If You’re Not Pissing Someone Off, You Probably Aren’t Doing Anything Important

Thought Catalog

You’re you losing weight? “You should be happy with your own body!” Saving children in Africa? “You should save your own country!” Curing cancer? “What took you so long?”

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Whatever you do, you’re going to annoy someone, and annoying someone can be a good thing. Let me show you the virtue of being an occasional asshole.

Rule 1: There are more important things than other people’s feelings

One of the reasons successful people can sometimes come over like assholes is because they’ve learned there are far more important things in this world than what other people feel.

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It’s an uncomfortable truth. We’re raised to be nice, and for good reason. Niceness is safe. It’s excellent at maintaining the status quo. Nice people are conscious of what might upset others, and avoid such things.

Which is deadly if you want to accomplish anything of significance.

If your mission is to…

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