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School is a waste of time

Trapp 06/26/2020

I was in college when I first started realizing that something in my life needed to change. 

I was weeks away from graduation and I could already feel the regrets weighing down on me.  View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

There were so many things I wish I had done. 

People I wish I'd talked to... 

Girls I wish I’d dated... 

A long laundry list of things I wish I'd had the courage to pursue. 

And now that I was about to head off into the real world, I knew I didn't want to make the same mistake again. 

I didn't want to grow old and look back on my life and feel regret. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

That I had somehow missed out... 

Or that my youth had passed me by... 

And so I did what I was taught in college.

I mobilized my brain and started to learn. 

Makes sense... I'd just spent four years under the impression that the key to life was acquiring as much information as possible. 

With the unspoken promise that the knowledge would then magically change my life.  View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

So I spent the next couple years consuming as much self development information as I could.

Books on how to develop courage.

Courses on how to get a better dating life.

Articles about the science of happiness.

And sure, in the end it definitely felt like I knew a lot more. 

But after two years of doing that, my life didn't really look or feel all that different. 

I was still working a job that I hated.

My dating life was still abysmal.

And my social life wasn't much better. 

I started to realize college had it all wrong. 

That it wasn't how much I knew in my head... but rather how much I actually took action on. 

Like actually taking the first step in starting a business that would free me from my job.

Rather than reading about how to build a multimillion dollar business. 

Or actually going up to any girl and striking up a conversation with her about anything... 

Rather than spending countless hours on dating forums researching the best tactic most likely to succeed. 

Things started to really take off when I started investing just as much time taking action as I did absorbing information. 

Here's what I gathered... 

A 50/50 split seemed to work well for me when I was just starting to learn something new. 

And then after a while an 80/20 split was better. With 80% of my efforts being put towards taking action. 

It's worked so well I still follow these principles today.

So as we're all stuck in quarantine, I've taken the opportunity to dive deep into various skill sets that will help me on my mission to continue serving men at the highest level. 

Things like learning how to be a better writer, an even more influential speaker, a more technical business person, a better investor, etc.

We've got a lot of time so it's a long list. 

And I plan on getting through all of it. 

But for every skill set that I'm focusing on. You can be sure I'm spending at least an equal amount of time doing as I am absorbing. 

Which means I'm actually writing. Actually doing mock presentations. And actually investing.  View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Because at the end of the day, while action isn't everything.

Without it, nothing will actually ever improve. 

That's all I've got today. Have a good Friday.

Source: opera.com
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