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Stop Being Average! - Study Motivation
1 00:00:06,240 --> 00:00:12,789 The good thing about how I made a career, was, I was patient. So I would say to anybody 2 00:00:12,789 --> 00:00:18,300 still today, if you're gonna be good at something. It does take a while. Just enjoy the getting 3 00:00:18,300 --> 00:00:25,160 there. You're gonna get fed up, you're gonna get disheartened, and people are gonna tell you you're useless, I had all that. But what 4 00:00:25,170 --> 00:00:31,980 I can say after about 15 or 20 years I learned how to do something well, and I enjoyed getting 5 00:00:31,980 --> 00:00:39,380 there as much as being there. You have to schedule your time. Don't just stuff studying 6 00:00:39,380 --> 00:00:44,480 in to cracks in your schedule. Your schedule should be built around studying. If you're 7 00:00:44,480 --> 00:00:50,20 in high school and you're in college, think about it this way. You're not working. Maybe 8 00:00:50,30 --> 00:00:54,280 some of you are working, but I'm assuming that for the average student who's got a pretty 9 00:00:54,280 --> 00:01:00,820 decent family then he's not working, or she's not working during this time. So in this case 10 00:01:00,820 --> 00:01:06,760 you really have a cool thing happening. Basically your full time job in life right now from high school 11 00:01:06,760 --> 00:01:11,119 to college is to just study and absorb and learn as much stuff about life as you can. 12 00:01:11,119 --> 00:01:16,300 It's actually a really cool phase in your life. Don't dread this phase, it's actually the coolest 13 00:01:16,300 --> 00:01:20,250 phase, because most of your life is gonna be spent working. You're gonna be working for 14 00:01:20,250 --> 00:01:28,940 30 to 40 to 50 years of your life. You only get 15 or 20 years of study. So use that right 15 00:01:28,940 --> 00:01:33,999 now. And high school and college, that's 4 and 4 years so that's only 8 years right there. 16 00:01:33,0 --> 00:01:38,660 That's not a lot, it passes really fast, and actually when you get out of college, if you're 17 00:01:38,660 --> 00:01:40,440 an effective student and you love learning, you're gonna miss it. 18 00:01:43,520 --> 00:01:50,860 Seneca said it's not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. And that pretty much 19 00:01:50,860 --> 00:01:56,380 sums it up. Right now it's go time for me. I wanna maximise every waking second. I'm 20 00:01:56,380 --> 00:02:02,860 never gonna get any younger, but right now I'm completely healthy, I'm full of energy, 21 00:02:02,860 --> 00:02:07,60 and who knows how long this will last. I doubt it's gonna be like that when I'm 50 or 60 22 00:02:07,60 --> 00:02:15,960 years old, so I wanna do it now. And I know that this is crazy person talk, but the truth 23 00:02:15,970 --> 00:02:20,260 is the only time I really get bummed out or depressed is when I'm not being productive. It's when 24 00:02:20,260 --> 00:02:26,700 I'm not accomplishing or doing or contributing in any way. Nothing makes me less happy than 25 00:02:26,700 --> 00:02:29,300 relaxation and sitting around with nothing to do. 26 00:02:31,620 --> 00:02:39,400 I don't think there's any magic in being successful. And I'm not talking about making $1m or $1b, I'm just talking about being 27 00:02:39,400 --> 00:02:45,320 successful, I'm talking about being successful in what you guys do. Work. I don't think there's any magic. You gotta work hard, 28 00:02:45,320 --> 00:02:50,460 you gotta respect the people around you, and you just gotta go, I've never met a successful 29 00:02:50,460 --> 00:02:52,920 person that doesn't work hard. 30 00:02:55,240 --> 00:03:04,860 So the first thing you gotta really understand about studying is that studying is a skill and is something that is acquired and developed through practice. 31 00:03:04,140 --> 00:03:09,380 It's not something you're born with. This is the worst mindset you can have, is to believe 32 00:03:09,380 --> 00:03:14,320 that, oh well you know I'm just not as smart as all the other kids. I don't get it as fast 33 00:03:14,320 --> 00:03:20,840 as them. I'm not as good of a studier, I'm not a quick as a reader, I'm not really good at maths, 34 00:03:20,840 --> 00:03:27,501 I'm not as good as science. This is all complete horse s***. Complete and utter nonsense. This 35 00:03:27,501 --> 00:03:30,460 is not the kind of mindset that you want when you're approaching studying. Instead what 36 00:03:30,460 --> 00:03:36,540 I want you to approach studying with is a growth mindset. That was a fixed