Measuring success is difficult.
But more often than not, it’s not whether we succeed or fail, it’s how we measure our success.
As humans (and overachievers), we often set up too high expectations for ourselves.
If our questions dictate our motives, our identify dictates our actions.
Our high “ideals” for success leads to:
(1) High Burnout Rate
(2) Low Motivation
Here’s the thing…
You NEED small milestones to start a feedback loop
The outrageous statement of “$100k per month” without any traction won’t get to you to where you want to go - and in fact, just make you feel like a bump.
Instead, shoot for a more reasonable $500 per month. Once you reach that milestone you get an IMMEDIATE dopamine effect leading you to be able to push for another $500 in that month.
The final component of success driving is the question you pose yourself.
This is what a simple change in a question can do:
“How do I lose weight”
-> “How do I maintain a healthy lifestyle
"How do I get rich”
-> “How do I provide value”
“How do I meet famous people”
-> “What can I give them in return for their time”
Questions make up the foundation of your “success ideals” so be sure to craft them accordingly.