The Unmistakable Sign of Having the Right Career

Do you want to know whether you are in the right career? Do you want to know whether you are at a place where you can be your best?

I have been following many successful people over the years. These are people who have overcome great challenges to thrive in their fields. These are people who have made an impact on the world.

They come from different backgrounds, but somehow they give similar advice when it comes to career. It’s as if there is a key to success that these people have found.

In essence, this is what they say is the unmistakable sign of having the right career:

You are having fun doing it.

Yes, you are having fun doing it. And the fun doesn’t come from the money or the reputation you get but from the work itself.

This is the way Warren Buffett puts it:

“I had fun when I was in my twenties, my thirties, and now I am 86 and I am having fun.”

That’s a great way to live, isn’t it? That’s how our career should be!

Now, how can we find such a career? Here is Buffett’s advice:

“I advise students, as much as possible, look for the job that you would take if you didn’t need a job.”

Let’s pause and think about that for a moment: what job would you take if you didn’t need a job?

When you look at the way Warren Buffett works, it’s obvious that he is having fun. How else can you explain reading 500 pages a day for years? Remember, he is his own boss. Nobody forces him to do it. I can’t think of any other explanation of his intensity except that he enjoys doing it.

There is a good reason why having fun is essential for career success: it makes you go further at it than other people. What may feel like a chore to someone else is a joy to you, so you will do more of it.

Here is how Stephen King puts it:

If there’s no joy in it, it’s just no good. It’s best to go on to some other area, where… the fun quotient higher.

Again, similar advice, and there is a useful term here: fun quotient. I think that’s a good way to measure how good a career is for you: how high is the fun quotient?

Mark Cuban puts it this way:

It’s really easy to know if you are in the right job. If it matters how much you get paid, you are not in a job you really love.

I can give you more examples, but you get the point.

There is something you should be careful about, though. You could start what you do for the fun of it, but over time you could lose the fun and it would just become a job.

I know this because it happens to me. I started this website because of the fun of doing it, but over the years there were times when I worked on it simply because it’s my business. It’s no longer the fun that motivated me, but what I would get out of it. Needless to say, this isn’t good. Realizing this pushes me to get the fun factor back.

So here are two questions you should ask yourself:

  1. Do you do your job because of the fun of it or because of an external reward (like money)?
  2. If you used to have fun at what you do but not anymore, how can you get the fun back?

Take time to answer these questions. They can help you have a great career.

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A Guide to Developing the Self-Discipline Habit

By Leo Babauta

One of the most important life skills to develop, for those just starting out in life (and everyone else!), is the skill of self-discipline.

It’s like a superpower: when I developed some self-discipline, I started exercising and eating healthier and meditating and writing more, I quit smoking and ran marathons, I started a blog and wrote books, I read more and work earlier, I decluttered and transformed my finances. I’m far from perfect, but I’ve learned a lot.

But if you don’t develop self-discipline, it causes problems: health problems, distraction, procrastination, financial problems, clutter, things piling up and overwhelming you, and much more.

So it’s such an important skill to develop, but most people don’t know where to start. This guide is aimed at helping you get started.

I’m writing it for my kids, and for anyone else who would like to develop a superpower.

Finding Motivation

The first question is, how do you even get motivated to start? Most of us don’t want to think about our lack of discipline, let alone take a bunch of actions.

For me, the motivation came from realizing that what I was doing wasn’t working. Ignoring the problems only made things worse. Trying to be disciplined but doing it half-assedly only resulted in me feeling bad about myself. Being wholly undisciplined was causing myself a bunch of pain.

Once you realize that you’re causing yourself pain … you might develop a whole-hearted intention to stop hurting yourself. You might say, “OK, that’s enough with making my life worse. Let’s try to make it less worse.”

With that in mind, you can tell yourself that you are going to:

  • Start taking small actions to make things better
  • Do the things that hurt you less
  • Push yourself into discomfort a little bit, so you can get better at this over time
  • Get good at self-discipline with some practice

Keep these things in mind as you practice, as you get the urge to not practice, and as you make mistakes and then want to give up.

