Archive for the 'persistence' Category

What’s the Difference between “Giving Up” and “Changing Direction”

We read so often that we must never give up, never abandon our goal, must try and try again. While that’s true in many situations what happens if are forced to recognize that opening a surf board store in Death Valley or an Ice Making Plant in Anchorage is never going to work out. If […]

Can you Drive a Car? You are a Genius!

Hey have you already forgotten how difficult it seemed to control pedals, the shift stick, look in mirrors all at the same time? Do you remember a family member (Dad?) or instructor shouting at you? And then there was reversing, learning all the signs and rules it just seemed impossible. And now you drive totally […]

What I learned from “The Social Network”

The movie “The Social Network” which is about the birth of Facebook starts off by showing how Mark Zuckerberg built a simple site allowing students to compare and rate the photos of fellow students on a basis of hot or not. He got into all sorts of trouble over this. This idea however was the […]

Notching your way to Success

Achieving success can be like climbing a hill where every time you think you’ve reached the top you find there is yet another ridge ahead. It is very discouraging because it’s hard to tell how far you’ve got to go and worse how far you’ve come. That’s not much different from trying to estimate how […]

Create Strategies to Counter your Weaknesses

Everyone has their strong points and their weak points. In order to succeed in our careers and lives we need to develop strategies to counter our weak points. Like you don’t fill your fridge with sweets and ice cream if you know you can’t control your appetite. If you hate doing the paperwork or garden […]

Success may come through a Keyhole

When you move outside your Comfort Zone you move into a place with no rules. Your opportunity for success will:- – Appear totally unexpectedly – From a source you least expected (the Keyhole) – At a time you least expected – Not be exactly what you expected – Perhaps be rather an “Ugly Duckling” Of […]

The 5 Minutes More Rule Or Trick

When you are about to abandon a task because you’ve had enough or feel you aren’t getting any where or are just bored then try applying the “5 minute Rule”. Say to yourself I will stick at it for just 5 minutes more and then I can give up or take a break. At the […]