If you want to be an influence figure, you have to have some kind of skill at a high level to teach someone or for them to follow you.
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If you don’t have any high level skills, you don’t have anything of value, people aren’t really going to take you seriously. The way you achieve a high level skill, the way you become a master of any subject, is to get that laser beam focus and become completely obsessed.
It does sound quite unhealthy but this is really what you have to do to stand out from the crowd.
Most people when they learn any subject they just dabble. They don’t go for it 100%. They just try and see if it’s the right thing for them. But someone who’s a true master, they live, they dream, they sleep, they eat, every moment of the day is on that skill. It’s on their path to mastery.
They say it takes 10,000 hours to do something, to become a master at that subject. That’s just a rough guideline, but really you have to become dedicated, obsessed, passionate, enjoy the struggle, enjoy the process to reach mastery.
It’s going to be an uncomfortable journey, it’s not going to be easy you have to realize that right now if you want to master any skill.
If you want to be an influence figure, if you want to lead people it’s not going to be an easy journey.
But to get to the top of that journey, to master that skill you have to become obsessed. You have to give it your all.
If you just try it maybe once a week, “I’ll give it a go, I’ll see what happens. I’ll give it a go,” there’s going to be people who are obsessed with that skill who are just going to knock you out the way.
The only way you can get to the top, for you to be an influence figure, you have to be very highly skilled.
You cannot just be okay at something. You cannot just be average. You have to be really highly skilled. The only way you can do this is to give it your all.
We only have 24 hours a day. We only live for a certain period of time. So you have to hone in and focus your energy and become completely obsessed.
It does sound a bit crazy. It does sound a bit out of this world. Become obsessed with something. We always say obsession isn’t healthy, but it’s really what you have to do.
If you want to lead a team of people, if you want to be an influencer figure, if you want to be a public figure you have to be highly skilled or people won’t take you seriously.
If you want to be an authority figure, you have to have a high level of skill. The only way you can do this, is become obsessed.
You should be thinking about your skill or your subject all the time constantly. It should be haunting you, but in a good way.
You want it to be haunting you. You want it to be obsessing your brain, because that’s the only way you can achieve. That’s the only way you can really hone and focus your abilities to improve.
Like I said, it’s going to be very uncomfortable. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. You should enjoy that.
Whatever is uncomfortable means you’re growing. If something is comfortable, it means you’re used to it. It means you’re not improving your skills.
If something is uncomfortable, that’s where the growth happens. That’s where you really improve your ability.
So you really want to be looking for those uncomfortable situations and when you find those uncomfortable situations, don’t just do what most people do. Don’t run away from it. Fight it. Enjoy the uncomfortable situations, because this is where you’re growing.
You should be searching for uncomfortable situations and that’s how you become obsessed. Looking for these new uncomfortable situations to help you improve your skills, to help you improve your ability.
It does sound a little crazy. Become obsessed. If you want to be an influencer figure, if you want to master any skill that’s really what it takes.
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