You're going to encounter all kinds of thorns on your journey to success that for whatever reason want to stand in your way or try to knock you down. The most efficient, effective and rewarding way to get through those thorns is by charging straight ahead.
Nothing is perfect or everlasting. It is worth our while to contemplate deeply, mindfully and periodically on our own meaning of life. Racing toward only money, power and status is likely to leave us unfulfilled.
I was pretty nervous about going to the detention center and even more nervous that the programs we introduced wouldn't be anything that the boys wanted. I knew that what I was doing was important, however, and I just hoped the love I had for sports would be contagious.
Monetary successes rarely come to us every minute of the day. The space between our successes leaves a vacuum to focus on our failures. Expanding our definition of success to include other aspects of our lives, fills our day with success and thus with energy.
All in all, it's always about learning. In this case, it's about figuring out how to work through obstacles, the expectations and routines holding you back, as well as managing stress that may come your way.
The "Explainer in Chief" believes that successful leadership starts by asking the right questions. But great leaders are good listeners too. And while they forge new paths, they also build consensus and "creative networks of cooperation."
Creativity and innovation used to be considered soft skills. They are now thought to be the
the hard wiring for a successful employee, colleague and global collaborator in the 21st century workforce. Here are eight ways you can bring these skills to life.
To be honest, as I've worked on this so far I've found that most of our millions of thoughts are actually pretty irrelevant. They aren't about being smart, and they aren't even all that clever. They are just an ongoing, buzzing distraction that keeps me from fully enjoying things.
Success always eluded me as a young kid, or at least I thought it did. I was the one in school who had to work hard for everything. Nothing came easy. And still, as an adult it seems like everything I have came as a result of blood, sweat and tears.
In my one ear, a 26-year-old demoralized by prestigious MBA school rejections. In the other, a 52-year-old terrified by unemployment yet thinking about rejecting a great job because it lacks status. When does it end? When do we stop needing society's stamp of approval?