No One Really Wants to Tell You How to Be Successful

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Hold on there, cowboy

At this point, you’re probably in demand of an explaination. Maybe you’ve written a success article. Maybe you recently read one.

Who knows

The reason no one really wants to tell you how to be successful?

Even so

If someone were to sit down and attempt to write out how they did it, it would be 47 minute read on Medium… and it would be convoluted as hell. It wouldn’t make the slightest bit of sense.

Butt ugly

The idea of graciously uncovering “how to make it” is incredibly appealing. This is the day and age we live in; one of instant gratification. (I think many writers understand this.)

Another reason no one really wants to tell you how to be successful: It’s not pretty.

It’s not a story of certainty.

A key for every lock

If you wish to unlock your potential and step through the door of success, using someone else’s keys won’t get you in. It’s your door. It’s entirely unique to you, both inside and out.

The word ‘success’ is highly subjective. Your definition of success is different from mine, his, hers, theirs — everyone’s.

That being said, it’s bizarre to read an article by someone else and follow it in your own life. There’s a minuscule chance what worked for them will translate and work perfectly for you.

Got a better idea?

As a matter of fact, I do. Instead of feeding you routine outlines, personality traits to develop, and other cliche remedies for success, I’ve got this bit of advice:

Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.

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