Business, Personal Development

One thing you need to succeed in anything

Successful and happy people have something that unsuccessful and unhappy people don’t have and I’m not talking here about a special talent that they’re born with or anything like that. I’m talking here about something that is available to everybody and it is not in limited supply, is relatively cheap to acquire and can significantly change anybody’s life for the better. The thing I’m talking about here is the knowledge. So if you want to be successful in something or have a happy and fulfilling life, but you have been struggling so far, there is a solution for you.

You were a blank canvas when you were born

You need to realise one thing; when you were born you were a blank canvas. The belief that people are born with certain knowledge, talents or skills is a myth. The sooner you acknowledge this the better. Who you are today is a mix of what you’ve experienced and learnt throughout your life.

"Schools prepare to the world that doesn’t exist"

I heard this sentence about 30 years ago and I think it is still very true today. I’ve spent 20 years in public education, and at the end of this 20 year period I thought „now is the time to really start learning about what is important in life”. Yes, a school gives you a basic knowledge and skills but by no means it prepares for many situations and challenges that we face in life.

What is the solution?

The solution is to take responsibility for your own education.

How you can do it?

Read books. There are millions of books on any topic. Go to a library, bookshop or buy books online.

Internet. You can find any information on any topic quickly these days on the internet and learn anything you want for free or for an affordable price.

Get around successful people in the area that you want to be good at. You become the average of the people that you spend most of your time with. If most of your friends struggle with money you will struggle too. Why? Because you will acquire their habits of not making enough or spending too much and their philosophy of life. So if you get around successful people or people better than you in your area, you will become better very quickly, because you will learn from them and acquire their habits and their philosophy of life.

Go to a webinar, a course, or training. It will help you to stay up to date and meet other people in the area that you want to master and learn from them.

Never stop learning

If you want to succeed in a particular area, never stop learning about this topic. It doesn’t matter what it is you want to be good at. Whether this is your career or your relationship, marriage or simply happiness in life. Yes, you can also learn how to be happy and how to have a happy relationship; you’re not born with this knowledge!


If you’re struggling with something in your life at the moment, finances, relationship, career or something else, the reason for that is probably the lack of knowledge in this area. So don’t sit around and wait. Grab a book, go to a seminar, find successful people and learn from them. Learn as much as you can on the topic and sooner or later you will start to see results. Just remember to be patient, persistent and don’t give up until you succeed.