If you’re about that hustle culture life then you’ve either entertained the idea of burning the boats or you already took the leap. Is it necessary though? Is there a link to being successful and leaving yourself no option for retreat?
Matt Higgins has been on Shark Tank as one of the sharks, he’s vice chairman of the Miami Dolphins, guest lecturer teaching at Harvard, and CEO of a private investment firm, RSE Ventures among other things. His success is mind-blowing and at a level very few people ever achieve.
The plot twist is he grew up broke, selling flowers, working at McDonald’s and actually made the decision to drop out of high school at 16 years old! He’s sharing why Burn the Boats, the title of his latest book, isn’t the idea you think it is. Matt points out that 48$ of people have a plan A and believes that when you spend time coming up with Plan B you’re more likely to not even give Plan A the effort it deserves and therefore minimize your chance of success.
This conversation is about getting real with yourself, facing everything that comes your way,and not retreating to Plan B, C or D. The idea that Matt shares is about being so totally committed to your Plan A that success is the only option.
Eliminate choices. Fully commit. Experience new levels of success.
“I am the greatest undisputed expert there’ll ever be about myself holds true till this day.”
“It is 1000% true that the only way to achieve extraordinary things is if you don’t have a plan B.”
“My boat is a metaphor for the internal and external things that prevent us from fully committing.”
“The number one answer to everything is face everything.”
“We’ve lost our way from the celebration of the individual.”
“Most people believe that they have to have this approach towards incrementalism and they deny themselves the benefit of reaching really far.”
“I’m always trying to put myself in positions that are a tremendous reach.”
“If you have a dream do not submit to incrementalism before you’ve tested the idea of a step change.”
“There’s a gravitational pull of incrementalism because incrementalism is the only thing for which we have data to validate our choices.”
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