Are you going to be successful in life? Why?

Derek Stark,

Abso-fucking-lutely.

Macro patience – micro focus – there comes a time when you have to accept short-term suffering/sacrifice for long-term gain. Gary Vaynerchuk inspired me with this maxim and it’s changed the way I approach most everything in life. I’m okay eating chicken and rice every night for the next five years so that when I’m 50, I can treat myself to a filet mignon and a glass of cabernet. Understanding the nature of compounding interest (financially, physically, mentally, emotionally) is critical and applying that knowledge to your lifestyle is non-negotiable.