Fear of being bitten by the shark (Jaws), you have a greater chance of being killed by a falling piece of an airplane; media never covers it, because it’s not good enough story (not good ratings), not expressing the truth.
Will Durant – “we focus too much on the last 24 hours than in the last 6000 years!” Better to read the history.
We think something’s truer if we see it more often– homelessness, murders… (media bias)
More relevant problem is 10 ft. of soil being worked out through bad farming, never to be put back, 1000 years for 1 inch of soil, you never hear this, it’s not good for ratings and the world depends on it!
By watching the news you don’t realistically see the timeline of how the events will happen; you becoming successful.
Bill Gates never took a day off from 20-30, but media never covers that; the fact that he was in a cubicle, all we hear is an end story– cover of magazine don’t show picture of people in progress, they don’t tell that Arnold started at age 14, there’s no story.
You think that you’ll be cutting something with a knife one day and figure out a new way to make a knife, patten it and make millions – it’s like the lottery, bad odds to bet on.
The story with no challenges is not likely to happen, same for girls (you’re living, then turn around and see a perfect girl that you marry), take this pill and you’ll be healthy… and the next thing you know, you look like the person on the cover of the magazine.
If you don’t understand the time frame, you will give up too early- wrong expectations, life is the grind, love the grind- you’ll never be perfect.
Instead, choose sculpture approach- chip away daily, fix mistakes (instead of lottery mentality)
Pick the rock first- general industry and outcome.
Ectomorph- be a boxer, don’t lift heavy and try to bulk up, but pick the rock that suits you. You can build only on strengths. It will unfold the way you chip away.
Don’t be conventional- 4 hour work week.
When watching movies at the end and break down the myths, have a conversation with the group, don’t do popular things. Go easy on magazines and news. An average American watches 3-4 hours/day.
Narrative bias- they did this and they did that and then they were wealthy- oversimplifying– ruining sculpture mentality, it’s a series of things, not just one easy 5-minute decision; lottery mentality, short story.
You never see 18-month diet- you can’t change 20 years of wiring in 20 days- metabolism must change, your brain must rewire.
It takes 67 days to rewire, and quite some time to see results; the world will not reward Suzy with a great body after following the diet for 8 days.
If it took 10 years for Bill Gates and he was very smart, it will take you longer than 67 days.
Get enough doubling cycles- 27-year-old will be wealthier if he starts with 100k than 37 years old with 900k at 30% growth rate, most people waste their youth.
Most successful people took a lot of cycles, not quick rich stories.
“Go to bed a little bit wiser. Step by step you get ahead, but not necessarily in fast spurts. But you build discipline by preparing for fast spurts… slug it out one inch at a time, day by day. At the end of the day – if you live long enough – most people get what they deserve.”
Easy come, easy go- stolen bike, lottery.
A fence that goes up fast falls down fast, Best fruits take long to grow.
200- $1 tickets- won $15, not worth it, stop looking for supplements!
Chip away- 18 months health goal. Don’t go with an unrealistic time frame. Build a discipline. Go deeper, don’t learn just the surface 10-minute things.
Media tries to sell you something- if you don’t know who the sucker is, you’re the sucker!
- Where am I trying lottery approach?