# #1 Hack to Achieve SUCCESS by Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley

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video that I’ve made All right guys, today I will teach you about something I have learned from a chess grand master
called Maurice Ashley, okay? I first saw him in the
chess video a few years back and then I came across
one of his TED Talk videos and in his video, he said something that resonated with me
for quite a long time. I knew this concept but I didn’t really take in consideration how important it was until I watched his video, so let’s begin. in this video he asked a simple problem-solving question Let’s just say you are
in a game show, okay, and whoever wins will get
a car of their dreams, any car, whatever car you want, okay? It can be a Lambo,
Ferrari, whatever, okay? You are against this opponent, okay, and the game is very simple,
you are each dealt a card numbering from one to six,
and you and your opponent has the ability to switch cards. And whoever has the
larger card wins, okay? So the question is, do you switch? And during this game, you draw your card and you looked at it and you’re like, huh, I have never been so unlucky in my life. You drew a two, okay,
that’s a pretty small card, and in your mind, you’re just rambling, like, oh my god, how can
I ever be so unlucky? Right, and you start hating on life, maybe you should’ve drew the other card or you’re wondering all
these sorts of things, right? And then suddenly, your
opponent looks at you and he goes, “I want to switch cards”. So the question now becomes do you switch? You are so excited, but do you switch? Now, pause this video
and think about it Okay, so let’s work on a solution now. There is one key concept that will help you solve this problem, this
is a very important concept so listen well, this concept is learning how to work backwards The Power of Working Backwards. So let’s change our perspective
and look at this game again. If your opponent has a
six, would he switch? No (laughs), if he had a
five and he wants to switch, And he wants to swich would he ask, no, because he knows that if you have a six, you would not switch. So in that case, he would not ask, right? Let’s say he has a four, would he ask? Judging by if he had a
five, you wouldn’t ask, and if you had a six you wouldn’t ask or you wouldn’t switch, would you do it? No, so there’s no point of
him asking if he has a four. Now, let’s rinse and repeat
all the way down the numbers, okay, and soon you have figured out that there is only one possibility when someone will ask to switch, and the one possibility
is that he has a one and he’s just hoping **** Mary that you are dumb and
are willing to switch. So if you think about
this question this way, you will know the clear answer
is you do not wanna switch, even though you have a two, all right? So we took a problem that
may seem difficult at first but if you look backwards
and you break down each step one by one, you will quickly figure out that the answer is pretty simple, right? What I’m trying to get at is in order to figure out what you need to do in life, you need to think backwards For example, let’s go forward
in time til you are 80, you need to think about
this person, we’re 80, what kind of experience and
what kind of accomplishments does he or she want to
accomplish by that age? Some people may want
to have a nice family, some people want a nice career, some people want to travel et cetera. They want to travel the
world by the time they’re 80, they want to start a business
by the time they’re 80 or be successful by the time they’re 80. For example, let’s say your
goal is to make a lot of money. You want to have a high income, but first, we need to define what is high income. So what is a lot of money, right? Is it 50k a year to you, is it 100k, 150, 200k, perhaps 300k, 500k, even a million, what does it mean to you? This is important because
if you think about it, if you want to make 100k a year to 150, you can just become an engineer. You just study hard at school, find a job, well, it might not be
that easy to find a job but if you find a job,
you can make that money, you can see that path to that goal. You go to school, you find an internship or you work, et cetera, right? However, if you want to make
500,000 to \$1 million a year, the steps needed are completely different, it’s a completely
different ball game, right? Do you even need to go to school, what do you need to learn,
who do you need to meet? It’s a completely
different ball game, right? Every single thing you need
to do is completely different. You need to have a
different set of skills, you maybe need to choose a
different industry, right? You need some money,
everything is different, right? Even the people you meet,
everything is different. How so is because if you’re an engineer and let’s say you make 200k a year, right? Pretty good, pretty good as an engineer. In order to go from 200k to
500k is completely different. Why, because you cannot simply
just work twice the hour or three times the hour because let’s say you work already 40
hours, 60 hours a week, you can maybe work 80 to 100 hours a week but there’s a limit, right,
and this limit is “time”. Everybody has the same
amount of “time” So you need to figure out
what exactly is your goal and work backwards, right,
and you need to figure out what you need to do
specifically, step by step in order to reach that
goal, ’cause we are all limited by time, everyone
has the same amount of time. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A rich person does not
have more time than you. So as an entrepreneur, the
first thing I learned quickly is that my biggest asset and
my biggest constraint is time. So if you wanna make a
million dollars or more, there are three things that is a must that you need to learn in
order to accomplish this. I will talk about these
things in a future video and I hope you enjoyed this video and I hope it’s insightful for you. So please like, subscribe,
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