Many people equate making money with one thing, their job. But building true wealth requires leverage and since everyone has 24 hours a day, there is limited leverage if you are renting out your time for money.
Avid Weekly Ideas
What is Avid Weekly Ideas?
Each week I publish an idea or two either from a book I am currently reading or from my backlog of book notes. 📚
Of course, this isn’t intended to replace book notes or reading the book itself. Instead the aim is to extract a key idea or two from a book that struck me as insightful and share-worthy. Then I package it into a bite-sized digestible chunk. I hope these little nuggets of insight will spark some inspiration or ideas in your own mind. 💡
When trying to achieve success it is important to distinguish between the goals you seek to achieve and the systems in place that will bring you there. The only way to actually win is to get better each day. If you do this, “the score takes care of itself.”
The core idea of the book is that many people mistakenly think success comes from one big defining moment, when in fact it is the tiniest things, compounded over time, that bring true sustainable results in the long run.
The way I approach the problem of multiple priorities is by focusing on just one main metric: my energy. I make choices that maximize my personal energy because that makes it easier to manage all of the other priorities.
Time itself is constantly moving forward and thus changing. If time didn’t move forward, the world would pause to a standstill. There would be no music (changing pitch over time). There would be no acceleration (changing velocity over time)…
Here’s a powerful corollary to proper selection. Choose the highest-yield material and you can be an idiot and still enjoy stunning success. This is the power of understanding the difference between being effective (doing the right things) and being efficient (doing things right).
One aspect of life that always struck me as fascinating is the fact that we are born with no “operating manual.” Imagine if you bought IKEA furniture and there was no manual showing you how to assemble it…that would be a challenge wouldn’t it? Or at least it would make your life at that point unnecessarily difficult. Yet human life on earth is vastly more complicated, and here we are without any operating manual.