How to be unbelievably successful (in 392 words)

Alex Mathers

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What is ‘success’ anyway?

For me, it’s having someone other than my parents, sister and my only two friends like something that I wrote on Facebook (no offence, mum!).

But some people will naturally want more than this.

So to this, I’d say:

  1. Find something at which you’re already winning. A talent. A small success made. Something you’re interested in. Something you’re good at.

Something you could become great at.

Decide on that one thing.

2. Commit to making that thing gut-wrenchingly outstanding, through…

3. …Dedicating at least 80% of the time you have available for ‘work’ on that thing, every day of the week, with a half-day break for an adventure.

4. Decide on exactly what your daily output will be in a given timeframe.

For example: ‘1000 words written between 7 am, and 10 am every darn day.’

Got it?

Now double your planned output in half that timeframe.

Now it’s a real stretch, but doable.

Work with urgency.

Always feel like there’s no way you’ll get this thing done as you go, and then surprise yourself…

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