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Inspiration is Overrated | Scott H Young

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How success happens

There are two prevailing ideas about how success happens:

  1. A challenge presents itself. You rise to the occasion, follow your inspiration that sparks a process and leads to victory.
  2. You start a business, grow it steadily, and consistently reap the benefits.

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It is not the mechanism for getting results. Progress is often dull and invisible and moving along eventually results in success.

Inspiration is simple because it gives a surge of motivation to overcome obstacles. But systems that help us...

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Inspiration vs systems is an oversimplification because motivation is often part of the system.

  • Motivation can help us over challenging goals.
  • Many goals are really external motivators that motivate us inconsistently.

If we can view mot...

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Instead of major inspiration that leads to action, it's the subtle systems that give results over time.

When we understand this, the attitude we need is curiosity, not just bravery. Success is primarily the result of careful design...

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