I’ve always had this idea in my head that the only thing that matters is what you do, and what you do is what produces the results in your life. I had a tennis coach who’s advice was “find a way to win.” I had the tools already but the difference between losing is often on who finds a way to win. Now I fully believe that luck factors in, but there’s also the idea that you make your own luck, and I believe this too.
I write all this because I think people get stuck in their heads, caught up in thinking, but not thinking about the realness of the fact that accomplishing the goal is the only thing that matters and you got to find a way to do it. Excuses are meaningless, reasons why pointless, success that’s where the meaning is. Now don’t take me the wrong way, there are things to learn along the way. But like someone once said, it’s not whether you win or lose but whether you win.
Most of us are too focused on success as it is. We should focus more on being good people, on helping others and on creating a future that’s better for everyone, particularly the ones who struggle the most. I don’t care if someone has a billion dollars or fifteen olympic gold medals. I don’t think that makes them winners.
You can see what I’m say in that way too… winning is accomplishing a goal. If that’s helping people then it means really helping them not going thru the motions. Actions mean everything thoughts are only a way to get you there.
You’re allowed to disagree with me, of course. But I think that’s a symptom of how messed up our society is - that we value success over actually making the world a better place. I’m not saying you can’t do both, though. Bill Gates is a great example of someone who has done both.
I think that people like Michael Phelps are opportunists who take advantage of the fact that you can’t control your parameters
as of now, but it will be in the future.
If people could control their parameters anyone could swim as fast if not faster than Phelps and he wouldn’t win any medals.
The control of the parameters,if it will exist, may be facilitated by the development of artificial superintelligence.
If I will be able to control my parameters I will be brilliant in mathematics and take up a position in a university in Israel
as a lecturer if such a position exists.
If the jobs are eliminated, which is what I wish for, I may take an artificial no pay job or just sit and prove results and that’s it.