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3 Irrational Beliefs that made me rich
I will win because I'll run out of ways to lose.
Most people try to avoid losing. I'm more into losing intelligently.
To lose intelligently:
Little to no harm is suffered.
You gain an experience equal to or greater than the result you didn't get.
You lose forward. Meaning you still make progress toward your goal. The product might be a dud, but the manufacturer you found is a stud.
Every major player in business loses far more often than they win. So don't fight the current... accelerate it.
Until I can outsmart you I WILL outwork you.
Hard work should only be a short-term solution. It doesn't scale well. But it's great at the start because it's an easy strategy: bang your head against the wall until it falls over. Enter leverage - the headache of hard work will demand you find a better way.
The best way to write one good article is to first write one hundred bad articles. Until you can say it in ten words, say it in a thousand.
Most limit themselves to one or the other - either they brute force the lock open or they spend ten years in lock picking school. I start out working hard and then pick up smart along the way. Then, hard work becomes optional.
I can squeeze 20 years of experience into 5.
Being world class is simple - devote yourself to the pursuit of excellence in one single thing over a long time horizon.
Most people struggle with this, starting and stopping, which is why it ends up taking decades to achieve mastery.
I assume I can get there sooner and as a result, I automatically filter that which matters vs what doesn't. When you add urgency to it, it's like a magic trick. You find yourself in situations that force feed the necessary experiences to accelerate your wisdom.
The goal of information is to compel action, which creates experience, where wisdom is won. Which experience do you need to have right now that can 4x your growth?