A Hard-hitting Fact on Achievement

“It’s lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world 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 time- and energy-consuming… The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals.” – Tim Ferriss in The 4-Hour Work Week

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  1. I often find myself in the pioitson of not taking risks. Why? Well first of all because it’s terrifies me. Second of all because even if I’m a miserable situation I know my situation, making something to change that will generate another situation, maybe even miserable that the one I’m currently in. So, I often prefer to stay and be unhappy.It’s like a disease being afraid of happiness, being afraid of making a few changes in your life. I resign myself to live a mediocre life because I’m afraid! There, I’ve said it! But a month ago, something happened. I don’t know what…a click maybe and my brain said:” Come on, you silly girl take a chance! Start a new project!” So I did. And it’s going great…I mean I’m at the beginning of things and there’s nothing much to say, but it’s nice to feel happy after all those uncertain times. I’m not sure that it will be a success, but I’ll keep on trying, for it makes me happy.So I was afraid and I still am (a little bit ) but I try not to think about that. I’m trying to focus on the good stuff and visualize how my life will be with this project in it.So, taking risks? Maybe the world “risk” is the one which scares us. It’s pretty scary, if you think about it. But if we are not happy with a situation a change is needed and we must do it. Maybe it will work, maybe it won’t, but at least at the end you can say:”Hey, I’ve tried”.

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