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Just do it.

Close your eyes, envision what you want, and just do whatever it takes to get there. Everybody can talk, give reasons why they’re not doing something, why their dream can only remain a dream. very few people are actually committed to laying down the foundations, going through the risk and the embarrassment of getting there.

People will chat shit. People always chat shit. As soon as they realise your doing something that can set you apart from everybody else, they will chat shit. They will generate reasons why you can’t do something. They will do everything in their power to make sure you can’t do something they’re not willing to do.

But we push past this. We say our dreams are too important for somebody else sorrow. If somebody ain’t supporting you, or giving you reasons to stop, they’re not worthy or worrying about. For somebody to take up some of your time, they should be worthy of it. They should be supporting you, treating you like you’re the person you’re trying to be, they will have no doubt you will smash through whatever is stopping you.

Too many people focus on what they haven’t done, and why they can’t do it, nobody is focusing on how they can do it.

As Nike (named after the greek goddess of victory) says, “Just do it.”.

It could threaten everything you’ve built up, everything you’ve succumb to, but if its what you gotta do to get to where you want to be, you gotta just do it. Jump for it. Run after it. Fucking search the entire world for it. Just don’t give in, especially after reaching the first hurdle (which is always the hardest one).

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The Average Joes Life.

37.5-40 Hours.

This is the average workweek

Just as some quick math to put things into perspective before I begin:

Say you live to the age of 80.

  • That means in your life, you will spend:
  • 26 years sleeping.
  • 7 years trying to sleep
  • 13 years working
  • 11 years looking into a screen
  • 4.5 years eating.
We've Broken Down Your Entire Life Into Years Spent Doing
After seeing this shit, you should be worried.

So lets turn this into the fucking hustlers life dreaming big.

They will cut out all the bullshit. Making every second as efficient as possible. lets take Elon Musk for example. He works 80-100 hours a week. That means he’s able to do 2-3x as much as the average person does in a year. Which will fucking add up so much.

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What did you enjoy doing as a child?

What did you most enjoy doing as a child? Do you get those feelings now?

A good career should be anchored around adult versions of the best childhood hobbies and sensations. When we are a kid we don’t think about the boundaries of adulthood, we don’t think about the degrees needed to enter a certain field, or the money needed to take up a certain sport, we don’t worry at all, we just do what we enjoy, and cry about what we don’t.

So, what did you enjoy doing as a child? This should be a good indicator on what you should be thinking about doing. Now obviously this applies to your situation. For example when I was younger I used to love swimming, I swam 5-6 times a week. Then it got really boring for me, so I don’t swim any more. This doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy swimming no more, I fucking love going for a swim, but I just don’t enjoy the repetitive lengths every night.

But say you used to love doing something as a kid, it could be playing with trains, planes, cars, cooking, pretending to be a doctor, literally anything, but then it faded away as you became an adult. Maybe your heart sits with these things. Maybe every time you see a plane go past you can call what it is, or wish you were flying it.

Think of what you liked to do as a kid, now think of if your heart still sits with that, because a lot of the time it does.

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What impairs your decisions?

What often impairs your decision-making process? Is it lack of confidence? Desire to please? overexcitement?

Our brains are faulty walnuts. Get ready to discover that major decisions will manifest lots of errors; get to know your characteristic ones and take compensatory steps. Be very suspicious of how you reach important conclusions.

Say you have a big decision coming up, what can you predict yourself doing that might mess up this decision? Are you really gullible? Do yo jump at the first idea/ negotiation? These are all things that once you acknowledge yourself doing, you can help yourself by avoiding them.

When the decision comes up, you can mentally list these things to make sure they don’t cloud the decision at stake.

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Education is life

When most people read the word education, they also see the word school. This is not unusual as the most common housing of education, is in school. But I’m not on about this type of education. Im on about the type of education that gets your heart pumping when you hear the topic, that you can feel inside your body and mind because your so passionate/curious about such topic.

The process of giving or receiving systematic instruction, especially in school or university

– Education

But I see it to mean more than this

Why education isn’t preparing you for life

Education isn’t preparing you for life. It is life itself. You have to go out and experience things to get any meaningful education. Most people who go to university for 3-4 years, will more than likely be learning stuff 3-4 years behind their industry. On top of this, the stuff they learn at uni, they have a very low chance of actually using it in future careers, theres even a low chance of using their degree.

The education system currently is corrupt and generally just fucked. Now a lot of people say this but with no good reason. How can something some widely used, be so shit? It’s dimming people down. Young people, with not much experience in life, and a TONNE of hormones, made to go through quite possibly the most stress ridden time of their life.

