The Secret to Success Isn’t What You Think
Zat Rana

When most people think of success, they imagine something grand.

Success is grand. Success is driving my Ferrari 458. How I was able to get it, well, that’s just hard work unless I won Lotto.

many of the people that we label extraordinary don’t do things that are extraordinary. They do a lot of ordinary things right.

Not exactly true. You can train and train and maybe even train some more as an Olympic swimmer but if you don’t have the talent (potential), you can never be a Michael Phelps. Phelps, no doubt, trains very hard but he is also very gifted. Talent without work yields mediocre to good. Hard work without talent yield mediocre to good. But talent plus hard work yields greatness.

That 1% push will slowly turn into something far larger and greater.

It’s always a good idea to save for a rainy day. I do agree investing should be boring. There is an old saying that if you are having too much fun investing, you’re doing it wrong.

However, for most other things, I disagree that they have to be boring and mundane and that you have to plow through them like your life sucks. This is why its important to find something that you enjoy doing and make that your career — then none of it seems like “work”.

Take body builders, the serious ones go to the gym 6 days a weeks. For regular folks, that’s too much. Now I’m not sure how many ppl actually enjoy their time at the gym because I sure don’t but these guys love it whether genuinely or they are faking it, they can’t imagine doing anything else. Perhaps they trick themselves into loving it and its basically become a habit for them. Maybe that’s the key, make it a habit and then it won’t seem mundane and boring. And many will tell you, to be huge, it’s not enough to lift. You have visualize it. Dream big, lift big (work hard)— that’s the secret to success.

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