There are other good motivations as well:

  1. Wanting to help others — if you get better at exercise or healthy eating, for example, you can help your aging parents who need to get better at these things. If you get better at not procrastinating on your life’s work, you can help more people with that meaningful work. More on this below, in the “Focus on Others” section.
  2. Appreciating life — we have a short time here on Earth, and the life we have is a gift. When we procrastinate and give in to endless distraction, and don’t make the most of our time, we are not fully appreciating the gift we have. Instead, we can appreciate it by being present, being grateful, and being purposeful about how we spend our time.

With these motivations — or whatever motivations move you the most — we can start to practice.

Small Actions

One of the most important things you can do to get better at self-discipline is to take small actions. It can seem overwhelming to tackle huge, intimidating projects … so don’t. Instead, tackle easy actions, things so small you can’t say no.

Have some taxes to do? Just do 5 minutes. Want to run? Just run for 10 minutes. Have a report to work on? Just do the first few paragraphs. Want to declutter? Just find 5 things to declutter.

You’ll get better at self-discipline if you focus on small tasks, and break bigger projects into small tasks. Read more.

Discomfort Training

One of the reasons we don’t have self-discipline is because we run from the hard, uncomfortable things. We would rather do the easy, comfortable, familiar things.

So instead of facing our hard, uncomfortable projects or finances, we run to distractions, videos, games. This running from discomfort is ruining our lives.

What you can tell yourself is that you’re done running. You are going to push into discomfort, a little at a time, and get good at being uncomfortable. This is another of your superpowers. When others run, you’re OK (even if it’s not always fun).

One small task at a time, push yourself into discomfort. See how it feels. See that it’s not the end of the world. See that you are awesome enough to handle discomfort, and that the results are well worth it.

Mindfulness with Urges

You’ll have the urge to quit doing something hard, or to put it off for now. Those urges don’t serve you well.

Instead, develop mindfulness around those urges, and see that you don’t have to follow them.

A good way to do that is to set a time for yourself where you can do nothing but X. For example, for the next 10 minutes, you can do nothing but write your book chapter (or exercise, meditate, etc.). When you have the urge to procrastinate or run to distractions, you’ll easily see it, because you’re either writing the book, or you’re not. When you have the urge, tell yourself you can’t follow it, you have to either write your book chapter or sit there and do nothing.

Raymond Chandler used that as his simple writing system: “Write or nothing. I find it works. Two very simple rules, a. you don’t have to write. b. you can’t do anything else.”

The reason it works is that you are setting up a time where you do nothing else but that one specified task, and you can see your urges to run away. Use this to learn to be mindful of your urges, and see that you don’t have to follow them.

Interval Training

If you combine the above items into a system of bursts, or intervals, you can train yourself using interval training:

  1. Set your intention to practice self-discipline and not hurt yourself anymore.
  2. Set a task to focus on (writing, drawing, strength training, meditating, etc).
  3. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Five minutes is also fine if 10 is too long. Don’t go longer until you get good at 10 minutes, then increase to 12 and eventually 15. I don’t find I need to go beyond 15-20 minutes even when I’m kicking butt.
  4. Do nothing but sit there and watch your urges, or push into your discomfort by doing the task.
  5. When the timer goes off, give yourself a 5-minute break.
  6. Repeat.

You can train for several intervals, or potentially for an hour or two. Then take a longer break, and do another set of intervals after that.

This kind of interval training is fantastic, because it’s not that hard, you really train yourself in discomfort and watching urges, and you can get a lot done this way.

A Focus on Others

When you find yourself struggling, dig into deeper motivation: doing your work/exercise/meditation etc. not for yourself, but for others.

For example:

  • I’m writing this article to help my kids, and anyone else who might benefit.
  • I work out to be healthy, not only for myself but as an example for my kids and others who might benefit.
  • I meditate not only for my own peace and sanity, but so that I can help others find their own peace and sanity.
  • You might draw or write or play music to inspire others.

In each example, you might benefit … but you’re also doing it to benefit others. And this benefit to others is much more motivating than doing something just for yourself.

Try it … try doing a difficult task for someone else. Tell them you’re going to do it for them beforehand, then keep them in mind as you do it. See if you feel more motivated.

Victories in Success & Failure

A huge mistake that a lot of people make is that they mess up, and get discouraged by this. They feel bad about messing up. This causes them to give up and not want to think about developing self-discipline.

Here’s the thing: failure is actually a victory.

Failure means you tried. So it’s a victory from the start.

