DO YOU WANT 2017 TO BE SUCCESSFUL? MAKE SURE YOU DO THESE 3 THINGS
No one achieves any huge success or happiness without a lot of help from others. So do what you need to to get that support. Join trade groups or groups at work, go to networking events and network, call on your best friends to help you through tough times. Make sure you have what Capland calls "extreme support"--the certainty that whatever comes your way, there are others who will have your back. Capland herself has what she calls her "board of girlfriends"--many of them relationships that go back for decades--that she can call on for advice, comfort, and whatever else she needs when pursuing a big opportunity or facing down a crisis.
It may seem counterintuitive, but working ever harder and ever longer hours won't get you where you want to go. Think about the most successful people you know. Yes, they work hard--very hard. But they're not staying in the office till late into the night several nights a week. They don't throw away their family relationships in pursuit of one more customer or one more opportunity. Working ridiculous hours will damage your relationships and your health, so don't do it.
The highest-achieving people understand that most things don't go as planned, and only rarely will events unfold exactly the way you want them to. So when the inevitable happens and something goes wrong, or you encounter a setback, don't let it discourage you from continuing toward your goal. "When you put an address into your GPS for a long trip, you may have detours along the way," Capland explains. "You don't say to yourself, 'I'm not there yet, I must be off course.' You stay on the route until you arrive."