Being successful isn’t an easy task, that’s why most people are not successful. After reading Josh Linkner’s article “You Lost It: 7 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back,” on Forbes, I thought it might make for an interesting blog post.
In the article, Linkner offers 7 ways to change up how you are currently doing things in order to bring some peace and increased productivity to a stagnant life, namely:
- Change Your View
- Change Your Attitude
- Change Your Patterns
- Change Your Priorities
- Change Your Mentor
- Change Your Friends
- Change Your Thoughts
Now, I can see where he’s going with some of these, but his mention of changing friends is a bit unrealistic. I mean, we have friends for a reason. I may not have scores of extremely successful businessmen or lawyers for friends, but I keep company with good, hard-working people who make an honest living. I’m not going to abandon them because I want to better myself. I kind of think that akin to “throwing the baby out with the bathwater” mentality.
His advise for changing mentors, though, is sound. Mister Miyagi ended up being a good mentor for the Karate Kid–better than the karate school jerk.