This is something I have been thinking about a lot lately and in hindsight I could have done things better. I went through most of my life thinking that it is perfectly fine just trying to beat the average. But in fact being above average is as good as being below average, it doesn’t really give the any benefit. The only way to actually gain something is of you are a so to say a star.
These are the things that I have learned through various situations in my life. Many of these seem naive, but only when I make the mistake I realize the importance of it. Taking damage is the best way to burn it into my memory. Put in the hours! Whether it is for your job, relationships or health. The single most important factor is putting in the time and focus.