Dec 06, 2018 17:20:03

Is there ever a "one thing"?

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Seun Oyebode

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Often times in life we hear questions like "What is the most significant factor that contributed ..." , "What is that one thing that made you...", "If you could bring your career down to one thing, what would it be?"

It's funny how we've come to arrive at a thought pattern as this.

Nature itself would laugh at such questions.

It's this thinking that makes many think, they only need an idea to get that big break. Ideas aren't worthless, but "that idea" is not enough.

An idea doesn't make a whole. You need that idea plus execution and that execution is a long list of many things.

Many times we think just one virtue is needed; just one habit; just one big break; just one book;

As we grow older in life we find that every single thing that works, is a whole of many aggregated parts.

Savings alone is not sufficient to become wealthy, you must add smart investment decisions

Waking up early daily is not the singular habit that will change your life forever. That habit must be aided by another good habit.

Any one who has paid attention to life would have noticed that all that things are aggregations of many things.

One virtue/habit doesn't make you... "there". You'd discover that our lives is an aggregation of many good parts.

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    @seunoyebode
    Remind me the Steve Jobs Stanford speech "connecting the dots"..
    We are all made of 1000 of layers/ influence/ideas. And the diffΓ©rents layers impact our decision.

    Martin tissier avatar Martin tissier | Jan 03, 2019 00:57:41
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    @seunoyebode

    What's the one pixel in that picture that makes it beautiful??

    What's the one function in that software that made it a useful application??

    We just want the quick silver bullet because if it does exist, then using it would be so so so so much easier than carrying carts full of lead bullets every single day.

    Abe Kim La Flare avatar Abe Kim La Flare | Jan 01, 2019 18:39:33
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      @abrahamKim

      Yeah, many seems to be looking for a silver bullet and the truth is there's none.

      Thanks Abraham Kim

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Jan 01, 2019 19:04:41
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    @seunoyebode agree, success is oversimplified these days, and people are always looking for the next silver bullet to success to shill to misguided consumers. Success is a holistic process that factors opportunities, habit, ideas, timing, and much more, imo. Great piece!

    Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | Dec 07, 2018 00:55:48
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      @seunoyebode @vickenstein Thanks for the feedback. "Success is a holistic process that factors opportunities, habits, ideas, timing, and much more". I love that. Success is not an event, it's a journey.

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Dec 07, 2018 07:19:30
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