What are good rules for success in life — the rules that motivated and focused students follow to do well in school and beyond?
Don’t get me wrong. Success isn’t mainly about achievement. It’s about purpose, meaning, and contribution.
Most people think the secret to success lies in setting goals.
At the beginning of every new year, we say we’ll study harder, exercise daily, read more, go to sleep by 9pm…
But then life happens.
School assignments. Chores. Responsibilities. Family commitments. Our well-meaning resolutions slip down our list of priorities until soon, they’ve disappeared.
After all, studies show that 80% of people experience this.
Sure, setting the right goals — whether they’re academic goals or other types of goals — is important. But what you really need for a meaningful and purpose-driven life is a list of rules to live by.
Let’s explore why it’s crucial to have fewer goals and more rules. I’ll also share my top 15 tips for success and explain how to create rules that work for you.