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If You Want Uncommon Clarity, Ask Yourself Uncommonly Specific Questions

The Clearest Path

Make sure the path you follow is taking you in the right direction.

Ask yourself specific and uncommonly questions. Ask about your work, your relationships, where your life is heading.

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"Do what you love”...

...  is career advice that’s easy to give, but  hard to follow, because we can’t always accurately predict what kind of job we’ll love until we’re actually doing it. Or maybe ...

Questions to help you choose the right career
  • What can I do better than others? Think about what you're really good at, and how you could use the skills where you have an edge in order to get results.
  • What problems do I want to solve? This question is productive because it helps you identify your values and the issues you care about, without confining you to a narrow role.
  • How do I want to be known? What you do for a living often informs other people’s impressions of you—as well as your own self-image. For example, if you want people to think you’re a helpful, trustworthy, caring person, you might want to consider a job in a classic “helping” field, like being a kindergarten teacher.
Tim Ferriss

“The hard choices—what we most fear doing, asking, saying—these are very often exactly what we most need to do.”

Tim Ferriss
What's Holding You Down

Some people allow fears to keep them stuck in their situations. Fear has the ability to keep you stuck and control your mindset.

You can silence it by stating this fear out loud and becoming familiar with the worst-case scenario.

Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk

“You Don’ t need permission to chase your dreams. Go execute.”

Why most people end on the path to mediocrity
  • They are not willing to fail;
  • They don't see value in learning and self-education;
  • They don’t think they have what it takes ...
Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss
It’s lonely at the top. 99% of people are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for ‘realistic’ goals, paradoxically making them the most competitive.”
Most people hate failure...
...because for them,  if they suck at something, it means they suck. But this is the path to mediocrity: If they aren’t willing to fail, they aren’t able to learn.