“Knowledge, uninvested in labor, is wasted.”
– Jim Rohn
When an extraordinarily successful and wealthy individual like Bill Gates of Microsoft credits his fortune to a strategy of Timing, Vision, and Massive Action, maybe we should listen.
Timing in life is important, as anyone who has ever run a red light at 60 miles an hour and is still alive can attest. Did you buy or sell the NASDAQ at 5,000? Proper understanding of business cycles and the economy will obviously significantly impact your results.
Vision suggests that opportunity is everywhere, but some opportunities are better than others. A disruptive product or service that contributes positively to a significant portion of the population obviously packs more punch than one that appeals to only a few.
Massive action is the key ingredient that works miracles. A good idea, at the right time, will die stillborn because of a lack of faith or commitment. If you get the ball, run with it: in the right direction!