This article is a summary of a YouTube video "How To Get Ahead of 99% of People in 2 Years" by Proactive Thinker
TLDR Meaningful success can be achieved at a young age by shifting our focus from being consumers to being producers and dedicating intense focus and effort to a specific industry or skill.
Success doesn't always require decades of hard work - Bill Gates became a millionaire at 23 and a billionaire at 31, showing that meaningful success can be achieved at a young age.
By the time you make $300K a year, it would take you at least 380K years to make as much money as Bill Gates, who is not even the richest person in the world.
Studying the lives of successful individuals, such as billionaires, can provide valuable insights on how to get ahead of others.
By shifting our focus from being consumers to being producers, we can automatically get ahead of the majority of the population who are more inclined towards consuming rather than creating.
Getting ahead of 99% of people can be achieved by either starting a successful business or becoming exceptionally skilled in your industry, but it requires outworking more than 99% of people, which most people are not willing to do.
"You don't need more than two years to become financially independent!"
If you dedicate intense focus and effort to learning about a specific industry, building connections, and establishing yourself as an expert, great opportunities will naturally come your way.
Instead of trying to compete with the world's richest people, focus on a practical skill or business that you are passionate about and that has market demand, which can potentially lead to great success.