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, written by Jeremy. Read the commentary.

brilliant, elitism, peerless

Where, precisely, does your brilliance touch the world? How do you aim your potential?

These are questions in the vein of “how do you do that which only you can do?” Some of the lovely, nettlesome, nymph-like questions that glitter in, especially on sunny days and sometimes rainy ones.

In asking these questions, I assume you agree: you are built for greatness. And that you realize: greatness is tailor-made.

The working thesis goes like this:
a) Your best is your cannon.
b) This cannon is tailor-made for sinking just a few, specific things – those few things are your battleships.
c) Life is rotund with things that distract us from our best. These things are easy to chase around without ever realizing we’re wasting time. These are seagulls.
It’s rare to figure out “your” cannon. It’s more rare to discover your battleships. And it’s rarer still to have deliberately built the capacity to fire that gun at those ships more often, with more precision, and greater purpose.

Just look at the bell curve. Running from left to right:
– There’s a massively negative few, way out on the left. Maniacs.
– Trending toward middle is the majority of humanity. The average.
– Trailing off, on the right-side of middle are the increasingly exceptional. Stand-outs.
– And on the polar right, the few that consistently create change. Saints.

Saints hit hard, often, with precision. They are the peerless few that invest in systems and networks that feed them battleships – a conveyor belt of targets tailored to the narrow expression of their best.

Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Da Vinci. Their work wasn’t willy-nilly. It was focused.

In what ways will you do which things that change what course to what end?
1) In what ways?
2) Will you do which things?
3) That change what course?
4) To what end?

Be brilliant.

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