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What Are You Working Towards? Because You Better Know

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Purpose, not passion

There is a famous saying that translates: "One jumps into the fray and then figures it out."

Usually, some version of this strategy is that people don't take the time to spot their landing, nor do they think about what they're jumping off.

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The passion-driven mindset can be contrasted with an alternative: a poise-like discipline and a sense of purpose.

The key is to know what you're actually working towards. Ask yourself what your strategy is.

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Few people take the time to find out what is possible or have the courage to probe themselves. It's unpleasant, and they'd instead figure it out as they go.

  • They network but don't know what kind of contacts would be helpful.
  • They want to write a book, but don'...

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You have to take the time to ask the big questions:

  • What is your big goal?
  • Why is it your goal?
  • How will you get there?
  • Why do you think it is the path to your goal?

Hard things in life are not achieved through simple effort. It's ...

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