Nobody grows by flattery. No one benefits from chasing down a flawed dream they are not suited for or can’t properly defend.
The people you underestimate usually end up becoming super successful in the same way that the “cool kids” end up becoming complacent.
Instead of worrying though, I’ve created my own version of “making it”.
Daymond refused to let the opinions of others veer him off his path. He worked hard, stuck to his uncool job while he pursued his passion. And made it work.
Cheryl Strayed wrote for years before having a bestselling book. She knew the important thing was writing every day.
Every day I’d take a random habit that I knew was good (see the attached 20) and I’d try to improve it a little. Just “1%”.
Detach from the things you cannot control, and focus on the ones you can, and know that sometimes, the only thing you will be able to control is your attitude towards something.
The people who are super productive are not necessarily the most disciplined, they are the most interested in what they’re doing.
Be inspired by the people who truly changed the world for the better, and learn lessons from the writers and thinkers who have deeply studied the topics and personalities and problems of the past.
Making money is easier than most people think—knowing why and what for, and not being driven in the wrong direction to get it? Much harder.