• Curt Mercadante

Invent your own game

Yesterday, I posted this on LinkedIn:

It's received quite a bit of attention, and it's interesting that many people followed up by commenting (with specific people in mind, I'm sure) about ways in which people might be representing themselves on social media.

While this is certainly the case...

The point of my post was NOT WORRYING about those other people.

It was about not comparing yourself to those people.

There will always be people who misrepresent their "success."

There will always be people who have scarcity mindsets who pretend they have abundance mindsets.

There will always be people who are full of shit.

Tune them out.

But, you know what else?

Don't compare yourself to the truly successful people, either.

While it's true that success leaves clues, and you can incorporate into your own life some of the habits and behaviors of successful people...

You don't have to let their behaviors and habits become a prison.

As Bruce Lee said...

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.”

This quote exemplifies the mindset of a true innovator.

True innovators are open to ideas.

True innovators have "beginner's minds."

True innovators absorb what is useful.

But in the end, they compete against themselves.

In the end, they're not competing against others in the game...

They're simply inventing their own game and making up the rules.

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