“Nothing sharpens sight like envy.” ~ Thomas Fuller
Envy has a bad rap. It doesn’t have to poison.
Envy and jealousy, like fear, is just something we feel. And just like with fear, rather than fight it, you should understand it.
Sometimes it’s worth paying to take the toll road. It’s often faster, less crowded, has nicer rest stops, and smooth, wide roads. The value it adds is worth the price.
The reason it’s less crowded is more people prefer to take the free road — even if it is bumpier, more congested, and less luxurious. To them, the price is not worth the benefit.
Sometime in the future, they have the technology to peer back in time to more accurately record biographies. The person assigned to you has chosen this moment as being the start of the next section of your biography.
Can this be a seminal moment in your life? Going forward, can you look back on what you are doing now and say “that’s when things really started to get going?”
Did you ever play with Legos? Besides being one of the most painful things to step on in the middle of the night, they are an amazing toy for explorative play.
If you’ve played with them, or seen them in stores, you know that there are general kits, and the kits for building pre-defined models.
That’s similar to how our success models are formed. Some are pre-defined, and we just follow the instructions to put them together to match the picture on the box. Others are free-form, and of our own design.
First off, there’ll be no cheesy quizzes. Those things are worthless, and are mostly there to help fluff up a book that should have been an article.
No, there’s no 10-question form that will tell you if you have what it takes. I’ve been doing this long enough, and talked to enough people to know within 10 minutes (most times, even less) if they have what it takes to make it on their own.
There’s one sure-fire why to tell if you have what it takes...