Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Richard St. John: Secrets of success in 8 words, 3 minutes

This boils it all down, doesn't it?

One of the comments below the video reads 'if only it were that simple.' And to tell the truth i think it really is that simple. Simple in that the concepts are really easy to grasp. Where people fall i think is that they're looking for the easy way out. Be successful without putting in any effort. I used to teach at a university and the most common way that students would begin a question was "what's the easiest way to..."

While I'm a big fan of keeping things simple, it's really important to be able to come up with the most effective way to do something rather than the easiest.

After all, if these things were easy, everyone would be doing them.

So I read a lot about people who are intensely creative, very prolific, and financially successful and this video is a good way to collect a lot of those thoughts for a sort of concise reminder of the way, the path, the recipe.

Love what you do, think about it a lot, do it a lot, try to improve, try to do some good.

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