START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

3 Guidelines for Success

3 Guidelines for Success

1. To learn anything, you cannot be afraid to ask questions.

This fear no doubt harkens back to grade school, when other kids would poke fun at the kid who asked for clarification on something. Unfortunately, most people don’t grow out of it, fearing others will think them simple. The reality is, while everyone is an expert at something, no one can be an expert in everything. If you don’t ask, you won’t learn. Ask questions until you are satisfied you understand the answer. This may be the only opportunity you have to learn. Don’t miss out on the experience.

2. Ask God what you should be when you grow up.

When I was a child, I remember asking my mother, “What do you think I should be when I grow up?” She said, “That is not something I can tell you. Ask God. He made you, gave you the parents and talents he did, for a reason. Ask and keep asking Him.” That made sense to me. He would know what I was good at and what I liked. It seemed the most efficient way to find out.

Life certainly has its ups and downs for everyone. But thus far I have seen more, done more and met more interesting people than I could have hoped or dreamed. It has been an adventure. I don’t know what the future holds, but God does. Here is the best part: He is waiting to lead you down your own right path. All you have to do is ask and keep asking.

3. Persistence wins out over ignorance.

My philosopher grandmother taught me this life tip. I have always found great comfort in this. Not everything you want to do or learn will innately come easily to you. Too many give up too easily….Finish reading at InspireMeToday.com.

A physician and economist, Dr. Debra A. Smith has worked in clinical medicine, medical administration and insurance underwriting, and as a consultant in healthcare financing and public health for the World Bank and United Nations.

Related
Use This One Powerful Tool to Change Your Life
How To Become Your ‘Inner Child’
How to Move Away from Negativity & Toward Your Future
Introducing InspireMeToday.com

Read more: Spirit, Inspiration, , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

InspireMeToday.com

Gail Lynne Goodwin's InspireMeToday.com brings the world the best of the best inspiration from people like Sir Richard Branson, Jack Canfield, Debbie Ford and more. Each day we ask our Luminary to answer, "If you only had 500 words to share, what wisdom would you want to pass on to humanity? What have you learned that matters, and what doesn't?" We share their wisdom for FREE to help our community live an inspired life, each and every day!

52 comments

+ add your own
4:55AM PST on Nov 13, 2014

Thank you!

12:33PM PDT on Jun 21, 2014

Talk about nasty teachers. Every one has ONE that really shines in the stupidity area.

7:28PM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

make sure you're asking a loving, forgiving, kind, compassionate God

6:57PM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

Decent guidelines but could do without the "Ask God" part. Partly for the reason that not everyone is religious, but also, "ask and keep asking" - ?! - how about getting up off your a** and DOING?!

2:56AM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

Thank you :)

6:41AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

I would add (1) accept yourself completely (2) never let anyone else, no matter who they are, try to define you! You don't have to be defiant, but Be



I would add (1) Be True to Yourself (2) Never let anyone else, no matter who they are, define you.






1:53AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

ty

11:19AM PDT on Apr 6, 2014

ty

8:10AM PDT on Apr 6, 2014

1 and 3 only please!

1:06AM PDT on Apr 6, 2014

I remember being taught that the only stupid question is the one you do not ask!

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Thank you for making us more aware of the dangers during holidays for our pets that we might not alw…

Thanks

What a great video. Two best friends playing together. Thanks for sharing.

gracias

I am Chantal Andres from United states, i want to use this opportunity to thank the Great DR.Adodo f…

CONTACT THE EDITORS



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.