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A handful of people who have gotten extraordinarily lucky make it seem like success may be easy for anyone.
Success isn't a cakewalk and requires sacrifices, crazy hours, and pain. Success is filled with disappointment and setbacks along the journey.
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Genius level work is often done alone. Deep, creative work requires 'flow' and that is best achieved when you have no one around them to distract the train of thought and the creative sparks that arise in a quiet state.
Truly working 40 hours in a week is rare because just completing your work hours doesn't amount to real work. 40 hours of great work output can come from 60 or more hours of 'regular' work.
Work can also take many different forms, and is not confined to the working that is 'visible'....
Focus on what you are great at, and what you want to do for the rest of your life, as time is a limited resource, and you cannot be great at everything. Attain mastery by focusing on one thing and utilizing your time well, instead of being distracted with multiple options.
"Work Hard" is one of the oldest pieces of advice for success. According to the author Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to attain mastery.
Doing anything worthwhile requires hard work, becoming great at it requires an obsession. Plus,
Discover something you love to do, that you’re good at doing, and that you can get compensated for.
When work becomes play, it doesn't stress us out and doesn't seem to exhaust us. Work that is fun for us, becomes great work. Joyful, meaningful work is one of the keys to being success...
Massive Success means being the absolute best of your domain. There are three ways one can be massively successful:
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Life has shaped us to do our jobs in a weird, almost comical way.
We are entangled to our jobs, and keep doing it way after our office hours, not because we are scared to lose our job, but because we are so identified with it, and so engulfed in our work that it has becom...
Even if we are going to a better place, leaving a current job that you have worked hard on can be upsetting. This is because:
You have so many things going on, that it is hard to concentrate on any one of them, and so you get less productive. The trick is to get yourself back in the sweet spot of the curve where you are working at your peak.
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