Survival is a defense mindset while achievement is an offense mindset. The first will ensure that you don’t lose ground but will not gain much ground either. The second mindset will gain you ground but has the potential to also lose ground. Who do you admire the most – people who live in villages in developing countries protecting their way of life or people like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk who took risks to develop the Mac, iPhone, Tesla and Hyperloop? Chances are you admire the latter. If that is so, why aren’t you one of them. Crossing the road is a risk and so is sitting in your home. Tom Corley, author of ‘Rich Habits’ writes that each of us has an adventurer gene in us – to take risks, to explore and to achieve more. The fact that you are on this website tells me that your adventurer gene is alive and well – the lion in you. Let the lion loose and strive to achieve more in life!
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