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39. You Can Do Anything You Put Your Mind To?

We’ve all heard the adage, “you can do anything you put your mind to.” But is this really good advice?

Assuming the goal is reasonable (e.g., I’ll never be a professional basketball player), is hard work all that’s necessary for landing your dream job, switching careers, or living the life you want?

I think that the answer is yes, but there’s a catch. Everything has a cost. We have a finite amount of resources - time, energy, money, etc.

It’s about deciding whether or not you’re willing to use your precious resources to overcome the probabilities embedded within each challenge.

Are you willing to forgo time spent with family to garner new skills or moonlight in the evenings? Are you willing to risk your savings to start a new business?

The question isn’t whether or not you can do it. You can. The question is whether or not it’s worth it.


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