Doing the opposite is about learning to think outside the box. I was taught that the most successful people are the ones who literally go the other route. If you see everyone going forward, go backward. If everyone's going up, go down.
When I play basketball, I usually go and play. What's doing the opposite in this case? Rather than playing basketball which is the actual games, go and practice. If everyone's going to the park, go to the gym and practice. If everyone's shooting 3 pointers, go shoot from 3 feet so you can master the fundamentals.
When I began doing that, I got better. NBA players practice more than they play games.
Another way of doing the opposite is when you're interacting with people. You usually think how you can impress them. Think instead of how you can make it fun for you.
In business, if everyone is charging low, charge high.
When I was learning how to talk to girls, I would read books on dating. There were so many dating coaches. I decided to do the opposite. Rather than teaching men, I started teaching women.
Sometimes it's not about what you have. It's all about where your focus is being directed to.
It's not like I didn't have this talent before. I was just in a field that was flooded with competitors. Do the opposite in so many different things.
If you noticed that what you are doing is not giving you results, do the opposite.
Tim Ferriss talked about most people working 40 hours a week. He decided to do the opposite and only work 4 hours a week.
He did it by only doing what was necessary. It worked for him.
Most people are looking on the outside for happiness. Do the opposite and look inside.
We discuss this in greater detail in my course.... click here.