But it also means you learned something — you now know that what you tried didn’t quite work. Next time, you can try something a bit different. Add more accountability, try it at a different time, unplug your wireless router, get a workout partner, anything. Because of your failure, you have new information. You’ve learned, and that helps you get better.

Failure is a victory. Success is also a victory. No matter what your result, you can see it as an opportunity to learn, to grow, to get better.

Drop any ideas of being perfect at this, and just keep trying.

The next time you fail at whatever you’re trying, instead of letting it get you discouraged, see it as a victory. Then keep going, no matter what, because giving up is only going to hurt you some more.

Getting Support

You’re not in this alone. You have family, friends, online strangers who can help you. Form a support team by reaching out to the people around you, and asking for their help.

Lots of people skip this because they are embarrassed by their lack of discipline. They feel that the way they behave is shameful. That’s not true. Actually, we all act like this, but we’re just afraid to show that side to each other. But the truth is, if you show your “dark” side to people, they actually love you more, trust you more, relate to you more. So don’t be afraid to connect with others in a vulnerable way.

Find the courage to ask for help. Then let yourself be supported as you work on pushing yourself into discomfort and hurting yourself less.

If you need help from me, try my 44 Training Program – Turning Uncertainty & Discomfort into Mindful Openness.

You can do this.

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7 Life-Changing Truths Most People Are Too Scared (or Too Stubborn) to Admit

7 Life-Changing Truths Most People Are Too Scared to Admit

“So you’re always seeking the truth?” she asked.

“I do my best to be,” I said. “Don’t you?”

Her gaze shifted downward.  “No, I don’t.”

“Well, that’s good to know.  I mean, it’s a good start,” I said.  “Just admitting this is a step forward…”

She quickly interrupted me, “I’m not saying I like lies and liars!  At least that’s not how I meant it, anyway.”

I smiled and continued, “I’m smiling because I know what you mean.  But I also want to hear it from you, in your words.  So tell me, how do you mean it?”

“I…I just…I just don’t always admit the truth about what I think and how I feel, and I don’t always seek the truth when I probably should.”

“Why not?”

“Because it’s easier not to,” she said.  “Because the truth is often scary, and it hurts pretty bad sometimes…and sometimes it even changes everything.”

“Yeah, it does.  But lies and ignorance usually hold people back and hurt them even worse in the long run,” I said. (more…)

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Small Actions, Huge Impact

By Leo Babauta

Most people get hung up because of a few reasons:

  1. A task or project is too intimidating/overwhelming, so they put it off.
  2. Sticking to new habits is hard, so they fail after a week or two.
  3. Life becomes overwhelming, because there’s so much to do, so many choices.

The problems with these common situations is that we take the big picture, the overwhelming nature of it all, and use it as a reason to not do anything.

Instead, I’ve found it useful to pick one tiny action. It can change everything.

Some examples:

  1. I have too much to do right now, I’m overwhelmed — so I do one tiny thing. I just start a task. I just move a project along in the smallest way. I just make a list. Something that takes a minute or two — I can do that!
  2. I’ve fallen off a habit I was trying to start, such as meditation or exercise … and it’s causing me to not want to even think about the habit. So I just do the smallest version of the habit — can I pause for a few moments and meditate right now? Can I do a few pushups? This gets the ball rolling, and now the habit doesn’t seem that difficult. I just keep starting again, in small ways.
  3. I’ve been putting off a project, and I feel pretty bad about it — so I just do one small thing with the project, and now I feel a lot better. All of a sudden, I can get the project moving with small movements, small victories.

Each of these examples is so simple, so tiny — and yet their impact is bigger than most people realize. The action is small, but the impact is huge. The victory might seem trifling, but it’s actually a profound shift.

What are you stalling on? What are you overwhelmed by? What can you take a tiny action on right now?

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Introducing Deed Counter: An App for Tracking Your Life Stats

There is an important principle you need to remember in managing your life: “What get measured, get managed.” It means that to get something managed, first you need to measure it. Only by measuring it can you get the facts to make informed decisions.

Deed Counter is an iOS app that helps you track your life stats. You can use it to count things in your life and store the stats for your future reference.

For instance, you can use it to track how many glasses of water you drink, how many push-ups you do, how many books you read, and so on. If you want to manage a certain area of your life and it can be counted, then you can use Deed Counter to do it.

