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Act I: The Discovery of Conflict Invigoration

I recently discovered a phenomenon common among many highly successful people. I'm calling it "conflict invigoration" - this is a personality trait, a mixed blessing and curse. It's the kind of person who can move heaven and earth when inspired, but doesn't do as well when they aren't... and who is always invigorated by a fight.

I first noticed conflict invigoration among a number of the most successful people I knew personally. See, I don't think this is an entirely new observation, but a lot of the people that reach stratospheric levels of success are kind of deranged. You almost have to be, to keep going after you've "won" by every conceivable measure, to work yourself to the bone at the expense of your sanity and longevity and vitality, to neglect so many of the basic human needs and pleasures and comforts.

I saw this trait in lots of successful people, and then I started paying attention to biographies and histories. Indeed, many of the most expansive people in our generation and previous ones are conflict invigorated - they've perhaps always got a baseline of creativity and striving, but it really comes out when a fight breaks out.

"Competition is always a fantastic thing, and the computer industry is intensely competitive." - Bill Gates

Mayweather loves that you hate him

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If you type “Mayweather is…” into google the first auto-suggestion pops up as “Mayweather is a coward.” This is no surprise, he is probably the most polarizing figure in the sports world today.

You probably already have an opinion about Mayweather, either you love him or you hate him. The people that love him praise his confidence, fighting abilities, work ethic and drive. The people that hate him loathe his showmanship, flashiness and claim he only picks the fights that he can win.

Whatever boat you’re in, Mayweather is laughing to the bank.

Without a doubt, Mayweather is one of the greatest sports figures of our generation. He is undefeated, still at the top of his game and continues to fight tough opponents.

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