The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Anything

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“Why have I achieved nothing in my life?”

That question comes up often, in various ways, through various people, with various degrees of desperation.

“I can’t believe how much she does that,” her parents say.

Then, later, she takes incredible photographs because her eye has been so well trained.

A) QUIT TRYING TO “FIND YOUR PASSION”

“Passion is the quickest to develop and the quickest to fade.”

— Robert Sternberg

This is a real conversation I had with a friend:

“YOU, JOHN, YOU WILL WELD THE LIKENESS OF BARNYARD ANIMALS FROM OLD CAR DOORS!”

“Of course!” John will say. “Thank God I’ve finally found my passion!”

B) FOLLOW YOUR INTERESTS

“Follow your heart. Don’t follow what you’ve been told you’re supposed to do”

— J. Cole

Many people spend their whole lives participating in a career in which they have absolutely no interest.

  • They are making a sacrifice for another person
  • They have no idea what they actually like (this happened to me)
  • They feel they aren’t allowed to do what they really love.

C) GIVE YOUR TALENTS TO OTHER PEOPLE FOR NO REASON

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

— Winston Churchill

Imagine something for me.

D) BE PATIENT

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

— Leo Tolstoy

Nick D’Alosio is the founder of an app called Summly. At the seasoned age of 17, he sold the app to Yahoo* for several million. It is because of Nick’s success, along with Zuckerberg and the others, that we now have teenagers asking questions like “Why have I achieved nothing?” before they complete puberty.

E) CONSTANTLY UPGRADE YOURSELF

“Habits don’t change in a day. But 1% improvement every day makes every habit work”

— James Altucher

Every single day, do 30 seconds more of what you love and 30 seconds less of what you hate.

The Unspoken Letter “F”

Written by

An optimist who writes. www.toddbrison.com/infinite-ideas

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