The Tai Lopez Show "Grand Theory of Everything"

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Why You Shouldn’t Try To Be Too Successful Too Fast: Play the Long Game

“When you try to jump ahead too fast in life, you often fall on your face” - Tai Lopez

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People talk a big game. I’ve heard people talk about their “billion dollar idea,” but when asked if they’ve ever made $100 million, $1 million, $100,000, or even $10,00, the answer is no.

Success comes in steps, gradually and over time. And believe it or not, this is actually a really good thing. While there are examples of people who have become extremely successful nearly instantly, the large majority of them fell flat on their face immediately thereafter. When steps are skipped, smaller mistakes are skipped, which means you miss the opportunity to learn from small mistakes, and instead make big mistakes.

This is the value of taking the long-view in life. Try to become successful too fast, and you’re likely to fall flat on your face. Instead, strive to live each day better, to be more successful, to do better, slowly but gradually, and you’ll be surprised how far you get! Enjoy the journey!

“Think about success as 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, home run in that order” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • When you try to jump ahead too fast in life, you often fall on your face
  • When you get too much money too fast, you often haven’t made enough mistakes along the way, and you’ll probably make a big mistake and lose a lot
  • Think about success as 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, home run
  • You don’t need a home run, you just need continual improvement
  • You have to earn the right to do big things
  • “Make haste slowly” - Joel Salatin
  • Don’t go backwards, but don’t go forwards too fast
  • Consider the power of compounding interest: Over time, small amounts really add up. Be patient and apply that same logic to the rest of your life