Keep trying

>> Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A very good story and lesson about persistence, motivation and achievements. Really worth reading. 


"Most of our jobs hinge on repetition. That's how we become good at anything. The problem is we give up too soon because anything we do repetitively becomes boring.

That is, unless we have a peculiar taste for the task; if it captures our interest. For some reason, maybe we don't even understand — and we don't have to — we enjoy it.
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The trying is the day-to-day reality. And trying to achieve something is very different than achieving it. It's the opposite actually. It's not achieving it.

If you want to be a great marketer, you need to spend years being a clumsy one. Want to be a great manager? Then you'd better enjoy being a poor one long enough to become a good one. Because that practice is what it's going to take to eventually become a great one."


How Not Achieving Something Is the Key to Achieving It
By Peter Bregman, Harvard Business Publishing


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