They’re both over 6’0” [check]
They’re both athletes [check]
They’re both unafraid to take action. [Ding Ding Ding]
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
Lewis admits he’s not the smartest person online (though he’s sharper than he gives himself credit for.) So why has he been successful in building a brand, maintaining a solid website with a host of talented writers, written a book, and hosted numerous paid seminars and webcasts attended by people all over the country?
It’s because he takes action. All the time. And he’s not the only one. Matt Cheuvront also comes to mind. Who else do you know that has been successful because they’re relentless in their pursuit of action?
I’m willing to suspect there are some projects Lewis has done that didn’t work out so well along the way. Guess what? Just like people don’t remember all the game winners Jordan lost, they won’t remember the times you’ve tried and failed — provided that you learn from your mistakes, and have a few successes along the way.
Depending on the list you’re looking at Jordan has made between 22 to 25 game winners in his career, less than he’s missed, albeit that’s a ridiculous success rate. Yours probably won’t be that good, and it doesn’t matter. It usually only takes a few successes to counter the failures.
I often spend way too much time calculating this and that, weighing every variable, and anxiously awaiting a sign from above that my idea is the right one or will be a success. You probably do to.
What if we just started hoisting game winners? We might miss a few at first, and we’d probably never make as many as Jordan, or Godin, or Kern, but I suspect that the more chances we take, the more deadly our aim will become.
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