Looking Up

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In the pre­vi­ous post I wrote about how you be­have dif­fer­ent­ly around peo­ple “above your lev­el”, i.e. the peo­ple you look up to.

One of the things that helps me get them “on my lev­el” from my per­spec­tive is re­al­iz­ing that most of these peo­ple had more time than I did to achieve what they want­ed to achieve. Ei­ther be­cause they’ve been around longer, or re­al­ized ear­li­er in life that they should start to work for what they want­ed.

Hence, if I see some­one su­per suc­cess­ful—who has spent five years more time al­ready, maybe on com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent top­ics—I see them as “I could be that kind of suc­ces­ful in 5 years”.

As men­tioned in “Time In­vest­ing”, five years are not eas­i­ly un­der­stood. Think back five years from now to who you were then. What a change! (I hope) Would you have imag­ined your­self where you are now five years ago?

“Most peo­ple over­es­ti­mate what they can do in one year and un­der­es­ti­mate what they can do in ten years.” — Bill Gates

What would you tell your past self?

What could that oth­er per­son with the time ad­van­tage tell you?

Writ­ten in 15 min­utes, ed­it­ed in 5 min­utes.