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One Question To Determine If You Will Be Successful…


Everyone wants to be successful.  And why not?  Potential fame, fortune, and the freedom to buy what you want.  Sounds like the good life to me.  There are many ways to be successful, but there is only one question you need to ask yourself if you want to know if you will be successful…What do I do in my spare time?  There are only two real answers to this question…

I Waste My Spare Time

This is the most common answer to the question out there, though most won’t admit it.  The majority of people waste their spare time.  How you may ask?  Many people binge-watch Netflix.  Others spend hours on end playing video games.  And how about the hours of watching YouTube???  How many videos of funny cats can a person watch?  Then there are some who decide to sleep five more hours than they need to.  And you know what all that sleep does?  It makes you sleepier.  What a waste.  All of these are a waste of your time and are diminishing your chances of being successful.

I Use My Spare Time

People who are successful always use their spare time.  Typically, successful people are NOT binge-watching Netflix.  They are not wasting hours playing video games.  And they surely are not sleeping five more hours than necessary.   Many successful people wake up early and are chasing their success.  They are taking time to read and expand their knowledge.  They are, however, watching YouTube.  But they are watching videos where they are learning something to grow as a person or professional.  Even Netflix can be used to watch documentaries of success from which someone can learn.

All Work And No Play

It is true that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”  And that is not what I’m saying you should do.  Of course you should take some time to enjoy yourself.  There is nothing wrong with watching some Netflix for fun, or even YouTube for that matter.  And who doesn’t like to sleep in some times?  The problem comes in when these things become a habit and are how you spend the majority of your time.  You have to know how much time to invest in different things if you want to be successful.  

Personally, I like the 5and2Guy way.  Monday 5:30am to Friday at 5:30pm is success focused.  I do my best to do all the positive things to be successful.  That doesn’t mean I don’t watch any shows with my family at night.  I do actually, but it is only for a couple hours, not six.  And I don’t play any video games.  They are so addicting that I choose to just stay away.  It’s not a bad approach and works very well for me.

The Takeaway

If you really want to know if you are going to be successful, you have to ask yourself how you spend your spare time.  If you spend the majority of your spare time consuming things that will not help you grow, then don’t be surprised when you don’t grow.  It’s okay if that is what you want to do with your life.  But if you want to be successful, it is time to take a hard look at all the wasted time and how that time could be best used to build your future.  And the best time to start is right now!!!

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