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.
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.
I like to learn from top performers. I like to observe how they achieve their level of performance. From my observation, there is one characteristic that I notice again and again. It seems to be a common thread among them. It seems to be something that they all have.
I recently read Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules. It’s a book about Warren Buffett’s investing principles in his partnership years (1956 – 1970), the years before Berkshire Hathaway. The idea of the book is that he managed a relatively small sum back then so the principles are more applicable to individual investors. The book is an investing book, but also I learned life lessons from it. Here are eight timeless life lessons from Warren Buffett that can help you get ahead in life: