Monday Motivation: The Secrets of Success

2009 September 28

If you’ve never watched this video from the TED series, it’s well worth the 3 minutes it will take of your Monday morning. You may find yourself more focused, passionate, and, well, you’ll see the rest:

What did you think? Tell us in the comments.

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  1. 2009 September 29

    It was compelling, no doubt. I would have liked to seen the 2-hour version and gotten an idea of how he expands on a lot of these. Of course, this was meant to be short.

    Then again, I think a lot of career people throw around these words without showing people HOW to do them. Sure, I need good ideas or passion, but HOW can I develop them?

  2. 2009 October 1
    Bill permalink

    I think the title of your post should be “The Secret of Success”. There’s only one secret to success, not secrets.

    The TED video describes the actions to get to “success”, they aren’t what makes us successful. “Vision” is the common denominator in all successful people.

    You can have passion, work hard, be good at it, push yourself, serve others, have ideas, be persistent and never succeed, unless you can actually visualize the end goal.

    Ask any runner about preparing for the 26.2-mile grind of a marathon and sooner or later – probably sooner – you’ll hear about the Wall.

    The Wall is a legendary thing. Usually encountered around mile 20, it’s the point where the flesh weakens, the spirit sags and the will drains away into a little puddle on the ground. Legs turn to melting Jell-O and breath comes in short, gasping gulps. In all of sports, there is probably nothing as feared, or misunderstood, as this inner barrier where the unprepared run out of steam and can go no further. Some how runners break through that wall and complete the next 6.2 miles.

    Success is similar. Once you break through the barrier that keeps many people from achieving success and realize your vision, your next vision will be bigger, better and more easy to achieve, no matter what you choose to do in life.

    Success is an addiction. Once you achieve success, just one time, you’ll be hooked.

    Right now, I’m visualizing a Margarita and a swim in the pool. For some reason, I think I’ll be successful.

    Great Post!

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