mindset. Here's 37 00:03:36,540 --> 00:03:41,760 what the growth mindset is. The growth mindset says that basically you're just as good as 38 00:03:41,760 --> 00:03:46,80 anybody else, inherently, and what it all boils down to is just practice, practice, 39 00:03:46,80 --> 00:03:51,220 practice, repetition, repetition, repetition, lots of hard work, lots of hard work. And 40 00:03:51,230 --> 00:03:57,400 eventually you get those amazing studying skills and you become the best in the class, 41 00:03:57,400 --> 00:04:06,210 or you really understand a topic so deeply, just from that one mindset. Just apply it 42 00:04:06,210 --> 00:04:13,420 over and over and over again. Often I think people ask, what mistakes should you avoid 43 00:04:13,420 --> 00:04:18,130 making. And my answer to that question is don't even bother trying to avoid mistakes 44 00:04:18,130 --> 00:04:23,819 because you're gonna make tons of mistakes. The important thing is actually learning 45 00:04:23,819 --> 00:04:29,740 quickly from whatever mistakes you make and not giving up. There are things every single 46 00:04:29,740 --> 00:04:33,939 year of Facebook's existence that could have killed us or made it so that it just seemed 47 00:04:33,939 --> 00:04:37,780 like moving forward and making a lot of progress just seemed intractable but you just kinda 48 00:04:37,780 --> 00:04:43,539 bounce back and you learn, nothing is impossible you just have to kinda keep running through 49 00:04:43,539 --> 00:04:50,860 the walls. I'm gonna ask you a question right now. Do people know you because of your unbelievable 50 00:04:50,860 --> 00:04:56,150 work ethic? If you can't answer yes to that you're not gonna get into that top 10%. 51 00:04:56,150 --> 00:05:01,160 You gotta get to the top. People have to know you, not because oh he's a good salesman, 52 00:05:01,160 --> 00:05:08,379 oh he's a good this, oh he's an artist, oh he's a good pianist, he writes a great story, no, 53 00:05:08,379 --> 00:05:15,800 people need to know you for one major thing first. He works. He produces. The guy's there 54 00:05:15,800 --> 00:05:19,740 every day. The guys pushing and shoving. Because the truth is no matter how good your ideas 55 00:05:19,740 --> 00:05:24,100 are, how good your art is, or how good your skill set is, if you're not working, if you're not 56 00:05:24,100 --> 00:05:28,80 vibrating at a frequency that people say, my God how does that guy do all that, if you're 57 00:05:28,80 --> 00:05:35,680 not vibrating at that rate, 10x levels, massive action, tremendous work ethic that's just 58 00:05:35,680 --> 00:05:40,879 a muscle now that's just a discipline in your life that's a way, that's a normal way that 59 00:05:40,879 --> 00:05:45,200 other people thing is abnormal, Ryan Seacrest, Tom Cruise, Oprah, Steven Spielberg, still 60 00:05:45,200 --> 00:05:49,0 pumping and working as a billionaire. Look if you're not working at that level you're not gonna 61 00:05:49,0 --> 00:05:55,720 make it. What if told you this was the last Monday morning of your life. What if I told 62 00:05:55,720 --> 00:05:59,440 you you'd would die this week. Would you complain about your c*** job, or that test you don't 63 00:05:59,440 --> 00:06:04,210 wanna take, I doubt it. You would go much higher level thinking. Well that's really 64 00:06:04,210 --> 00:06:09,460 what it takes, it takes understanding that if you're not pumped right now, if you're 65 00:06:09,460 --> 00:06:14,330 begrudging what you're about to do, if you're not looking forward to it, look, please recognise 66 00:06:14,330 --> 00:06:18,120 the world we're living in. We're living in a world where there's so much more opportunity, 67 00:06:18,120 --> 00:06:23,300 this internet thing created way more opportunity for all of us. Way more. I mean look, you 68 00:06:23,300 --> 00:06:28,960 might not have even be alive. Your mum and dad could have had sex like 3 minutes later, 69 00:06:28,960 --> 00:06:33,999 and you wouldn't even exist and you're complaining. You could have ended up being a bus, a tree, 70 00:06:33,999 --> 00:06:40,500 I just don't get the mentality of being head down sad, on a Monday morning. Please, take 71 00:06:40,500 --> 00:06:45,360 a step back and think about how awesome it actually is and then recognise that you can attack 72 00:06:45,360 --> 00:06:50,500 the world in a totally different way because you were lucky enough to be born during this 73 00:06:50,500 --> 00:06:52,519 era. 74 00:06:54,640 --> 00:06:58,800 Subscribe for more study motivation videos!
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