I have just finished reading the book and I have learnt so many life lessons.
These lessons that I have learnt will help me grow and improve my quality of life as it helped me see a different perspective in life.
I have become more motivated and encouraged to do things that I want to do and I have the confidence to not only aspire but to work hard on my goal to have a successful blog.
My ultimate goal is to have a successful blog that helps people by helping grow and become the best person they can be.
I want to help people who are struggling by giving them financial advice, studying advice and other beneficial tips.
As a result of my goal, I’ve been trying to be more active by posting at least twice a week. Enough about me. Let’s talk about the book “Screw it, let’s do it” by Richard Branson.
For those of you who don’t know who he is, he is a British billionaire and founded Virgin Ltd.
In this book, he tells his readers what happened throughout his life from his first business, Student Magazine to how he formed a very successful, billionaire business, Virgin.
As you read each chapter of the book, you learn more and more about how these life lesson has helped him be who he is now.
We understand that successful people like him struggled and experienced some tough times, but because of how motivated and determined they were, they were able to reach their goal and be who they are today.
Just Do it!
Do things you want to do, don’t make excuses. Find ways to say yes and find ways that make you say “yes, I can do it”.
If you don’t seize the opportunity now, you may not see that opportunity again.
If you have a goal but you are not doing anything to achieve it, then you are wasting your time.
You need to take action and do something to help you achieve your goal. Don’t worry about what other people think.
It doesn’t matter if they doubt your abilities because the only thing that matters is if you believe in yourself and your abilities to conquer your goal.
For example, when Richard Branson was fifteen years old, although he was still in school, he started “Student” Magazine.
He still started it when some people didn’t believe he could do it because he was too young and inexperienced. That didn’t stop him because soon after, “Student” magazine became very successful.
Always try to have fun. You should do something that you love not because it will give you more money.
If you do something that you do enjoy and work hard, the money will come through.
“If you are working on something that you care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs
If you are doing something that you love to do and you are passionate about it, you will find it a lot easier to become successful.
Why? Because you will be motivated and determined every day to do well in something you enjoy.
You will not see it as something that you have to do, but something that you want to do. You will be happier with your work rather than miserable.
A statement that I always go by is when you are not having fun anymore, move on and look for something else.
For me, I had been playing tennis for 8 years, but after a while it just became unenjoyable and I wasn’t playing as good as I used to.
As I wasn’t having fun anymore, I stopped and now I am happier. I am now doing athletics and blogging more often.
If you want to succeed in something, sometimes you have to take risks. It has to be risks that you know you can do and believe that you can do.
Many people that do not take risks tend to stay in the safe zone, but staying in the safe zone is not going to take you anywhere.
This is because you are just back to square one.
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
You have to be bold to succeed and achieve your goal, meaning you may have to take risks.
Aim high and always challenge yourself. When you challenge yourself, you are more motivated and determined.
Challenging ourselves causes us to think more and find ways to achieve our goals.
Also, challenges are quite fun because you would find yourself feeling a sense of relief and excitement when you are getting closer and closer to your goal.
Although it may be difficult at times, through motivation and hard work, you will be able to surpass those hard times.
“Success doesn’t just find you. You have to go out and get it.” – Unknown.
Don’t just wait for something to happen you have to make it happen.
Through that, you will face challenges and tough times that will make you want to give up. But you have to be strong and motivated.
Just remember this quote: “we may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou.
Stand on your own feet
You can’t rely on others to help you succeed. They can guide you and give you ideas, but it is you and only you that can help you reach your goal.
This means that you to be decisive, so you can’t rely on others to help you decide.
You have to make decisions and make it quick before you lose the opportunity.
You have to work hard and go through the challenges and tough times yourselves.
Through this, you will be stronger because you will be able to learn from your mistakes. Remember to chase your dreams and not give up.
Live the moment
Love your life and live your life to the fullest. Do not have any regrets and enjoy the moment.
You should do things you enjoy and create happy memories for yourself. This could be by travelling.
Travelling is one of the best ways to live your life and enjoy yourself.
Travelling has helped me learn about other cultures and see new places that I’ve never seen before or only on pictures. It’s such a great experience!
I encourage you to relax and have fun from time to time.
However, you need to have a balance between working hard to achieve your goal and simply just having fun.
Value your friends & family
Family is important because they are ones that raised you and guided you. Close friends are also like family.
You have to stand on your own feet but there is nothing wrong with having your friends and family guide you towards the right path.
Make sure the friends you have are your true friends who want to see you succeed.
Always be polite and respectful.
Being respectful to others makes a good impression, which could make a significant difference.
You will become more likeable and it overall gives you a good reputation.
Do some good
Always be mindful on how fortunate you are compared to others.
As a result of that, you should try to help the needy and less fortunate.
Helping others makes a difference and motivates you to want to do something to change the world.
This can be by donating your services to your community or charities.
This allows you to explore your generosity and kindness to others and yourself, which is very admirable.