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90% of what separates successful people and failed people is time, effort, and stamina.
If somebody in your industry is more successful than you, it’s probably because he works harder at it than you do. Sure, maybe he’s more inherently talented, more adept at networking, but I don’t consider that an excuse. Over time, that advantage counts for less and less. This is why the world is full of highly talented, network-savvy, failed mediocrities.
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It just has to be yours. The more the idea is yours alone, the more freedom you have to do something really amazing.
"Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb. You may never reach the summit; for that you will be forgiven. But if you don’t make at least one serious attempt to get above the snow line, years later you will find yourself lying on your deathbed, and all...
You don't have to ignore all people, at all times, forever. No, other people’s feedback plays a very important role.
If your business plan depends on suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail. Most of the things are made slowly and with a lot of work.
The more original your idea is, the less good advice other people will be able to give you.
And not eveybody will have the same agenda as you: When your idea seems to be working, sometimes you’ll find all these people trying to join the team, trying to get a piece of the action.
If you were to start out writing for example (or maybe an online retail business) don't just quit your job in order to make this big, dramatic, event around it.
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