Today I found the secret why some dumb people get success in life while the intelligent ones work under less intelligent ones and underperform.
The secret is: TAKING ACTIONS
It is not about perfection. It is about creating just something. It is about having an instinct to ship. Because you can’t fix something that you don’t ship. It is about having something than nothing. Constantly putting your stuff out there and improving along the way.
My Top favourite quote is from Abraham Lincoln. He said:
“If you give me 6 hours to chop down a tree, I would spend 4 hours sharpening the axe”
Exactly, sharpening the axe is absolutely important. Which means that making a plan, having a strategy, improving your information etc. But…….Abe Lincoln has also kept 2 hours of the time for ACTUALLY CHOPPING DOWN THE TREE.
The task here is to chop down the tree. If a person just keeps sharpening the axe then he has failed at the task. This is the reason why we must focus on taking massive actions, without worrying too much about anything.
We need to maintain a balance between sharpening the axe and chopping down the tree. If either is not there a person may not reach the best possible outcome.