The first step is about realizing that you’re probably swimming in a tank full of sharks.
Even when it seems like you're not.
Especially when it seems like you're not.
The truth is that no matter what you're doing, no matter where you're going, no matter what platform you're using, you’d always be competing with other people for opportunities.
Especially when you go to a place, a platform or a field that is known for its abundance of opportunities.
And the more opportunities a place seems to offer, the more people will go there.
And the more people that go there, the fiercer the competition will be and the harder it'll be to succeed.
It’s as simple as that.
So in the end it's probably harder to succeed there than anywhere else.
It’s probably harder to succeed in a field or a place that seems to offer a lot of opportunities compared to a place that doesn’t seem to offer too many opportunities.
Because, unfortunately or fortunately (depending on your position), these places also attract the best of the best out there.
Which is precisely why there are so many opportunities to begin with...
And the more opportunities a place seems to offer, the bigger the competition and the better the players.
So the first step is about realizing that you’re probably swimming in a tank full of sharks.
The second step is about learning how to swim before you jump into that tank full of sharks.
The third step is about asking yourself whether you really want to swim in a tank full of sharks.
And then the last step (depending on the above decision) is about going from goldfish to baby shark...
But no matter what your decision is, it always pays off to know how to swim.
And the only way to learn how to swim is to get out there into the water and swim.
There really is no other way...