It’s been exactly two months since I published “Winning Isn’t Normal“. I typically get around 100-150 people coming to the site on any given day. (You can see my stats from 2010 for more on this) and when I have a post hit Hacker News, that number can go up to 1-3 thousand. But for whatever reason, over 10,000 people came to my site (many from HN) to read “Winning Isn’t Normal”. It’s by the far the most popular post I’ve ever written and I’m honored that so many people took the time to engage with my work.
I got a lot of feedback from the post (both good and bad) and wanted to share some more thoughts I’ve had on the post. I also wanted to try responding with a video rather than just another blog post .. you know, to mix things up a bit. So let me know what you think about the video in the comments – and I hope you enjoy!
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The Original Article: “Winning Isn’t Normal”
The Hacker News Discussion: HN Comments
The Rumi Quote: “The lion who breaks the enemy’s ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself” ~ Mevlana Rumi quotes from Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance
Keith Bell Quote: “Remember one thing… winning isn’t normal. That doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with winning. It just isn’t the norm. It is highly unusual … So it requires unusual action. In order to win, you must do extraordinary things.”
Sebastian Marshall header: “SebastianMarshall.com: Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science. Victory.“