Posts tagged success
Practical Productivity Tips: Define success every day

One habit that I’ve picked up recently and have really enjoyed doing is something I’m calling daily success factors. I’ve been researching a lot lately on what it means to be productive in a meaningful way — in other words, making progress that actually counts towards an important goal, as opposed to something that might not really matter all that much right now.

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The Real Failure is when...

One of my favorite lines of The Matrix (which is unbelievably 16 years old) is when Morpheus says to Neo: “I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it”.

I believe this profound statement is the difference between people who succeed and those who always look at success from the sidelines. I believe that opportunity presents itself as an open door all the time but we’re too afraid to walk through it.

Going through doors means taking risks. Taking risks means that there’s a chance of failure. I think we need to stop being afraid of failure—at least as it is traditionally defined. Failure only happens if we let it. Instead, if we mess up and keep trying, then I don’t consider that failure at all. I consider that learning.

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