As I grow older (almost 26) [editor’s note: Maddie is now 26], I start to think about what makes certain individuals more successful than others. Why does one person have an incredibly successful business while his competitor is struggling to make ends meet?

I had a really great conversation with a friend about his business and without him telling me directly, I realized the biggest reason for his success. He had a vision and he didn’t settle for less in order to create it. He created his vision with the most successful version in mind and the end product being exactly what he wants. He never once sold himself short or doubted himself in the process…(continue reading).