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Lesson #1.2 Define What’s A Win For YOU (1:30 mins)

The word “success” gets thrown around a lot. You hear it in conversation, you see it in movies and TV shows, and you read about it in books and magazines. But what does it really mean? And more importantly, what does it mean to you?

Far too often, people define success based on what society tells them it should be.

Especially in college, where the easy way to define winning is getting an A or passing a class, or maybe even graduating.

But when it comes to money, things are a lot more gray or …. ahem … personal.

Winning with money means having PSF – Peace, Security, and Freedom.
But that could mean a lot of things to different people.

It could mean being a billionaire, being able to afford the luxuries you want, retiring your parents, following your dream to do mission work etc.

If you don’t define what winning is for you, then you could already be winning right now and just not realize it or you could be on a path that all your sacrifice and hustling won’t even get you to a win at all.

So how do you go about defining your trophy? Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you define a win for yourself.

  • When you think about your happiest moment as a kid, what were you doing? who were you with and why was it happy?
  • if I could wave a magic wand and fix all your problems, what would your life look like?
  • Let’s pretend that you have all the money necessary to pay all your bills and save money to meet your goals. What does your life look like? What do you do for a living? What do you do on your downtime?

Michaelangelo once said ‘The sculpture is already complete within the marble block before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” and it’s the same with your definition of winning.

Your definition of winning is already within you. But as you get older and wiser you start removing the superfluous versions of it until the clear unadulterated definition is left

Be open to being delighted by your money transformation.

Again, at the end of the day, success means different things to different people—and there’s nothing wrong with that!

The most important thing is that you take the time to figure out what your ‘trophy’ looks like for you specifically. Once you do that, you can start working toward achieving it—on your own term