Believe it or not, your choices can make or break your future.
How you spend your time, what you learn, and where you go are all pieces of information that help to determine the outcome of who you are and who you’ll become.
If these decisions don’t turn out the way you want them to, try revisiting this article for advice on how to handle setbacks.
You’ll find plenty of options here that will help guide your path in the right direction for both work and personal life!
If you’re reading this article after having read the other 50 or so, thank you for sticking with me!
It’s been a difficult journey to write, and if things go as I suspect they will, I’ll have at least another 50 to write in this series. If you’ve read all of them, thanks again!
Let’s start with some advice on how to handle setbacks that crop up along the way. A setback is just another form of failure that gives you information about what not to do in the future if you want success.
When something goes wrong, or when someone you care about makes a mistake or fails at something, take note of the information it presents for your future behavior.
Recent research has suggested that individuals with certain personality traits can be more successful than their peers because of their increased ability to deal with stressors in their lives.
Here are some points on how your choices can determine your future-
1. Your choice of profession/career
What are your career options? Who are you connected with? If you are connected, what you do on the job will determine the outcome of how successful you’ll be.
2. Choosing a mate
It’s no secret that what you do or don’t do to choose a mate can greatly influence how successful your union will be.
But there is substantial evidence ( reviewed in this article ) that such decisions can make or break the success of every person who comes after them.
3.What you feed your mind
You are what you eat, so don’t fill your mind with stuff that will hinder you from success. This article elaborates on the benefits of being well rounded and how it can determine your level of success.
4. How involved are you?
If you are not involved in the decisions that involve the future of our country, then there is a problem. You can become involved by voicing yourself and participating in programs designed for social change.
Becoming involved in such efforts is something everyone should be concerned with. If we do not, who will? If this article interests you, read this one .
It goes into detail about the importance of involvement and its ability to affect positive change.
5. How you deal with the outcome of your choices
It’s important to learn how to deal with bad outcomes in a positive way. You can read a variety of ways on how to deal with negative situations that may arise in this article .
If you don’t, it’s going to be hard for you to move past a negative outcome and keep going in the direction you want.
6. What you learn from your choices
Studies have shown that there are things we can learn from every choice we make, good or bad, right or wrong.
This article goes into detail about the learning process and how it can help you understand why some choices may have a positive outcome while others don’t.
7. How you handle yourself
Be aware of who you are and what it is that makes you tick. If you aren’t, how can anyone else be? It’s important to know your priorities, likes and dislikes so that those things won’t break your success. Read this article for further advice on how to handle yourself properly.
8. The type of people you associate with
It’s been said that those “who hang with a bad crowd” usually end up just like them. If you want your life to be different from that of your associates, then distance yourself from them. You can read more on how to do that in this article .
9. Your ability to be creative and innovative
Learning how to think is important for all individuals, but it is especially important for those with careers that require innovation and creativity. read this article on how you can develop your own unique creative skills that will help you succeed.
10. How you handle adversity
Adversity is unavoidable for most people. But what makes some individuals run through all the storms and others rise above them?
This article examines the effects of adversity and what we can do about it. If it interests you, read this one .