The Day I Became World Class at Something

Posted on January 02 2019

The Day I Became World Class at Something

There's a quote attributed to Warren Buffet that runs a long the lines of "How do you beat Bobby Fischer? You play him in any game but Chess ... I try to stay in games where I have an edge."

So, you're probably wondering what I'm World Class in? Chess? Tennis? Auto Racing? Investing? Well, let me tell you a little story before the big 'reveal'...

I came across a video with entrepreneur Caspar Craven on Impact Theory. Caspar mentioned a book called Psycho Cybernetics in passing. I picked the book up and have already read it twice. I highly recommend it. The book mentioned the practice of celebrating small victories. Caspar spoke about celebrating small victories as well. He emphasized the importance of celebrating small victories, as they often lead to bigger ones. At his company, he'd walk around rewarding "small victories" by giving his employees chocolates.

By now you're probably wondering what the hell this has to do with the day I became World Class at something? Bear with me a little longer as we go back to Warren Buffett. We'd all like to be World Class at something right? Well, I'm not going to be World Class at soccer or tennis or auto racing; or probably even investing, so I decided to pick something to be World Class at where I have an edge.

I'm a World Class Pull-up performer. Yes, that's right. Pull-ups. I recently read a post stating only 1% of people on earth can do five pull-ups or more. And I can do more than five. There you have it. An edge, and a small victory.  Let's see if it leads to bigger ones.

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