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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?
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