The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest thing is to respond. But the hardest thing is to initiate.—When people ask you to tell them what to do, resist.
Topics: Management, Leadership
It’s essentially impossible to become successful or well off doing a job that is described and measured by someone else. The only chance our country (your country, depends where you live), your economy and most of all, your family has to get ahead is this: make up new rules. People who make up new rules continue to be in very short supply.
Don’t try to please everyone. There are countless people who don’t want one, haven’t heard of one or actively hate it. So what?
Somewhere in the world, someone is doing something that you decided couldn’t be done.
If it’s worth doing,
it’s worth doing well.
People don’t believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what they tell themselves.
Expectations are the engines of our perceptions.
You know something is important when you’re willing to let someone else take the credit if that’s what it takes to get it done.
If you can’t state your position in eight words or less, you don’t have a position.
If you want to become the kind of person that any company would kill to have as an employee, you need to be the kind of employee that’s really picky about who you align with.
Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.
99% of the time, in my experience, the hard part about creativity isn’t coming up with something no one has ever thought of before. The hard part is actually executing the thing you’ve thought of.
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