Jun, 2017

Step 23: Landing Your Plane On The Great Wall

The Big Idea: Problems are going to confront you.  Be prepared by expecting them, putting them into perspective, developing the fortitude to overcome, and learning how to innovate past them.

  • To succeed, you must learn how to bypass the obstacles of life.
  • Life will deal tremendous blows to you.  This is the reality.
  • Statistically, something bad will happen to you and you will have to overcome it.
  • Psychologically, things are not nearly as traumatic if you expect them.
  • You must develop the force of will (backbone) to overcome major obstacles.
  • How do you learn to put problems into perspective?
  • Travel around the world to understand first-world vs third-world problems.
  • Read more history (Will Durant) and focus less on the last 24 hours.
  • Reading more history puts your life in perspective.
  • Read about Louis Zamperini (movie Unbroken).
  • Jeff Bezos: you must innovate your way out of problems.
  • Einstein: insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
  • There are always many ways around problems, so keep on innovating until you overcome.
  • Another core strategy is to break down big problems into smaller problems.
  • Lastly, learn to start loving the wall, because there will always be another wall.

Tai Lopez is an entrepreneur, investor, and blogger who runs an awesome online book club. 67 Steps is a lecture series teaching how to be successful in health, wealth, love, and happiness.