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”.
Understanding the “art of the transition” is the key. It’s not beginning, work hard, success, end. It’s taking each thing, moving it into the next, repeat, success.
A single book can unlock an idea, start a business, generate a change, seal a life decision, open you to a new perspective, prepare you for some unknown adversity that lies around a curve in the road.
Avis and I were talking about Simon and Josh’s not speaking to each other. I wondered aloud why people who care about each other should cause each other such pain. “It’s usually people who care about you who cause you pain,” Justin put in – and I felt he was talking about him and me, not Simon and Josh.
“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.
Oprah didn’t know she’d become the poster woman for self-improvement and success, she was just trying to do a job. You don’t need to know what you’re doing to still do something extraordinary.
1. It’s about productivity, nothing personal When you work as closely together as many of us do, things can get stressful (even heated).
Fitting in is a failure. Not standing out is the same as being invisible.
Make a plan and execute on it. Stay focused and don’t get distracted along the way.