Ben played just seven minutes in the Sixers’ 116-115 win over the Orlando Magic. Simmons had been having some pre-game back tightness before the Magic game, but it had cleared enough for Ben to feel comfortable playing. However, the tightness flared up over the early course of the game and he would leave without returning.
Business isn't magic, it's cause and effect.
If you don't have any "effect", you're not playing with the right causes.
My work (obsession) is to dig deep into the causality of success and find the things that matter.
What's fascinating is: The actions that cause success are not the things that people think cause success. Causality is not the same as popularity.
From my observations, entrepreneurs can be divided into two species:
1. The neurotic ADD do-everything-preneur (Image 2). This specimen represents 99% of entrepreneurs. They feed on shiny objects, Bitcoins, new technology and noisy social media information.
They're social animals that cluster together and rarely think on their own. Their attention span is 14-seconds, their plans rarely exceed this month.
They're so confused about what to do, they try do everything just to make sure they cover all their bases and then call it "diversification". They know the buzzwords and who interviewed who and said what on every podcast.
Successful they may look, popular they may be, but results they have not.
2. The deliberate laser-focused entrepreneur (Image 3). This specimen is rare accounting for only 1% of entrepreneurs. They feed on deliberate action, value, efficiency and scientifically measured progress.
You wont find them on social media talking about it, they're busy doing it and they know it's not the same thing. They have a laser focus that can stay on task for hours and their plans are long-term.
They measure everything and dig deep beneath the surface to find causality.
They know the buzzwords but treat them as warning signs, not good ideas. They don't follow podcasts and shows because they're too busy doing the work.
They're outsiders that turn things upside down, go against the crowd and rustle the feathers of orthodoxy in belief of causality, not social popularity.
Successful they wont seem, popular they'd prefer to be not, but results they produce
in sijo Bruce Lee’s mind, every single person is a unique individual, yet most people haven’t embraced their uniqueness. instead, they’re trying to become someone they are not, either out of fear of what others think about them, or out of their own desire to imitate those they admire. yet, they don’t realise that by doing so they are ruining their lives, as sijo Bruce beautifully points out in an essay he wrote : “most people only live for their image. that is why where some have a self, a starting point, most people have a void. because they are so busy projecting themselves as “this” or “that,” they end up wasting and dissipating all their energy in projection and conjuring up of facade, rather than centering their energy on expanding and broadening their potential or expressing and relaying this unified energy for efficient communication.”
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