by Todd Sivers
Success, however you define it, is simply a matter of knowing the right things to do and doing those things. Two factors determine success, nothing more.
SUCCESS=Knowing what to do + Doing it.
People who experience moderate levels of success often work very, very hard for it. And so they focus on the 'do it' part of the equation. They don't know how to achieve tremendous success, but they know that action has provided the success they have enjoyed, so they try to do more. Often they push themselves to exhaustion and burnout in the process, and greater success still eludes them.
Some people who succeed moderately look to those less successful and apply the same thinking. Since hard work got them what they have, or where they are, people who have less or need some help must just be lazy.
And since hard work doesn't usually seem to bridge the gap between moderate success and much greater success, it is easy for moderately successful people to conclude that tremendously successful people are simply lucky. And so some of those in the middle class financially consider people with less financial success to be generally lazy, while people with more are generally lucky.
People who struggle to experience any significant level of success look to the middle and upper financial classes through the same lens. To someone walking, a Toyota is the same as a Lexus. So many tend to see all people who are more successful financially as lucky. Those people have all the luck. It must be nice.
But people who have created their own tremendous financial success see things differently.
To many of them, people who haven't managed to make as much money don't typically seem lazy. And people who have managed to make more don't seem lucky.
People who have managed to consistently earn in the top 1 –2 % of the world know that the formula for success I just shared is flawed. It isn't exactly wrong, it just isn't exactly right. Here's a more accurate formula for success...
SUCCESS=(Knowing what to do x infinity) + Doing it.
Knowing what to do is practically infinitely more valuable than hard work. Because if you don't know what to do, how can you possibly do it? No matter how hard you work, if you don't know what to do, you will not succeed.
But don't overlook the significance of the last part of the equation. Hard work still matters a whole lot.
Knowledge alone is not powerful at all, I don't care what School House Rocky told you. The application of knowledge is where the power is. And application means work.
If you knew how to make a million dollars a year, why would you work hard all year for 100 grand? You wouldn't. You'd do the things that pay you more, and pay someone else to do the things that cost less to get done.
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