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On going for it

This is my first blog post and I am aiming to turn this into a habit. I am mainly blogging for myself but if any of my posts ignite a spark in anyone please reach out and tell me so!

Spending the past 4 years in the epicenter of New York City I have met people from all walks of life. entrepreneurs, creatives, executives, “living lifers”. I’m grateful for all of these interactions as they have shaped my worldview and consciousness, even if only to a small extent.

Within this group I have met some extremely successful people. Success is a subjective term so when I use the word I mean “having created something meaningful or of value from nothing.”

One common trait I have observed among all "succesful" people is that they “go for it”. When you have a business idea or an aspiration its easy to find reasons why "now isnt the right time" or "im not the right person to do this". In The Magic of Thinking Big by Barry Schwartz this is known as excusitis. Excusitis is a surefire way to never achieve your goals.

If we believe we can achieve something it will force our mind to figure out a way and means on how to do so, on the contrary, if we believe we can't our mind will come up with all the reasons we cannot. Which choice seems more effective?

I'll leave you, the reader with a quote to think about:

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs

Until next time