“Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.” – Sloan Wilson
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” The provenance of this quote is unproven – though it’s often attributed to Mary Anne Evans (aka George Eliot). A good reminder of its sentiment, nonetheless.
Working with a scientist I was surprised to hear them say that they expect to fail more than they succeed, and also fascinated by the notion that every failure takes him a step closer to finding the answer to a solution. And in one fell swoop it blew out of the water the phrase I’d known… Read More It is ok . . .
“To freely bloom — that is my definition of success.” Gerry Spence
“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time” Herbert Bayard Swope
An excellent article by Professor Adrian Furnham – Getting Along With (But Ahead Of) Others, Seven steps for how to really succeed at work
“In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.” (Anthony J D’Angelo, The College Blue Book) Military historian Sir Antony Beevor failed his history A-level. MRI pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield did not pass his 11-plus. Oprah Winfrey was publicly fired from her first… Read More Learning to succeed . . .
I spotted the headline “Fashion success through reinvention” – an article about how the House of Dior has kept their brand fresh over decades. A good article in itself, but the headline grabbed my attention for the concept simply of success through reinvention. I wondered, can this apply to personal development also? And if not exactly… Read More Success through reinvention . . .