Why those who care the least, earn and succeed the most?

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"Being the best should be fun."

That's not my copy. Yet, how many pieces of content you like and feel as if they're a part of you? I apologize in advance, but this link is the best I could do:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/496310821410623016/

This was originally a printed ad, if I'm not mistaken. Now, in the top left corner of the page you get when you click on a link you are going to notice the famous picture of Usain Bolt's untied Puma running shoe at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. You can Google this to get a better picture. So, not only did he win the 100m race, but also he broke the world record. All of these while running with an untied shoe. Here's Puma ad text:

"He was joking on the starting blocks. He reacted last to the gun. He ran against the wind. He didn't tie his PUMAs. He jogged over the finish line. He broke the world record. Then he danced. And reminded us that Being the best should be fun. Usain Bolt. 3 gold medals. 3 world records."

You may say, so what's the big deal? Are you Bolt's fan? Well, there's the line that kept me thinking and being restless.

"And reminded us that being the best should be fun."

Well, Bolt reminded me that there are people who run through the life with such an ease and achieve amazing things as if it is nothing. Maybe, they're nothing more than good pretenders. I don't know. That's the reason why I'm writing about it. Here's one more example of this fascinating I don't care attitude. As you know Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize for literature. They couldn't find him for days. When they finally found and inform him about the great news, he was like, OK and so what? I also remember that there was an actress who won the Oscar. She didn't attend the ceremony. What was here excuse? Well, she said she had something more important to do, like to take care of the flowers in her garden or something like that.

What all of these people have in common? Well, it seems to me that they aren't particularly serious about the amazing things they do. They aren't being modest, if that's what you think. This is the way they are. They don't care about the money and success, and yet they get these even more than expected. On the other hand, you have thousands of people who burn in a desire, who treat these goals as their only priorities in life, and they fail. What's the catch?

Does it mean that these people with an attitude "wave your hands in the air like you just don't care" are so superior that they can allow themselves this kind of a behavior? Or, maybe this approach allows them to be relaxed when it cares the most. I remember in my university days, the catch was to be as relaxed as possible on the day of your exams. I also heard that some actors prefer to have a drink or two just before they go on stage or record a movie scene. Why? To kill the tension and give their best while being completely relaxed.

Now, after I shared all of these thoughts abut this phenomenon that has been intriguing for quite some time, can you answer this question: Why those who care the least are able to earn and succeed the most? Is Bolt your kind of a guy in every possible way, or you have the courage that you're going to end up just like me, fighting but failing? Do you really have this amazing ability to wave your hands in the air like you just don't care, or you are one of those pretenders, who seem they don't care, but they're boiling inside?
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  • Profile picture of the author james flynn
    Originally Posted by neshaword View Post

    "Being the best should be fun."

    That's not my copy. Yet, how many pieces of content you like and feel as if they're a part of you? I apologize in advance, but this link is the best I could do:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/496310821410623016/

    This was originally a printed ad, if I'm not mistaken. Now, in the top left corner of the page you get when you click on a link you are going to notice the famous picture of Usain Bolt's untied Puma running shoe at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. You can Google this to get a better picture. So, not only did he win the 100m race, but also he broke the world record. All of these while running with an untied shoe. Here's Puma ad text:

    "He was joking on the starting blocks. He reacted last to the gun. He ran against the wind. He didn't tie his PUMAs. He jogged over the finish line. He broke the world record. Then he danced. And reminded us that Being the best should be fun. Usain Bolt. 3 gold medals. 3 world records."

    You may say, so what's the big deal? Are you Bolt's fan? Well, there's the line that kept me thinking and being restless.

    "And reminded us that being the best should be fun."

    Well, Bolt reminded me that there are people who run through the life with such an ease and achieve amazing things as if it is nothing. Maybe, they're nothing more than good pretenders. I don't know. That's the reason why I'm writing about it. Here's one more example of this fascinating I don't care attitude. As you know Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize for literature. They couldn't find him for days. When they finally found and inform him about the great news, he was like, OK and so what? I also remember that there was an actress who won the Oscar. She didn't attend the ceremony. What was here excuse? Well, she said she had something more important to do, like to take care of the flowers in her garden or something like that.

