I had a twitter conversation last week that erupted into another revelation in my brain. This is what happened:
On Thursday, I posted this tweet:
Learned a new skill today. Our bathroom vent fan has been going out. A new $14 fan at home depot solved it. I always wondered how my dad knew so much as a kid. SECRET: If you stare at enough things, enough times, and dont want to pay for help, you become brilliant along the way. pic.twitter.com/XGyrzqRgeP
— Wealth Well Done (@WealthWellDone) November 9, 2018
Then, another person replied with this comment:
It’s all a big jigsaw. The pieces fit together.
— Edward (@tenbetter) November 9, 2018
I read that, and the revelation suddenly it hit me: Edward is absolutely right. Life is like a massive jigsaw puzzle, and all the pieces we need to succeed are available to us. We just have to learn how to connect them.
I saw the revelation forming in my brain:
The people who do best in life are the people who experiment with all the opportunities, resources, and events around them so that they can learn how all the pieces fit together as quickly as possible.
This is the vision I continued to see:
Picture yourself buying a 5,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. Throw all the pieces on a card table and look at it. The pile would look something like this:
Now ask yourself: “What’s the quickest way to solve a puzzle like this?”
The fastest way to solve a puzzle is to test as many combinations of pieces in the fastest amount of time. Start with the basics: find out how to fit the border pieces together so that you understand your environment. Then, you can move inward to solve the more complex pieces in the center of the puzzle. Look for patterns: colors, shapes, and scenes that go together. Group the common core themes together, and then bond the larger more epic story lines together until the puzzle is solved.
As I thought about it, I realized that answering the questions surrounding our existence is a lot like solving a puzzle. One master’s their life, in the same way that one solves a jigsaw puzzle. Those who succeed fearlessly test out as many combinations of ideas an opportunities as they can, until they see their bigger vision of the life they want to live.
The pieces of your own personal puzzle don’t all have to fit at first. But the faster you can try out different combinations, and learn how they fit together, the faster you will unlock your life from confusion, frustration, and bewilderment.
So my advice to you is this: To build wealth, and create the success you dream of, live your life like a master puzzle solver: Try things. Test ideas. Learn what fits together. Use everything you learn to create a deep wisdom about the world around you.
Then, once you learn how the borders on your own personal puzzle fit together, move inward to solve the more complex components inside of your heart, mind, and soul. Solve your own puzzle, and create an extraordinary life with the time you have alive.
That’s the revelation I had while chatting on twitter last week.
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