The 1 Habit To Apply If You Want To Get More Out Of Your Life

2. Adding value to people

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
ILLUMINATION
Published in
9 min readSep 5, 2020

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For most of my life, I have been a great consumer. If there was something that I could get with little or no effort, you can be sure that I would show up.

I recall my engineering studies. The teacher will draw a rectangular box and write the word “system” on it. At the left, an entering arrow is preceded by the word “Input.” An arrow will come from the box, pointing to “Output” on the right-hand side.

She explains that a system takes in some inputs, processes them, and outputs them differently so that the output differs from the input.

She was explaining the magic equation of quality performance for a great system:

Output = Input + black magic

This equation applies to smartphones, movies, music, books, exercise, etc.

This also applies to people that we love to have in our lives, inspiring leaders, artists, mentors, authors, athletes, and much more.

This also applies to one specific person: us. We love that feeling of learning a new skill, overcoming an obstacle in our life, achieving things we thought we could not, being the leader in our field of expertise, and much more.

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Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
ILLUMINATION

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