The next time you get down about someone else doing well on Twitter or elsewhere, remember:

It used to be someone else’s success could have a meaningful impact on your potential in life.

Today that’s no longer true, and here's why: 🧵
On the internet, you can (and should) assume all forces except your own creative output are negligible.

It’s the one thing that explains successful people online.
The scale of opportunity on the internet is so large, and the rewards so great, all other variables, including the success of others, go to zero.

This is true even though power laws govern outcomes and small differences between outliers generate runaway outcomes.
Before the internet connected the world, most people needed a runaway outcome to earn a living doing what they loved.

Even in a world where leverage multiplies small differences between outliers, non-outliers can now make a killing doing what they love.
More than ever, optimists beat pessimists and cynics.

Because optimists are more curious, they learn faster, and because they learn faster, they're more successful.

Optimism is compounding.
Everywhere you look, successful people are learning.

Some of the most popular newsletters aren’t works of creative output, they’re units of creative input.

They’re not products coming out of the factory, they’re resources going in.
With no exceptions, the people I admire who are growing faster than me online are also learning faster than me in life.

If I want to grow fast online, I need to learn fast in life.
To quote @sweatystartup, “The real winners are like water. Changing course when a path of least resistance becomes available. They’re opportunist. They quit when the odds suck. And double down when the odds are good.”

For creative people, the odds have never been better.
There’s never been a worse time to be cynical, or to resent anyone for their work and rewards.

In modern life, another person's success is like air resistance in a physics problem: negligible.
If it feels like:

🔷You’re shouting into the void
🔷What you’re doing is pointless
🔷You’re not growing fast enough

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