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How to Cut Your Road to Success in Half and Achieve Your Goals Years Before Anyone Else

How to have an old person’s wisdom in a young person’s body

“It’s absurd that we would prioritize the hottest new device, the cool car, or trendy toy over owning that which makes us feel the most engaged and most alive.”

In every part of life, there is a conventional path and an unconventional path. Most people choose the traditional, familiar path — even if it takes years and years of unnecessary struggle. As Sir Robert Brault once wrote, “We are kept from our goal not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.” You follow the path that is the most clear, even if that path is the long way.

There is No Such Thing as Time Management

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You Can Absolutely Use Your Youth as an Excuse. But You Don’t Need To.

  • You can choose to be a young person known for her wisdom and planning.
  • You can choose to be that 20-something that makes people think, “Wow. This guy has his sh*t together.”

Stop Playing By Everyone’s Rules — They Don’t Apply To You

  • Get a good job at a good company.
  • Get a good mid-sized sedan, used if possible.
  • Keep your head down for a few years until that promotion comes. Don’t rock the boat.
  • Stay here for years. Then we’ll talk.

“Would you be as successful if you followed all the rules and always behaved and never took chances? No, you’d be just like everyone else, scared about failing and worried about being liked.” -Tim Grover

The rules don’t apply to you. You can be as successful as you want, as fast as you want.

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If You Want Rapid Improvement, Prepare for Some Mean Criticism

The World’s Most Successful People Kept Knocking After Everyone Else Stopped

In Conclusion

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