Identify and set your goals
In order for you to succeed, you must first identify the goals that you want in life. Setting goals for yourself gives you a sense of focus and provides you the direction on what steps you need to make.
Your journey might be hard, long, and complicated but by having goals, you can track your progress and take control of your life.
It is the norm that we should start learning from an early age through formal education at school and get good grades. But, this is not always the case.
In the real world, the topics you've learned from school can be beneficial but sometimes, you must think of other practical ways to apply in a certain situation. Often, real lessons can be learned through experience and failures.
Lifelong learning is important and you should still enjoy the moment. Love the work that you do, and live with your passion. Always be on the lookout for ways to learn new things, whether by formal schooling or different workshops about a topic of interest.
Cultivating gratitude allows you to be more mindful and appreciative of the small victories and good things in your life. With this attitude, you get to enjoy your journey just as much as you will enjoy your destination.
Keep a gratitude journal that you can write on periodically - daily, even. And in the toughest of times and when the path seems to be rough and rugged, read back from your journal entries to inspire you to keep going.