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It is time that you choose.
About Grant CardoneGrant Cardone is a bestselling author and a multi-millionaire entrepreneur.
"Be Obsessed or Be Average Summary"If you are like most people, you grew up knowing that what follows in your life is a job, a family, years of hard work, and an excellent retirement package at the end of it all, which would enable you to leave your last years peacefully.
In fact, you may have been taught to strive to achieve that level of “comfort.”
However, the way society teaches you to live does not to be the way you actually live.
Two things prevent you from achieving everything you ever dreamed of: fear of failure and lack of ambition.
But there is a way out of this loop: you need to become obsessed with your passions and learn how to use your fears to your advantage.
Whenever you feel like you are on the verge of exhaustion, you can choose whether you take some time off, or become obsessed with your passions.
Contrary to what many people believe, obsession does not lead to an imbalanced life – but it is rather the key to finding the balance you have spent your life searching for.
This may get much clearer as you understand that a balanced life does not mean having time to relax.
A balanced life is having a good family life and health while having the money and career you wish for.
To achieve happiness in all fields, you need to work hard each moment of every day, and to be able to handle it, you have to be burning with passion.
And that passion is fueled by obsession.
Passionately obsessed people do not work to retire and have “comfort” and plenty of time to relax.
Instead, the goals they set for themselves are those that fill them with satisfaction, and they are excited to wake up every morning.
To keep the excitement high, you always need to push yourself to achieve more. In other words, you should not rest, and once you satisfy your passion, you need to find another, bigger goal to achieve.
Challenging yourself is the way to having a life full of excitement and joy.
Make a step. Reach further.
Key Lessons from “Be Obsessed or Be Average”1. You Cannot Predict the Future 2. The Advantage of Being First 3. The Two Faces of Fear
You Cannot Predict the FutureNo one is able to predict what will happen in the future. That is why you cannot know for sure how you will succeed in your career. What you can do, however, is to push yourself more than you believe is possible, and work hard to deliver.
The Advantage of Being FirstUsually being perfect is not as important as being first.
Start now. Do not strive to reach perfection, since it is unreachable.
Instead, just dive in, and don’t worry, you will learn how to swim as you go.
The Two Faces of FearWe all have two fears inside of us: fear of failure and fear of rejection.
However, if you want to succeed you have to face them and stop them from limiting your success.
Feeling afraid means that you are doing something different, that you are pushing yourself, and that you are not letting yourself get stuck in your comfort zone.
So bless your fears instead of condemning them: they bring you good news.
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