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If you want to follow your dreams, you have to say no to all the alternatives

If you want to follow your dreams, you have to say no to all the alternatives
131k shares Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Our brains behave like a beachball filled with bees. Hundreds of conflicting impulses, pushing us in different directions. People never want to do one thing. We want to do all the things. We simultaneously want to exercise and to learn Spanish and to go out for pizza. And so usually, that ball is going nowhere. This is how most people live their lives. Let’s fix that. The curse of the ‘great idea’ Imagine if 20 years ago you were a genius who had the idea of starting up Google, and Amazon, and Facebook. It’s not enough to have great ideas. This is why a committee of smart people is called an “idiot”. How people achieve the impossible Imagine an insanely ambitious goal for yourself. If you absolutely had to do that – if your life and the lives of everybody you cared about depended upon it – how would you? You’d simply drop everything else. Monomaniacal focus on a single goal is perhaps the ultimate success stratagem. How to tame the swarm

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