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The Pyramid Method: A Simple Strategy For Becoming Exceptionally Good

The Pyramid Method: A Simple Strategy For Becoming Exceptionally Good

From:
Pradeep Kishore Gowda
Date:
2011-04-12 @ 03:11
http://calnewport.com/blog/2009/06/03/the-pyramid-method-a-simple-strategy-for-becoming-exceptionally-good/

> if you want to do something interesting and rewarding — be it writing a 
novel, becoming a professor, or  growing a successful business — you have 
to first become exceptional.

This means:

  * Pick a single relevant venue to join at the entry level and work
to increase your standing.
  * Make sure the venue offers clear metrics on your progress; use
these metrics to guide your efforts to get better.
  * Forget all the other bullshit advice and mini-strategies people
offer for getting ahead in your pursuit. If you can’t master this one
venue, then you don’t yet deserve the world’s respect.
  * Put your head down, and get it done.