Has it become a sin to want to be successful? Does trying to make it in the business world mean that you're a selfish, greedy person? Is rich a four-letter word? Within certain religious communities, I hear complaints about career advice or any advice for that matter believing that it attempts to replace their faith in God. People like this live in a very black & white world where their beliefs cannot coexist with other teachings.
Yet, who said that giving advice means you're trying to replace God? No, advice is sold separately my friends. Advice is a way to learn from the past and become better. Yet, some people in this world can’t make it in the business world and so they blame others or say that things are simply out of their control. While a great deal of life IS out of our control, there are indeed certain teachings or methodologies that we can learn to make us better in business.
This is called having no excuses and getting real with what it is that holds you back. Now, what holds you back may in fact be your current environment or your lack of confidence or maybe even your unwillingness to look in the mirror. Life is going to be unfair darling, but it is up to you whether or not you will let this unfairness define you or not.
Should you feel that working towards success is not the path in life for you, you should direct your attention elsewhere. Yet, if it is - if the thought of building a business or obtaining financial freedom does strike your fancy - you must be able to learn from others who’ve come before you.
So, instead of getting annoyed with another self-help article, maybe you should instead learn from it. Of course, in life, you must pick and choose what content you consume. Not everything out there will be Helpful. Lots of it will be BS.
If God is the center point of your life, that is outstanding. Yet, do not fail to realize that you can learn from career advice without making it your “God.” You can strive for success without making it your everything. You can become rich without being evil. All of these things can coexist, my friends. Keep hustling towards your dreams and remain a good person. You don’t owe anyone any apologies for being ambitious. They’ll only want to be you later.