Ten Changes That Will Get You To The Next Level in Life And Career

Upgrading your life often takes doing somethings differently than you’re used to

Victor Mong
7 min readMar 25


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Life is a game of inches. The tiniest step, the smallest shift, can have rippling effects that create massive change in our lives.

Upgrading your life, i.e., going past where you are at the moment, requires doing things differently than you’re used to.

This is because if you keep doing things the way you’ve always done them, you’ll keep getting the same results over and over.

Here are some tiny upgrades to consider.

Letting your circumstances define you

Most of us can’t move forward to higher accomplishments because we’re haunted by the mistakes and failures of the past.

We let our failures determine our worth or limit our potential. We think that because we failed before, we’re unlikely to succeed again. As a result, we’re always hesitant to take a risk or try something new.

The truth is you can’t let your past failures define you if you want to advance in life or go beyond your current level of success.

You have to reprogram your mind to recognize that failure is inevitable. Accept that just because you’ve failed in the past doesn’t make you a failure or mean you’re incapable of success in the future.

You must be willing to accept new challenges, take risks, and leap toward new possibilities no matter the mistakes or failures you’ve had in the past.

Invest in self-education

Your life only changes according to your level of knowledge. You make more progress in the areas where you’re more knowledgeable about what works and what doesn’t.

“I did then what I knew how to do,” Maya Angelou rightly noted. Now that I know better, I do better.”

When you know more about a specific area of your life, you’ll be able to make better decisions, solve problems, and pursue new opportunities in that area. This is true regardless of your profession.



Victor Mong

15x Top Writer // I research and write science-based advice on life, productivity & health // info.victormong@gmail.com