School tells you what you can and can’t do in life, what you can and can’t amount to. But with the native shift from intrinsic motivation to extrinsic motivation, there is a massive issue with schools. I believe we as species are driven by the unknown, endowed with the innate desire to learn. However in education, the intrinsic motivation to learn quickly shifts into the extrinsic desire to obtain good grades. Because of this students do minimum work required to get their grades. If they don’t get their grades needed, society will see them as outcast unless they can further prove themselves on their own.

Curiosity is killed.

So what education is good?

Wherever your heart and gut tells you to go. I know from personal experience my parents always told me whatever I was interested in would be a fad. And they might not have been wrong, but this didn’t get rid of my adamancy to try things out anyway and learn for myself. At an early age you need to try to experience as much as possible, and even in an older age, experimenting will help you find what means the world to you.

So go outside and experience shit, travel the world searching for it, communicate to everybody and try to keep a positive mindset whilst doing it all.

Actions to take away

Think about what your current passion is, or if you don’t have one, think about what excites you, and write down way that you could potentially get. better at it or be introduced to it.

For example, say I am fascinated by architecture, but never had the exposure to it. I might research some of the best architecture firms in England and write to them all asking if I can work for them for free. Exposing myself to that environment.

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Why it’s not all about talent

Talent has been seen for a long time, as the winning factor for a lot of world renound artists, atheletes, musicians, chess grandmasters etc. But a lot of research has been done to go against this, to show that hard work, a lot of the time, trumps talent by miles.

So, what does talent mean?

Natural aptitude or skill

(Aptitude meaning a natural ability)

Why is talent not the dogs bollocks

A chess grand master has learnt to remember thousands upon thousands of combinations in chess, with a technique called chunking (which I will get onto in a minute). A table tennis world champion can react to a smash in two-hundredths of a second, with a tennis player reacting to a serve in four-hundredths of a second. Now a lot of people think these reflexes, or ability to remember mass information/sequences are talent, but this can be argued with some pretty heavy evidence.

Some experiment that was done in the late 20th century carried out to find out how long it took to become world-class. The answer was 10,000 hours. Say you do 2 hours a day every day of the year, thats 13 and a half years. So we will round this to 15 years as the chances of exercising this every day of the year is unlikely.

Now read these letters once, slowly, then look away and try to remember them.

HVMPQBSYFHULOGG

The chances are you managed to remember between 5-7 letters. Now a scientist and an ordinary man set out to remember as many as they can. The man started out remembering 5-7 numbers just like me and you. But after 300 hours of training himself with a technique called chunking, he managed to remember 80 numbers. Then his friend tried it and managed to remember 120 numbers. Now this isn’t raw talent that got him to remember all of these letters, it was pure practice and hard work in a strategic manor.

What is chunking?

Chunking means to divide something into chunks. Now people who remember long sequences of letters or numbers use this method. For example, the man in the previous example who managed to remember 80 numbers, would remember the numbers in chunks, related to times of running. For example 2 10 05, 2:10.5 is a very good time for a marathon, and this is how he remembered the numbers, showing his previous love for running lead to him gaining this skill, no talent involved. People who have to remember long sequences of letters might imagine a house, and try to make small words out of letters to turn into items around a house, then visualise themselves walking around the house.

Now back to chess grandmasters, chess grandmasters practice for an average of 25 years to amount to their level, and will predict up to 15 moves ahead of their current one. They aren’t born with this skill to predict how people will move. They will visualise groups of chess pieces in certain places and remember that sequence being used in previous chess matches.

So this goes to show that anything not related to physical attributes (like a basket ballers height, or a road cyclists lungs) can produce a better outcome when pure graft is used and practiced for a long time.

This also goes to show that people who want quick gains aren’t in the winning aisle. These people who get to the world-class area, who practice for 10+ years to get to where they want to be, are the winners, in it for the long run to become the very best. So for the people who think they can become the best in their industry in a year, or join the olympics by next summer with no practice, have another thing coming. Because the competition is VERY hard as people are finding new techniques to practice and get better.

Do not rush things, you need to have experiences and learn from failure. Get your long term plan together, with short term milestones to get there, and get your fucking head down, determined to get to where you NEED to be to keep your own sanity. And if this isn’t your situation, then your goal, is not the goal of your heart and you should keep looking.

Actions to make immediately

Think of what you want to be the best at, weather your currently doing it or not (this could be a sport like football, or a business owner of a technology company) and find the best person in the world at it (for football this might be Ronaldo, and the technology company might be Elon Musk). Then do 10 minutes to an hour of revision on them. How they got started, what their routines look like, what their secretes are etc. And I bet 9/10 of them will have been born with nothing to help them, and they built it all themselves.