"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Success is an elusive concept...

"Success is an elusive concept. It comes in many forms & disguises. Many things we commonly think of as essential to success turn out to be unimportant. Success, it seems, has more to do with putting together & using it to full advantage whatever assets come to hand, a combination unique to the individual..."

~ from the book, 'Masters of Success: Proven Techniques for Achieving Success in Business & Life', edited by Ivan Misner & Don Morgan;

In a nut shell, I would like to say that success is basically a do-it-yourself project.

[In the book, one of the contributors, Nancy Holland Morgan, a two-time Olympic competitor once ranked among the world's top ten skiiers, shares her summary of seven commonalities of champions:

1. Enthusiasm about your event;
2. Commitment to learning & fundamentals;
3. Pursuit of goals, objectives & plans;
4. Tenacity;
5. A personal network
6. Zone of Discomfort;
7. Personal marketing & self-promotion;

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