An underrated career hack to win at your work:
Consider doing things that most people won’t do.
RESIST THE OBVIOUS.
Here is what it means:
When faced with choices to make at work, ask yourself,
“What would most people do in this situation?”
That path will lead to a predictable outcome.
A path where the results are largely defined, explained and will NOT be vastly different from everyone else’s.
If you care about getting different results, ask another question.
“What is possible to do, maybe tough or hard, which is why most people will not do it?”
And then consider those options.
Because the non-obvious paths could potentially lead to extraordinary outcomes.
In the choice of the non-obvious, lies your most non-obvious success.