Obsession: The Key To Success

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I have a friend who succeeds at almost everything beyond belief. His capacity for success is inhuman. Every time I talk to him he’s achieved a new thing — even more foreign rights to his book have been sold, he has to call me back later because he’s on his way to a dinner with Jay-Z to discuss their most recent media project. Stuff like that. I’m really glad for him, glad that his career is taking off the way it is, and I can’t wait to see what he will do next.

A lot of the time I wonder how successful people do it. Is it because they work harder and more efficiently? Or are they just innately more talented and gifted than everybody else, and the rest of us are simply doomed to a life of mediocrity and averageness?

There’s nothing America loves more than a narrative of…

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