I just read that comment somewhere on Facebook.
I don't really remember what it was all about.
But it was someone who didn't start doing because he wanted to find out what worked first.
So what he was basically saying is that he'll just wait until someone will tell him what works.
Which is usually already too late.
Because once something starts to work for someone, that person already put in a ton of work.
And it's almost impossible to catch up.
And once that information gets public everybody will do it.
And when you're doing what everybody else is doing then you'll be competing with everybody else.
So it will basically stop working.
Or not as well as it did before.
So here's the thing...
We only want to do things once we know what works.
Once we know who's the winner.
Once we know which platform is here to stay.
Once we know which stock is here to stay.
Once we know which idea is going to take off.
Once there's no risk anymore.
Once we get that blueprint.
But the problem is that once there's no risk anymore, the upside is very limited.
Because once the risk is low everybody jumps on the opportunity.
And it stops working.
Most battles were already fought.
Most people already cashed out.
Most people already have found their new favorite authors.
So if you're constantly waiting for people to tell you what works, then nothing is ever going to work...
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]