“We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river, those same experiences, and those yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become. None of us are the same as we were yesterday, nor will be tomorrow” - B.J Neblett
Everything we do in life, everything we experience, it all adds up. It all adds to who we become, we are the sum total of all our experiences, and this isn't just the situations were in, our experiences are everything, the music we listen to, the videos we watch, the people we look up to, the way we talk, the way we think, the way we act, everything you can imagine will shape and mold you in some kind of way.
And that’s why these little things are such an important part of making your dream a reality
If your experiences are ones of negativity, doubt, you listen to sad and depressing music, you watch sad movies, being surrounded by loser friends who have no ambition and sit around doing nothing all day how can possibly expect to have motivation and desire to do something with your life, when everything on your mind is negative
To achieve your dreams, you need to be a person of steadfastness, persistence, drive, ambition, excellence, you need to have a total confidence in yourself and an unreal work ethic
And so to become this person, your experiences need to match up with this as much as possible
You need to listen to music, where people talk about hustling, dream chasing, grinding, stuff that motivates you and fuels you, you need to watch videos that talk about what you need to do to chase the dream, that talk about how to achieve your goals, you need to read books that motivate and inspire you. You need to be surrounded by people who are like minded and push you to be the best version of you, that you can be
All of these positive experiences will just strengthen the characteristics of a successful person, and slowly but surely they will become ingrained in your identity, and the stronger your identity, the stronger your chances of winning.