“If [more] information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs” - Derek Sivers
Derek Sivers is the founder and creator of CD Baby, the largest seller of independent music online of its time.
Derek Sivers has some simple, yet inspiring words for us today. He says, “if [more] information was the answer, we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs”. Take a minute to read that one more time.
If we don’t know something we can easily Google it, watch a YouTube video, read an article etc. So much information is easily accessible to us that we can answer almost every question we might have. If we take what Derek said about getting perfect abs and Google it, we’ll get answer from the top experts in the field, whether that’s certain food to eat or avoid or specific exercises to perform. The same goes for being a billionaire.
The information on how to do these things is out there. The real question is, are you going to do them? Derek follows up with, “it’s not what you know, it’s what you do consistently”. That is the key here. We have all this information right at our fingertips, but what are we actually doing with it? I know I fall victim to watching TikToks for hours and seeing all these cool new recipes or life hacks, but at the end of the day, how many have I actually done or tried? Maybe 1 or 2. Consistency with anything will get you results, if you’re in the gym everyday without fail, eventually you’ll meet your goals. You won’t be able to get those results if you only go once a month or every once a while. The same goes for making money, if you work consistently, eventually you’ll find the opportunities to reach your end goal.
What I want to leave you with today, is to really look at your current lifestyle and see what you are doing consistently and how it is affecting you. For example, if you are watching a ton of TikToks everyday, realize that and then change your behavior to match what your goal is, by actually trying the recipes or the life hacks.
Let us know in the comments what you are doing consistently and how it’s helping you reach your goals!
Ferriss, Timothy, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers HMH Books, 2016.