I loved Seth Godin’s blog post on How to succeed, here’s a little clip:

You don’t need all of these, and some are mutually exclusive (while others are not). And most don’t work, don’t scale or can’t be arranged:

  • Be very focused on your goal and work on it daily
  • Practice every day
  • Quietly do your job day in and day out until someone notices you and gives you the promotion you deserve
  • Do the emotional labor of working on things that others fear
  • Notice things, turn them into insights and then relentlessly turn those insights into projects that resonate
  • Redefine your version of success as: whatever I have right now
  • Contribute more than is expected
  • Give credit to others
  • Take responsibility
  • Never hesitate to share a kind word when it’s deserved
  • Persist, always surviving to ship something tomorrow
  • Have the ability to work harder and more directly than anyone else when the situation demands it
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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