You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
– C. S. Lewis
I’ve been wanting to start this series. I’ve been wanting to write about my thoughts on how to succeed. Succeed at what? That’s for you to decide. I can only share ideas from my own experience. I’ve made a separate blog from my personal one, dbonifacio.com, to make it easy for people to go through past articles. My goal is to arrange this as a guide, and not just a collection of random articles.
Why am I writing this?
I’m writing this because I’ve found that there are so many conflicting ideas we have bought into, ideas which inevitably leads to personal confusion. From very basic skills like, how to plan, how to budget, and how to schedule, to very critical skills like how to develop relationships, how to manage stress, and how to be independent, to even more existential thoughts on “What is the meaning of my life?”, I find, that many people today lack foundations and frameworks to understand and apply these concepts.
And who can blame them?
Where should they have learned these?
Who should have taught them?
When a fast-changing world has left the teachers behind, when the fathers and mothers have defaulted to conservatism, when the bosses, managers, and leaders prioritise preservation, the people following will be left with unsatisfactory abilities to navigate a very different environment.
I’m hoping my thoughts will help you navigate your own journey in this very exciting and simultaneously very scary world.
Where should we start?
For me, I think the best place to start is with a great question (or great questions). Let’s start with a question I have many times asked myself: What is success for me?
This is the topic of my next post, Begin with the End in Mind.
Note: If you have any questions you would like to ask, you have three ways to get in touch with me: