Do you want to have a successful career? Even better, do you want to have a fulfilling one? To have such a career, your skills play an important role. Why? Because your skills can make your career both successful and fulfilling. The question is: how should you build your skills?
I love to learn from great people and get inspired by their stories. Among them, Theodore Roosevelt (TR) is a favorite of mine. His story never ceases to inspire me. Here I’d like to give you the reasons why I find TR inspiring. After reading them, I think you will agree with me that he is a great model to learn from. Without further ado, here are five reasons why TR is inspiring.
What do you think is an important factor for success? While there are others, I believe that an important factor for success is determination. Paul Graham – the founder of a startup incubator in Silicon Valley – wrote this: We learned quickly that the most important predictor of success is determination… While it certainly helps to be smart, it’s not the deciding factor. There are plenty of people as smart as Bill Gates who achieve nothing.
I have read many productivity books over the years. These are books that aim to improve your personal productivity. They aim to help you get more done in less time. Among them, I have some favorites. There are many other books on productivity, of course, but these are the ones that you should read if you want to read just a few of them. Without further ado, here the five best productivity books to read.
I recently read two things that gave me the idea for this post. The first one is a summary of Disrupt Yourself by Whitney L. Johnson. The second one is the autobiography of Ray Kroc, the man who built McDonald’s. Both of them taught me an important lesson: To move to the next level in life, you may need to disrupt yourself.
How do you feel about failure? If you are like most people, failure makes you uncomfortable. It’s something you want to stay away from. The fact is: fear of failure is a common type of fear that many people have. I wish I could say that I’m immune to it, but I’m not. Looking back, I can see that I was afraid of failing. I have made progress, but I’m still working on it now. What should we do then? How can we overcome our fear of failure?