Why Overdo Stuff

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  1. Shoot for the stars.
  2. Land on the moon.

But, peep this. When you:

  1. Shoot for the moon.
  2. You'll land on @^^% ugly sticks.

WHY?!

We All Suck

  1. We aim for _____________.
  2. Then, we come up short.

Why do we suck so much? It's human tendency to become ridiculously overconfident in our abilities. That's called the Lake Wobegon effect, and it's a reason why:

  1. 80% of drivers think they're in the top 30%.
  2. 25% of high schoolers rate themselves in the top 1%.
  3. 74% of us think we're better-than-average music listeners.
  4. Most peeps believe they're the hottest sons-of-@^^% in town.

That overconfidence gets you every-frickin-time when you're aiming for your goals. That is, your overconfidence tricks you into believing:

  • "All I gotta do to succeed at ABC is to do XYZ. YEAYAY!"

(which drives you to end up sucking.)

Dominate Overconfidence

Do this:

  1. Look in the mirror.
  2. Slap yo-self.
  3. Then, tell yourself: "I must go above and beyond what I think I have to do to succeed at XYZ."

Start overdoing stuff to compensate for your presumptions:

  • To break a stack of 10 bricks, believe you're breaking a stack of 14 bricks.
  • To sing a good song, believe you're performing in front of world leaders at Carnegie Hall.
  • To give a good speech, believe you're giving the greatest speech in the world.
  • To complete a decent project, believe you're building a world-altering invention.
  • To teach your team new concepts, believe you're teaching a room full of 12-year-olds.

Be The World's Greatest

  • Shoot to be the world's best marketer if you want to be a good marketer.
  • Shoot to be world's greatest manager if you want to be a good manager.
  • Shoot to be the world's greatest programmer if you want to be a good programmer.

Shoot to be the world's greatest at: __________, if you want to be good at it. At the least, you'll likely end up good; anything beyond that would be one deliciously-sweet cherry on top. So, shout it loud, and shout it proud:

  1. Shoot for the stars.
  2. "I will at least land on the moon! KABAM!"

I will overdo.

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Posted on March 03

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