Decide Exactly What You Want

KNOWING WHAT you want is the starting point of personal progress and career success. You can have almost anything you want in life, but first you have to decide what it is.

H. L. Hunt, the oil billionaire and founder of more than 200 companies, was once asked on television what he thought to be the secret of success. He replied, “Success is simple. First, decide exactly what it is that you want in life. Most people never do this. Second, determine the price that you are going to have to pay to achieve it, and then resolve to pay that price.”

Clarity Is Essential

In deciding exactly what you want, start with your values. What is it that you believe in and care about? You will only be successful on the outside if ...

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