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We've all heard about finding and following those who have already done what you want to do. We have also heard about finding those who have been there, done that, and are still doing it today. I am all for this method of trying to achieve success. However, today I want to present you with 1 tactic that few use which might give you an even bigger leg up on the competition than doing all of the aforementioned.
What is this 1 tactic? A good practice when doing or viewing anything is to always consider the thing's opposite. What is the opposite of finding and following people who have done what you want to do? Searching alone. But I don't just want you to search alone. I want you to search in places no one else is searching. This is the tactic. Search in places that no one else is searching.
Staying on top of trends and what is popular can be very beneficial but the flip-side is often overlooked. Just as there is a reason why something becomes popular there is also a reason why something is unexplored. Many who dared to search uncharted territory reaped the biggest rewards. Bill Gates envisioned something new: a PC in everyone's home. Magellan envisioned circumnavigating the globe, Rodger Bannister envisioned breaking the 4 minute mile. These achievements are only possible because they dared to search in places no one else was searching.
One of my favorite motivational speakers, Jonathan Sprinkles once said "How much are you willing to do alone?" He was speaking about achieving success and the life you desire. As a warrior, we know that standing alone is something we must be capable of. Looking in areas where no one else is can be lonely but it will oftentimes provide the most profound discoveries which will then afford you the opportunity to serve more people.
"Seek and ye shall find." This applies to the lonely places as well. Dare to look in places no else does. The real secret here is to go for depth instead of breadth. The greatest archaeological discoveries are not 6 inches below the surface. You must go a bit deeper. And often, you must begin digging in a place no one has ever dug before.
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