Sunday, January 12, 2014

Paul Arden

Isabelle recommended a new book, which we just got and it has a lot to offer all of us. The book is by Paul Arden and is titledIt’s not how good you are; it’s how good you want to be.

As a teaser we’d offer the following excerpts in no particular order:

“Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have.”

“Without having a goal it’s difficult to score.”

“Talent helps, but it won’t take you as far as ambition. Everybody wants to be good, but not many are prepared to make the sacrifices it takes to be great.”

“You can achieve the unachievable. Firstly you need to aim beyond what you are capable of. You must develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end. Try to do the things that you’re incapable of.”

“Energy; It’s 75% of the job. If you haven’t got it, be nice.”

“Do not seek praise. Seek criticism.”

“Don’t look for the next opportunity. The one you have in hand is the opportunity.”

“The person who doesn’t make mistakes is unlikely to make anything.”

“Fail, fail again. Fail better.”

“If you get stuck, draw with a different pen. Change your tools; it may free your thinking.”

And finally, for today…

“Don’t be afraid to work with the best. The best people can be difficult. They are single minded, they have tunnel vision. That’s what makes them good. They are reluctant to compromise. They can be intimidating, especially to the young, but if you approach them with an attitude that you want to do something well, they will respond positively; because they want to do something well too.”

Thanks for the BIG TIP Isabelle! See you on the other side of 50.00…

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