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Want To Achieve 100x Faster & Bigger Results? It’s Possible, and There’s No Competition.

“It’s lonely at the top,” wrote #1 NYT best-selling author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss. 99% of people 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 competitive.”

A while back, I read an article by Derek Sivers that would change my life forever. After reading it, I felt like Neo from The Matrix, where I could see limitless potential in my life where there was none before. The core of the article is 6 simple words:

If you keep reading, you’re going to learn how to accomplish results literally 100x bigger and faster than ever before, working the same amount as before. I’ve seen it happen in my own life. The only difference is, this time, you’ll be working far smarter than 99% of people in the world.

Let’s get started.

The Standard Pace is For Chumps

For every worthy endeavor — graduating from college, writing a book, creating a business, losing weight — there is a traditional path, and an insanely faster alternative path that delivers 100x results.

All you have to know is where to look.

There are 2 ways of thinking for most things. The first is traditional, which means things like:

  • Go to college for 4 years
  • Exercise 2x/week
  • Work your way up the corporate ladder

Then there’s alternative thinking. Things like:

  • Learn a foreign language in 3 months or less
  • Write a 50,000+ word novel in 30 days
  • Build a multi-million dollar business in 6 months

Before you go on, there’s one thing you need to absolutely understand:


It’s lonely at the top. Most people don’t believe they’re capable of truly extraordinary results. They opt for what they know — the traditional path.

There’s huge opportunity here for you — that is, if you decide to embrace non-traditional thinking.

Right now, the possibilities of success are more abundant than ever before. There’s enormous room for trial an error. In his book The Pocket Guide to Action, Kyle Eschenroeder stated simply: “With the lowered cost of trying things, it means the value of listening to doubters is at an historic low. They don’t know what’s possible.” (emphasis mine).

Traditionalists simply don’t understand the magnitude of what’s possible. Making money online is easier and simpler than ever. Old ways of thinking are being more outdated and unviable than ever. Frankly, most people simply don’t understand how possible things are now.

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Here’s a personal example. A while back, I wrote an article about how to quickly master a new skill. I proposed that mastery only takes as long as you want it to take.

A reader had an interesting comment, one that reveals key beliefs about the majority:

Total bullshit.

But I shouldn’t be surprised, Medium is chock full of it.

I want to master the cello by next weekend.

I want to master origami by tomorrow.

I want to be a master carpenter by the end of the month.

I want to master genetic engineering by the summer.

I want to master chess by noon.

I want to master powerlifting by the end of this article.

I am FULLY COMMITTED to all these pursuits of mastery!!!

I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Thanks for making my short list one shorter.

While it looks like I lost a reader there, his comment is very telling.

Of course, you probably can’t learn a complex skill like chess or origami overnight. But you could certainly learn it much faster than the average person. Just increase the intensity and length of your focus. Remember — the standard pace is for chumps. You can go as fast as you want.

The “standard pace” is the agreed-upon speed at which anyone — no matter how lazy, slow, or unmotivated — should measure their progress. For instance:

  • College takes 4 years to complete, regardless of how fast you’re going.
  • Employees get an annual raise once per year, regardless of performance.
  • The “average” accepted calorie consumption is numbered at 2000 calories a day, regardless of genetics/height/age.

According to my (ex)reader there, proposing you could finish 10x faster is “total bullshit.”

Except it’s not. And every day, there’s more research to confirm it.

How To Learn Anything 100x Faster

Tim Ferriss is an uber-successful entrepreneur and writer. He decided to try and learn new skills as fast as he could, just to see if it’d work. In his book The 4-Hour Workweek, Ferriss described various accomplishments based on his learning:

  • He became a championship kickboxer in a few short months.
  • He became an award-winning tango dance in a few short months.
  • He became highly proficient in poker in a few short months.
  • He became an outstanding swimmer (he had previously been afraid of water).

There are far more examples. Ferriss has embraced a system of true alternative thinking — ultralearning — and has mastered countless complex skills in a matter of months which might take the “average” person literally decades.

In his words:

When you finally let go of traditional thinking, you’ll realize just how much faster you can go. Scott Young, author of Ultralearning, described how he was able to finish the complete curriculum of a 4-year degree from MIT in just 12 months. Every year, thousands of new authors successful write a 50,000+ word novel in just 30 days in the worldwide phenomenon National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

There are no limits. Your results might not happen overnight — but they can probably happen in a few months or weeks.

How to Unlearn Limiting Mindsets and Enable Hyper-Learning

“Take into account that you have been educated with restrictions. Be aware of this so that you don’t underestimate the possibilities.” -Grant Cardone

Most people are not the best version of themselves right now. Not even close.

They are dragged down by mindsets defined primarily by limits — how smart they are, how far they can go, how hard they can work, how successful they can be. Most of these limits are pretty low.

Most people are living far below their potential, fighting for scraps with the other 99%. They’re more concerned with politics and “beating the other guy” than actually achieving personal success.

The power of these limiting mindsets comes from how long they’ve been in use. Most people had limits impressed upon them from an early age, which they mistakenly began to believe was the true deciding factor for what they could and could not do.

If you want to reach new heights, break new records, and become the best version of yourself, you must unlearn these negative mindsets.

The world trains you to operate at substandard levels.

Traditional structures like the broken education system, archaic 9–5 workday schedule, and endless amounts of addictive entertainment set you up for mediocrity.

Don’t fear being different — fear fitting in with mediocrity.

You cannot allow the actions of others to define your reality,” prolific writerSteven Pressfield once penned. If you do, you lose control. Most people are consumed with competition and will manipulate you for their cause if you let them. Pressfield went on:

Most people just want to fit in and enjoy the safety of the herd — to fly under the radar, not rock the boat, and live as hassle-free as possible.

But eventually, hassle-free morphs into mediocrity. Best-selling author Grant Cardone once said, “If you are not creating enough new problems for yourself, then you aren’t taking enough action.” Struggle is growth. Experiments, even failed ones, lead to success.

Don’t worry about fitting in; you don’t want to be part of that club anyway.

“Take into account that you have been educated with restrictions. Be aware of this so that you don’t underestimate the possibilities.” -Grant Cardone

In Conclusion

There’s no speed limit.

When you start to reach the upper levels of thinking and performance, you’ll realize how little competition there is. No one is really focused on home runs — they settle for small base hits. When you decide to aim for home runs, you’ll immediately separate yourself from the competition.

Focus on doing what no one else is doing, and soon, you’ll start getting what no one else has.

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