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It is similar to what Ed Mylett describes as becoming immune to the ‘average’. The average becomes like an anaesthetic; over time we dull to it and become accepting. In line with this idea, he lives by a quote from Malcolm X: “That which you do not hate, you will eventually tolerate”. His strategy to avoid this pitfall is twofold. Firstly, he lets himself feel the pain and the difficulty of the ‘average’ instead of dulling to it. Secondly, he chases his dream to keep himself taking action. He stays ‘blissfully dissatisfied’ meaning he is grateful for his progress but also wants to move forward. Ed says to enjoy the dopamine hit you get from making each little win. That’s key. Celebrate progress! It doesn’t make us lazy, as I tend to fear, but instead as he explains it makes us want the next bite. I need to learn this lesson of recognising my progress. If I get better at celebrating my small wins, then I should get better at taking those next steps towards my goals. Now…how to celebrate…hmmm.. Here is the talk with Ed Mylett and Tom Bilyeu on Impact Theory.