James Altucher reminds us of what happens if you aim only for perfection.
Episode 1708: If You Only Aim For Perfection Then by James Altucher on How To Strive for Progress & Personal Development
James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies and says he failed at 17 of them. He has published 11 books, and is a regular contributor to The Financial Times, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. USA Today named his book Choose Yourself one of the 12 Best Business Books of All Time.
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if you only aim for profit,
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James Altitude, ARCA perfectionism. My dad would hit me if I brought home a report car with one b and even worse, alphabet student.
Some of the cliche to say that protectionism is the enemy of perfect, particularly unopposed about being perfect, because it's true, if you only aim for perfection, then you won't take enough risks.
Risks are the cracks in your life where knowledge and experience conceived through and in fact you an aid to admit
about myself. But when I love something I wanted to be perfect. When I throw my
all into something I want to win all the time. That's just set up for disappointment. I try very hard to go with the flow a bit more try my best to give a control over the result, but as a practice and I'm working on it, don't care what people think. Most of the time, I don't care
but then sometimes I do. Last night I went on a podcast at the comedy seller in New York. I never been on their podcast before was afraid. The other guesswork
judge me, depending on how funny I was sore, not is hard to be yourself in every situation. We know why I suspect
there is no such thing as myself.
Depending on mood. Chemicals lie circumstance
The cetera myself change
as every day we can only do our best here, and even that is hard to do. Does no recipe for authenticity.
Just try to be honest and say was on my mind without hurting anyone follow up. I am horrible at follow,
does how bad I am asked to speak at the
european be open, fifteen thousand
Some people were there. I spoke, it was fun. I went on stage with one
percent of the things I own and I said: ok, I just moved to the stage. This is where I live every laughed and that's how it started.
After was one of the founders of Serbian, be wrote me to thank me and said: stop I next time you were in town, guess what I didn't
back, then this is normal for me I am so bad had following up. This happens every day of my life and then people get upset at me.
And forget about me and so on. If I'm just a tiny bit better, follow up over the past
many years, my network would be a hundred times bigger. It's already pretty big. The good news is this. I realise that if I follow up even years,
later. Ninety percent of the time, people or even more surprising, happy. Then if I followed up right away or maybe there's just wishful thinking in any case
I wish I were better at this learning. I read a lot. I love to read
Reed Nonfiction Biographies literary fiction
thriller fiction in books about games
most every day I read a little bed from all of these non blessed in that may have a pod cast, so they get confused on a book. I can call up the author and say come on my podcast when I get to ask all the questions I wanted, but then my forget my.
Areas gone worse with age, but I was coming down with early onset Alzheimer's. What am I read a book and wrote my podcast producer and said: let's have this guy on the podcast. He wrote a great book and she wrote back James. You already read
look you're too came on the podcast and we released a month ago well, never mind, then
so ass to even dumber, who wrote friggin, ah mix how much he remembers when he reads a book. He reads hundreds of books per year to research, his own books and bowed CAS. I thought he would say fifty percent. He said maybe one percent few, so here's a key read them
talk talk about it with peers. For me, I also tried a right ten things I learned from Ex. I do this on books, podcast people
it even songs. I like many thing, then teach what I learned. Maybe in a talk, maybe by living it may we are writing. If I try to do all of these
Unless you pour your life into a piece of knowledge, you'll never drink fully from it being a good father. I am oh
Kay at it's. Ok enough that I know my kids love me and learn from me, and I think I'm a positive in their life was
I want to think about it. I feel a little bit sad MIKE
I can be doing more when I try, but I don't know like could try harder
such an important job to hand off to the world better adults than I was thus other world can get better. That's the compound interest of the planet. Mackay Mama call my kids
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and, of course, in five more about him and James Altitude, our com, I still struggle with perfectionism with certain aspects of our part gas network,
But slowly have given a more more control, not only been a good thing as difficult. It is to do
relinquishing control and perfection tendencies does pay off in the end is vehemence,
I'll leave it there for today. Thank you for being here and listening. Everyday, have a great rest of your day and I'll be back over the weekend or your optimal life.
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