your were yesterday. Small daily improvements will lead to stunning results.

20. Take Big Risks

Be fearless and go after what you truly want. What do you have to lose by going for what you want. Do not be afraid of failure, rejection, and disappointment. It is better to have tried and failed than to just spend your time wondering at what could have been. Get in the arena and see what you are truly made of. Failure is the stepping stone to success, failure teaches us how to do the right things. The biggest risk in life is living a mediocre life forever and never venturing out into the unknown.

21. Rediscover Who You Were Born To Be And Be That

The majority of people just stumble into an unplanned life and then settle for that because they are so busy making a living that they never get round to designing a life, and truly doing what they want to do with their life. Find what you love and make a commitment to live an authentic life rather than being a timid individual who has settled for the dream of someone else. You were born unique with special gifts and talents that have been given to you to make the world a better place, have the courage to take action and be who you truly want to be.

“wake up and live the life that you truly want to live.”

ATGW

 

 

My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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How To Achieve Success?

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How To Achieve Success?

How To Achieve Success?

Success can be defined in many ways; it can be happiness for one person and wealth for another. It can be peace for one and respect for another. Everyone can define success in their own way, but in general, it is a feeling of satisfaction and happiness. 

Throughout life, we have a hunger to achieve greatness. The more we achieve the better life becomes. There are plenty of opportunities in this world. If you have a dream to succeed and achieve something special in this life, you need to put in the work, because without action, nothing is possible. The majority of people only dream to succeed, while a small minority work hard to achieve their dreams. To attain success, you need to sacrifice many things, this is how the successful people in this world achieved their greatness.

We need to understand how to achieve success. To do this, we need to break down what success means. The best way to do this is by understanding and analyzing successful people. Successful people in this world emulated and followed the footsteps of other successful people. For example, there is a pattern with successful people. Many successful people wake up early. They spend their time wisely throughout the day, reading and gaining knowledge. This is key to success, while keeping a good balance in life is also vital in achieving success. 

Quotes On Success

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” Steve Jobs

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” Bruce Lee

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Jim Rohn

5 Great Pointers On Achieving Success 

Follow Your Passion

Success does not come overnight, it takes a lot of hard work and passion to reach the desired goal and dream. It requires strong dedication, hard work, constant improvement, and sometimes luck. If you are not doing what you love, then you are bound to give up and fail. Only those who have a great passion for something they love, will continue, and strive hard to move on and achieve greatness. It should be something you are willing to sacrifice and dedicate your life to. Every day, every week, and every hour of the day should be dedicated to achieving your goals and dreams. 

Find The Correct Balance

Life is all about finding the right balance. When you find the right balance, only then will you see success around you and within you. Balance your time, spend time with your family and friends. Allocate time to achieving your goals and targets. Look after your health, exercise, and eat well. Life is all about finding a balance. Do not sacrifice one thing for another. It is important to find the right balance in life.  

Establish A Routine

Routines are vital when you are trying to succeed. We are taught from a young age the importance of keeping a good routine in life because without a routine you will be a mess and it will become harder for you to do well in achieving your goals and targets. For example, people who have a job, working for a company, these companies have strict routines in place. The reason for this is so that the company performs well and becomes more successful. Even in our daily lives, without routine we will be all over the place. It is proven that a person who has no routine in life, is a person who is very lazy, a time waster and someone who has no goals and ambition in life. Therefore, we should strive to have good routines in our life, as this will lead us to have a better life. 

Learn From Your Mistakes

Successful people have failed many times. It is inevitable unless you are an extremely lucky person, where everything works out for you. But, when starting off, the first few steps are the hardest. Many people who have achieved great things have failed on many occasions. There are many obstacles in front of you that blocks you from reaching the next stage of success. For example, there are many entrepreneurs who have failed in many businesses, until that one business that has made them successful. Without failures and mistakes, we as humans will never learn, therefore make as many mistakes as you can, as these mistakes will lead you to gain more experience and knowledge in achieving your goals and dreams. 

Find Support And Resources

Find yourself a mentor, you need someone who can point you in the right direction to achieve greatness. With the correct help and support, you can achieve even better than you would do by yourself. If a mentor is not available, try reaching out to others in your field. Find people who have already achieved what you plan to achieve, and try and get as much information from them as possible so that you can reach that level of success one day. Networking is important to become successful and bigger in what you are trying to accomplish. Reaching out to people will allow you to grow further. It will allow you to find out information that you did not even know you needed. Therefore, speaking out and finding the right support and resources will push you to the next level. 

