1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Quick thoughts about perspective on timing + staying motivated

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Euphorix, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

    Feb 20, 2015
    Likes Received:
    Mountain View, CA
    I just posted here about how our average attention span is now 7 seconds. I think that, because we live in a world where instant gratification is heavily reinforced, people trying to learn to make money online get frustrated very easily.

    Bill Gates locked himself in his office for ten years before becoming the richest man in the world.

    Picasso said that his most famous works came after developing for 10 years

    Michael Jordan got into basketball at the age of thirteen. He wasn't drafted until he was 23.

    Kobe Bryant started playing basketball at 6 and signed to the Lakers at 17

    Warren Buffet started studying business at 7. It wasn't until he was 57 that he became a billionaire

    Ray Kroc began creating restaurant chains at 20. It wasn't until he was 52 that he began Mcdonalds

    The point is that you cannot reap what you have not sown. This game takes time

    I'm not saying that getting rich can't happen while you're young: Mark Zuckerberg's a good example of a 31 year old dude that grinded hard and is worth 35.7 bill

    I'm also not saying that you shouldn't try your hardest to speed up the process.. but I think that I spent a lot of building time oscillating between excitement and frustration because things weren't snapping to fruition. That's natural

    Unrestricted, rapid, growth can be cancer. Put in your 10,000 hours, trust that things will work out, and be proud of yourself for taking steps forward

    TLDR: Go as fast as you can, but don't get frustrated, be happy with yourself for making the effort

    • Thanks Thanks x 3