Your life is a direct correlation to the effort you put in – and where you place attention. Let me tell you a story. This is a story of life, and how life gets easier along the way.

A good friend of mine’s son just started driving. Within the first three weeks of getting his driver’s license he got into an accident. Surprised?

He did a move that a young, inexperienced driver does.

He was driving down the right-hand side of the road. There were two lanes of traffic also driving the same direction and he went and decided to get a little aggressive, and of course somebody went and cut him off and went into his lane, and well, it went downhill from there.

For every new thing that we learn in life, there’s a learning curve. Just like driving – and hopefully less dangerous.

I’ve been taking a stock course by a guy by the name of Jason Bond. I talked about him earlier this week.

He runs one of the best stock courses out there.

Every day I watch how he trades. I look at the charts and I try to see what he sees.

He’s an excellent teacher and explains things really well. To find out more about him, click here.

The more I learn, the more I see. The more I see, the more I want to participate and the more moves I want to make.

Granted, I know not every move is going to work out. Thats ok. There’ll be moves where I lose money. There’ll be moves where I make money. But that’s just the odds in life, and as we get older, we understand that principal so much better and by understanding the principals we improve our odds of winning.

We know nothing’s 100%. We know everything, literally, in life has rhythms.

Flows & patterns.

As we learn patterns, we learn it because we have the experience of doing it over and over again, or we found a good mentor that teaches us.

Whenever I do a boot camp with men.

It’s very simple. I’ll look at somebody and I’ll tell them exactly what I’m going to say and what she’s going to say. Why? Because I’ve done that 25,000 times in my life or more. I already know what the probabilities are, already know what she’s probably going to say based on her body language, based on what she’s doing in the moment, and based on what I chose to say.

Tom Brady became a great quarterback why?

Because he understood plays and patterns. The defense had tells, the defense has pattern. Once you study something over and over again, you’re going to become an expert.

There’s a book by Malcolm Gladwell called “Outliers”.

It takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at something. Yet in today’s shortcut society where things are promised overnight, people don’t want to put in the 10,000 hours, shit most people expect to be an expert by watching a Youtube video anymore.

See, everything that I’ve ever done in life has been an evolution.

When my business partner and I started renovating homes, the first four or five homes we really didn’t make much money on. As a matter of fact, they were a struggle.

Contractors, subs.

House going over budget. Interest payments going on longer than we thought. House not selling the way it was supposed to in the beginning. We took shortcuts. We learned not to. I mean, there’s a million things you do. Now, when we do a project, it’s pretty easy. It’s pretty standard. It’s pretty basic, and we pretty much come within budget.

Why? Because we learned our mistakes. We learned them the first time. We learned the second time and the third time.

You see, life has patterns, and everything you’re going to do in life comes from experience. Whether it’s meeting girls or talking to men or having relationships or working something, you don’t become an expert overnight. You have to keep plugging away – see this is how life gets easier for you.

The beauty of today’s society is that there’s lots of people giving out information who are good at what they do, so you’re able to get enough shortcuts, and the shortcut is just to learn what’s right or wrong. You still need to apply it and you still need to do it.

There is NO success, no movement forward – without substantial action.

What I love about getting older is that I understand this principal. I understand it so well that I don’t get impatient at all. As a matter of fact, I embrace it. When I’m learning something new like stock trading, I don’t get impatient. I expect to lose money, I expect to make money, and I expect to make mistakes, and I expect, at the end, to understand all the patterns that the traders are using.

Why? Because it works.