Try it for free. If you like it, you can then upgrade the app to the full version.

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One Surprisingly Simple Rule that Will Make Your Goals Happen Faster

One Surprisingly Simple Rule that Will Make Your Goals Happen Faster

Like many people, Angel and I spent years struggling to make even the slightest bit of progress on the goals we had set for ourselves.

We started new workout programs with incredible optimism at least a couple dozen times.  We threw away all the junk food in our house more times than I can even remember.  We tried waking up earlier, meditating, reading more often, writing a book, getting out of debt, running a business, and more…

But, for the longest time, we failed on all fronts.

We’d get started with a new goal, and then we’d get derailed.

And boy did we feel horrible!

We often felt like losers … like no matter how hard we tried, our goals were out of reach!  And we’d berate ourselves constantly for not being stronger, smarter, and more disciplined.

But what Angel and I didn’t realize, until we started successfully achieving our goals a few years later, is that it was never a matter of us not having enough strength, intelligence, or discipline.  It was a matter of us focusing on our goals in an ineffective way.

In fact, believe it or not, we were actually focusing on our goals too much.

Yes, you read that right.  It sounds counterintuitive, but it’s the truth. (more…)

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3 Ways to Break Free From Your Shell and Make the Most Out of Life

Note: This post is written by Nicah Caramba

Oh no.

They’re inviting you to a group outing again.

Gulp.

“Uh…” You’re about to break a sweat from nervousness trying to come up with an excuse.

“My parents are coming over this weekend. I’ll go next time.”

But you never do.

You scroll through your Facebook and Instagram feed while you don’t realize your eyes are turning green with envy.

Oh man, everybody looks so happy.

You regret your decision, but not really.

You wouldn’t know what to do or say with all those people anyway.

But you know you’re missing out.

This isn’t the first time this has happened.

But you’re so sick of it.

It isn’t easy breaking away from something you’re used to.

As multiple opportunities for a better life reveal themselves, you know you have to take them.

You have to decide that right now, you will start breaking free from your shell and make the most out of the one life we are blessed to have.

Here are three ways to do so:

1. Stop Saying No

Unless you already had plans for that day, don’t hesitate to join the social activities your group is inviting you to!

Even if it’s something you have never done before (as long as it’s not deadly or illegal), do it for the experience.

You never know who you might meet, what might happen, and what new memories you could create.

The last time I traveled abroad (a few weeks ago), we went to Universal Studios Japan and there was a ride called Hollywood Dream.

I looked up and the riders were screaming as they approached the drop.

It was a rollercoaster.

There wouldn’t be any problem…if I wasn’t terrified of rollercoasters.

I’ve ridden roller coasters before that were faster and taller than Hollywood Dream, so I didn’t understand why I was terrified whenever I see one.

Fear of lack of control? Maybe.

But that day, I promised myself I wouldn’t ride it.

My younger sisters rode it first, and they said it’s the best they’ve ever ridden.

Not enough to convince me, I said.

So they dragged me.

They dragged me about three meters until I finally said that I would go.

And I’m glad they did.

Hollywood Dream might not be the most intense ride, but it had the right pattern of loops and sharp turns that I enjoyed.

Did you know that you could choose your own music too?

There were speakers on the headrest of each chair, and I chose the song “On Our Way” by The Royal Concept.

I will never perceive that song the same way again.

The Hollywood Dream Rollercoaster in Universal Studios Japan is my favorite ride as of today.

After that short ride, it made me rethink my life choices.

How many times did I pass up experiences like this because of fear that I created in my head?

Most of our fears are irrational and have no logical basis.

We need to stop saying no, and learn to say yes more often.

We might not know the twists, loops and turns, but we never come out the same.

Say yes right now.

It could make all the difference.

2. Put Yourself Out There

You don’t have to go out every day, but you need to break off your routine of hiding yourself from the world, where everything is happening.

Also, this doesn’t only mean literally going outside, but putting yourself in the spotlight and letting people know what you offer.

Want to tell your boss you have a brilliant idea for the new project launch?

Go for it.

Want to speak at a conference about your advocacy in life?

Go for it.

You heard about a newly established hiking club not so far from your area. Interested?

Just go for it!

While it might be similar to stop saying no, putting yourself out there comes from your own decisions.

Nobody has to ask you.

