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Jul 22, 2019 12:19:18

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

by @seunoyebode PATRON | 243 words | 50🔥 | 312💌

Seun Oyebode

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Earlier this month, my mind wandered often to this Steve Jobs quote alot. At that time, i felt it's the best career advice anyone can ever receive.

But then it's much more.

Stay Hungry.

It implies staying hungry is a decision not a feeling. It's a choice.

I feel this answers @jacklyons who asked why he should keep up with the streak some days back. 

When you choose stay hungry, you'll keep boredom at bay. Mental relaxation as a result of big achievement is never the case of those who choose to stay hungry. The next 100 streak is as important as the next 100 and the next and the next....

A popular name who has given expression to Staying Hungry is Elon Musk. Elon could have relaxed after the success of PayPal. Elon have since built and taken over companies (yeah, he didn't found Tesla) that are changing the world, literally.

Keeping up your desire in any endeavour is a choice. You need to find those things that ignited your excitement in the first place and keep them close. You need to keep your "why" at the fore and never lose its consciousness.  

Tend the fire. It's not on auto-renew.

Tend the excitement. It will want to die.

It's hard, but that's the demand of a happy life.

By the way - I need a good Stay Hungry Stay Foolish Wallpaper, links anyone?

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    @seunoyebode I like to say, "Stay close to the fire." Figure out where the fire is and keep getting a good dose of it.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 22, 2019 18:50:18
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    @seunoyebode So true: "Keeping up your desire in any endeavour is a choice"... while it's a hard choice to do, it's essential. It's obviously hard to be successful, if it was easy, everyone would be healthy, happy and rich. All it takes is a little everyday, which is why I love 200WAD for the ability to keep me on track, and accountable every day, without overwhelming me.

    Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Jul 22, 2019 10:14:56
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      @jacklyons True words, Jack.

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Jul 22, 2019 18:05:10
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