Only Read This If You Want To Be Successful
One things is for sure…
There is a TREMENDOUS amount of information available today. In fact, some say there is too much information out there. Not only that, there is a TREMENDOUS amount of misinformation.
That’s why it’s so important to learn to focus on what is important and completely ignore all the rest. This is nothing new. If you have ever heard of the “80-20 rule,” that’s basically what it is.
The 80-20 rule, or “Pareto’s Principle”, states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. That is, the majority of your successes will come for a minority of the things you do.
The rest is fodder that will be a complete waste of your time, at least when it comes to achieving success, however you define it.
That’s why the little piece of advice you are about to read is so important—it’s part of that 20%. Here’s that advice…
Ira Glass is an American public radio personality and the host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life. Here is what he said about the creative process that holds true for just about any success you want to have in your own life.
He said that everyone who gets into creative work does so because they have good taste. In the beginning, you start creating and it pretty much stinks.
Because you have good taste, you know what you are creating is not very good.
This is where most people quit.
Ira says that most of the people he knows who are very successful now went through YEARS creating stuff that was not that good. It did not have that “special” thing they wanted it to have.
This is normal. Everyone goes through this. The secret is to just keep going. To create a volume of work as fast as you can. Because the only way to get good—no matter who you are— is to work on things that improve your skills.
Nothing makes up for experience and actually putting the time in and doing the work. In other words, there are no short cuts. It all looks bleak to everyone in the beginning, but if you don’t give up and put in the work, then you too will make it!
Dr. David Warwick
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