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🏴 On dreams, passion, and suffering. Ten Bullets.

For The Obsessed

To the obsessed,

Here are your weekly Ten Bullets.

Ten ideas to help you build companies, make art, and fuel your obsession.

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Presented by Create Creatine Gummies.

Creatine monohydrate gummies (I take these daily)

Announcement: Create is the official creatine of Obsession. 🏴 

I rarely promote products/supplements- but have fallen in love with these gummies.

I've taken creatine almost every day for the last 7 years+ (since I stopped playing soccer, got into lifting, and now running). It helped me get bigger when I was a skinny, insecure kid who fell in love with weights.

Now, with running, it's helping me turn my legs into machines, recover, and hold onto energy throughout the day.

It's the one supplement I feel completely essential to a life of obsession- without it I feel weaker on all fronts.

With it I feel good and full of intensity- ready to attack the world. I was slipping taking it daily with powder- but got handed Create's gummies a few months ago- and haven't missed a day.

With running, it also feels good to eat something/get a few carbs in first thing/ before I go out into The Dark Place.

Long story short- I'm pumped to partner with Create. Every runner- and human- should take creatine. Otherwise, you're not truly obsessed.

I recommend grabbing a bag, or signing up for a subscription to try them out. It’ll be hard to go back to powder/not taking creatine.

PS- my favorite flavor is the original orange.

From me:

1. On dreams:

2. On ‘bad words’:

Being obsessed
Being addicted
Being consumed

These words have negative connotations- when in reality, done towards the right things- they create the most positive outcomes in the world.

From The Obsessed:

3. On suffering:

Resilience matters in success. I don't know how to teach it to you except for, 'I hope suffering happens to you'. 

I use the phrase ‘pain and suffering’ in our company with great glee.

Greatness comes from character, and character is formed out of people who suffered. I wish upon you ample doses of pain & suffering.”

Jensen Huang (Nvidia CEO)

4. On passion vs. obsession:

“Society doesn’t build statues of people who had passion. Those that end up standing out from the crowd and making a mark, don’t operate at the passion level. They operate at the obsession level. When you’re obsessed, your goal is the first thing you think about when you wake up, and the last thing you think about when you fall asleep. The object of your obsession even shows up in your dreams.”

“All your heroes were obsessed.”

— Bronques, Dreams vs.Goals, Passion vs. Obsession (Podcast) (h/t Karo)

5. On surrendering:

Interviewer: “Why are you such a great fighter?”

McGregor: “I’m just curious about it. It’s in my head 24/7. I’m just curious and fascinated. Everything in my life is related to this. I don’t do nothing else, if it hasn’t to do with fighting.”

Interviewer: “Is that not unhealthy?”

McGregor: “To me what’s unhealthy is living an unhealthy life. Getting up and going through the same day, every day of your life, 9-5 in an office. That’s unhealthy. I don’t work. I love what I do.”

6. On surrendering:

Never forget the golden rule:

No one owes you anything.

7. On life:

“If you want to be happy, find something you love doing and pour your heart into it — then go do some fun things with your family and friends. Happiness is a collection of memories and stories that flash by in a montage we call life — create more meaningful memories." - Jason Calacanis

8. On which path to take:

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Barra

9. On great ideas

"You can tell a startup idea is good when the first thing you ask is “How did this not exist already?” - Garry Tan

Reply: "That's true for ideas in general. If an idea seems simultaneously novel and obvious, it's probably a good one." - Paul Graham

10. On business and art:

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art, and working is art, and good business is the best art.” - Andy Warhol

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