I have come to realize that life is not a one size fits all kind of game. What works for one person to find happiness, success, or achievement may not work for someone else. Everyone has an opinion of how you should do things to find success.
Let's take sleep for instance. There are so many conflicting reports. Some people say we all need 7-9 hours of sleep while others maintain they are more effective when they wake up earlier and get 5-6 hours of sleep. And yet some people truly need 10+ hours.
With all the noise of what other people think it can be hard to remember things don't work the same for every person. Only you know how much sleep you need to be the best version of yourself. Just like only you know the things that keep you motivated.
Yes, you can look to others as a guide but the answers lie within yourself and usually come from good old trial and error. Pay attention to what works and what doesn't work.
Think of your life as a great exploration and be an investigator of your own life. THAT is the true secret to your success. The more you know yourself and what works and doesn't work for you, the more successful you'll be.
The first step is shutting off all the noise and opinions around you. What feels best for you? Trust that and then take action and adjust as you need to.
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