Have you ever experienced not getting things done? Days or even weeks may have passed, but you accomplish just a little. This is especially true when there is no deadline. For instance, let’s say you want to write a novel as your personal project. Since there is no pressure from the outside, you might make very little progress over time.
To reach your full potential, you should live like an athlete. I came to this conclusion after observing my own life and the life of others. You see, there is a gap between where we are and where we could be. In order to close this gap, the best metaphor that I could find is the life of an athlete.
Last week, I shared with you about the insights I got from being self-employed. There I wrote that – thanks to my online business – I no longer have a day job since 2009. Moreover, I have decided from the beginning that control is important and have designed my work accordingly.
For years, I was a full-time lecturer. But in 2009, my online business took off and afforded me the opportunity to become self-employed. I no longer have a day job since then. At the time of writing, I have been self-employed for nine years! Wow, that’s quite a long time!
I recently read the book summary of Life 3.0. It describes a future, called Life 3.0, where artificial intelligence (AI) becomes a dominant force in the world. At that time, there is a possibility that AI would rule the world because it has superintelligence that far surpasses human intelligence.