There have always been two ingredients for every positive return in my life.

Every single thing that’s been worthwhile for me has had these two factors. My travel adventures, marketable skills, education, relationships, luck, crazy experiences, monetary gains – all of them.

And those two things are risk and commitment.

Risk is understanding that your commitment might not pan out and having the guts to go there anyway.

Commitment is understanding that 2 weeks of effort isn’t enough; it’s a 6 to 12-month minimum.

There are other ingredients in the pot, but these two have been essential for me.