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Why don’t successful people and organizations automatically become very successful? One important explanation is due to what I call “the clarity paradox,” which can be summed up in four predictable phases:
- Phase 1: When we really have clarity of purpose, it leads to success.
- Phase 2: When we have success, it leads to more options and opportunities.
- Phase 3: When we have increased options and opportunities, it leads to diffused efforts.
- Phase 4: Diffused efforts undermine the very clarity that led to our success in the first place.
“Only with the passing of time can the intense emotions (positive or negative) of an event fall away and allow us to recognize mistakes.”
I think the most important thing about mistakes and failures isn’t just recognizing them, but embracing them as a crucial part of your journey to success—or simply less mistakes.
There is a lot of value in our mistakes as well. Not just for our own development and growth, but to share with others. I have some pretty big failures and mistakes—telling Elon Musk he had no idea what he was talking about during the SpaceX site design, overbidding a client proposal by $100,000, taking on well paying clients that I morally disagreed with—that I need to write down share with others, so that they can hopefully learn some small lesson from them.
Thomas Edison (via zerply)
This is a perfect example of how you should not use social media. I’m shocked that @kennethcole would try to use the crisis in Egypt as a gimmick to promote their new spring line, even if it was them trying to make light of the situation. Initially I thought that someone should be let go immediately for that tweet, but according to the @kennethcole bio at tweet signature it came from Kenneth Cole himself.
It seems quite out of character for the Kenneth Cole brand. What are your thoughts?
Randy Nelson, Pixar
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Reblogged from Startup Quote
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong you’ll never come up with anything original.” - Sir Ken Robinson. As children we are never frightened of creatively exploring at the risk of being wrong, but we grow older our education system and culture aid in the unlearning of creativity and help children minimize the risk of being wrong.
Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for recreating an education that nurtures creativity.