A wealthy person in someone who has a wealth of time available. With enough time we can do anything. We no time, we can do nothing.
After a decade spent observing human behavior I’ve noticed some patterns that have led to a surprisingly simple theory of mine: The sources of our greatest problems are two fold: One, a lack of information and two, perhaps most importantly, a plethora of wrong information. Accordingly, we can divide the majority of the population into two camps:
It’s not sexy. It’s not glamorous. And it’s not fun so it’s often cut from the narrative.
But behind every success story is a arduous journey of preparation, of mistake-making, of embarrassment, and of pain — a side of the glamorous end result we seldom hear about or see.
Apart from the rare exceptions (that, for better or worse, also get the most exposure), one’s true passion in life is most often preceded by a passion to do excellent work.
And it all begins, somewhat ironically, with an often self-initiated passion to become passionate about giving your all.
Both the hammer and the nail appear on the job site, but one is at the mercy of the other. One is hammering and one is getting hammered. Technically speaking, this isn’t always negative. After all, nails are needed to build structures — but nails are rarely Mavericks. Why? …
At the crazed pace we live today, sometimes the hardest place to be is where you are. We constantly and easily drift mentally or worse, emotionally.
The world is better only because some people are willing to follow through and execute an idea they believe in.
“For entrepreneurs, finished is an F-word,” say Ben and Reid. “Great companies are always evolving. Finished ought to be an F-word for all of us. We are all works in progress. Each day presents an opportunity to learn more, do more, be more, grow more in our lives and careers. You will need to adapt and evolve forever — that’s permanent beta.”
Innovation and progress requires testing the rules and assumptions that most people believe are inescapable and unchangeable. And in the process, new perspectives often present new approaches that change the way the rules effect our lives.
For instance, we all know gravity is a very real thing. But while many people thought this meant it would be impossible for humans to fly, there were some Mavericks who decided to challenge that ‘rule.’
Contrary to popular belief, ambitious individuals trying to make a name for themselves don’t suffer from a lack of resources. They suffer mainly from obscurity. And by definition, obscurity always increases at the norm. Why? Because “common” literally means widespread – it’s the peak of the bell curve; the home of the majority.
Life can be tough — there’s no doubt about it. Sometimes the seas are rough and the emotional baggage becomes increasingly heavy.
But it’s not brute strength we need to stay afloat, it’s a buoyant disposition — an inherent inclination to look for the best, remain lighthearted, and laugh when possible.
We’re all familiar with gravity, but we don’t often anticipate life’s responsibilities and challenges to develop their own gravity as well.