You might not like the answer to this question and this answer isn’t set in stone, but it is predictive. You want to know, “how to know if you will be successful?” Well, let me ask you something. What do you spend your time doing when you are absolutely free to choose what to do? Did you get that? What do you do on your free time? Let’s get into some details.
A great predictor of success is what you spend your time off doing. Take a step back and analyze what you actually spend your “free time” doing. (By the way, in my book, there is no free time. Time is your life. Spend it wisely.) Are you trying to figure out ways to make more money? How you can make your money work for you? Are you reading to learn how to develop your business even more or learning how to climb the Corporate Ladder? Or do you not have any time off because you are out doing BusinessAllDay?! (See what I did there?) If you said yes to any of the previous questions then odds are, you will be successful.
But if you said no to ALL of them, then you my friend need to evaluate what you really want out of life. Look, it’s not that you WON’T be successful. I believe everyone and anyone can be successful. I just stand by the idea that success takes work and commitment. Something you aren’t providing if you spend your days sitting in front of a television or playing games. UNLESS that is how you want to become successful. (Example: Movie Critic or Professional Gamer) Which there is nothing wrong with that. If that is you, listen up anyways.
You need to put in the work to get what you want out of life. Stay committed to your goals. At times, you don’t just have goals for yourself. Maybe it’s for your current family or even the family you want to have one day. You NEED to spend your time wisely, especially if you’re young. Learn everything and take the risk now that you can recover from it a bit more easily. There will always be jobs out there. But opportunities come and go. If you see one and you want it, then take it. If it didn’t work, try again. Just make sure you are doing something to actually reach your goals. That’s one of the ways you can know if you will be successful. In the end, only you know.