Mark Cuban on Success

23 Jun

“When you look at where you put in your time, where you put in your effort, that tends to be the things that you are good at. And if you put in enough time, you tend to get really good at it,” he says. “If you put in enough time, and you get really good, I will give you a little secret: Nobody quits anything they are good at because it is fun to be good. It is fun to be one of the best.”- Mark Cuban

This is akin to me of the mindset greed is good.

Now I’m not suggesting Mark is greedy, or that greed is good- by no means is that my point.  What I am saying is that when we focus on the pursuit of what feels good we will win. I enjoy seeing my writing on blogs and magazines.  I’ve written for decades now and as a craft I always pursued it because I was good at it. Do I love it?

YES.

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But the last main push as a writer came with me trying to make side income.  It wasn’t for the pleasure or the glory or the Hugo award et al. I am not a Rhodes scholar- I wanted beer money (only half kidding). I knew I could make money writing, so I wrote. It was that simple.  And it felt great to focus on a strength and have it earn me money.

From where I stand there is no loss in focusing on your strengths instead of your passions.  I’m passionate about bodybuilding and lifting weights, but I don.t see a Mr. Olympia in my future. Yet. But as someone who has written for 30 years I have seen the work I put into this skill profit me.

And it feels GOOD.

 

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