Everything has a cost. If you say yes to an opportunity, that means you’re saying “no” to many others.
Creating a first-class life means doing things many people are unwilling to do. Most people choose comfort and security over freedom. If you want to go first-class in everything you do, you need to start making choices that no one else is.
Successful people do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.
Unfortunately, most people choose “good” opportunities, not great ones. They don’t have the patience or poise to pass and wait for something better. This is hard to do. Living an extraordinary life and going first-class takes extreme discipline and focus. Most people are simply unwilling to do it.
It’s not about money or status; it’s about becoming who you truly are, and excelling.
There are many good things you’ll have to give up in exchange for something greater. For example, you need to give up your addiction to security. Blazing your own path isn’t safe. The results are incredible, but only possible when you embrace the risk. Stop letting others define success for you. Only you can define your true success.
Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning.
Overindulgence in entertainment will keep you in a mediocre life. If you make common choices, you’ll end up with a common life. If you want to be one of those rare, extraordinary people with world-class success, you need to make the extraordinary choice to learn instead of be entertained. You have so much to learn, and so far to go. The only way to get there is to prioritize consistent, meaningful learning.
Live like no one else now, so later you can live like no one else.