Inner Game vs. Outer Game
Of course, many things have many variables, all interdependent, and many that are way beyond conscious comprehension.
But for most things, they can be broke down into a couple of broad categories.
Like movies. Guy movies (action, aliens, horror, zombies) vs. girl movies (romance, drama, etc.)
Or if you’re talking about booze, there’s beer and wine, and then the hard stuff.
If you’re making a cake, there’s the baking part, and then the decorating part.
In music there’s tension, and release.
Human accomplishment is something that is both incredibly complicated, and also incredibly simple, based on how you look at it.
Take making more money, for example. On the outside, there’s a virtual limitless amount of skills you can learn, relationships you can build, products you can help create, sell and otherwise bring to the market.
On the inside, there’s the simple belief that no matter what happens, you’ll succeed.
Outside is filled with endless and ever changing variables.
Inside is either the worry of, “I don’t know if this will work..” vs. the thought of “Yep. I got this. No matter what.”
Once the inside is taken care of, the outside takes care of itself.
This is true no matter what field you look in. Sports, money, romance, business, building your own cult, anything.
The most fundamental component that ALL successful people have is the raw belief that they’ll be successful.
BEFORE they become successful.
Before Bill Gates became a multi-kajillionaire, he believed he could.
Before Alexander conquered much of the known world, he believed that he could.
Before you succeed at anything, you must believe that you will.
And once you believe you wil, you will.
So why limit yourself?
Why not set HUGE goals, HUGE dreams, HUGE plans for your life?
Choose whatever you want, and then set the belief.
Because once that belief is set on the inside, all that stuff on the outside will be easy.