You have two things to conquer: 1) the world. 2) Yourself.
To conquer the world, you must first conquer yourself. If you can successfully conquer yourself, you have won the biggest battle of all. Buddha said, “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.” Then you can conquer the world. You can conquer the world, you can understand the world only if you conquer yourself, only if you understand yourself. If you know who you are, you can know others. If you don’t know who you are, you cannot know other people. Know yourself to know others. Conquer yourself to conquer the world.
Focus on what matters. Many people are not successful because they spend their time focusing on what is not important. They spend their time focusing on what will not move them from where they are to where they want to be. What a waste of time!
When you focus on what you want, and not what others want, your vision will be clearer to you. Your vision is where you are going. You can only get to where you are going by focusing on what you are doing now, where you are now, and who you are now.
If you want to be successful in life, in your career, you need to focus on what you are doing and where you are going to. Don’t let people talk you out of your dreams. Don’t let people dilute your dreams. Don’t let people mess up your goals.
If you focus, success will come to you. If you are not focused, it will be difficult to achieve success, because you don’t know what you want.
“Focused people don’t give up, they persevere.”
To check if you are still pursuing your dreams, always ask yourself, “Am I moving toward my goal?” If you are not moving towards your goal, it is time to re-evaluate yourself and your actions.
Find out what you are good at and pursue it with all your resources- financial, talent, social, and psychological resources. No matter how hard, no matter how difficult your goals might be, stick with it. Do not give up. It is not going to be easy, and it will never be easy. Embrace failure, because failure is going to be a major part of the journey to success. Don’t procrastinate. Whatever you are doing, finish it today, not tomorrow.