Trying to be the best 

Trying to be the best at one thing isn’t the smartest path to success. Instead, you should put your effort into mastering a combination of skills.

Realistically speaking, there will always be someone working harder. There will always be someone with greater genetic gifts, or more luck, or both.

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In discovering your own skill stack, consider the combination of skills. You want them to be related in some way, but not too similar.

The best skills to choose are those that don’t tend to go together but complement each other well.

It’s easier and more effective to be in the top 10% in several different skills — your “stack” — than it is to be in the top 1% in any one skill. 

Skill stacking is the strategy of combining several normal skills to create a combination of abilities, that will make you extraordinarily valuable.

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Learning to Learn

Learning new skills increases your motivation, makes you more adaptable, relatable, interesting and helps you get better jobs and earn more money.

And today, learning anything new isn’t as hard as it used to be. Start by understanding  how your brain truly works.

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Mastery doesn't equal success

"Success wise, you’re better off being good at two complementary skills than being excellent at one." - Scott Adams

Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success. You don’t need to become the best in the world to be successful. All you need is a valuable skillset to achieve that level of career success.

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One of the best ways to build a new habit is to identify a current habit you already do each day and then stack your new behavior on top - habit stacking.

Habit stacking is a special form of an implementation intention. Rather than pairing your new habit with a particular time and location, you pair it with a current habit.

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