You plan it for yourself.

If you do this, the more in control you will feel in your life.

You will feel better for taking responsibility for whatever happens.

It’s time to hear the cracks of your shell breaking.

Practice putting yourself out there.

You have more than enough resources to find out what you can do.

3. Cherish the Connections You Make

So you’ve stopped saying no, started making decisions for yourself and put yourself out there. It’s most likely that you’ve created new friendships and cultivated the existing ones.

At the end of the day, what matters the most are our relationships.

To make the most out of life, we also have to value the people around us.

The impact of human connection is more powerful than we think.

So start keeping the healthy relationships that are born from your adventures.

The more you surround yourself with people who lift you up and have similar goals, the more you are going to succeed in life.

When you are at the same phase in life or going through the same circumstances with the closest people around you, it gives you the confidence to share about your own challenges and breakthroughs.

And the more you’re going to break out of your shell.

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These three ways might sound easy, but don’t take them lightly.

You will not transform if you do these only a few times.

They have to be done repeatedly.

Challenge yourself to do at least one of these a day.

Attend a co-worker’s farewell party.

Volunteer at a shelter.

Strike up a conversation with the barista you see regularly at the Starbucks you go to.

You never know what life might have in store for you.

It is through action that we can truly understand the essence of making the most out of life.

– About the Writer –

Nicah Caramba is an entrepreneur who is passionate about public speaking, travel and Japanese food. Aside from chasing the next adventure, she is constantly looking for ways to help people communicate their ideas better through her blog todayimchanging.com

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The Magic of Being Held By the World

By Leo Babauta

Right now, as you read this article, you are being held up by an invisible, magic web.

Consider the following, with gratitude in your heart:

You are reading an article written for you by me, sent across the Internet thanks to the work of thousands and thousands of engineers and power workers and workers in computer factories, using a computer device produced by thousands of people around the world.

You are alive because you ate food and drink produced and delivered and served by thousands of people. You have shelter built by thousands of people (when you consider the manufacturing process), powered by a power system where thousands of people work every day, with water coming to you produced by thousands of people, cable (or Internet) entertainment streamed to you that was produced by millions of people. Your furniture, clothes, appliances, car, roads, work buildings, city were all built by millions of people.

When you were born, you were incapable of living without the support of your family, who fed, clothed, sheltered you, changed your diapers, kept you alive every single day. They were supported by many others, and then you were educated by many more. You were raised by a village, no matter what your childhood was like.

Your entire existence has been supported by millions of people, for your whole life, including right now.

And it’s not just your physical existence: your thoughts have been influenced by writers, pundits, TV shows, films, music, educators, friends and family, the work you do with others, politicians and government, philosophers and religious figures, the environment you live in. What you think and who you are is not something you just invented, it has been created by everyone and everything around you.

You have been co-created by every other human being alive, by the entire world. And your actions have co-created those around you as well.

You are held up by an invisible, magic web of human lives and thought, of food and shelter and electricity and devices, of human creation and nature and the cosmos around you.

We co-create each other, every moment. And we take it all for granted.

The only reasonable response to this realization is gratitude. Applause. Joy.

We are all connected, and our actions matter. How can you co-create the world around you today? What loving action can you take right now, to care for others around you, to make their lives better? What can you do to appreciate and show gratitude for those who have supported you?

Fill your heart with love for those who have created you, and fill their lives with your love so you can create something amazing for them.

My 44 Training Program

I just wanted to remind you of my free training program, that you can still sign up for:

The 44 Training Program: Turning Uncertainty & Discomfort into Mindful Openness

Again, it lasts 44 days, is entirely free, comes with a dozen videos I’ve created for you, and is my gift to you.

It’s about training in mindfulness, uncertainty and discomfort to create joy, gratitude and openness in your life. I hope you check it out.

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Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
― Margaret Mead

Our children grow up so fast.  Before we know it they’re out there somewhere in the real world, and we’re left hoping that we’ve done enough to prepare them for everything they’ll encounter.  Angel and I talk to course students and coaching clients on a regular basis – mothers and fathers alike – who share these sentiments.  They worry about their children.  They wonder if they’ve done a good enough job parenting up to this point.  And Angel and I totally get it too.  Oftentimes we feel the same way.  We’re concerned about our son Mac’s well-being and education, and we discuss it frequently, just like most parents.

