Don’t start a business unless it’s an obsession.
If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.
~ Mark Cuban
My team and I have conducted multiples hundreds of interviews over the last two years primarily with entrepreneurs, as well as people from all walks of life.
One of the questions we ask them to share is their number one pain point in life and business.
The overwhelming response is a “lack of purpose” or some derivation thereof. The lack of possessing some sense of why we’re here and what we’re really here to do.
This is epidemic; and it’s evidenced in the tremendous lack of fulfillment in the world.
The greatest battle you’ll ever fight is the battle to be unique. It’s a battle in which the entire world will marshal it’s every force against you; and the battle never ends.
One of the greatest lies we’ve been conditioned to believe is that the “well-rounded” person is the most happy and successful person.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Look, whether you’re consciously aware of it or not, you’re hard wired to mastery and greatness.
Deep down inside you long to be great. You long to do something of significance in the world. To make your own unique dent in the universe.
True success goes to those who are obsessed.
‘Well-rounded’ is for the cult of mediocrity.
“Well-rounded” is for the cult of mediocrity. These are the Jack/Jane of all trades and master of none.
How many times have you heard the old adage about the “structure of insanity?”
Doing the same old things expecting to get different results.
Sometimes maybe, but certainly not always; and sometimes it’s just the exact opposite!
If you’re doing things you should not be doing.
If you’re pursuing dreams and goals that you should not be pursuing.
Then yes, take an authentic reality wake-up pill.
In other words, if you’re doing things you think can make you money,
Or things that you think are sexy and cool,
Or things to get attention from the world,
Or things that you think can bring you fame and fortune,
Or any other socially conditioned values, then you should be quitting that insanity and quitting fast! <strategic quitting>
If anything is worth doing it’s worth being great at it. If there’s no chance you’re going to be great, then please don’t waste your life and time.
A woodpecker is super clear on what he’s going after; he’s committed; and he’s willing to persist and persevere until he gets it.
A woodpecker is a warrior of will.
You see, if a woodpecker were like most in today’s world he would peck one time on 10,000 trees. I mean after all he doesn’t want to be “insane” doing the same old things, right?
A woodpecker pecks 10,000 times on the same tree until he gets his meal.
Any time I’ve observed someone accomplishing something magnificent, they’ve been a monomaniac on a mission. A single-minded person with a passion.
~ Peter Drucker
What’s your Magnificent Obsession?
What’s the one thing you absolutely must accomplish prior to exiting this life?
You see the true warrior has come to terms with his own mortality; and therefore understanding time is short, he has not one minute to waste in the accomplishment of his outcome.
The true warrior has come to terms with his own mortality;
and therefore understanding that time is short,
he has not one minute to waste in the accomplishment of his outcome.
Napoleon aptly stated, “I see only the goal. All else must give way.”
What’s your significant dent to make in this life, this world and the universe?
What’s your Magnificent Obsession?
Do you know?
I see only the goal. All else must give way.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Stay Awake, Love Life, and Be Epic!