Get so much attention you are criticized for it. One of the most important things I’ve done in my life, that unfortunately I waited too late on, was to finally understand that I just need to get more attention.
And the reason people don’t like this, don’t want to do this and actually resist it, is because when you get so much attention – when you get the right level of attention, the criticizers are going to come. They are going to come at you like roaches in New Orleans when the tidewaters rise.
Get so much attention that people are criticizing you. People will say, “That guy is doing too much. You see him? Who does he think he is? Why does he act like that? Oh, he thinks he’s all that.. blah, blah, blah.” Dude, get so much attention that people are criticizing you.
Fly above the radar, not under it. For those of you who were taught to fly under the radar and don’t get too much attention, you got the wrong data. You’re literally spending energy trying to stay under the radar. It takes your motivation away. What you want to do is see how high over the radar you can get, and when you do, they are going to be pointing guns at you.
There’s going to be artillery shooting at you. It’s called criticism, and it comes with the right amount of attention. And without the right amount of attention, you will literally be suppressing yourself. You are going to be holding yourself down in order to get somebody else’s approval.
No matter how you do it, there will be somebody who isn’t going to like the way you do it. So at least do it the way you want to do it. Get so much attention. Scream at every street corner, “Hey hey hey! This is me man, look at me!!” When you do that, people are going to criticize you. When they criticize you, you’re just starting to get the right amount of attention, and then you want to take it to the next level.