In fact, from what we’ve researched and studied, the well-being and education of their children is more important to most parents than just about anything else – health care, cost of living, public safety, and even their own well-being.  And believe it or not, most non-parents also say they’re concerned about the well-being and intellectual growth of society’s youth; this concern seems to cut cleanly across gender, ethnicity, age, income and political affiliation.  So the reality is, to a great extent, we all collectively care about our children.   And that’s a really beautiful thing when you think about it.

Anyway, I awoke this morning thinking about all of this – especially the miraculous, life-changing responsibility of parenthood – and two related thoughts immediately crossed my mind:

  • Whoa!  Time flies.  How in the world did Angel and I suddenly become parents to a little boy that’s running all over the place and asking questions about everything under the sun?
  • There are so many important truths I want to share with Mac … before he’s in high school with his friends and too cool to listen.  And before Angel and I go from “mommy and daddy who know best” to “mom and dad who couldn’t possibly understand.”

So I’m writing this post as a reminder to myself, and to all parents… (more…)

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Why Curiosity Is Important and How to Develop It

Are you curious about the world? Do you follow your curiosity?

A while back, there was a talk featuring Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Interestingly, when asked about an important trait they have, they both had the same answer. Their answer was curiosity. They both said that curiosity plays an important role in their success.

Why Curiosity Is Important

Why is that the case? Why is curiosity important?

They said that curiosity pushes them to keep exploring the world and updating their model of the world. The model then helps them make the right decisions that lead them to success.

To a much lesser extent, I can also attest to the power of curiosity. In my case, it usually leads me to new opportunities. I know that has been the case with many other people as well.

For instance, I was curious about computer programming when I was in high school. This led me to develop simple games and eventually have my own app business.

A few years after graduating from college, I was curious about blogging. This led me to start this website which eventually allowed me to leave my day job.

I often don’t know where my curiosity would lead me. I just follow it because it’s fun! But more often than not, it takes my life to the next level.

So there are at least three reasons why curiosity is important:

  1. It helps you make better decisions by updating your model of the world.
  2. It helps you find new opportunities.
  3. It makes your life exciting.

How to Develop Your Curiosity

Now, what should we do? How can we develop curiosity?

Here are some tips.

1. See the World as Full of Hidden Treasures

If you aren’t curious about the world, that’s probably because you think you have already found all the good things. You don’t think there are still interesting things that you haven’t found.

Curious people see the world differently, though. In their view, the world is full of hidden treasures yet to be found. There are exciting things out there that they haven’t discovered. This belief makes them eager to explore the world around them. They want to find the treasures. And they often do.

If your level of curiosity is low, instill this belief in you: “There are a lot of hidden treasures out there. I should go and find them!”

2. Avoid Labeling Something as Boring

People who aren’t curious often label something as boring. But curious people don’t. Instead of labeling something as boring, they wonder what hidden treasures may lie behind it. Even if they don’t dig into it right now (because there are many other interesting things at the moment), they keep the possibility open to come back to it.

Labeling something as boring is just the opposite of what curious people do.

3. Follow the Lead

When you become curious about something, don’t ignore it. Instead, follow your curiosity. Read articles on the topic, watch videos on YouTube, find books about it.

I often do this when I come across something that seems interesting. Without planning it before, I could spend a lot of time digging into it.

For instance, I came across an article about Jeff Bezos a while back. I ended up watching videos and reading articles about him and his business philosophy. It was unplanned, but it was exciting and gave me new insights.

4. Create Side Projects

If you want to really grasp something, it’s not enough just to consume information about it. You need to do something. A good way to apply that is creating side projects.

This website, for instance, started as a side project of mine. I was taking my master’s degree at the time, but I got interested in blogging and personal development, so I created this website. Now, more than ten years later, this website is still alive and well, and has taken my life to the next level!

Not all side projects would become successful, though. I also have side projects that didn’t go anywhere (such as this game). But that’s fine. I did it for the fun of it, so I don’t really lose anything. Plus, failure is an option.

5. Be Prepared to Change Direction

This might not happen often, but if your side project becomes successful, you might consider changing your life’s direction. This happened to me in 2009 when this website gave me enough income. I decided to leave my day job then and that’s a decision I never regret.

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What about you? How do you develop your curiosity? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

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