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I have no illusions: maintaining the status quo and progressing successfully require hard work. However, this is not just about the daily work invested in projects or business; it's more about working on oneself. Success belongs to those who have control over themselves. And to have control over oneself, one must first understand how one functions.

Those who run a half-marathon or even a full marathon know the importance of managing their own energy reserves. It is crucial not to overpace, which essentially means not exerting too much energy at the beginning of a race and ending up with no energy left to reach the finish line. As a runner, I use a watch that shows me exactly how many minutes and seconds I need for each kilometer.

I have both good news and bad news. Let's start with the bad news: Success requires hard work. Now, for the good news: Success indeed requires hard work and nothing more. No inflated vision that needs to be stretched. No inflated ego. No morning routine. No daily schedule like Elon Musk's. No, simply taking action is crucial. Regular work propels us forward. It bridges the gap between the "now" and our vision, where we want to be.

New lands were discovered because there were people who boarded ships without fear and set their course toward the endless horizon. Brave individuals like Hans and Sophie Scholl, who stood up to the Nazi thugs and paid for it with their lives, continue to be symbols that inspire millions of people to stand up for change, even if it means paying with their own lives.

In the L├╝nen Seepark, there is a sign that reads:

"Das Springen ist mit Gefahr verbunden und deshalb untersagt!"

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It's paradoxical: happiness is often seen as something that simply happens to us, and we tend to wish for "success" rather than "good luck." However, we have more influence over our happiness than we think. Here's how we can foster the emergence of "happiness."

The idea of "Luck Surface Area" can be expressed in a simple formula:

Luck = Doing x Telling

Why is it so difficult to stay on our own path? On our journey, we continually encounter irresistible temptations that lure us to pause momentarily, linger, or even stray from our path into the thickets of uncertainty.

But remember, it demands constant willpower and determination to resist these temptations and stay true to our path. Imagine your goals as stars in the night sky, guiding your way. This metaphor brings two important realizations:

A few days ago, I envisioned what my life would be like in a year. I detailed how every aspect of my life would feel and how it would be.

Many productivity books and coaches recommend detailed yearly, 3-year, or even 5-year planning. However, I had often put it off in the past, which turned out to be a significant mistake.

I used to think I had a pretty concrete plan in my head and that my vision of the future was quite clear. But now, I realize how wrong I was because we are all subject to daily fluctuations in our state of mind.

No matter what happens, you have the power to take action in every situation, exert momentum, and influence the course of where you find yourself. I wrote about overcoming procrastination just yesterday, primarily through the awareness that you are at the helm of your life and can change direction at any time.

I've dealt with procrastination countless times. In my article about pseudo work, I even stated that procrastination is the highest form of self-deception. I believe it goes deeper; procrastinators surrender to their feelings.

Procrastination is incredibly cunning. It feels good in the moment and lures you in. Instead of tackling the actual task, it constantly whispers, "Do this. Do that. Dust off the cabinet. Quickly screw that screw into the wood. Retrieve the laundry from the basement."

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