The Two Types of People in the World

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There are two types of people in the world, dreamers and doers.

Lazy dreamers are useless. Avoid them.

The way to matter is doing what matters.

Dreamless doers are anchors. Reject them.

The way to matter is pursing dreams.

Dreamers:

  1. Look down on doers. They’re narrow.
  2. Define ideas.
  3. Start things.
  4. Plan.
  5. Dreamers – Oh! Look at that blossom – flit like butterflies.
  6. Talk into.
  7. Commit quickly.
  8. Frustrate doers.

Doers:

  1. Look down on dreamers. They’re frivolous.
  2. Define steps.
  3. Finish things.
  4. Execute.
  5. Stay on task like hounds on scent.
  6. Talk out of.
  7. Commit slowly.
  8. Frustrate dreamers.

Success:

Find your counterpart. Dreamers need doers and doers need dreamers. Most aren’t great at both.

Extraordinary success demands dreaming and doing.

A word to dreamers. Doers get more done. Getting them to commit is challenging. Life is filled with tasks they must complete. Adding tasks frustrates because it postpones completion. They love success and certainty.

A word to doers. Dreamers take your further. Getting them focused is challenging. Life brims with dreams to chase. Adding dreams excites because it expands impact. They love pursuit and thrive with uncertainty.

Dealing with the difference:

  1. Celebrate your counter-part.
  2. Invite them in.
  3. Leverage their strength.
  4. Compensate for their weakness.

The key:

Rather than frustrate, compliment. Know who you are and how you work. Accept who they are and how they work.

Tip:

The more you are of one the less you are of the other, usually.

What corresponding strengths and weaknesses do dreamers and doers possess?

How can dreamers and doers best function together?

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