Stupid People Succeed Faster?
When it comes to Internet Marketing or business in general, the hardest part is making that first move.
That first elusive move or action that has the ability to turn around your destiny.
Yesterday while I was driving to pick up my girlfriend from work, I tuned in to a local business radio station.
There was this talk show called “Stupid people succeed faster”. Although it didn’t say faster than what, I can only assume faster than smart people?
Anyway, the guy behind this “Stupid people succeed faster” talk show is a somewhat well-known local businessman in my country. I have heard of his name before, though I forgot where. Maybe it’s through the local magazines or newspapers portraying his businesses and how successful he is.
The radio show went on to talk about how “stupid people” with only junior high or high school education, because of their ignorance, are not afraid to try new things.
These “stupid people” are not going to analyze all the possible scenarios before they try on something new. They would just go out there and take action, and if any problems arise, they just deal with it on a case by case basis.
Contrast this with the way how “smart people” (you know those with bachelor’s or master’s degree) would do things. These guys would plan ahead and analyze every possible scenario.
They would not take any action at all unless everything is planned out carefully and flawlessly. As you might already knew, nothing is perfect and you can’t expect to embark on something new and don’t face any unexpected problems along the way.
That, in a nutshell, is basically what the radio show is trying to convey.
I agree with the speaker to a certain extent in that unexpected problems do happen, and we can’t be perfect trying to plan everything before we actually take any action.
I do, however, disagree that we have to take action without any planning at all. In my opinion, if you fail to plan, you also plan to fail.
My view is that you still need to plan what you want to do. Just don’t try to be a perfectionist trying to plan and analyze every possible scenario before you actually take action. This will lead to action-paralysis, and eventually you take no action at all.
And if you take no action at all, then you achieve nothing!
I was once a perfectionist-wannabe as well. I would over analyze things down to every last detail.
And you know what, the more I analyze and plan, the more confused I became.
Fast forward a few years later (which is now) I have finally learned to take things a little easier and just let everything flow without much analysis.
It does not mean that I don’t plan and analyze before I do something. I still do, it’s just to a much lesser extent.
Mind you, I certainly don’t want to suffer from brain damage!
What about you?
Do you over analyze and over complicate situations and problems?