Summary

To summarize, to achieve success, you must be wise and bold. A person who does not try and is lazy in life will go nowhere. You cannot just dream and expect everything to fall perfectly in front of you. You must work hard to get results. We should analyze those who have achieved greatness, by following in their footsteps. Only then can we crawl, walk, and then achieve our own success. Remember, success does not come overnight, it begins with baby steps, and when you are established, you will see the greatest successes. 

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How I Eat For Free Using Instagram

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How I Eat For Free Using Instagram

To start eating for free, you need to have a popular Instagram account that will grab the attention of the restaurants you plan to reach out to.

Having an account that is well put together and the pictures being posted on Instagram posts being of high quality, and building visual interest is very important.

When reaching out to the restaurants, it’s important that you share how your influence and connection with your followers can benefit the restaurant and the food that they are preparing.

A restaurant in Melbourne said that after it was shared on @eating.melbourne the restaurant gained popularity and it’s income greatly increased following the Instagram post.

Reaching out to restaurants is also ideal for eating for free anywhere you want to go. After getting an invitation to eat at restaurants it is extremely important to reach out after and thank the person or people who made it possible.

This is a way to show the people you are dealing with that they know you are serious and will reach out again in the future because of it. Building a relationship after initially getting an invitation to eat at a place is ideal for making yourself known and making more connections with the people and friends that they work with.

Part of the deal you make with the restaurants is that you’ll post jaw-dropping images or videos of their foods, ones that will grab the attention of followers who can potentially visit their restaurant to get a bite to eat. This is exactly what I do – Sean Kelly of @delicious on Instagram.

I share this content which helps bring exposure of restaurants to my followers and allows me to eat for free on a consistent basis. When I eat at all these different restaurants, neighboring restaurants see the business increase and they want the same.

Not only do I benefit the business that I am helping, but I am also promoting my services – showing other businesses that I can perform in the social media world.

A large part of becoming a successful influencer is being able to prove yourself. If you promise a business that you’ll bring in ‘X’ amount of business from your account, you should live up to it or go over that amount.

Being able to show other client’s proof that you will live up to your business quota or bring in more, in the end that will bring in even more clients for them and gain more people for you to work with.

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Same Game, New Look – Sports Highlights

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Same Game, New Look - Sports Highlights

It’s become a tradition. Sit down, turn the TV on and watch the game. Only the lucky few are able to go see them in person. Sports have been around for centuries, and as time progressed and their popularity increased, fan bases grew exponentially. As the media began to cover sports, few stations soon gained a monopoly. These became the main places to get all your sport news.

Up until recently, the opinions shared about sports were largely those of mainstream reviewers. As the popularity of social media services such as Instagram and YouTube increases, more people are given the opportunity to make their opinions known. One person whose opinion has gained much more traction is Daniel Padron, the face behind @sportshighlights on Instagram.

I had the opportunity to meet Daniel Padron and find out how he has managed to be heard in such a dominated field. “I came up with the idea when Instagram first started allowing videos rather than just pictures. I would see countless highlights every night watching games during the Big 3 era and I believe that inspired me to start posting highlights” Padron explained.

What started off as a fun pastime has now grown into an audience of 1.7 Million, that continues to increase by the thousands daily. “I didn’t know if people would like or care about my opinion when I started, but I always wanted to be an analyst or reporter for ESPN, so I just gave it a shot” he explained.

Padron started with just his friends following him, however as people began liking, commenting, and tagging others on his posts, his page gained popularity. The engagement he received only helped his posts be seen more. Padron was not only pleasantly surprised to see that many people agreed with his opinions; he was also interested in how people disagreed. This line of direct communication from Padron to his audience separated him from analysts on TV.

Although people can still give their opinions to mainstream reporters, @sportshighlights works to make it a more immersive experience. For instance, if Daniel sees that many people are interested in a particular team or player, he is able to make an effort to post more about it.

Although the experience is slightly more tailored, all teams are reported. One of the best qualities about @sportshighlights is that it had created a medium through which fans from all over the world can exchange opinions and discuss games. With a quick read through the comments, a person is able to see the same highlight through multiple points of views. This feature alone is what draws many audience members in.

Despite the fact that the same mainstream reporters and analysts are featured on TV, @sportshighlights has given sports fans a whole new experience. With the newfound ability to comment and discuss plays with anyone, Sports Highlights has successfully brought fans together and given the same game a fresh new look.

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