If you're waiting for someone else to get busy for you, forget it.
However corny or trite you might think it sounds, one thing does not change:
"If it is to be, it is up to me." Go ahead, try it on, see how it tastes and sounds and feels.
Truer words were never spoken. Even if you determine to get other people to do it for you,
you need to come up with a plan for doing so, meaning, "If it is to be, it is up to me."
Time is flashing past at the staggering rate of 86,400 separate opportunities... every day.
You call them "seconds," some of us call them "firsts," also known as "opportunities,"
because each second affords you the opportunity to perform in one of three modes.
As you know, there is poor quality, there is good quality, there is excellent quality.
Everything else is a variation on one of these three. Narrow down to just one.
Choose the one level of performance you are willing to accept from yourself.
Never worry about the how; even surgery can be taught in mere minutes,
every single time there is a sufficient reason and desire for the lesson.
Did you know that the first appendix taken out with local anaesthetic,
performed a hundred years ago, when no one trusted local painkillers,
was performed in a surgery where the surgeon and also the patient...
were one and the same? That's right, look it up yourself.
No one's going to do it for you. You must have a reason to be here,
a reason or reasons that exceed watching other people living more.
Whatever your reason is, let the Shortcut Zen of Mastery help you figure it out.
Let the Shortcut Zen of Mastery help you to help yourself, with these magnificent shortcuts.
You do not have to go it alone. Within miles of where you live there are experts in your field.
Every great expert loves to have their ego stroked one way or another. Get close to them!
Stop hesitating to ask! Ask more people for help, more times each, and you will see.
It is difficult to turn away someone who wants to learn from you, ardently so,
because they believe you are among the best on earth at what you do.
When you transmit this simple idea across with letters or phone calls,
you will find that eight of every ten experts are happy to share.
Eight in every ten will respond favorably to your request.
Just ask them to be your mentor for thirty minutes or so,
because you wish to be like them when you grow up.
I still used that line at the age of thirty and beyond,
and never had anyone get mad when we met.
I DO want to be like them when I grow up...
if and when I do actually grow up.
Until then, the search continues.
Hang out with champions.
It rubs off nicely.