The mindset is the decisive factor of how far you will go in your lifetime. Money, fame, wealth, and fortune have nothing to do with how far you go. There are people with money who spend it wildly. There are famous people who have been arrested because they were caught using illegal drugs. The wealthy people had to become wealthy somehow. The people of good fortune could lose that fortune if everything went wrong. In fact, more lottery winners than you would think have ended up going bankrupt after winning the lotto.
The mindset is unquestionably the decisive factor of success. Having a powerful mindset allows those rags to riches stories to actually happen. Having a powerful mindset also allowed people to come up with new innovations, be persistent, and do remarkable things.
With the giant shift in technological advancements, it is important to question how much of an impact technology has on our mindsets. There are many people who are finding more opportunities because of the web. Some people are using the web to create businesses and build powerful social media presences at young ages (like me, but Houston Gunn, Jeet Banerjee, and many other teenagers are creating their own businesses as well). Other people are using technology to completely halt their progress. This comes in the form of a 5 hour YouTube video watching spree or something similar.
In addition, technology has made everything faster. I become very impatient when I see the five second ad on YouTube, and I know I am in the majority on this one. Technology has resulted in some people losing their patience. When a certain task takes a week to complete, one week seems like years. The people who are able to complete several tasks and stick with something for years are the people who looked at success stories. We all see the success story of the blogger who started with nothing a few years ago and now makes a solid $100,000 a month.
Technology has the power to dramatically strengthen or cripple the mindset. There is no in between. It is important to accept that technology has had a big impact on this world in several ways. Improved communication and organizing hundreds of documents on one computer are some of the ways that technology has had a big impact on the world. Technology has also had a big impact on our mindsets, and the people we become is dependent on how we look at and respond to the technology around us.