Make sure that you define what success really means to you. If you don’t, you may find yourself standing on the podium some day, and realize it is simultaneously your moment of greatest success and defeat. How you define greatness ultimately defines you.
Mind your baseline. It’s alright to have standards and expectations for experiences, but be careful not to allow those expectations to become entitlement.
Vision, learning, and celebration are key elements of progress. Taking a little time each week to ask these three questions can help you uncover opportunities for growth and impact, and prevent you from drifting off course.
3 Pieces Of Advice I Would Give My 22-Year-Old Self (That I Still Remind My 41-Year-Old Self Of Every Day)
When you are younger, it’s possible to be successful because you are smarter, more talented, or more of a hustler than your peers. However, as you grow older, you begin to see patterns that you might have overlooked before simply because you didn’t have as much data. Knowledge can be bought, but wisdom is always earned.
Frustration and conflict are inevitable on creative teams. Here is one way to deal with it so that you can better frame up the true nature of the conflict.
The key isn’t whether or not you quit an effort, it’s why. Are you quitting because you’re tired and just don’t want to make the effort, or are you quitting because you have learned something that has re-framed the problem you’re trying to solve?