    What all of these people have in common? Well, it seems to me that they aren't particularly serious about the amazing things they do. They aren't being modest, if that's what you think. This is the way they are. They don't care about the money and success, and yet they get these even more than expected. On the other hand, you have thousands of people who burn in a desire, who treat these goals as their only priorities in life, and they fail. What's the catch?

    Does it mean that these people with an attitude "wave your hands in the air like you just don't care" are so superior that they can allow themselves this kind of a behavior? Or, maybe this approach allows them to be relaxed when it cares the most. I remember in my university days, the catch was to be as relaxed as possible on the day of your exams. I also heard that some actors prefer to have a drink or two just before they go on stage or record a movie scene. Why? To kill the tension and give their best while being completely relaxed.

    Now, after I shared all of these thoughts abut this phenomenon that has been intriguing for quite some time, can you answer this question: Why those who care the least are able to earn and succeed the most? Is Bolt your kind of a guy in every possible way, or you have the courage that you're going to end up just like me, fighting but failing? Do you really have this amazing ability to wave your hands in the air like you just don't care, or you are one of those pretenders, who seem they don't care, but they're boiling inside?
    Puma really managed to hit the strings with a statement " And reminded us that being the best should be fun ''.

    The thing is that intense focus on extrinsic rewards can for sure deliver fast results for example if we look at the careers of Conor Mcgregor and Ronda Rousey. Both of these fighters were unbeatable one time and became a well known sensation because of their flaunting of wealth especially Mcgregor. But in the end they lost their focus and were knocked down. The best course of action over here is to realize that focus on your art and skill can divert your attention from the rewards because for you no reward is good enough to pay off for the hard work you have put in. For you mastery in your skill is more important because you think of it as a sustainable attribute. If your desire of becoming the best is to earn loads of cash or get Nobel prizes then this world could have been without all the legendary work we see in science and sports. Therefore many successful people always consider success as a byproduct not a end-product.
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    • Profile picture of the author neshaword
      Originally Posted by james flynn View Post

      Puma really managed to hit the strings with a statement " And reminded us that being the best should be fun ''.
      Therefore many successful people always consider success as a byproduct not a end-product.
      Thx J. I think you hit the right target. These guys made it because they knew how to find a balance between the final and "collateral" goals. You put it nicely byproducts and endproducts, lol. Maybe they have never treated what they do as something special and extraordinary. You know when a doctor says that famous line after saving someone's life. I was just doing my job. For me it looks as if someone has just been modest, but for them it this situation, I'm just having fun. I remember one writer saying something like, I'm just having fun writing, and some people happened to like and pay for it. Something like that, but totally true. Again your point what's the end goal for real and the end-product you have to deliver is worth remembering and mentioning. Thx. N
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    it seems to me that they aren't particularly serious about the amazing things they do.
    It may seem that way to you - but based on what evidence? Top sports figures can't afford to be needy and nervous - they must have confidence in their ability. Not all movie stars live for the red carpet and boring awards shows but that doesn't mean they don't care about their work.

    If you think Bolt doesn't "care" - try maintaining his training schedule and see how long you last....

    Usain Bolt Training Routine, Diet Plan, and Tips

    Of course "being the best should be fun" - but first you have to BE the best ...and that takes a lot of work in sports and any other career.

    Are you running out of ideas for your articles here?
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Are you running out of ideas for your articles here?
      One can only hope

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  • Profile picture of the author SummerDaze
    Should your title be a question or a statement?

    "Why those who care the least, earn and succeed the most?"

    This thread seems like a bit of a set up.

    Are you wanting everyone to say they don't care or are you encouraging people to say they want to earn very little and not be able to make ends meet.

    I am curious how this relates to IM.

    Are you able to shed some light...
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