Here’s another brilliant answer from the wunderkinders of Quora. Looking at the kind of answers we find, looks like we’ll have to make this a regular column. What say?
Since you were 7 years old, you had your eye on marrying the most beautiful, kindest girl in the entire world, Julie Dream.
However, you were the ugliest and shortest person in school. Nobody knew your name. Everyone ignored you. You were nobody.
In middle school you formed an action plan to get this girl. This was the brainstorming phase of your pursuit. You had lots of crazy ideas. Maybe you should buy a Super Bowl ad to get her attention. Maybe you should borrow millions of dollars and hire a PR firm to get your name out around school. Maybe you should invest all your resources in an inbound marketing campaign, building out your personal blog, becoming a guest columnist in your school newspaper, or creating infographics about how awesome you are. Maybe people would link to your infographic when discussing the concept of ‘awesomeness’ generally.
None of these things, however, promised immediate return. These things all seemed tangential to achieving the dream.