When it comes to putting your life together, most people will opt for a safe but good bet.

In short this is the best possible outcome that carries a relatively low risk. An example would be deciding to become a Vet instead of a Doctor because it involves less schooling however still secures a good wage and standard of living via a respected craft.

But what most people don’t realise, is how many others are taking the less risk route.

As entrepreneur Tim Ferriss claimed…

“It’s lonely at the top. 99% of the world is convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre middle-ground. The level of competition is thus fiercest for “realistic” goals, paradoxically making them the most time- and energy-consuming. It is easier to raise $10,000,000 than it is $1,000,000. It is easier to pick up the one perfect 10 in the bar than the five 8s. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”

This is something that a lot of people don’t take into consideration. If millions of people are all trying to land office jobs in your city, then the chances of you getting the job are low.

But on the otherside of the coin, how many people in your city are trying to pitch an original large budget movie script to investors?

The first one sounds realistic and the second highly unrealistic, yet the second one will have the bigger payoff and isn’t as hard to achieve as you’d first think.

It just requires 2 things.

  • Actually have the skills/ability to follow through with what you’re asking for
  • Keep asking until you get it

This is where the true dilemma begins. Most people choose the realistic option for the simple reason that it has a lower barrier for entry. However due to the lower barrier for entry everyone else is attempting to do it too.

With a little bit of patience, hard work and persistence, the so called toughest challenges are in fact really easy to achieve. You’ll find that if you can grind through the early start-up struggles, then everything becomes pretty restriction free.

There aren’t really any restrictions when you’re one of the only people doing something. This is why so many famous people aren’t really that talented. Think of how many actors are actually pretty terrible, yet keep getting paid millions because they simply tried when everyone else said it wasn’t possible.

Vin Diesel is a perfect example. Most would agree that he’s not exactly a world class actor, yet he gets paid millions and is always on the top earners list for actors year after year.

There may be better actors than Vin working 9 to 5 jobs today, yet they didn’t aim for the top like he did. You have to understand that in the beginning competition is fierce. Over time and as we get older that competition thins out and those who make it are usually either more dedicated or just slightly delusional which turns out to be their greatest trait.

Successful people always talk about having big dreams, then thinking even bigger than that in order to make it. This belief is due to the lack of competition.

You have to show such large inner-belief that others feel somewhat ashamed and uncomfortable to claim the same things. One persons humility will stop them from asking for 10 million for their business, they may even be slightly embarrassed and therefore never try. Yet the bravest individual who believes he’s worth every penny stands alone and therefore usually gets what he wants.

You’d be surprised how many people think the same. Each year millions of people are going to Universities and learn the exact same things in order to land the exact same jobs. This is why so many young people who are educated in specific subjects end up doing quite generic jobs.

It’s very common in the modern era to find someone with an English degree working in a call centre which tells you everything you need to know.

In order to make it to the very top in life, you need to outlast and out-ambition all others around you. It’s kind of like bluffing in Poker. You may not have the best hand, but giving the impression that you do could result in leaving with all of the chips!

When it comes to putting your life together, most people will opt for a safe but good bet.

In short this is the best possible outcome that carries a relatively low risk. An example would be deciding to become a Vet instead of a Doctor because it involves less schooling however still secures a good wage and standard of living via a respected craft.

But what most people don't realise, is how many others are taking the less risk route.

As entrepreneur Tim Ferriss claimed...

“It’s lonely at the top. 99% of the world is convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre middle-ground. The level of competition is thus fiercest for “realistic” goals, paradoxically making them the most time- and energy-consuming. It is easier to raise $10,000,000 than it is $1,000,000. It is easier to pick up the one perfect 10 in the bar than the five 8s. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”

This is something that a lot of people don't take into consideration. If millions of people are all trying to land office jobs in your city, then the chances of you getting the job are low.

But on the otherside of the coin, how many people in your city are trying to pitch an original large budget movie script to investors?

The first one sounds realistic and the second highly unrealistic, yet the second one will have the bigger payoff and isn't as hard to achieve as you'd first think.

It just requires 2 things.

  • Actually have the skills/ability to follow through with what you're asking for
  • Keep asking until you get it

This is where the true dilemma begins. Most people choose the realistic option for the simple reason that it has a lower barrier for entry. However due to the lower barrier for entry everyone else is attempting to do it too.

With a little bit of patience, hard work and persistence, the so called toughest challenges are in fact really easy to achieve. You'll find that if you can grind through the early start-up struggles, then everything becomes pretty restriction free.

There aren't really any restrictions when you're one of the only people doing something. This is why so many famous people aren't really that talented. Think of how many actors are actually pretty terrible, yet keep getting paid millions because they simply tried when everyone else said it wasn't possible.

Vin Diesel is a perfect example. Most would agree that he's not exactly a world class actor, yet he gets paid millions and is always on the top earners list for actors year after year.

There may be better actors than Vin working 9 to 5 jobs today, yet they didn't aim for the top like he did. You have to understand that in the beginning competition is fierce. Over time and as we get older that competition thins out and those who make it are usually either more dedicated or just slightly delusional which turns out to be their greatest trait.

Successful people always talk about having big dreams, then thinking even bigger than that in order to make it. This belief is due to the lack of competition.

You have to show such large inner-belief that others feel somewhat ashamed and uncomfortable to claim the same things. One persons humility will stop them from asking for 10 million for their business, they may even be slightly embarrassed and therefore never try. Yet the bravest individual who believes he's worth every penny stands alone and therefore usually gets what he wants.

You'd be surprised how many people think the same. Each year millions of people are going to Universities and learn the exact same things in order to land the exact same jobs. This is why so many young people who are educated in specific subjects end up doing quite generic jobs.

It's very common in the modern era to find someone with an English degree working in a call centre which tells you everything you need to know.

In order to make it to the very top in life, you need to outlast and out-ambition all others around you. It's kind of like bluffing in Poker. You may not have the best hand, but giving the impression that you do could result in leaving with all of the chips!