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Want to Become the Best at What You Do? Read This
It doesn't matter how good your strategy is, if you're not skilled at what you do, that strategy won't take you very far. As Jason Fried and DHH have said: "Many amateur golfers think they need expensive clubs. But it's the swing that matters, not the club.

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Jim Rohn

"Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune." 

Jim Rohn

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Work On Yourself

Work On Yourself

Your work is a reflection of you. If you want something different: improve yourself.

If you're not getting the results you're looking for, stop looking for better strategies. Instead, look inside. Try to continuously improve yourself, by expanding your vision, skills, and abilities.

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Put Yourself In Difficult Situations

Put Yourself In Difficult Situations

You need to put yourself into positions that create immense pressure. The kind of pressure that will either make or break you. 

This is how you purge out your weakness and small-mindedness. It won't be pretty. But it will change you.

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Don't Copy Other People

Don't Copy Other People

If you're following someone else's tracks, where do you think those tracks will lead you? To your own destination or to theirs?

If you don't know who you are, you'll always try to be someone else. And thus, you'll never be the best. Your work will always be a cheap imitation. It will lack the feeling that produced the work or the idea.

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Stay In Love With The Process

Stay In Love With The Process

When you are in love with the process, you seek feedback, mentoring, and coaching , even when you're at the top of your game.

You surround yourself with people who aren't afraid to tell you the truth. You avoid people who suck-up and only tell you what they think you want to hear. 

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Never Forget Why You're Doing This

Never Forget Why You're Doing This

Don't throw your value-systems out the door in hopes of quick success.

The moment you start compromising, you won't stop compromising.

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Become very good at living each day

Momentum is created or destroyed every day with the first few decisions you make.

If you learn to master your day, you’ll learn how to master your weeks, months, years, and life.

The things your brain needs in order to thrive

  1. Nutrition: Quality of food you put into your body matters.

  2. Oxygen: The amount of oxygen your brain gets determines how well it functions.

  3. Information: If the brain isn’t firing, it’s not wiring, and this ages it.

  4. Love: The brain thrives on physical touch and emotional connection.

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Loneliness

It isn’t defined by the number of people in your life; instead, it’s the distance between what you want out of your relationships and what you’re getting.

So it’s absolutely possible t...

Make small talk

Have quick, non-threatening conversations throughout the day: make small talk with your barista, the cashier at the grocery store, anyone you encounter who seems receptive.

Think of them as stretching a muscle: not the same as a full workout, but beneficial nonetheless. When you’re lonely, you go inward, and just stretching that little bit can kick-start a process that helps you feel better.

Find a state of flow

Do something you find totally engaging, to the point you lose track of time.

That activity doesn’t have to be mentally engaging or intellectually rigorous. Maybe it’s reading, running, or cleaning. If you’re truly immersed in what you’re doing, no matter what it is, you won’t have the mental space to be consumed by loneliness.

Doing what you love is complicated

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Bounds

Keep in mind this question: How much are you supposed to enjoy what you do? If you underestimate your answer, you'll tend to stop searching too early.

Liking your work does not mean doing what makes you happiest in this second, but what will make you most satisfied over a more extended period, like a week or a month. Your work should be your favorite thing to do. It should be something you admire.

What you should not do

  • Don't worry about the opinion of anyone beyond your friends.
  • Don't worry about prestige. Prestige is the opinion of the rest of the world. If you do anything well enough, you'll make it prestigious.
  • Don't be led astray by money, especially when money is combined with prestige.

A test of whether you love what you do is if you would do it even if you weren't paid for it. (Even if you had to work at another job to make a living.)