Getting Ahead In Life: How to Rise Above the Crowd

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Life is full of challenges, but not everyone makes the most of them. Most settle for mediocrity, while some strive for excellence. What makes the difference? How can you get ahead in life and achieve your goals?

The answer lies in having a clear vision, a strategic plan, and consistent action. Learn how to apply these principles and rise above the crowd.

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare”

– Japanese proverb

Become Aware of What You Don’t Want

The first step towards success is understanding what you don’t want.

Most people live on autopilot, following the norms of society without questioning them. They end up in situations that make them unfulfilled.

Take a close look at the direction you’re heading and the consequences of continuing on the same path. Don’t accepting the status quo as your reality and challenge yourself to think deeper.

Create an Anti-Vision

To solidify your vision for the future, create a clear depiction of everything you do not want in your life.

Imagine the worst-case scenario for your life. Visualize and feel how miserable, bored, or hopeless you would be in such a situation. Write down all the details and emotions that come to your mind.

Plan and Strategy

Outline the steps and actions required to manifest your vision.

Get specific about your daily and weekly routines, ensuring you maintain order and prevent the chaos of entropy. Jordan Peterson has a similar message in his book.

Having a well-defined plan empowers you to take control of your life and direct your energy toward achieving your goals.

Disappear from Negatives

Not vanishing but rather cutting out the elements that hinder your progress.

Identify the people, habits, or apps that hold you back and eliminate them from your life.

You don’t owe anyone an explanation — detach yourself from toxic influences and redirect your energy toward your vision.

Embrace Boring Fundamentals

Essential principles and habits pave the way for success.

Like levelling up in Morrowind, repetitive actions in real life gradually propel you toward your goals. Embrace the mastery of these fundamentals, even if they seem mundane on the surface.

Embrace the Journey

Don’t ask “When will I see results?”

Abandon the desire for instant gratification. Building a successful project — the project of your life — requires trial and error, perseverance, and continuous improvement.

Focus on the incremental progress you make along the way.


Getting ahead in life is not a matter of luck or talent, but of vision, strategy, and action.

Embrace challenge, learn, and continue moving forward.