“My Results Are Not Typical”
I am watching lately lots of all kinds of materials, like videos, web pages, articles, about or from a certain kind of guys that I am following.
I follow them because I learn things from them
(and it is just normal that, if you want to learn something from them, you want to look at them as much as you need to, in order for you to understand things that are not said, only done).
I learn things from them because I want to be like they already are, or to have what they already have
(and learning is one good way to achieve that).
I want to be and have that, because that is something good.
It is good because it makes my life better.
But there is something wrong… They always apologise!
They have to , in accordance to some stupid regulations.
I look at their best results, feeling motivated to improve mine’s, but they have to acknowledge that they are so great only because they are so great! I should therefore understand that, if I am not as great as they are, I will not possibly be as great as they are.
“My results are not typical”, they all say. Disclaimer!
Well, I have a problem with that!
How do I know their results are not typical? How does anybody know? What makes somebody know that those results are or aren’t typical?
Typical to what? What makes them typical, so that I, or somebody else, or anybody, for that matter, could tell what “not typical” is, by comparison to what’s typical?
I said, how do I know it. But, also, what do I know?!?
Am I qualified to know what typical is, in respect to what the guy with “not typical results” says is not typical? And if I am not able to judge, of what importance is it that I am told that the results are not typical?
How can you, the reader, tell if what I say that is(n’t) typical, really is so? What does “typical results” mean to you? Whatever it means, is that being typical good? Is it bad? What makes it good or bad to be typical, for you? Is that the same for me?
Is(n’t) it being (not) typical not good, nor bad?
If it’s possibly not good or bad, than is(n’t) it neutral? I mean… normal? Um, I mean …TYPICAL?!?
Ok, stupid regulations will always exist, but they are still regulations and we must obey.
But that’s preventing us from growing! Here is how.
Imagine a teacher (imagine one that you truly respect) saying that it is good for you do learn or to do certain things.
That he or she did all those things that they encourages you to do and, as a result of them doing so, they accomplished great goals in their personal lives.
Which therefore served as beautiful examples for their students, even for the parents or friends of their students, or even for the friends of neighbours of relatives of acquaintances of their student’s plumber, improving the lives of all of them, they then bettering their communities and so on.
But now imagine that, hey…, that respected teacher must say, because a regulation requires it, without leaving any doubt, that… their results are not typical!
If their results are not typical, I should NOT assume that I can achieve those results myself, or any of their students, even if I’d do what they did (and are now teaching us how to do).
Logically, if I do what they did (and what they’re now teaching us to do) and, as a result of following their teachings, I get similar results to theirs, it follows that it was quite normal for me to obtain those results. Which, by the way, is why I follow their teachings, in the first place.
Same for you. If you do the same and get the same results, it follows that it was normal for you to get those results.
Further, if anyone follows the teachings and obtain exactly the predicted, desired results, it means that those results are typical.
If you do the right things, you’ll have the right results. That is typical.
If you do the wrong things, you’ll have the wrong results. That is typical.
A result is typical for the action that precedes it. Duh, again, I know.
I wrote this and you read this because me and you usually have (not) typical results, which is because me and you take (not) typical actions.
Those who take other actions than us will have other results than us.
There are reasons that makes it normal that people watching nice TV shows now need (by regulations!) to be told that certain results are not typical. Because their results are typical to their actions, while our results are typical to our actions.
Your results are typical.
Those people watching nice TV shows now do not get what we were talking about here.
They are not interested.
My results are typical!