It’s easy to become the CEO of a company. Why? Because no one else is trying to become the CEO.
Yes, it’s difficult getting there, but it’s the difficulty that gets rid of all the other people who only ‘merely want’ to become the CEO.
If it wasn’t difficult, then there would be a lot of people at the top.
For this reason, there is just always less competition for bigger goals because there is always going to be less people competing for these goals.
It’s like what Timothy Ferriss says in his book “The 4-Hour Workweek.”
“It’s lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for “realistic” goals, paradoxically making them the most time and energy consuming. “
This is why it’s not as difficult as many people think it is to become a millionaire, to get a response from a billionaire through email, or to become a thought leader in their specific field.
Everyone, however, thinks that they can get that internship at a specific company, get that entry level position, or become the manager.
Competing for these “realistic” goals then becomes a lot harder to achieve.
But remember, “The fishing is easiest where the fewest go.”