Let me ask you a question. If you had 10,000 dollars to invest in one of your friends or family such that you would not have to work any day in your life and 10% of that investment would be your monthly salary, who among your friends or family would you invest in? I came across this question yesterday while watching a Ted talk. I quickly began scanning through my list of friends, then later, something struck me.
Who among my friends who bet their 10,000 dollars on me? To be sincere, I could not really think of any. I began thinking deep and observed to myself that which attributes in me would make any of my friends want to invest in me. I am still pondering over that but now, I am not in the same place as I was yesterday. Thoughts have began to change and I am better understanding what I can do to become a much better person.
Enough of asking myself that question. Do the same to yourself today and now. How many of your friends can invest their all into you? That is too far. Can you sincerely invest your all into yourself? Be sincere and true to yourself. If you cannot, what is stopping you? Start from there and begin to understand that you can always be better than wherever you currently are. That the conditions would be better, but first, we have to also become better versions of ourselves. We do not always have to think that things would just change, we sometimes have to be that change.
Think closely and begin to imagine what is stopping you. How much better do you want to become? What can you do today that a year from now, you would become a better version of yourself? Success is not one big action. Success is a number of small activities joined together. And what is a failure? It is not one single failed action. It is a string of failed actions for a long time.
So a little change today can make all the difference you could ever care about. Look at the simplest thing you could do today to make you become a better person. Then start from there, you might not see the cumulative success, but remember, it is the small actions that become the big action. Start now, start small, and keep moving. For me, the simplest thing I have decided to stop doing is watching movies at night, which makes me wake up late. Waking up late makes me not focused at work. Not focused at work makes me stressed at work. I come back and hope another movie would help relieve the stress while the major problem was always the movie.
The small things are always around so that we can see and make changes. Look around today and make the necessary changes. We can be much better than we are and can start now. Start today and be better.