Ryan’s Recipe For Success (10 Lessons)
As I was writing out all the things I’m grateful for this morning, which is part of my morning routine, I came across a couple massive lessons. I was reflecting about how lucky I am to have met the girl of my dreams on a volunteer trip to Africa (of all places), and then have her randomly get a job only a few hours drive away from me and move there a week after returning home from Africa. Meant to be? I think so. Anyways, I was going over how I got to this point in my life and how little ol’ me became so fortunate to have had this happen.
I began making a list of these lessons, so that I could print out my lovely list and put on my wall for inspiration (another of my nerdy little habits), but I just kept going, and decided I might as well share it as well. Maybe someone will learn something from my list (lists are the greatest, by the way), and maybe someone has something so impactful to them that they would like to share their lesson with me
Ryan’s Recipe for Success:
- Authenticity – Be who I am and do what I want to do
- Integrity – Walk the talk. Know what I believe, and live it
- Patience – Solutions, teachers, and the “right outcomes” will appear when I’m ready for them
- Discipline – Stay strong, persist through the tough times and temptations
- Faith – Trust that I’m always in the right place at the right time, and that everything happens for a reason
- Accountability – I create my own reality. If I don’t like it, I have to change it
- Awareness – Be present. Pay attention to my thoughts and feelings, as well as people, events, and my surroundings
- Mental Fortitude – Don’t be mentally lazy and simply react to situations or people with anger etc. Take the next mental step, consider what my ultimate desired outcome is, and act to achieve that, even, and especially, if it hurts my ego. Ignore the nay-sayers (which, unfortunately, is too many people), and DO WHAT I NEED TO DO.
- Play – Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never get out alive (Van Wilder)
- Make It Positive – With any given situation I am in, ask myself “how can I make this work to my advantage? What can I learn from this/how can I grow from this/how can I challenge myself here?”
Thoughts, friends? What am I missing here, for surely I am missing something .