Step 18: Man-On-The-Moon Contrast and Keeping Easy Things Easy

The Big Idea: Break down complex things into simple things, but keep simple things simple.

  • Ask yourself: is what you’re trying to do harder than putting man on the moon?
  • We put a man on the moon by breaking up the problem into smaller steps.
  • There are two types of men in the world: those who conquer fear and those who suffer from it. —Alexander the Great
  • Conquer fear by breaking it down.
  • You make the same amount of money as the average of your 5 closest friends. — Jim Rohn
  • Follow and learn about the billionaires, inventors, great men in history and you’ll start to think like them.
  • If you’re going to learn something, only learn from the best (billionaires, inventors, professional coaches).
  • Keep simple things simple.
  • Complex things should be broken down to simpler steps, so don’t oversimplify.
  • Simple is not the same as easy.
  • Everyone says they’re busy, even the people who aren’t accomplishing anything.
  • Being busy is not the same as getting things done.
  • Achievers are great at automating/ignoring/delegating simple things to focus on the hard things.
  • Audit the time consuming parts of your life.
  • Example of audit:  commuting is a huge waste of time so always live close to where you work
  • Books: Born to Run
  • Examples: Arnold Schwarzenegger, 4 minute mile, Tarahumara tribe, Sam Walton, Elon Musk, Richard Branson
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.  I’m a big fan.

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