If you want to succeed at something or “stand out” from the rest in the world, it’s up to you to give it everything you have. That may mean pushing back against the naysayers. And almost always means becoming really obsessed with what you’re passionate about.

According to Ramit Sethi’s new book, ‘Your Move: The Underdog’s Guide To Building Your Business”, he points to 3 ways to separate yourself from the crowd and stand out. One of those ways is by becoming “obsessed” with your passions.

Successful people are the people who relentlessly go after what they want. They are the people who defy the odds and change the world. He shares as an example some of the most successful people like, Elon Musk (Tesla), Howard Schultz (Starbucks), and Steve Jobs (Apple) and how they had to become really obsessed with their ideas and passions in order to stand out. The world is different place now because of it.

Are you passionate about owning a business? Making a big discovery or breakthrough? Changing and influencing the lives of other people? Or maybe you have a more personal goal like improving your health, or getting into shape. Whatever your passion or goal is, you can have it.

Just don’t do what so many others do…settle. Don’t settle for a life that you don’t want because of fear or because of someone else’s watered down version of success.

If you ever want to achieve a goal, there will always be plenty of reasons why it won’t work, and reasons why it will. Just think…if you want to climb a mountain, there are plenty of reasons someone can give you on why it won’t work and more than likely that list will outnumber the reasons why it would.

But, if it’s your passion, you should go for it. Your life is a gift and it’s up to you how you live it. Remember the words of Earl Nightingale, “A successful person is a person who is doing exactly what he (or she) wants to do and does it well.”

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