This guy just keeps pushing out insightful stuff, I don’t know how he does it (although I do have a few suspicions). Here are three quotes from posts in the past week that really struck a chord with me:
“The math is magical: you can pile up lots of failures and still keep rolling, but you only need one juicy success to build a career.”
Failure, success and neither
“Isn’t it absurd to focus so much energy on ‘practical’ skills that prep someone for a life of following instructions but relentlessly avoid the difficult work necessary to push someone to reinvent themselves into becoming someone who makes a difference?”
“Here’s the lesson: the ardent or insane pursuit of a particular goal is a good idea if the steps you take along the way also prep you for other outcomes, each almost as good (or better).”
One in a million
I think he steals it from the mind of future me.
Looks like you’re gearing up to do something brilliant. Got anything specific in mind (aside from conquering earth)?
I’m learning as much as I can now and I don’t have anything too specific in mind. I want to keep my opportunities open. (An example being: why conquer the earth when you can conquer the universe?)
I think we can do a lot more than we’ve been taught by most people. Listening to smart people like Seth Godin is one step to help me get there.