proximity determines your goals

It is impossible to achieve goals that are outside of your system.

To attain success, one must strategically try to place themselves closer to their desired outcome, which opens new possibilities. Even luck cannot happen without proximity.

More importantly, Luke Burgis elucidates the distinction that we are not capable of wanting something outside of our system. We can only want what we see modeled for us, so our goals are based upon our limited orbits influence. While proximity provides better odds of success, if you extend your orbit, your desires will shift to encompass new models of success.

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