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At times it might seem like success is living up to your parents'expectation or winning someone's approval. And this is perfectly normal, we all want to look great in the eyes of the people around us.
However, while accomplishing these two things is fantastic, one has to remember that at the end of the day it is you who decides if you are successful or not. Whatever floats your boat is what you should do. Just because someone doesn't think that thing you have accomplished isn't that big of deal doesn't mean that it actually isn't.
2. You don't have to wait for the final and definite version of your plan to start.
You get an idea. You don't act on it because you don't have a plan. You let it sit for some time. After a while, you start making a plan. Then you get busy with something else and still don't want to act on your idea because your plan isn't done.
I get it, plans are important. But even the most thought out plans don't go how you want them. Therefore, stop postponing it. You probably already have a vague idea of how you want to do it so go into it and trust that you will know which road to take when two roads diverge. The sooner you start, the sooner you'll get there.
3. Failure isn't necessarily bad.
Although we have been through this numerous times before, I feel like it is something that needs to be reiterated. Don't be afraid of failure. The most successful of the entrepreneurs have failed and repeatedly said that it was the failures that taught them the most important lessons.