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Absolute Success vs. Relative Success

The absolute view is more global. What explains the difference between a wealthy person born in America and someone born into extreme poverty?

The relative view is more local. What explains the difference in results between you and everyone who went to the same school or grew up in the same neighborhood?

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MORE IDEAS FROM Absolute Success is Luck. Relative Success is Hard Work.

Hard Work Vs Good Fortune

Luck is often a combination of the right connections, the right timing, and many other influences that cannot be predicted. Hard work typically gets better results than you would with less effort.

Luck matters more in an absolute sense and hard work matters more in a relative sense. Absolute success is luck. Relative success is choices and habits.

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You can increase your good luck by taking action.

The person that works hard, pursues opportunities and tries more things is more likely to stumble across a lucky chance than the person who waits with the hope that an opportunity will come to him.

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You can only control the slope of your success, not your initial position.

Regardless of where you start, your habits are putting you in a path to success. Your good luck requires hard work if you want to sustain your success.

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Preventing Reactions
  • Am I reacting? Simply asking yourself that question can ground you and give you a quick mental break to perhaps choose differently.
  • You react when you think you don’t have any other option. When you realize that you always have choices, you can remember to consider them and the consequences they bring before moving forward.
  • Always consider the context – what is happening and how the next step will best serve you, the organization and everyone involved.

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