It took over 100 ‘No’s before someone told me Yes.
It took over 500 blog posts before I changed my thought process.
It took me over 700 days to end a relationship.
Some might say I am a slow learner.
Id argue differently. Im not notoriously a slow thinker yet I strive to be like one.
There are benefits to thinking slow:
– Creating a well designed plan.
– Calculating risk.
– Physically writing down the advantages and disadvantages regarding a situation.
– Sleeping on an email before sending it.
It took Tim Ferriss 28 publisher rejections prior to being told Yes to the NYT best seller The 4 Hour Workweek. And thats after he did the work of writing it.
Shackleton’s men endured over 500 days escaping an icy death. That was after they decided to take the voyage.
It took Derek Sivers a decade of experience before he could write Anything You Want.
A team of people failed countless times before creating a working light bulb.
Sinek will ask you to Start With Why.
Seth will ask, Whats it for?
And Carse will point out playing for the long game is about playing to play, not playing to win.
Deciding to end or start something both have one commonality. You must decide. And then go do that thing.
Thanks for reading,